I have had this set not more than 6months. Surely some of you people can too!!! She never once asked to speak with my doctor nor cared much about my illness. MaryAnn King August 19, , 8: Many other people on the plan that I have talked to have had medical conditions that have dissapated or at the very least have become more controllable. Richard August 10, ,
Thank you for doing a review on this. I have been passing these in the store and wondering whether they work. I have been on the look out for a healthy non stick option and these are so darn cute. Elizabeth my frying pan is crap also, worst i ever had, what a ripoff, do not waste your money folks. Do you actually own a Green Life pan? No chips and the handle is still firmly attached. These are not a good product. I have a small set and a big flat skillet 20in I think the big skillet on the first use was great.
Next use everything sticks. I agree they worked fine the first time I have handwashed and used ceramic tp myself I have cooked a dozen eggs two pancakes and two veggie burgers the pan s will not cook eggs r anything now without ruining them..
I only starting using spray after getting the same results with coconut oil and olive oil. Well, they looked really nice at first. Some day, the world will know truly non-stick cookware. Instructions clearly state NOT to use cooking sprays and some other oils. I bought several pieces of this cookware, and loved it…..
I was very careful, and followed the manufactures directions. After about months, they started to stick. I contacted the company, and they gave me the run around, and would not honor the warranty.
The same thing happened to my friend. So, not a good purchase. Thank you so much, I have been looking at the turquoise set for my mom for Christmas. We just moved and she decided that she would throw pretty much all of our pots and pans away bc they were bad, so i know what t put under the tree this year i guess thank you so much.
Going to make my brother get me to Walmart sometime this week so i can get the set. When using these pans did you run into any issues with the ceramic coating? I recently decided it was time to replace my Teflon pots and pans, so I was super excited to find these pans at my local Walmart. I used them for less than 3 weeks and ended up returning them because 4 of the pans had chips and scratches in the ceramic.
How long have you had your pans? Are you having any problems? Donna, I have very small specks where the coating is coming off, but no major issues. I never use oil and wipe them off with a soft cloth after each use. I am having the same issue with my set. I have only had them a week! I have been very careful, hand wash soft untensils act. Taking them back today!! Can I ask how long you cooked with them before posting a review? I purchased these 2 months ago and all the non stick is already gone.
Worst set I ever owned. Tabitha, I used them for a couple of weeks without problems before posting the review. Try cooking bacon on it. Our pan is permanently stained. My wife decided to discard it and bought another. Can you get your money back for these??? Trick is to not cook it much hotter than the lowest setting your stove has. My gas range runs hot so I cook it on almost the lowest I can.
I love my two pans and am considering a whole set. My most fav- you can toast cheese sandwiches without them sticking like crazy! That would cause chips. We used the pan for bacon also, samething. Worked great for months, now it is useless. Bacon and everything else sticks and burns.
What ashame, really liked it at the beginning. I bought 2 pans from Walmart also and everything sticks to mine even using oil!!!!!!! How can I get food not to stick???? I have a couple very small scratches on 1 or 2 pots, but nothing to complain about.
The small scratches I did get were from absent minded metal utensil use. I would purchase again! The great thing about ceramic is that you have to use very little oil, clean up is a breeze and no toxins are leaching into your food.
And when you use silicone or wood utensils you should really never see any chips or nicks. I did invest in a few pieces from Ceramcor. I purchased the Large Skillet because of the tall sides and the fact it had a lid.
I do clean cooking and eating and have used my pan daily since before Christmas. I do have one very small scratch from using tongs to pick up a piece of chicken, but other than that it works perfectly.
I purchased a smaller one later and have had no problems with that one at all. I only use coconut oil in my pans and now no more regular tongs only silicone tongs and utensils and always hand washing.
I am now looking to buy the large soup pot. Worked good 3 to 4 weeks after the coating was flaking off. Back to my cast iron. I am totally disappointed in my skillet. When I first purchased it nothing stuck to it. My skillet is not about 4 months old and everything sticks to it. And yes, I cook them on low heat.
I have had mine for five months and I am going to throw them away and buy something new. The pots are ok, but the frying pans are garbage! I tried to make a grilled cheese sandwich the other day and the well buttered bread still stuck to the pan and had to be scraped off. My old iron skillet did just fine tho. Greenlife pans are useless junk. Everything sticks and I mean everything.
