Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan Set Review #Ozeri

 

 

 

My husband and I love to cook, we are always cooking up something in our home. We gave up using non-stick pans in our home due to health concerns. We have all stainless right now, but honestly I am not impressed. I like pans that are easy to soak and wash in the dishwasher, which my stainless are not! Ozeri  is one of my favorite brands, so when I heard they offer a non stick pan that has no chemicals, I was excited to try them out!

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 About these pans: 
  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, each Ozeri pan utilizes GREBLON ceramic – an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO free (no heavy metals or chemicals).
  • Innovative honeycomb textured cooking surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Utilizes a new scratch-resistant dual ceramic coating that is super easy to clean with superior abrasion resistance.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Each pan boasts a comfortable heat-resistant silicon coated handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.
  • Made of heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum that’s designed to distribute heat even.
  • Available in 3 sizes: 8″, 10″ and 12″
  • Oven-safe to 482°F

I reviewed the Green Pan set, which includes 3 pans (8″, 10″ and 12″). I washed each pan with a sponge and rubbed each with oil. I am so impressed with the non stick. My food didn’t stick to the pan at all and cleanup was a breeze with just a sponge and soap. I didn’t even need to put it in the dishwasher.  I used the small pan to make myself scrambled eggs, and they usually always stick to which ever pan I use, but not to the Green pan! I love how the pans are textured, I have never owned a pan like that before. The pan set also included pan protectors which are designed to protect the surface and coating against scratching during storage. Very impressed!

I am really loving these pans, I definitely recommend buying them if you love non stick but don’t love all the harmful chemicals most contain!

To purchase this pan set, please click here,

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***I was given a product in exchange for my honest opinion. This review is based on my experience with the product. I am not affiliated with the company and everything in this review is my opinion.

Marijean

My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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Eco-Friendly Games for Kids

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The great outdoors, is as the name suggests, great. However it can also be cold, wet, miserable, too far, too steep, too flat and too everything. Kids playing is how they learn to get through life. What are we doing if our children only interact with technology instead of naturally occurring life?
We often think of getting a pet as a way of teaching children about life, however, the relationship between a pet and a person is different to the relationship with something that isn’t soft, furry and fond of attention. Some things are inanimate, they are closer to aliens than ourselves. Helping children to understand the complexities of nature can be a fulfilling activity. Planting a tree will not only offer opportunities to learn about the water cycle or photosynthesis but about stewardship and conservation.
By looking at our existing practices we can find ways to improve ecologically. Cooking is a great thing to do, get fresh ingredients, learn about the different types of seasonal fruits and vegetables (grow some) and make things to eat. Couldn’t be simpler. Don’t know how to shop green for your cooking? Here are some tips.
When you take a break from cooking, you could play simple eco-friendly games online. These games will use device resources minimally ensuring you don’t need to leave the phone or tablet while enjoying an hour of bingo for example. New game sites that are supposed to be launched from next year have games with emphasis on climate change and the eco-system. As concern continues to grow for our world it is great that companies are tackling issues and raising awareness in their own little ways.
Exploring gardens, taking walks, engaging in sports are the main activities that can be enjoyed without ecological harm. Large chain restaurants and business/leisure theme parks that dot the outskirts of cities are economical engines but ecological blights. It is the bind of current economic thinking, quantity not quality of growth.
Considering how Monopoly was invented to teach the perils of unlimited capitalism it is important that we teach our children how ecology fits into a larger picture of economy and action. These might seem like lofty or preachy goals but the current paradigm of majority opinion defends itself by insinuating snobbishness or pretension.
Arts and crafts are a traditional folk industry. Making things on a small independent scale is how our ancestors worked. Children are the same biologically as they forebears, there is therefore an argument that they should be allowed at least to explore living simple lives in harmony with their surroundings. Here is a look at how arts and craft can be beneficial to your kids.
Reaching to the stars is also possible, getting a telescope  can open up the skies to exploration. Tracking comets, satellites and even the ISS is feasible by combining technology with an observational experience. Make some games out of it. For those who want to supplant video games there is a genre of building games which act as simulators for cities and countries exposed to the risks of life in the world. Planning and a whole earth outlook can be fostered through using the right games.

Marijean

My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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5 Quotes on Going Green and Changing

Beautiful young woman jumping on a green meadow with a colored tissue

Beautiful young woman jumping on a green meadow with a colored tissue

 
Lately, I’ve been reflecting on “change” and just how hard it can be for some to accept but also how hard it is when you are the person making the changes or asking for changes that others do not want to accept. These five quotes from the Quote Garden, make me think about the change I have gone through on my eco-journey as well as the change I try for others to accept to embrace.

