Is the Yoshi Blue Pan Really *That* Non-Stick?

Is the Yoshi Blue Pan Really *That* Non-Stick?
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Does the Yoshi Blue Pan work?If you’ve been wondering if the Yoshi Blue Pan should be your next frying pan, wonder no more. We’ve put it to the test and sized it up against some of the best-selling and most heavily promoted frying pans on the market. The non-stick battle is a fierce one, and companies are always trying to outdo one another. The Yoshi Blue skillet is raising the game to a new level by adding diamonds and nano-ceramics to the mix, so let’s see if it’s all that it says it is.

Overview
Not to be confused with the dinosaur that Mario befriends in Super Mario World, this pan likely originates from Japan and is making its American debut. It’s a pretty common occurrence that a product will become popular overseas and then American companies will license it for sale in the States. It’s a way for them to take less of a risk when they know the product has already by tested and gone over well with a lot of people.

The Claim
They say that this pan is extremely non-stick so you don’t have to use any oils and fats in order to cook with it. Yoshi Blue Pan says that it has actual diamonds in it, and that it uses nano-ceramic. Nano is a big buzz word right now with all sorts of different products. People know it means small, but from an industrial standpoint it means that the product should last longer because its nonstick nature has been manufactured at a microscopic level. We’re not so sure of these claims, but this is a results-oriented market, so let’s set that aside for a moment and see how it performs.

The Hype
Frying pans are big business, and companies spend millions of dollars each year marketing them to the public. Since a fry pan is not very amazing on its own, they have to get people excited enough about them to buy them, which usually involves an infomercial showing off some of the pan’s impressive abilities.


The Cost
The Yoshi Blue Pan is $36 which includes shipping, the lid, and a bonus slicer. This makes it about the same price as other ceramic pans in this class that make the same non-stick claims.

The Commitment
This should make cooking and clean up easier for most things that you’re going to cook anyway, so the only real involvement on your part would be to replace your current frying pan with this one. Since nothing sticks to it, clean up is a lot easier, so it should lessen the amount of time you spend on that task.

Evaluation
The Yoshi Blue Pan performs above and beyond expectations. They got it right with this, and you can tell that some craftsmanship went into it. Some pans out there feel like they’re the wrong weight, or show signs of being cheaply made, but the Yoshi Blue has a feel that it’s going to last you for years to come and be able to create hundreds of meals on it before it shows any signs of where and tear.

Diamonds? For Real?
They say that the pan is infused with diamonds. There are all sorts of diamonds out there though, and not all of them are like the ones you see featured on engagement rings. If the pan does actually contain real diamonds, they are probably the lowest grade ones you can find, which wouldn’t really matter for this application. It’s not as if they have to look pretty, since they aren’t visible on the finished product. Due to these diamond particles, the pan shouldn’t chip like other pans can, because it is not coated with anything. It is this coating that causes the problems found in many fry pans being sold today.

A Note on Nano
Nanotechnology is destined to become more than just a buzzword for manufacturers to use to sell their products. It involves working with things at the molecular level, and in the instance of the Yoshi Blue skillet it should make the non-stick coating surface that much more reliable. Ceramics are another trend that is sweeping the cookware industry, and combining the emerging technology of nano with the already time-tested benefits of ceramic, this is a good combination and something that is more than just a sales gimmick.

Final Yoshi Blue Pan Review

The Yoshi Blue Pan is the best nonstick frying pan we’ve seen, and we’ve check out a lot of them. Nothing comes close to the non-stick ability of this, and since it is using ceramic and not metal you don’t have to worry about it being a health hazard. The pans out there that have a non-stick coating are the ones to watch out for. The Yoshi pan has its non-stick nature right down to the core, which is where the nano bit plays in.

Be sure to season your pan before using it. This involves coating it with oil and putting it on medium heat until it gets hot, but before it starts to smoke. Empty the excess oil and wipe the pan down with a paper towel. You’re now good to go. If you don’t season your pan, you’re going to get bad results from it, so be sure not to skip this part!

Our Recommendation
We definitely recommend getting this, as we absolutely love it. If you haven’t checked out our video yet and want to see it in action, scroll back up and you can see us test it out with an egg and a piece of cheese. These are the two foods that you see in most every frying pan infomercial as being notorious for sticking to a pan. If you’re too pressed for time to watch the video here’s a spoiler: They don’t stick to the pan. Not only that but they slide right off of it, and you can make an over easy egg without breaking the yolk, and without using any oil. This makes it much healthier, and you’ll enjoy the natural taste for once.

What do you think? Does the Yoshi Blue Pan work or not?


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Bob June 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

I think you work for yoshi blue

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Does It Really Work June 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I can assure you, we have no affiliation with Yoshi Blue whatsoever. Did you watch our video? I think that is proof enough that it works great as a non-stick pan.

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Jay January 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I thought they worked for Yoshi Blue, too, Bob, but this lady says to season the pan every six months. I bought the set of cookware & the instructions say “Always apply a small amount of cooking oil before you start cooking. Unless the food contains a high amount of fat, applying cooking oil is highly recommended for avoiding dry-burning of the ceramic layer.” … so how is this “oil-free cooking”? Also, notice in the video that the pan wants to spin on the burner – I had the same problem on my glass top stove. The large, black button-looking thing in the center on the bottom (underside, containing the Yoshi Blue logo & “Made in China”) keeps the pan elevated off of the stove, which allows the pan to spin when you stir. And what is that black coating on the outside of the pan? Is it teflon? I bought this cookware set to get away from teflon because teflon releases a toxic gas when used with high heat – this is fatal for birds & I have 7 of them. So many questions and I can find no answers. Also, along with the instructions to use the pans, was an ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, which the consumer accepts simply by keeping the pans. Now what kind of cookware set comes with an arbitration agreement that is longer that the sheet of cooking/cleaning/storage instructions?

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matt March 22, 2013 at 4:28 am

Scary. Thanks for writing this.

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Richard Colbert January 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I purchased my skillet @ two years ago. Overall, it was working just fine.

However, recently the center of the skillet is not cleaning properly. What can I do to restore it to its original condition, please? Visibly it shows no damage.

Richard Colbert

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Christie February 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

They do work for yoshi im sure.. because this is the worst pan to own it works good at first then after that is starts to stick and nothing cooks right in it i am so disappointed..

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Ron Lara April 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I bought a Yoshi Blue pan and it was great for a while but now everything sticks to the pan especially on the sides.

Is there a treatment I could do to get the pan not to stick anymore?

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Jacque May 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

I’ve used mine for 8 yrs. & it’s still like new. Tricks: heat it on low, apply light coat of butter, & cook. Food slides right out. I immediately wipe it with a DRY paper towel or rag & put it down. I do not put any water in it until it has cooled. Hand washing is super simple. No dishwasher. Love it & nothing sticks, if you treat it as I’ve said.

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Ejay January 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

From all I have hard / seen, the Yoshi Blue pans can only go up to 340 degrees safely. The Ogreenic, Gotham Steel, and Red Copper, non-stick pans can go to 500 degrees. The Copper Chef pans can go to 850 degrees.

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Chef Jack February 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Piece of crap. This pan worked really great for about a month then things started to stick. I only used non metal utensils to cook with and treated it like my old Teflon pans (which still work). I can’t cook simple eggs with the pan without them sticking and cleaning up is a chore. I will take it to the scrap yard on my next aluminum recycling trip. I might get a few cents back. Recommend not buying this product!!!!

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