Even the cooking spray is stuck on. I bought a set from Walmart over a year ago, for our winter home, proudly made a hanging rack and displayed my new find, used them a low heat, with all no scratch utensils, hand washed them with a soft dish cloth, for a few weeks last season and was so please, when asked what I wanted for Christmas, I mentioned and received another complete set, which I planned to take north and replace that cookware with.
The bad news is they started to show tiny spots in some areas and also have food sticking in those area, in spite of the use of extra olive oil. I no longer have the box the first set came in or the recite or proof of purchase.
Well they still give me a refund? I was gifted a 12 in. Green Life skillet back at Christmas It has gradually developed chips over time and now, 15 mos. I am so disappointed in these pans and more disappointed with the company. Good luck with the warranty or getting in contact with them.
We have had ours 2 weeks. Thus morning, after frying bacon on medium heat, two chinks have appeared on the pan. I will say the ceramic distributes the heat far more evenly than other cookware. I had read somewhere that your not supposed to use non-stick spray Pam on these pans, just oil.? My pans worked great for a few months and then stopped working they even stick when cooking bacon. Bought the frying pan set 2 weeks ago.
Had been hand washing however it said dishwasher safe so I put it in with a load since then everything sticks like glue, handle also caught fire. I thought your cookware was all ceramic not ceramic coated. I have had this set not more than 6months. And I am seeing chipping. Very disappointed with these. Your not to use cooking spray or it will form a sticky non-stick.
I cooked smoked turkey sausages and added just a small amount of water. They turned our nice with the grill marks and i was able to use the lid to keep warm or the rack if i wanted to steam buns. I bought the large fry pan and the small fry pan. So far I am not happy. Everything seems to stick and I plan on taking them back to Walmart. I have used olive oil, and canola oil on medium heat. What am I doing wrong?? You may not be able. The Greenlife Cookware seems really nice! I really like the review and I think that it is absolutely worth it!
I love that they are so easy to clean! I got mine for Christmas. Before even using one a spoon the perfect width of pan got stuck in the pan and after getting it out it left two spots without ceramic. The company did replace it with a note that said make sure you only cook on low to med. So I have done all that stuff and still coating coming off. I make everything from scratch so use my pans daily.
This cookware is for the kitchen that does not get a lot of use. I have my small and large fry pan for about 8 months and have 4 months with sticky food problems. I do not use metal utensils or dishwasher. Have my green life pans for about a year and have never used a medal spatula or anything that would scratch them.
But my pans have scratch marks on them. Very upset with this. Wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem. Has anybody had any problems with a funny taste coming into boiled noodles or rice? I received the complete set last month for my birthday and washed all pots and pans in hot soapy water rinsed and toweled dried by hand, since I have boiled rice, and noodles two times in the medium and large pots and my food came out tasting like it was boiled in water that came from a hose. I know its not my water because I never had that problem with my old pots.
I thought I was the only one with this issue. However, all my food tastes synthetic. I washed the cookware before using but it still smells like chemicals and makes my food taste funny. I thought that green life pans were great until on day my food started sticking — and now I am ready for some other product. I have been using these for about 2 years and no problem at all. The coating is still there I hand wash also myself and use the green life utensils as well. I am planning to take a pan like this for a long time!
I am fascinated by how easy they are for cleaning! I bought three frying pans at Walmart. For a while, I loved them; any food just slid right off and you only had to wipe them for the next use. However, even though I took care to touch the cook surface with plastic utensils only, the surface seems to have worn out. I got one of these as a Christmas present and I like it very much. But I would caution anyone against trying to cook eggs in it without a little butter or oil.
First thing I tried to cook in it was a couple of fried eggs and they stuck not a lot but they stuck. Now I put a little butter in it when I cook anything and it works fine. And it is very easy to clean. Green Life skillets cook great BUT buyer beware! There is a silicone pad on the back of the handle that leads you to believe the handle can be touched while cooking and will not be hot. I lave they way they cook, but I will get rid of them.
My suggestion — buy something else!! I hate these pans! Everything stick and it was right from the start. No olive oil, lite oil, low heat, hand wash and only have the right tools. Never will buy another. I wish I would have read these reviews before I purchased them. Normal use and the frying pans are completely stained at the bottoms after having them for about 6 months.
The pans are good at first but after that things stick and the coating starts to get spots i sm not impressed at all. Please tell me whym. So strange…eggs stick every single time to mine….
