The Bialetti cookware sets in the designs, Ceramic Pro and Aeterum, both feature ceramic nonstick cooking surfaces. You might be wondering the difference between these and which one is best for you. This guide will help. It compares these Bialetti cookware designs to help you make that choice.
Quick overview of Bialetti non stick designs
If you appreciate Bialetti, then this buying guide is for you. The following Bialetti cookware review compares non stick cookware designs in this brand, starting with a table and followed by reviews including pros and cons of the different cookware designs by this brand.
||Best for the price
Oven safe to 400ºF
|Bialetti in white
|Bialetti frying pan in silver
Stay cool Bakelite handles
|Aeternum – Bialetti titanium nonstick fry pan
Red and white
Porcelain enamel finish
Oven safe to 450ºF
Oven safe to 400ºF
Why choose the ceramic nonstick range?
Why choose ceramic over other nonstick cooking surfaces? I cover this in my article on ceramic vs Teflon nonstick coating. But basically, ceramic coating is considered more eco-friendly without the toxins and potential health concerns of the traditional nonstick technology.
Bialetti Aeterum Vs Ceramic Pro design
So how does the Aeterum and the Ceramic Pro, being two non stick ceramic cookware designs of the Bialetti brand, compare?
Bialetti Ceramic Pro overview
The Bialetti Ceramic Pro is a well-priced family cookware design. It has a durable anodized exterior.
This Bialetti cookware design is safe to use in the oven and on all stovetops (except induction) up to 400 ºF since it has stainless steel handles. The upper limit in heat settings corresponds to recommendations for nonstick coating (that is to avoid its deterioration).
The Ceramic Pro design is versatile in that pots can go straight from the stove to the oven when you are preparing meals. A stylish and functional nonstick set if you don’t mind that gray look!
Bialetti Aeterum overview
The Bialetti Aeterum design is similarly priced to the Ceramic Pro.
The new design is oven safe up to 450 ºF (230 ºC), which means it is suitable for hot oven use (without the lid – 350 ºF with lid). This new design has silicone handles, versus the phenolic (Bakelite) type in the previous model.
The silicone handles are more heat resistant. I cover handle types and oven temperatures in my article on “how to know if that pan is oven proof“.
Another change in the Aeterum is the titanium infused ceramic nonstick cooking surface. This makes it tougher – the advantage: it is “metal-utensil” safe, according to the manufacturers.
On the stovetop, the manufacturer states this new design suits medium to high heat for frying and searing and low to medium heat for simmering and warming. Not for induction cooktops – I cover induction cookware here.
It is versatile, in that the pots and pans are designed to go straight from the stovetop to the table or stovetop to oven.
Once again a stylish and functional set in red — a popular kitchen decor color, though possibly not everyone’s favorite.
Main similarities: Aeterum vs Ceramic Pro
Best Bialetti cookware reviews – nonstick ceramic
Here I look at cookware in the nonstick designs by Bialetti cookware.
Aeterum Bialetti cookware review
This latest Aeterum model has silicone handles and titanium infused ceramic cooking surface. The design has a beautiful exterior finish as seen in this nonstick frying pan pictured here.
Bialleti titanium nonstick fry pan – Aeternum design available at Amazon.
The Bialetti Aeterum cookware is best for versatility…
…the one pot can go from the stovetop to the oven for browning. This is the type of versatility you get with the Xtrema 100 ceramic cookware.
The long silicone handle on the Bialetti titanium nonstick fry pan not only ensures comfort while cooking but also helps in transferring cooked food from stove to benchtop to table. The handle stays cool to touch and is comfortable to grip.
Forged aluminum base of 3.3 mm provides fast and even heating. There is also a generous-sized pan that should cover all your frying and sautéing needs.
The Bialetti pans have glass lids to allow for monitoring of food while cooking without have to lift the lid and release the heat and steam.
This new design with silicone handles can go in the oven up to 450 ºF without lid, or 350 ºF with lid.
What I like about this Bialetti design
- Silicon handles for comfort and cool touch
- Distributes heat well
- Oven-safe to 450 ºF
- Has lid
- Handle has holes for hanging
- Generous sized pan
And what I don’t like
- Like all nonstick cookware, the cooking surface will wear with use over time. Follow care instructions to extend the life of the nonstick.
- Fragile – need to store each pan and pot separately or otherwise use pan protectors to protect the beautiful surface from chipping.
Price is comparable to others here. It’s available at Amazon, where you can check the latest price of this Bialetti Aeternum
Bialleti Ceramic Pro review
Bialetti Ceramic Pro available at Amazon
The Bialetti Ceramic Pro is hard anodized with a gray ceramic coating that is PFOA and PTFE free.
The pots and pans are oven safe to 400ºF. It’s not suitable for induction stovetops.
I’ve pretty well described this design above, so I’ll sum up the pros and cons…
What I like about this Bialetti cookware design
- Styling stainless steel handles that are a nice length and shape for comfortable use
- Easy to clean
- Holds the heat well
- 10 year conditional guarantee
And, what I don’t like about it
- Handles get hot to touch when cooking.
- Tends to lose its ‘stickiness’ relatively quickly
Bialetti Impact review
The nonstick effect of Bialetti’s Impact design is due to a ‘Nanotec-infused’ surface, which from accounts given is textured aluminum.
The design is oven safe to 400 °F. The handles are wrapped in silicone for comfort in handling. They also have holes for hanging.
Glass lids allow observation of contents when cooking.
The special cooking surface allows for use of metal utensils.
The benefits of these pans are fast heating and a more durable nonstick surface than other designs.
They are not made for induction cooking.
Some may love the gray look, others maybe not so much. Gray is popular right now though.
What I like about this Bialetti nonstick
- It has silicone wrapped handles for comfort
- Has two handles for secure transfer from stove to bench or table
- Really is nonstick
- Safe to use with metal utensils
What I don’t like about this Bialetti nonstick
- The outer coating of pans is not so durable
- The surface in contact with the food is aluminum
- Feels slightly on the heavy side
How to care for Bialetti nonstick cookware
- Always cook on moderate heat. Avoid using metal utensils (although certain cookware is rated ‘metal utensil safe’). With exceptions, use only plastic, wood or silicone tools.
- Avoid scouring the surface and pay attention to the area around rivets. Use only non-scratch sponges.
- As with all nonstick cookware, I recommend hand washing. The nonstick surface makes cleaning simple and so effortless anyway.
- Just running water into them or simply wipe with a paper towel should give these pans a quick clean. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners or this will damage the surface and lessen the life of the product.
- Take care in cleaning around the riveted areas (where grime can build up) so as not to compromise the cooking surface.
- Avoid burning foods, which may stain the surface.
- Always store with care. Avoid stacking, which may harm the inner nonstick coating during storage. Pan separators can help.
The Bialleti Aeternum is my favorite of the designs – scroll back to the table to take a quick look at all the reviewed sets and see how it compares.