I am not a chef but am a Mama that likes to cook. I enjoy preparing delicious whole foods for my family. I was so excited when the package arrived with my new Chef Eco-logic frying pan. When I opened the box and removed the pan, just the packaging alone speaks volumes. The packaging is made from recycled materials. I love their logo with an earth and tree coming from it. It shows that they really are a green company. As a company they are concerned about not only the environment but also those that work in their factories, their employees and us as the consumer.
I was really drawn to Beka due to the fact their Eco-logic line has a ceramic non-stick coating “Bekadur Ceramica” that was created with the help of a German company to be environmentally friendly. I haven’t owned a traditional non-stick frying pan since I was first married. The more I looked into the company the more I knew I wanted to try them out!
Traditional non-stick coatings are manufactured with a PFOA chemical that presents health risks to those making them and the environment as well. During the production process of the Bekadur Ceramica no PFOA’s are necessary-again making it an environmentally friendly product. Although speaking of Teflon and other non-stick pans will be an entirely different post most of these traditional pans also contain PTFE-chemicals. When overheated these chemicals can be released into the air and have been proven to be toxic.
Beka’s design and engineering is now Belgium based. Beka was started by two Germans back in 1899 and then established a division in France in 1991. In 2000 BEKA was bought by a Belgian industrial group, Allinox. I love that it’s core began in Germany.
The ceramic coating used by Beka are water-based and do not contain an PTFE-checmicals. The ceramic coating that is used can resist a much higher temperature that a traditional non-stick coating, so there is less of a chance of overheating and in turn damaging the coating.
Beka guarantees that its new Chef Eco-logic line is 100% environmentally friendly.
1. They use 100% eco hardened aluminium
2. They use 100% environmentally friendly in the treatment of the aluminum they use to manufacture.
3. The Chef Ecologic pans are 100% eco-friendly on the inside.
- PTFE & PFOA-free
- Nature & people friendly production process of the coating
- There is no release of toxic substances in production or if the pan over heats
4. The Chef Ecologic pans are 100% eco-friendly on the outside.
- Innovative transparent coatings
- Natural colors are preserved: no chemical dyes are used on the pan.
- There is fewer materials used to make the hollow handle which in turn is better for the environment.
5. The Chef Ecologic pans are 100% user-friendly.
- Ideal for high heat cooking-although it is not recommended to cook on heat above a medium setting.
- They are so easy to clean (due to the ceramic coating)
- They are made to be high abrasion & wear resistant
- They are made for durability.
- The hollow handle makes it cool to the touch and no pot holder is needed!
My Experience with Beka Chef Ecologic
I was sent the Chef-Ecologic 9 1/2″ frying pan. I have used it everyday since I opened the box. Although I love my cast iron, I LOVE this pan. You see, as a family we eat a lot of eggs. I don’t like using much butter or oil when I make my eggs and the pans are always so difficult to clean. When I made eggs for our family this morning, it was a breeze. I didn’t use any butter or oil and they didn’t stick at all. To clean after I was finished simply required a wet cloth, not any scrubbing. That is my kind of pan 🙂
Yesterday I decided I would brown some local, organic sausage. It worked perfect to brown the sausage. I added a few tablespoons of water initially but once it got going there was no need to add anything. After I lifted out the sausage and added it to my sauce.
I then used the same pan to saute my cabbage. I left the little bit of drippings from the sausage in the pan and then drizzled olive oil over my cabbage. Although I did fit an entire head of cabbage in the pan, it was a little tight. Again it worked perfectly.
We enjoyed our dinner last night thanks to our new Beka Chef Eco-logic Frying pan and this Mama truly appreciated the clean-up! It was so easy and effortless. I simply used a rag and it came clean in two swipes. I can say they have a new fan and I can’t wait to share them with you.
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Would you like to win a Beka piece from the Chef Eco-logic Line?
As part of the Noise Girls Around the House Giveaway Event, you will have the chance to win a prize package designed For the Kitchen that includes a Beka Chef Eco-logic frying pan! I am so excited the Beka is one of our sponsors in our event! Thank you Beka! Be sure to come back on June 25th to enter for your chance to win!
I was provided with the Beka Chef Eco-logic frying pan at no charge for my review . I was not compensated in any other way. All opinion expressed are 100% mine own.