It is a waste. I bought the whole set took extra care even used paper towels to wash each pan. The thing is, yes when pans are new the non stock is great but within a month eggs start sticking and I wind up with scrabbled eggs. These pans were nice the first few weeks. I will never buy them again. My old cheap wore out non stick pans work better than these pans. The handles burn and break off. I bought a set of your ceramic frying pans the small pan is nearly unusable as everything I cook in it seems to stick and burn even on low heat ,I must say that I am very disappointed in your product Tim.
A bizarre and potentially dangerous read, class action? This was the two-pan set in brick color. Beware of new and improved. The only thing I will use is old and tested like cast iron or stainless. This was a waste of money. Everything burned and there are scratches and chips all over the skillet.
I threw the receipt out, figuring this was a decent purchase. My sister-in-law gave me an aluminum electric skillet and I use it daily. I also bought mine at Wal-Mart. These pans work great for a while — maybe a few weeks, then food sticks like glue and they must be scrubbed to remove the stuck on food. I was very careful with mine and took very good care of them, only to be very disappointed.
It worked fine for a couple weeks. I thought I overheated it because everything started sticking so I bought another one. Just came out of my kitchen having almost thrown my frying pan in the trash! I was so impressed with the pan.. But after the first 4 or 5 washings, food began sticking worse and worse. Right now I have a pan soaking in the sink with egg crusted on it! I have to scrape it with my nails to get it off. Not worth the money! My first pan work for about 2 months, then started sticking bad and stained.
Followed directions for use. Thought it might have been a bad pan. Bought another one and the same thing, lasted about 2 months then started sticking bad and stained. After reading all these negative comments, will be taking mine back. Have NOT used it yet.
Back to the old butter or Crisco the stainless steel or aluminum cookie sheet! Lovely to look at, they work well for a while, but if you ever scorch something like asparagus, broccoli, or anything else, actually you will leave a carbonized layer on the pan, and it will never look the same. We have 5 of these pans all bought at the same time, tho from different stores and it has happened to all of them.
First clue this was a BS product should have been the packaging. They grabbed those bags so fast I could not believe it. But they kept all my money and it was over And it was not even a full 2 weeks I was with them.
I am older and just trusted them. I would tell everyone not to go to any of their places. I joined Quick Weight Loss Center years ago. I lost 80 LBs in 16 weeks.
I am a member on the maintenance plan. The maintenance plan helps you keep the weight off. I had dental surgery and was away from the center for a year and gained a lot of weight back My membership was still active, I did have to purchase extra weeks but they gave me a great deal and all I needed were some of the products. I am lossing now. This program is difficult at first but when you get into the swing of things When I went back in, I talked with a guy that had lost weight then got off the program and gained it back so he went and got the gastric band.
He had the band removed and came back to QWLC because he knew it worked for him. They will tell you exactly what to do and will stick with you through it. You will be weighed and measured two to three times a week and have your blood pressure taken. I speak with lots of other members, some have gotten off injections for diabetes.
Many other people on the plan that I have talked to have had medical conditions that have dissapated or at the very least have become more controllable. The person that said how happy they are with the program must be an employee. I don't think it is a real commit. I went in for my"30"minute app. I too didn't get a direct answer about how much per month this would cost.
They do have papers you sign about the products being non-refundable, but when I signed it I didn't realize that was what I was sighning. They are very sneaky that way. If their plan is so good and works so well why don't they stand behind thier products with a money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. I too feel like I have been ripped off.
THey make sure they are covered, but you are left out standing in the rain holding All your products. They made me feel like I had to spend all this money on their products for the plan, so I said yes, with tears in my eyes because it was SO much money but they said I would loose the weight if I did the plan exactly, which I was prepared to do because I wanted to loose the weight.
The products made me feel very jittery and then I would feel low. It is so restrictive I felt like I was in food prison and that is the last thing someone who is overweight wants to feel. Like they have been cheated, because that just makes you want to eat more! Now I have a cabinet full of stuff I can't use and I am so frustrated!! I will give you a really good deal I promise, right after you sign something for me.
Anyway I have talked to corporate a few times and they just go on and on about how good thier plan is. She even told me I must be sick if the products were making me feel bad.
She asked where I buy my vitaimins and mega 3 fish oil and when I told her Wal-Mart she went off on a tangent about how she wouldn't buy ANTHING like that from Wal-Mart and that it was probably their stuff that was making me feel bad, even though I have been taking them for several years now and I've been fine until I started taking their products.
