The Bialetti cookware sets in the designs, Ceramic Pro and Aeterum, both feature ceramic nonstick cooking surfaces. There are three other cool designs also talked about in the best Bialetti cookware reviews that are ceramic nonstick. You might be wondering which is best for you. This guide compares these Bialetti non stick cookware sets 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 compares Bialetti non stick cookware sets, starting with a table and followed by reviews including pros and cons of the different cookware range by this brand.
As mentioned in other Bialetti cookware reviews, the brand, Bialetti, started in Italy with its famous 1933 Moka Express coffee-maker. The company has since expanded and has become widely known for its high quality, simplistic, functional, and stylish designs in cookware.
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 and to have no potential health concerns.
Bialetti Aeterum Vs Ceramic Pro design
So how does the Aeterum and the Ceramic Pro, being two designs available in the Bialetti ceramic cookware range, 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 10 piece cookware set, likewise, has 3 pans (one with lid), 2 pots and a dutch oven (all with lids), though of slightly different dimensions to the Ceramic Pro.
The new design 07602 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.
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
Main differences: Aeterum vs Ceramic Pro
*Limited warranties. See my article on cookware warranties.
Bialetti cookware reviews – nonstick ceramic
Here I look at the 8- or 10-piece cookware sets in the nonstick designs by Bialetti cookware: Aeterum, Ceramic Pro, Simply Italian, Granito, and Impact, in short detail.
Aeterum Bialetti cookware review
This latest Aeterum model has silicone handles and titanium infused ceramic cooking surface.
The Bialetti Aeterum cookware is best for…
…versatility — the one pot can go from the stovetop to the table for serving or from the stovetop to the oven for browning.
The extra-long silicone handles on the frypans not only ensure comfort while cooking but also help in transferring cooked food from stove to benchtop to table. They stay cool to touch.
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 pots and pans set has 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.
- These come with a limited lifetime warranty
- Versatile. Designed for cooking to serving at the table
- Oven-safe to 450 ºF
- Metal-utensil safe
- Like all nonstick cookware, the cooking surface will wear with use over time. Follow care instructions to extend the life of the nonstick.
- Not dishwasher safe. Hand-wash only.
- Not for induction cooktops
Price is comparable to others here. It’s available at Amazon, where you can check the latest price — See details.
The 10-pce Bialetti Granito cookware
The Granito range has a three-layer interior surface for nonstick cooking. It also has silicone on handles for comfort and is oven safe to 400 degrees F.
If you don’t mind PTFE in the nonstick coating this 10 piece set, then check out the Granito range, which is in a similar price bracket to those mentioned above.
The handles are riveted, so care is needed in cleaning in these areas where grime can collect. Otherwise, the nonstick surface means easy cleaning.
Lids being clear allow viewing of contents while cooking. They also have vents to avoid the buildup of steam.
Not for induction cooktops.
Bialetti Impact nonstick cookware set
This nonstick cookware set has a textured surface created through a process of blasting with metal pellets.
The textured surface is infused with a nonstick coating called ‘Nanotec’, which involves nano-technology in the use of the coating. The manufacturer has not stated what constitutes this coating. Apart from ceramics, PTFE is usually what gives nonstick characteristics to cookware.
The design is oven safe to 400 °F. The riveted 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, although nonstick, allows use of metal utensils.
The benefits of these pans are the fast and even heat conduction and a more durable nonstick surface than other designs.
Some may love the gray look, others maybe not so much. Gray is popular right now though.
Some downsides: make sure to use potholders as the handles can get hot. Care is needed in cleaning around the rivets inside the pan as these are areas where grime can collect. The outer coating of pans is not so durable.
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.
- Burning foods may stain the surface. For resistant stains, heating some white vinegar and then cleaning may help.
- Always store with care. Avoid stacking, which may harm the inner nonstick coating during storage. Pan separators can help.
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Check out my ceramic cookware buying guide!
Or, you might like my article on choosing the best nonstick frying pan.