DiamoTech is aluminum and ceramic cookware that uses a diamond infused ceramic coating to provide a durable non-stick surface. The aluminum is used to help keep the heat distribution uniform. Of course, not having “hot spots” helps when it comes to the food not sticking to the pan. That’s been my biggest complaint about other frying pans.
Unlike some other non-stick pans, DiamoTech is free of PTFE (Teflon), as well as PFOA/PFOS chemicals. These chemicals can potentially cause health problems when they reach higher temperatures causing them to release carcinogens, as well as when pieces of the coating chip or scratch off and end up in your food.
Of course, even with DimoTech, you should use plastic or wooden spoons rather than metal ones to avoid scratching, and not exceed heating the cookware above 500 degrees. However, the fact that they’re PTFE/PFOA/PFOS free makes me think they’re probably safer.
DimoTech explains that they infused their ceramic cookware with diamonds since they are the hardest minerals available, which helps their products to be the strongest and most durable non-stick cookware. I cannot attest to the long term reliability of this cookware, but I can say that it’s true that you don’t have to use butter or oil to cook and that the food really does slide right out. Not only that, but it nicely crisped my corn beef hash without adding anything else to it.
Even though you don’t have to use any oil with it, it’s recommended that you season it a couple of times a year, the same way you would a cast iron skillet. In other words, lightly coat it with some cooking oil, let it sit in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes, and then wipe it dry.
Finally, the DimoTech cookware is dishwasher safe, but it was so easy to just quickly wipe it with a sponge, rinse and dry that I didn’t even think about putting it in the dishwasher. You can try it out for yourself by visiting their website, or by going to Amazon. Let us know what you think.