The two Bialetti cookware types, Ceramic Pro and Aeterum, both feature ceramic nonstick cooking surfaces. You might be wondering which is the best and how do they compare with other sets in the Bialetti non stick range? This guide compares the two and how they differ to other Bialetti non stick cookware.
- Bialetti Non Stick Comparison Chart
- Ceramic Nonstick: Aeterum vs Ceramic Pro
- Bialetti Non Stick Cookware Reviews
- How to Care For Bialetti Non Stick
Bialetti Non Stick Comparison Chart
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.
Bialetti Ceramic Cookware Review
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 having no potential health concerns.
Aeterum Vs Ceramic Pro
I compare the Aeterum and the Ceramic Pro, being two designs available in the Bialetti ceramic cookware range. So, how do these 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 pce cookware set, likewise, has 3 pans, 2 pots, and a dutch oven, though of slightly different dimensions.
This design is not for oven use, since the handles are Bakelite. It is suited to stovetop on low to medium heat.
It is versatile, however, in that the pots and pans are designed to go straight from the stove top to the table. 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
|Both carry the unique signature of Bialetti pans|
|Both are a perfect size for preparing family meals or for entertaining|
|Both feature ceramic nonstick cooking surfaces = fewer calories|
|Both PFOA and PTFE free|
|Both have a forged aluminum base layer for quick and even heating|
|Both similar price|
Main Differences: Aeterum vs Ceramic Pro
|Ceramic Pro||Gray||Hard-anodized||Stainless steel||Stove top to oven||10 yrs|
|Aeterum||White||Nonstick||Phenolic||Stove top to table||5 yrs|
Nonstick Cookware Review – Bialetti Designs
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 8-Piece Bialetti Cookware Review
The Bialetti Aeterum cookware is best for…
…versatility — the one pot can go from the stovetop to the table for serving. The extra-long Bakelite handles on the frypans not only ensure comfort while cooking but also help in transferring cooked food from stove to bench top to table. They stay cool to touch.
The red exterior is nonstick to help maintain its attractive design for table presentation.
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.
Not recommended for oven cooking.
- These come with a 5 year warranty
- Versatile. Designed for cooking on stovetop to serving at the table
- No rivets showing in cooking surface helps with hygiene and cleaning
- Like all nonstick cookware, the cooking surface will wear with use over time. Follow care instructions to extend life of the nonstick.
- To keep the red exterior intact, never use the cookware on high heat or with open flames. Once again see the care instruction to make sure you get the best out of your purchase.
- The bakelite handles restrict the use of these pots and pans in the oven.
Price is comparable to others here.
Ceramic Pro 10-Piece Bialetti Cookware Review
This 10-pce set includes an 8-inch and a 10-inch sauté pan; a 1.5-quart and a 3-quart sauce pan, both with lids; a 3-quart deep saute with lid; and a 6-quart dutch oven with lid.
The Bialetti Ceramic Pro cookware is best for…
…fast heating and versatility of stove to oven use since they are oven-safe to 400°F – higher than most ceramic nonstick cookware. The handles are stainless steel giving them better heat resistance than phenolic resin types (Bakelite) that are used on most others.
This Bialetti cookware with a ceramic cooking surface is suitable for conventional stovetops, including electric, gas, ceramic, and glass.
In need of a Bialetti frying pan? This set has three to choose from including a deep saute pan.
The cooking surface is ceramic Aeterum nonstick, which is PTFE and PFOA free.
The bases of the Ceramic Pro Bialetti pans are made of heavy gauge forged aluminum, which ensures excellent heat distribution. The manufacturer claims are that the anodizing makes the product twice as tough as stainless steel.
The riveted handles are cast stainless steel, making them oven safe. While durable, the handles are hot to touch. It’s always best to use pot holders when moving pots and pans from stove top to bench or sink or removing lids during or immediately after cooking.
The manufacturer states the pots and pans (and their lids) are oven safe up to 400 ºF. So can be used in a moderately hot oven.
The set contains tempered glass lids with vents. The lids have U-shaped stainless steel handles.
- Easy clean, low-fat, nonstick cooking with no PFAS, PFOA
- 10 year guarantee
- Fast and even heating. Oven safe to 400 °F
- Tempered glass lids with vents
- Durable exterior, twice as hard as stainless steel. Scratch resistant.
- Handles can get hot to touch – need to use pot holders
- Nonstick surfaces need care (how to care)
- Riveted areas can attract build-up of food – take care with cleaning
The set is well priced and comes with a guarantee that covers the product from manufacturing defects for 10 years from the date of purchase.
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 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 build up of steam.
Bialetti Simply Italian Cookware
This nonstick cookware of Bialetti is in a lower price range than the others mentioned here.
Pros of this cookware set include the color coding of the handles and the 5 year warranty.
The exterior has a durable finish with bottom color coordinated graphics. Lids are glass so, like others, you can view the Bialetti pan contents while cooking.
The interior surface coating may not be as durable as others mentioned here however.
Not for use in the oven.
This set is an economical range.
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.
Benefits of these pans is 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 pot holders 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 the Impact cookware range is ‘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.
Still Unsure Which Set to Buy?
Check out my ceramic cookware buying guide!
Or, you might like my article on choosing the best nonstick frying pan.