Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet (Healthiest, Safest, and Green Cookware) Review

picture of Xtrema 10 inch skillet

As moms, we want what is best for our families. I try to cook healthy, well balanced meals for my family. I’m sure you have heard the debates on what cookware is best for you. Teflon can peel and stainless steel metals can trickle into your food. I am excited to introduce to you the healthiest, safest, and green Xtrema cookware. Xtrema offers the healthiest cookware, bakeware, and teaware available.  Xtrema has generously offered AkronOhioMoms a Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet to review and one to giveaway.

Why is Xtrema Healthy & Safe for your family?

Xtrema is made from inorganic natural minerals from our earth’s crust. Xtrema products are handmade through a 20 day process using natural gas, clay, and water. There are no harmful metals and chemicals to leak into your family’s dinner. They have testing to prove it. Xtrema cookware does not stain or retain odors like metal and plastic cookware.

Here are more reasons that Xtrema is Healthy (taken from Xtrema website):

  • Xtremely Easy to Clean: Non-Scratch, Non-Toxic Ceramic Glaze Surface
  • Xtremely Healthy Cookware: No Trace Metals or Chemicals Leaching from the Cooking Surface and the Xtrema cooking surface contains no harmful PTFE coating and produces no harmful PFOA gas which can occur with most popular petroleum based non-stick coatings.
  • Xtremely Durable: Cooking Surface cannot be Scratched, even by Metal Utensils and Industrial Steel Wool. The non-scratch ceramic cooking surface on the Xtrema cookware is non-reactive and 100% non-toxic.

Why is Xtrema a Green product?

Xtrema is not only healthy for you but it is good for our planet. Xtrema products are so well made that they retain heat, this means you will use less energy by cooking on low to medium heat. Plus, since Xtrema products retain heat, you foods stay warmer longer. No odors or gases are ever released during the entire cooking process, even if the cooking temperatures exceed 2500 F. You will also save energy because of Xtrema versatility.  Their products can go from Oven, Stovetop, Broiler, Freezer, BBQ Grill, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher, and to the Dining Room Table no matter what the temperature of the cookware. Not only is Xtrema Green but saves you time, money, and clean up! The manufacturing kilns use clean burning and safe natural gas.

Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet Hands-On Review

The Xtrema skillet came with instructions on how to use with a gas and electric range. I decided to try both at my house and my mother-in-laws’ house. I was pleased with the performance on both ranges.

The instructions state to start the skillet out on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, then reach the desired temperature, and finally go back to the lower setting. I didn’t understand why until I cooked with the Xtrema skillet. It really does retain heat so I don’t have to cook everything on HI anymore. Cooking at a lower heat setting with this heat-retaining skillet actually cooked my food more evenly. I could not believe how evenly and quickly the food cooked on both ranges.

The instructions stated to use “all natural” oil. I was afraid that I’d have to make a special trip to the store just to use this product. To my surprise, the generic cooking spray that I already had was all natural. I cooked a hearty 2 lbs of ground beef easily in the 10″ skillet on the gas range. I cooked turkey bacon on an electric range. To my surprise, the turkey bacon cooked evenly and turned out crispy. I have never made good turkey bacon with my other skillets.

picture of Xtrema Skillet on gas range with Hamburger
Xtrema Skillet cooked well on gas range
picture of Xtrema Skillet with Bacon on electric range
Xtrema Skillet cooked evening on electric range
picture of Xtrema Cooked Bacon
Turkey bacon cooked evenly in Xtrema Skillet

I also made a stir fry in the Xtrema, I had no problem serving dinner in the Xtrema skillet at the table for my family. The skillet has a high gloss shine, even after washing it many times. It is an attractive cookware. By using it at the table, it kept the stir-fry warmer longer. We had some leftovers so I just put some wrap on it, stuck it in the fridge, and reheated it in the microwave for lunch the next day. It felt weird putting the skillet in the microwave but so convenient!

By the way, with all the talk about the Xtrema skillet retaining heat, you may wonder about the handle. I thought for sure it would be hot and reached for a pad. I was very surprised that it stayed cool!  It is amazing that the cookware can withstand 2700 F and handle stays cool, by the way, Steel can melt at 2200 F.

Cleaning Xtrema Skillet is easy

I have had some skillets that I hated solely because they were impossible to clean.  The Xtrema is very picture of Xtrema Cleaning Productseasy to clean. I just used my normal dishwashing liquid with a dish brush and it easily cleaned up. You can actually use any cleaning item that you would for metal cookware. You can use Soft Scrub, Bon Ami, Comet, Ajax powered cleaners, steel wool SOS, Brillo pads, and scrub sponges on both the inside and outside of the Xtrema. The Xtrema cookware surface cannot be scratched! That being said, you should only use nylon, plastic, silicone, and wooden utensils. If you use metal utensils, they will leave marks on the surface that can be easily cleaned with a powder cleaner I just mentioned.

