Granitestone Pro Series Pan Review

Today I’m taking a look at the new Pro Series pan from the Granitestone brand to see how it works and how it compares to the original.

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Where to Purchase

As of this writing, the best place to buy the Granitestone Pro Series is direct from the website (link). I managed to obtain the coupon code “JAMESWHITE” from the company to share with my readers, which will take 20% off your order. I have not seen this on Amazon yet but will update this space when I do.

About GraniteStone Pro Series

GraniteStone Pro Series is a new (in 2020) addition to the growing line of cookware under the GraniteStone brand umbrella. It is currently two sizes available: 10″ and 11.5″, both of which feature the same (or similar) nonstick surface that impressed me with the original. Those two sizes are sold as a set, and you cannot currently buy only one Pro Series pan. The Pro Series is not the same as the original GraniteStone/GraniteRock or the Diamond version.

Claims & Features

  • Non-stick mineral coating
  • High gauge aluminum
  • Induction compatible
  • Oven safe up to 555-degrees F

GraniteStone Pro Series Review

Although I don’t profess to be a culinary expert, I have reviewed my share of pans over the past few years, and probably the most common question I get asked is, “What is your favorite pan?” Since 2018 that answer has been, “The Granite Rock pan.” Today I’m taking a look at the newest version in that line, which was renamed GraniteStone not long after my review of the original incarnation.

I’ll refer you to my original review of the Granite Rock pan if you are interested in that particular pan. Suffice it to say that I was impressed with the performance of its nonstick surface when I originally reviewed it, and I have been equally impressed that it has managed to stay in like-new condition ever since. When I found out that a new offering called the Pro Series had just been released, I knew I had to give it a shot.

Although I had no complaints with the original pan, I was curious to discover than numerous improvements had been made in this collection. The pan is much heavier and sturdier than the original, and it is considerably thicker. An aluminum plate has been added to the bottom which allows the pan to be used with induction cookware. That was not something that mattered to me with the original, but several viewers and readers had inquired about that, so I’m sure this will be a welcomed addition to those consumers. Finally, the handle has been re-tooled. The original handle was flat and thin, while the new handle is considerably thicker and more rounded. This allows it to disperse heat better and remain cooler.

The packaging is quite clear that seasoning must be performed prior to the first use. This merely requires a little oil and a short time in the oven. After that, the pan is ready to go.

The new Pro Series pan (right) is compatible with induction cookware, unlike the original (left).

I performed several tests on this pan in order to see how well it compares to the original, and how it works in real-world cooking tests. I first tried a regular fried egg with no oil or butter and, as with many nonstick pans I’ve tried in the past, it did not stick at all. I wanted to give the surface a more challenging test, so I duplicated my burnt marshmallow test that I did with the original. This entailed burning marshmallows in the pan and then turning it upside down. The marshmallows fell out, but some of the burnt material remained behind. After letting that cool, the remaining burnt marshmallow easily scraped out with a plastic spatula.

Burnt marshmallow came off with no effort.

Perhaps the most impressive test of the nonstick surface entailed melting caramel in the pan and then letting it set for 24 hours. I wondered if perhaps this was too difficult of a test for the nonstick surface. At first I didn’t think the melted/hardened caramel would come off, but after a few scrapes with a plastic spatula, both pieces popped right off.

Burnt and cooled caramel was my toughest test.

I use the pan for a couple of weeks before writing this review, and some of the items I cooked in it included chicken, sauces, bacon, and shrimp. During none of my tests did the nonstick surface fail to perform. Perhaps more impressive has been the cleanup. In most instances I was able to almost completely clean off the pan with just running water. A light wipe of a sponge is all I needed to clean it off, regardless of what was caked onto the surface.

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Overall, I think the GraniteStone Pro Series is a fine addition to the brand’s line of cookware. I don’t know if the surface is better than the original, but it is certainly as good. When you combine that with a better handle, more durable material, and induction capability, this pan should definitely be on your short list of pans to consider. As of this writing, it is only available as a two-pan set, which costs about the same per pan as the original, so I feel like the cost is quite reasonable.

Below you can find my full video review. Below that is the original Granite Rock (before it was renamed) review, along with a re-test after one year of use.

Your GraniteStone Pro Series Reviews

Have you used the original Granite Rock or any of the new GraniteStone pans? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Great review. I use cast iron which is also non-stick when seasoned properly and cleaned properly. I am impressed with these granitestone pans. I wonder if they would outlast my cast iron ones.

