Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Technique Enamel Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet Review & Giveaway {Recipe: Ham & Cheese Oven Omelet}

"Congrats to Heather Hanson. She was the Winner
of the Technique Teflon Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet Set."

Did you know that May is National Egg Month? We eat a lot of eggs in our house, so I thought I would share a recipe for a Ham & Cheese Oven Omelet that I've been wanting to make for quite sometime.

Last week I had the opportunity to try out the new Technique Teflon Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet Set. If you know me than you know I have a love for cast iron skillets like no other. When I was contacted about reviewing the skillet line I was quite excited.

This was the very first Teflon® nonstick coating system designed for cast iron. Finally someone made a light weight non - stick cast iron skillet. I thought the oven omelet would be the perfect recipe to try out in the large skillet.

Don't get me wrong I still love my old fashioned cast iron skillets, but sometimes I need a good skillet that offers a true non stick surface. Especially one that is oven safe just like my original cast iron skillets.

Here is a little information about the new cast iron skillet set. The Technique® Light Weight Cast Iron comes in a 2 piece set and comes in 3 different colors (blue, black and red). Each pan is coated with DuPont™ Teflon® Scratchguard Ultra, so it is safe to use with metal utensils (this was my favorite part).

• No need to use butter or oil
• Even and energy efficient heating
• Easy clean up
• It’s available in three colors (blue, black and red).
• Includes 10-1/2″ fry pan and 8″ fry pan
• Made without PFOA
• The first DuPont 4-coat nonstick Teflon system designed solely for cast iron
• It is safe to use with metal utensils.
• Technique cast iron pan is at least 40% lighter than traditional cast iron pans
• Stainless steel riveted handles
• Porcelain enamel exterior
• Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 500F
• Lifetime Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
• It is coated with DuPont™ Teflon® Scratchguard Ultra

I was excited to get started so I could find out if the new cast iron skillets really were non stick. I had to read through the specifications a couple times, because I couldn't believe that these beautiful skillets really were oven safe, but they were. This was the perfect skillet to try out my new egg recipe.


The ingredients you will need:
8 eggs, 1 - cup milk, 1 - cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup cooked ham, green onions (optional)and salt & pepper.

When I was using these new pans I was really impressed with how smooth and non stick the Teflon coating was. There was no need for any butter or oil while cooking. I did use a smidgen of butter for flavor before adding the egg mixture, but that was it.

Like I mentioned above I was really nervous about placing the skillet in the oven, but I did it. The whole time the omelet was baking I kept thinking that something was going to go wrong, but nothing happened.

When the omelet was done baking it slid right out of the pan. There was no egg residue left at all. All the pan needed was a little soap and water and that was it. I could actually just dry out the skillet and store it back in the cabinet.

I can't do that with my regular cast iron skillets. They need to be cleaned and re seasoned with each use. Don't forget these skillets are also dishwasher safe. I have to say I'm very impressed with Teflons new cast iron skillet/fry pan set. Most of all Im even more impressed with their price ($39.84) for the set.

If you're looking to purchase a new skillet set I highly recommend the Technique Cast iron set. From what I can tell you can only get them on the QVC channel at this time, but hopefully they will be available in stores soon.

Would you like to try out these beautiful skillets? Well you can, because one lucky reader of Mommy's Kitchen will win a 2 piece set of DuPont Teflon Technique Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet Set. Just follow the rules below for your chance to win.


How to Enter:
Leave a comment here telling me what you would cook if you won the cast iron skillet set? (mandatory entry).

Additional Entries:
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each one.

1. Tweet this giveaway and come back and leave me a comment letting me know.
Win a @TeflonBrand Enamel Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet Set @mommyskitchen http://tinyurl.com/7ymktfo #TeflonEggMonth.
2. Become a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book. (If you're already a fan that counts too)
3. Become a fan of Teflon on Face book. (leave a another comment letting me know)
4. Mention this giveaway on your face book page. (come back and leave a comment telling me so).

Last day to enter this giveaway will be Sunday June 10Th, 2012 at midnight (CST). I will pick a random winner using random.org.

Contest is open to U.S & Canadian Residents only due to shipping charges. If you leave an anonymous comment please include your email address so I can contact you in the event that you're the winner.