I got so frustrated and stressed talking with her I said I wanted to talk to her boss and she said she would have her call me and I am still waiting here for her call. I can't do this plan it is so hard and they don't tell you this up front. Anyway PLease if you are thinking about this plan be careful very careful before you join. It is tremendously expensive and if it doens't work for you, you are stuck big time. They hit you with the hard stuff after you have paid.
Especially if they are vague about explaining things which they are. I feel pretty dumb right now and broke, and hungry!! Well, they say you learn something everyday and I have met my qutoa for the year!!
Believe it or not it works, just not as fast as they claim. She loses around 1 pound a week. The good news, my wife has lost 30 Lbs since joining. I have been doing QWL for 14 weeks and am down 52 pounds with 18 more to go. Yes, the supplements and office visits are required but if you know how to use a search engine you can find the exact same products elsewhere for a lot less.
But, I feel it has been worth it. The food outside of the suppliments is easy, but limited. You cam be creative with everything you're allowed to eat but i just stick to a daily meal plan that works for me. I don't really eat the daily fruit that i'm allowed because it seems counter -intuitive.
The problem I think that the OP had was that when it says 8oz of grilled chicken, then you only eat 8oz! Portion control folks, portion control. If you can't lose weight on this program by yourself then you need to see a doctor because there is something else wrong. I believe that almost every diet you go on and stick to you will lose weight.
Anyone with an overweight problem has been there and done that. This diet is the worst one with false advertising that i have ever seen. Well I have faithfully followed this diet and yes I have lost weight however, i lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks, that is not pounds? The centers put you down and blame everything on you. The diet is expensive and works better for men and very overweight people. When you walk into the center it has a chalk board with the biggest weight losses each week, down 18, down 10, down 6 etc.
The center knew I wanted to loose 19 pounds and they said oh yes, 10 weeks, well they will try and get me for the extra money but i will not fall for their tricks.
Go to weight watchers if you want a nice slow weight loss. They are mean and make you feel bad. Buyer beware you have to buy their supplements but can purchase them on other web sites cheaper. If you do purchase them elsewhere you have broken the contract and when your time is over they will not help you I had 70 lbs.
After losing only 10 pounds in 3 weeks, which i thought was fine, my "counselors" kept insisting i must be cheating, and i was not! I had to explain to them that being female and post-menopausal was going to make it slower for me. I had to explain this to them? They are not professionals, not even intelligent or compassionate.
Even though my counselor said she was a nurse! I paid top dollar for their program, but watched while the counselors all woman would fawn all over the male clientele. Their so-called pep talks to me made me feel worse about myself. I guess i wasn't losing the weight quickly enough for them. I walked away from their over-priced, over-hyped program. And notice their spokespeople who have been through their program are all male and are given a much reduced in price or free program.
Save your money and go to Weight Watchers - where they know everyone loses weight at different rates, won't charge you an exboritant fee, don't load you up on their carb blockers and other supplements, and will not accuse you of not following the program. My SIL lost over 70 lbs. I did follow it and lost 26 lbs. But I do agree that their attitude is a very hard sell attitude.
Maybe it is a requirement to have experience selling used cars , They should be up front with how much it costs BEFORE someone decides if they want to try it.
That would force the cost down cause people would just be walkin out. I have read so many times that people felt pressured or trapped into it.
With the money they charge, they could afford a national website so clients can communicate with each other. So why isn't there one? Why wouldn't they want clients communicating with each other? What are they doing with that extra money? It's almost a shame the diet works so well, cause that initial cost and the continued pressure to buy more of this or that "on sale" I think people who get wind of the initial costs don't even give this diet another thought because of cost alone.
That is a shame cause it could be helping so many more people than it is. A personal food complaint I had was I am not a big fan of chicken They didn't like it, but I ate beef more often than is on the plan. While it seems that a variety of the ppl who posted comments had a horrible experience with QWLC. I joined the program today. I had a very nice and informative counselor who explained in great detail the cost associated with the plan and the need to follow the diet guidelines.
She further explained that in lieu of taking supplements you could add exercise to the program. The supplements to speed up the weight loss but is not necessary for the weight loss.
I feel bad that most of you had a negative experience, but so far mine has been positive. Guess I will find out for sure in 30days. Guess what, I've lost 35 lbs and my health is better than ever.
I took a hiatus from exercise and combat sports to heal a sports hernia, and I didn't exercise for the first 6 weeks of the program and still I've lost an avg 4 lbs a week. I can understand how people feel pushed, it's a high pressure sales world.