Buy Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet

You can buy the Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet for $99.99 on the Xtrema website. They offer FREE shipping within the USA!

Win Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet

Xtrema has very generously offered one AkronOhioMoms fan a Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet ($99.99 value).

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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Xtrema who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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681 thoughts on “Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet (Healthiest, Safest, and Green Cookware) Review

  1. Veronica says:

    The skillet has arrived! Fast shipment and neat packaging. We stir fry and make scramble eggs a lot. We love it. It is not like a regular non-stick pan, it is made with ceramic glaze that is Eco friendly. I am sure we will be using this pan a lot. Thanks AkronOhioMoms.com!

  2. Auriette says:

    I would love to have the Swirl Tea Potle. It’s very pretty, and I could never burn it up! An unfortunate incident involving my first experience with an electric stove and turning on the wrong burner is why I no longer have a tea kettle.

  3. Regina says:

    It all looks wonderful. 3.5 Qt Sauce Pot w/ CoverProduct ID #99331 is one item I’d love to try.

  4. Jes G says:

    I LOVE the 3.75 Qt Baking Dish with Cover would get tons of use at my home:)

    Thank you for the great giveaway, hope you have a good weekend!
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  5. Sue Farrell says:

    I would like the try the 3 piece wok set–I think the high temperatures of wok cooking would be a really good test for this product.

  6. Rosie says:

    I like to cook Chinese food so the Wok 3 Pc. Set would be put to good use in my home. Xtrema cookware looks really heavy duty so I’m sure it will last a long time too.

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  12. Bonny Sallee says:

    I am interested in the Lasagna to go in 3.75 Qt Baking Dish with Cover.

    Please delete the last 2 posts. I accidentally clicked on my husbands email, instead of my own and then forgot I started to write a blog post about this giveaway. I hope the rest of the day won’t be like this. LOL

  13. Bonny Sallee says:

    Please delete the last post. I accidentally clicked on my husbands email, instead of my own.

    Akron Ohio Moms is having a giveaway for a Xtrema 10″ Open Skillet.
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  14. Aisling says:

    I bake a lot of dishes, so the 3.75 Qt Oblong Baking Dish would probably be my favorite item.

  15. Shawna OBrien says:

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  16. Shawna OBrien says:

    Another product that interest me is the 16 Oz. Saucepan w/ Cover as it would be great for cooking my Hawaiian rice in.

  17. Beth Long says:

    I really like the fact that this line does not scratch – which I find to be a problem I have with Teflon sets 🙁 I am also concerned about Teflon as a whole – the thought of it peeling and being consumed is scarey…. I am REALLY going to check out this line!

  18. Karen H says:

    5 Pc 5.5 Qt. Sauce Pot W/Cover looks very versatile. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  19. Debbie says:

    Ooops I forgot to do this first, but here goes…..I would also love the Wok set they make. That would make stir-frying fun.

  20. May Schultz says:

    I would love to own ANY of their items. They all look good to me. You should understand that my things are all over 60 years old (I’ll be married 61 yrs. in June), But if I had another choice, besides the prize being offered, which would be terrific for me, I DID like the 16 PC. Set Product ID #99435-16pc

  21. May Schultz says:

    I would love to own ANY of their items. They all look good to me. You should understand that my things are all over 60 years old (I’ll be married 61 yrs. in June),

  22. Marilyn Wons says:

    The Steamer 6-pc set interests me. I could steam veges and meat at the same time for my dinners!

  23. Lisa says:

    with a family of 5 you can never have enough skillets. This looks great. Any thing that would be safe for my family i am willing to try

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  29. trishden says:

    I entered your K’Nex Scooter Micro-Bot and K’Nex Hopper Micro-Bot Review & Giveaway. Thanks! trishden

  30. Theron Willis says:

    I would like to experiment using Xtrema’s Six Piece Steamer Set to cook Chinese style pork buns, or what Hawaiian islanders call “Mona Pua”. That and some cold beer to compliment the food.

    Hope to win!

  31. Merrie L. says:

    I’m a fan of AkronOhioMoms.com on facebook and left a message on the wall about this post.

  32. OlyveOyl says:

    I DEFINITELY need the lid that goes with the 2.5 quart pot – it would be used regularly. I truly appreciate the “can’t be scratched” surface as many products have been used on other items in our home that have been ruined!

  33. true says:

    The 2 Quart Black Swirl Tea Potle interested me, I’ve been looking for a good tea pot for two years now.