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    Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Greg


    Woll Diamond Plus Induction: Super-Durable German Cookware

    To paraphrase an old saying, diamonds are a cook’s best friend. The very properties that make them appealing in jewelry- their sparkle, shine, but mainly their incredible durability and hardness- make them handy in a variety of other applications, from saw blades to cookware. We’ve been testing out one pan that puts them to good use.

    Made in Germany, Woll Diamond Plus Induction cookware is a line that includes everything from crepe pans to saute pans, saucepans, and more. Our chefs have been trying out the Woll Diamond Plus Induction Fry Pan, their largest-diameter (32cm / 12.5in) medium depth model with a lid, available with both fixed and removable handles. The company claims that their pans are “extremely cut and scratch resistant” thanks to an ultra hard coating with embedded diamond crystals in the aluminum metal. We also love that they are completely non-stick thanks to “superfine nanoparticles”, and created by robots no less. The handle stays cool even when cooking, and felt well balanced despite the fairly heavy duty construction.

    What’s best is that cooking is supremely even, thanks probably to the conductive properties of the materials used. Induction cooking, as well, is even by nature, and together this was a pan that got hot fast, and didn’t show any hotspots. You can use the Diamond Plus Induction line with any type of stovetop, the induction capability is just a layer that allows it to be magnetically reactive since aluminum generally is not. Oven safe, we used metal utensils without damaging the pan, and there are no weird coatings to flake off or get damaged. And the Woll pans are dishwasher safe as well. What else would you expect from a process that apparently takes 3 hours where the pans travel through over 7 football fields in length of ovens.

    If you want or need something a bit smaller (and this one’s main issue is really that it is quite large, and heavy), Woll does make several sizes, including 8, 9, and 11 inches. The extra depth is quite handy- it’s over an inch and 3/4 deep, which makes the uses quite flexible, but isn’t deep enough for, say, stir-frying. With this style of cookware, you can use less oil or butter, making for healthier cooking. The lids aren’t great but clean easily enough, and it’s nice to see through them. Available now, online and in stores, expect to spend around $150 as tested- a good price for a great pan.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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