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- Raised stainless steel pixels over nonstick surface
- 3-ply; stainless steel around aluminum core
- Safe for metal utensils
- 2.5 quart capacity
- Cooktop & oven safe up to 500° F
- Dishwasher safe
Clearance: Frieling Black Cube Saucepan w/Lid, 2.5Q
This is a new old stock model. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
Black Cube™ cookware from Frieling features a 3-ply construction with a specialized PFOA-free nonstick surface. At its core each Black Cube pan is aluminum, so heat is retained and spread easily end evenly throughout the pan. On either side of the aluminum is a layer of stainless steel which provides durability and makes this cookware induction capable.
The interior of the sauce pan is nonstick with raised stainless steel dots (or "pixels") over the nonstick coating. The raised stainless steel pattern provides superior browning compared to other nonstick cookware, and protects the nonstick coating from scratches—so it’s safe to use metal utensils in all Black Cube pots and pans. The 2.5 quart pan has stainless steel interior sides, while the 1.5 quart pan is nonstick on the interior sides.
The saucepan comes with a tempered glass lid. The tempered glass lid features a silicone rim that provides a snug fit over the sauce pan, and an air valve to trap steam when the valve is shut, or to release steam automatically when the valve is open. The tempered glass allows you to see what’s going on in your sauce pan, without lifting the lid.
“Pleasant Hill Grain is a five star company with five star people. We will be sure to stay with your company for re-orders and we will be highly recommending you to others!”
– Sean Gerych, WV
Frieling Black Cube Saucepan Specs
|Capacity||Length (with handle)||Diameter||Depth||Height (with lid)|
Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||15%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SDB||Scratched and/or dented, or otherwise blemished.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SDB||Has moderate damage or blemish on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing, or paint blemish.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
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|Product Weight||2-1/4 lb.|
|Capacity (volume)||2.5 qt.|
|Warranty Length||Limited lifetime warranty|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By Lonnie C. in CO on 12/9/2019 - Verified BuyerWe have used 3 different sets of pans & skillets and finally found Frieling skillets at a local shop. Tried a skillet, loved it & bought two more in different sizes. We wanted to add saucepans and bought one from the company. Then we found Pleasant Hill Grain. Not only did they have the smaller pan that Frieling no longer makes, but the shipping was free!
The handles stay cool while cooking, heat distributes evenly and cleanup is a breeze. I do wish they made smaller saucepans, we could use a couple more.
This cookware is worth every penny and Pleasant Hill Grain was excellent to do business with.Was this review helpful to you?
By Deana B. in CA on 1/25/2019 - Verified BuyerWe like these pans and they are right-sized. Not too big for our family. I was somewhat surprised that the smaller pan had a Teflon coating inside the pan but the larger pan was stainless steel. Would have been nice to have received both with stainless. Also I called the company asking specifically if the kids could hang and was told yes - but the kids do not have any mechanism to for hanging. Overall we like the pans.Moderator:
Thanks for your review, Deana. We'd like to switch the pan out for you, but the pan with that style around the upper side isn't available from Frieling now.Was this review helpful to you?
By Gregg I., ID on 1/31/2017 - Verified BuyerThis is becoming a go-to pan for us. Our previous sauce pan was 2 qt. , and was not quite large enough sometimes. I like to keep things down from the rim a bit. The 2.5 qt. model of this pan is great, though a bit wider than the other. The height/weight ratio is nice. The handle is solid, though slippery if your hands are wet at all. It doesn't get hot.
The lid is very nice, and quiet to go on because of the silicone rim on it. The lid also fits perfectly on the Kuhn Rikon Anniversary pressure cooker, which is a nice bonus.
To open or close the valve on the lid, you turn the lower part. Examine it from underneath and you can see exactly how it works. I haven't boiled anything up into the lid, but there's a screw that should let you disassemble it to clean if needed. So far, I just run water through it when hand washing and leave the valve open to help it dry. It does steam up a bit at first with the valve closed.
I haven't tried a metal utensil, so don't know how the stainless dots really protect the surface in practice. As a new non-stick surface, though, wow. Haven't had a new non-stick pan in a long time, and it's... slick. Hot cereal rinses out almost completely with just pressure from the faucet. A quick wipe gets any remnants.
We have a countertop induction unit, and the pan's compatibility with that is important. It comes up to temp quickly, and maintains temp with low heat settings. Excellent.
UPDATE: 3 months in and it's still great. No complaints at all.Moderator:
No need to shy away from stainless utensils Gregg, these pans laugh them off. Of course you want to keep utensil edges reasonably flat so you don't gouge down between the stainless pin tips, but with ordinary sensible use it's no problem at all. Thanks for your review!Was this review helpful to you?
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