Before I go I wanted to share the recipe for the yummy oven omelet I made. Good Luck to everyone who enters.





Ham & Cheese Oven Omelet

Ingredients:
8 - eggs
1 - cup milk
1 - cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 - cup cubed fully cooked ham
2 - green onions, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Stir in the cheese, ham and onions.
Pour into a buttered 10 1/2 inch oven safe skillet or a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Note: The skillet size I used is 10 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.




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Disclosure: I received a complimentary DuPont Teflon Technique Light Weight Cast Iron skillet set for the purpose of this review. A second set was given to host a giveaway on Mommy's Kitchen. The opinions & comments stated above are entirely my own.

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Melissa said... #

I would probably cook a grilled cheese sandwich, since that is as far as my culinary expertise goes.

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Jessie said... #

I would make some delicious fried chicken.

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I would make scrambled eggs

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Stacey said... #

I'm thinking I would make the omelet recipe you posted! It looks really yummy!!

Anonymous said... #

well this omelet would be a good place to start, we also like breakfast puffs & we fry a lot of venison

BJ Wells said... #

Have seen this set of Technique light weight cast iron skillets on QVC;I would love the opportunity to try a set of the light weight pans. I have several very old iron skillets that I use on a weekly basis. No amount of money could buy from me; however, arthritis in my hands are making difficulty in getting my corn bread out of the oven in my beautiful iron skillets. I never cook anything with tomatoes or cheese in my skillets.

Linda said... #

I would try making red beans and rice. This is usually pretty sticky in other pans.

becka said... #

I would make some fried potatoes. Those skillets look great!

Barb said... #

I'd make the puffy pancake in them.

Ali the CIA shopper said... #

I LOVE these been wanting them!! So much you can do. Frittatas, German Pancakes, baked chicken, I really wanna do German pancakes! So glad you shared this. I already "liked" you on Facebook, I did share this on Facebook and Twitter. I also liked Teflon on FB. Thanks!

Anonymous said... #

I would use this for the same reason as you--eggs!! They're notorious for sticking. Besides, these skillets are pretty!

mel063 said... #

Fried potatoes. I use my cast iron pan now, but it is sooo heavy. Would love to have lighter ones.

Christy Reynolds said... #

I would make grilled cheese, omelets, cornbread, bacon and pancakes.

Anonymous said... #

I would definitely be making omletes in them and crepes.

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Rhonda said... #

I love cooking with cast iron.it is about all I use. I would love to win Teflons new lightweight cast iron. I would be making omelets 1st thing.
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Michele said... #

I would like to try buttermilk pancakes in this pan...non-stick and no extra butter. :(

Delana said... #

Fried chicken :-)

Delana said... #

Fried chicken :-)

Crystal R said... #

I just got a recipe for a giant chocolate chip cookie that needs to be made in a cast iron skillet - this would be perfect. Then I'd have to try your omelet recipe, looks yummy!

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Joe P said... #

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Joe P said... #

I would use them for everything sunday breakfast. Chicken Fried Steak. Stir Fry (first time ever). this would be my first iron skillet.

Thanks!

Jessica said... #

I think I would make a cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie!

Amy @ A Little Nosh said... #

I'd make an oven pancake. I love them!

Texas Shirl said... #

I would use a pan like this for omelets and frittatas. It sounds like it would be a perfect addition to my kitchen!

Texas Shirl said... #

I would use a pan like this for omelets and frittatas. It sounds like it would be a perfect addition to my kitchen!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said... #

I'd love to make fried eggs!

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Lyndy Staheli said... #

I would make fried eggs!

Anonymous said... #

These skillets look wonderful! I would cook some kind of an egg dish, maybe an omelet or just plain scrambled eggs.

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Patch said... #

As I get older, my cast iron pans get heavier! The light-weight pans would be the answer.

HANSON GIRL said... #

I would make crepes. And also, I love your "advice" that people need to read before they post a comment to your blog. I had to do the same for mine, unfortunately. Mine says, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said... #

I'd love to have the pans. I want to try your omelet recipe in this post.
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Colleen C said... #

Probably some kind of cornbread. I have tried it my cast iron skillet and it always sticks. :(

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Heather said... #

I would use this pan to make my favorite omlets and finally a cast iron I can use.