Read the fine print, nobody forces you to sign anything. Nobody takes the money from your wallet. How about you take some responsibility about the matter? It's not a magic pill, it takes time. And I love it there. Guess what, I don't work there. I look around and see my friends and myself who've used QWLC and I see a bunch of people that have had their lives transformed by the program.
I can understand being overweight, been that way my whole life, but I'm not going to feel sorry for someone who is not up to the task. Like I've always said It's up to you to stay disciplined, not the salespeople. Well, so far so bad. I was lured in by an ad on a Christian radio station. Thought it meant they were an honest, upfront group.
I was a home client being too far from any centers, and was supposed to receive everything by mail within a week. It came 2 wks later. Well, a few pages came enabling me to do the 3 day prep and the follow up maintainance phase and nothing in between!. I called both my initial contact person, the director, Brooke, and my 'counselor' Olivia; both of whom were highly resistant to my very polite suggestions about increasing their initial veracity on cost, and on the fact that I did not receive much of what they said was in the initial mailing.
Olivia subtly implied that I was not being honest. Now, what reason would I have to lie about that? Olivia was a 'new yorker' no offense, New Yorkers! She was rude and inconsiderate; a long way from the encouraging, supportive and motivating personality I was promised!
I am a nurse practitioner, and I understood completely, early on, that this is virtually the south beach or modified Atkins diet. It will work, but not because of QWLC. I'm going to follow it myself and not bother contacting the center again, for any downer 'pep talks' or high pressure sales talks on what imperative products I supposedly 'need' costing so much more than disclosed.
Innumerable times I was promised phone calls, products, information and triweekly phone counseling; none of which materialized. I'll lose the weight because we are capable, strong people who can do this without the coersion and deceit of QWLC. Save your hard-earned money, buy a copy of either the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet, buy quality herbal appetite suppressants and vitamins, find an encouraging friend to be your 'counselor', Get a Wee Fit it'll ultimately cost you less and be more fun and effective!
You can more readily lose this weight without QWLC, than with them. I know you can do this!!! No chocolate for me! LOL I read everything, asked lots of questions and understood that the sign up cost was basically for counseling. And let's face it, most of us who need to lose weight NEED counseling I had tried all sorts of diets and WW I always was good for about 10 lbs, because that diet did not teach me to eat healthy QWLC was perfect for me because I would see a counselor 3 times a week who would chastize me for straying.
I needed that, I needed to be accountable to someone. I had an addiction to overcome I lost 32 lbs in 4 months In reality I lost 3 lbs a week, because I froze my account a couple of times to go on a cruise and other summer travels. On those weeks, I neither gained nor lost, which was superb because I always gain 6lbs while crusing.
One of the greatest things about having those mandatory visits, is that you really pay attention to how you are following your diet plan. The counselor would offer great suggestions to help when I would have only lost 2 or 2. I also felt that I needed the 'verbal punishment' many of you mention.
Who complains about their drill sargeant? Or more closely related, the Biggest Loser trainers? They are not always peaches and cream I did not take the appetite suppressants, unless I felt the need to, so whenever I did buy them, they lasted forever. I used all the other suppliments and had already been on fish oil for years due to my mother's breast cancer diagnoses. I enjoyed how this diet actually taught me how to eat healthy.
I have never felt that way about any other diet. I would much rather spend the money on a counselor to coach me through this process. Even the occasional berating when I accidentally ate tilapia You would have thought I had eaten a freakin' candy bar, though!
I can see how discouraging it may be, but I would rather see some bed-side training for these counselors I really hate to see the diet as a whole poo-pooed on, because it does work! But you have to follow it Since coming off the diet, I have pretty much maintained my weight loss for a year and a half One issue I had and overcame was that my friend had lbs to lose and I had 32 to lose Her maintenance phase, 10 weeks THAT made no sense to me So I was able to get them to adjust my price to reflect that I had heard the radio ads about how successful people were and that they guarantee 3 to 5 lbs.
I needed to loose approx. I call and made an appointment for me and my wife, as she is overweight too. We went in, filled out the information form which asked all the usual expected questions about previous diets, why you want to lose weight and what medications you are taking. My wife and I went through the weigh in, measurements, blood pressure checks, etc and then the counselor took us to "the room".
There the counselor asked me and my wife if we had a prescription for Nitro glycerin in case of heart attack.
I did not list it on my form because I do not have a prescription for it and don't carry it.