Bialetti's Aeternum Cookware: quaint looking but tough as nails

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Bialetti, the leading Italian cookware and stovetop coffee maker brand has come up with a brand new line — Bialetti’s Aeternum cookware —  in its top kitchen and houseware products.  Bialetti's new Aeternum sauté pans come in eight-inch, 10.25-inch, and 12-inch diameters. The 12-inch version comes with a lid — which is the one I tried.

Bright red, with a pristine white interior, it seemed at first too quaint and delicate to use. But I went ahead and treated it as a regular sauté pan with my recipe of sautéed chicken breasts with caramelized preserved lemons, leeks onions, garlic and herbs.  I used little oil (after all, this is a non-stick pan). Not only the caramelized part was golden, the onions and leeks sautéed to a silky texture and the seared chicken perfectly brown, but the deglazing was easy. And best of all, after cooking, the cleaning of the pan was done in a jiffy. The interior remained as white as before use.


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The 12-inch deep pan is ample enough for large or small quantities and the tall sides keep the food from spilling our while stirring. The pan comes with a glass lid so you can see everything that’s going on in it, it is perfect for steaming and even boiling pasta.  No matter what you cook in it I wouldn’t discard the option of bringing the whole pan directly to the table! The color is right and so is the size.

bialetti inNo wonder The Aeternum is Italy’s number one selling non-stick pans. The white part — the nanoceramic non-stick coating consisting of silicon based ceramic microparticles — provides a smooth, compact and uniform surface with an amazing resistance to scratching and high temperatures.   Thanks to its heavy-weight coined base it provides even heat distribution and its silicone handles are anti-slip, stay cool to the touch and are very comfortable.

The Aeternum is available in a beautiful red exterior finish and includes 8”, 10” and 12” sauté pans, a 2-quart saucepan with glass lid and a 12” deep sauté pan with glass lid and is currently available at and with a suggested retail price of $19.99 – $69.99.

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0 #1 Guest 2012-09-11 20:50
Do you carry the 5 qt. covered stockpot?
I don't want the whole set, just the stockpot.

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