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connie said... #

cornbread!

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Losing the Fat said... #

I'd cook a few fried eggs! They always stick in my regular cast iron. Unless I slather on the butter! :)

Mrs. Confidence said... #

I would love to try these. I've become "southern" by marriage and still learning how to cook with cast iron skillets. I'd love to try an omelet or even a stir fry with these pans.

Renee said... #

What wouldnt i cook :) Thanks for the giveaway!

sharonjo said... #

I would make hash brown potatoes. I bet they would brown up nicely--and then slide right out of the pan! Thanks so much.

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I would make pineapple unpside down cake.
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Donna Mathes said... #

I can't get past that omelet. If had that cookware I'd run to the store and get all the ingredients to make that.

angie said... #

Pan fried chicken breast wrapped in bacon and mushrooms.... yummmmm

Bev said... #

I would try your ham and cheese oven omelet... looks easy

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tabida said... #

Eggs and grilled cheeses

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I really need to cook some scrambled eggs that won't stick to the pan!
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Forever in my heart said... #

I would make an oven omelet! I have always wanted one but never had a proper pan to do so.

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Curt said... #

I think some grilled cheese please

Cathy Dawson said... #

I would love to make some skillet cornbread in a new cast iron skillet!

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keshakeke said... #

I would actually love to cook an omelet with cheese and sausage! Mine always stick to my pans.
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Joyce Ann said... #

I would cook your Monteray Chicken recipe! So yummy

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Stace @ Saving Stace said... #

I really enjoy your skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I might try that first. ;) I really like this omelet idea, too.

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Anonymous said... #

We love omelets, so I would definitely try this recipe.

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grandma gg said... #

Hi! I would probably make fried potatoes and onion, my husbands favorite. He would appreciate the new skillets as much as I would. My old ones are so heavy and less clean up is always wonderful! thx gina

karen said... #

I would actually try making your Ham & Cheese Oven Omelet. Sounds yummy!

Barbi said... #

Hi! Omelettes for sure!

Thank you!

Patsy said... #

I love cooking in my grandmother's cast iron skillet..frying chicken, making cornbread, and dozens of other things. This pan would be great as it wouldn't be as heavy. That would be great thing as I am older, and find my skillets harder to lift. A very nice giveaway! Patsy

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I have followed your blog for some time, and am now following you and Teflon on fb..also tweeted you on Twitter! I have linked the the giveaway to my fb page. patsy

Jo Ann C said... #

I would use the skillet to make steamed potatoes with some slice onions and minced garlic. Taste so good.

Cathie said... #

I would actually give the skillet to my husband or son to make eggs for all 11 of us. They make them better than I do, but prefer cast iron. I prefer nonstick so it would be a test - one could use the old iron skillet the other the new non stick and see who wins - with 22 eggs to cook - there would be plenty of testing!

Linda said... #

I would make your omelet in the oven if I won these pans :)

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Jamie said... #

I would find lots to cook in it. Possibly one of the many recipes of yours that I have tried (banana poke cake was DELISH!) or one of the other many recipes I have been wanting to try.

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Anonymous said... #

I would try your egg recipe

Bonjour said... #

I would most definitely try the ham and cheese omelet on your blog! I would also love to try cornbread (which I always bake in a cast iron skillet)!!

' said... #

I love cooking in cast iron skillets, but they are getting to be to heavy for my arthritic wrists. Would love to have that set. I would cook just about everything I cook in them except gumbo. Hope I win and if not, hope I can find them soon in stores. Love your site. Brunella Brunet@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

I have seen these on QVC, and I have thought about buying them for sure. If i wasn't unemployed, I would have snapped them up immediately! I hope I win them, because everyone who reviews them says they're like miracle pans! Thanks for putting the giveaway together! ~Lydda(at)att(dot)net

Lonna Wood said... #

skillet biscuits!!! Yummy yum!

Amy said... #

I was looking for nonstick pans and stumbled on your site. These look amazing and the price is pretty reasonable. I hope the nonstick lasts for at least a year!

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