Step
Step
1 year ago

Sad, it is only in the USA availible

Grace
Grace
1 year ago

I’m totally getting these; just wish there was a cool square version like yours!

Btw, did you give them permission to use your vid for promotional purposes?

JoAnn
JoAnn
1 year ago

I have been looking for a new set of pots and pans. I am so impressed with your fair, thorough review of these, so we purchased a set after looking for quite awhile for a new set! Can’t wait to receive them and I must thank you for the great discount code! Really appreciate all you do! Thank you!

JoAnn
JoAnn
1 year ago
Reply to  James White

So after using these for a few weeks, I have to say these pro pots and pans are excellent to use! Easy to clean; easy to cook in and even cooking. The non-stick surface works incredibly well and even better with just a small amount of oil. Heavy, sturdy and well made pots and pans. The stacking is wonderful to save space, even two lids stack conveniently on the pots and pans to save even more space! The handles stay cool on this pro series. I did receive a bent stock pot with my set and customer service was very responsive and easy to work with!  They… Read more »

NIkki
NIkki
1 year ago

How about an Amazon link? Sure would like to give you the affiliate link dollars when we buy this. Found it on there for about $42 but on the website it was over $50 even with coupon code. 🙂

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 year ago

At what temp and for how long did you season your pans? The instructions that came with mine make no mention of seasoning.

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 year ago
Reply to  James White

Thanks!

Jeanie
Jeanie
1 year ago

I have been looking for a new pan with good reviews. I will try this one.
Thank you for doing the review it is helpful.


Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Code is dead now.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

I was wrong the code does still work. Just have to make an account and log-in.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

They do not package pans very will. There was no damage of the box.

Here is the pan. Still trying to contact someone. Their chat don’t respond. Even when the Chat window saids:” We reply immediately “

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justin
justin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jon

I ordered mine 14 days ago, they never shipped it out and wont respond to any of my messages

justin
justin
11 months ago
Reply to  justin

at least you got the right pan, they sent me Gotham steel copper pan

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

closer look

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Jon
Jon
1 year ago

box. They did not even wrap the pan in the bubble wrap.

They don’t have a phone number to call anyone.

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Jon
Jon
1 year ago
Reply to  James White

1st- Thank you for the Phone number.

They replace it . no problem ( in the mail now )

Just got my 20 pan set. Love them.

I have saved $83.40 with your code.

Got 20 pan set, grill pan,egg pan and 6 knives.
shipping a little slow. but, it fine.

I’m planning to buy the pro set next. They look heaver duty.

Thank you.

justin
justin
1 year ago

hey James, I used that link you put on the top of this page that goes directly to the website, and it turns out it’s a phony website, charged me, never shipped it out and wont contact me back… I spoke with granitestone and they said this is not their website. it’s been weeks and I cannot get in touch with them and my order never shipped

justin
justin
11 months ago
Reply to  James White

the one from at the top of this page, that you linked in. I’ve emailed them several times from the linked website and called multiple times to leave a message because it tells me no one is available to take your call and has you leave a message. I ordered about a month ago now and haven’t heard anything after multiple attempts to contact them. I’m going to go to my bank if i don’t have them contact me and try to get my money back. and from what I’ve seen, there are multiple distributors of granite stone and different… Read more »

justin
justin
11 months ago
Reply to  James White

they still have never replied to me or sent my order. just FYI I’m going to my bank to try to get a refund

justin
justin
11 months ago
Reply to  James White

I’ve done that 3 times so far. no response on live chat as of yet on 12/29

Cleve
Cleve
11 months ago

I just ordered and used your coupon code JAMESWHITE and it took off 25% not 20% so even better! Thanks, I can’t wait to start sliding some eggs!

justin
justin
11 months ago

I ordered the granite Stone pro, they sent me this instead and they wont answer my emails or calls…

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justin
justin
11 months ago
Reply to  James White

I did, it said all messages are being forwarded to their email until the 28th. I did that thismorning and haven’t recieved a response yet.

Kyle Wells
Kyle Wells
8 months ago

Hello. I was wondering if you could update us on how the pro series is doing after so long? I’m looking to purchase a set of cookware, but I would like a set that lasts a pretty long time. Also, would you be willing to review their other pan sets? I’m mostly looking at the stackable ones. Thank you in advance – Kai