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. ~William Blake

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. ~Woodrow Wilson

This post was copied from Green and Clean Mom

Marijean

My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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Helpful Tips for Eco-Friendly Printing at Home

Printer with green leaf and butterfly , Summer time

Printer with green leaf and butterfly , Summer time

 

People nowadays are becoming more aware of the impact that human activities have on the environment. More and more of our present-day environmental problems are being talked about, be it on television, the Internet, or other forms of media. Our waterways are becoming more polluted, air in major cities is getting dirtier, many of our landfills are now filled to capacity, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is poisoning marine life—these are all examples of the pollution that we as people are causing.

 

As members of all life on Earth, we have the responsibility to clean up our act, beginning in our own homes. There are so many things we can do on an individual or family level to lessen our impact on the environment. These include reusing and repurposing old items instead of buying new ones, conserving water and energy, cutting down on our use of plastic bags and packaging materials, and separating our biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage for easier recycling.

In this article, we’d like to focus on one common activity we engage in at home that is not often seen as having any particularly significant effect on the environment. This activity is printing.

Why printing needs to be more environment-friendly

It may seem pretty innocuous, but if you think about it, printing can actually contribute significantly to the amount of waste churned out by residential environments.

For instance, a lot of the paper used in printing is discarded indiscriminately by people, and emptied ink and toner cartridges also end up in landfills and add to the ever-increasing amount of e-waste that contaminate the environment. Frequently, these empty cartridges are also melted or incinerated, causing the release of potentially harmful substances like dioxins and hydrocarbons into the atmosphere.

It’s a good thing that there are simple things you can do at home that can make printing a more environment-friendly activity. Here are some of them:

A pile of empty Ink Cartridges waiting for recycling.

A pile of empty Ink Cartridges waiting for recycling.

Choose remanufactured ink and toner cartridges

What exactly are remanufactured ink and toner cartridges? Simply put, remanufactured printer cartridges are professionally recycled cartridges. Using the cartridge shells that are usually just thrown away or destroyed, companies that remanufacture cartridges take these otherwise useless shells to give them a new lease on life.

Remanufacturing is a thorough process that involves state-of-the-art cleaning, drying, ink/toner replenishment, and sealing—a systematic procedure that ensures that the final products are made to the same level of quality and performance as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.

On top of being one the best ways to reduce printer-related e-waste, choosing remanufactured printer cartridges can also help consumers save money, thanks to the significantly lower prices of these alternative products compared to OEM variants.

 

Print using economical typefaces

In 2014, Pittsburgh high school student Suvir Mirchandani became quite famous after his study about the Garamond typeface was published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators. In his paper, Mirchandani noted that U.S. federal and state agencies could save some $394 million a year if they printed using only Garamond.

There’s a good reason why using serif typefaces like Garamond and Times New Roman, as well as sans-serif typefaces like Century Gothic can help you save ink. Compared to other typefaces, those mentioned are designed with very thin letters and numerals, making them more economical in terms of ink usage. As you can imagine, less ink used means less waste cartridges and less ink byproducts released into the environment.

You can take things up a notch by printing using fonts that were created by innovative companies and designers specially for the purpose of helping people saving ink. Examples include Ecofont, which has letters and numbers with holes in them. Another font, Ryman Eco, is a typeface made up of fine lines. The tiny holes and fine lines are designed to give the printed text a solid look even though it is actually printed using less ink.

 

Print only when you need to

Now that electronic handheld devices are everywhere, it is much easier to do without printed copies of documents. From travel itineraries and school readings to interior design ideas and copies of articles you like, there are so many materials that can be conveniently saved in electronic devices nowadays.

If you need a copy of a non-essential document or something that you don’t have to submit as an official or formal document in paper form, do the environment a favor by going digital instead.

Use both sides of each paper 

In case you really need to print a document that you’re just going to keep for your own use, consider printing it out on used or scratch paper. Most people tend to keep pieces of paper with only one of the sides printed on. Instead of throwing them away, why not reuse them?

Use sustainable paper products

If you’re not accustomed to reading labels, consider doing so. Knowing whether the paper products you are using are sustainably sourced or manufactured is another great way to print in a more eco-friendly manner.

Choose paper products that are made from pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled fibers, or look for those that use pulp from pulpwood plantations that practice responsible forestry.

 

Use vegetable oil-based ink and toner products 

Traditionally, printer ink is made using petroleum-based oil, but there are now companies that manufacture ink made from vegetable sources like soy. These non-edible inks are typically biodegradable, which is good for the environment since they decompose more easily compared to conventional inks, and they are also quicker to remove from the paper during the recycling process. Furthermore, emissions of substances like volatile organic compounds are also minimized or completely eliminated.

Living a sustainable lifestyle is challenging, but it can be a very rewarding experience as well. Making small changes in simple activities like printing can make a big difference in the long run if you make it a habit to be more conscious about your environmental footprint. We encourage you to inspire your friends and family—especially the children to pitch in and to do their part in making your home and community more eco-friendly!

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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