Happycall Diamond Frying Pan Review : My Quest for The Best Non Stick Pan
If you’ve read my previous review on Happycall’s Alumite Ceramic Pots, you’ll know how much I love them. They are versatile, stylish, enduring and everything that I look for and more in a cooking pot. But what about this Diamond Frying Pan made by the same company? Is it just as good? We will find out in this Happycall Diamond Frying Pan Review.
(This review contains my affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own)
The diamond frying pan is one of Happycall’s steady bestseller. Made with forged aluminum so that heat is evenly distributed and coating lasts a longer time, it is designed to be durable and lightweight. It is one of 5 products in the Diamond Series category.
The rest are the:
- 2500 Ton Forged Aluminum Construction: Happycall Diamond Pan forged with this special method makes it more dense and solid than most frying pans and provides excellent smoothness.
- 5 Layers of Diamond coating : The multiple layers of coating ensures strength and hardness to resist scratch, abrasion and corrosion. The ‘non-stick’ function prevents food from sticking to the surface and makes cleaning a breeze.
- 4 times more heat conductive than most cookware: Diamond has the best heat conductivity (5 times more than copper, 140 times more than stainless steel) and is not harmful to the human body.
- PFOA Free: No environmental harmful substance was found. Its coating is non-toxic.
Other cool features:
- Special bending method on the side of the pan to prevent oil or food from flowing down
- Eco-friendly porcelain coating on the exterior for easy cleaning and scratch resistance
- Ergonomic handle with hanging feature
- Product Type: Frying pan / skillet
- Manufacturer: Happycall Co., Ltd (South Korea)
- Diameter: 11″ (also available in 7.9″, 9.4″, 10.2″, 11″, 11.8″ and 12.6″)
- Weight: 950 g
- Body Material: 2500-ton forged aluminum construction. Handle – Bakelite
- Coating: Interior – 5 layers of nonstick diamond coating. Exterior – Eco-friendly porcelain
- Stove compatibility: Gas, electric, halogen and ceramic
- Color: Black
- Scratch resistant: Yes
- Rust resistant: Yes
- Warp resistant: Yes
- Dishwasher safe: Yes
- Oven safe: No
- Lid included: No
- PFOA Free: Yes
- Eco friendly: Yes
This short video shows how a Happycall Frying Pan performs compared with a generic frying pan.
My Experience with Happycall’s Diamond Frying Pan
As a busy mom of 3 who cooks almost daily, having the right cooking equipment is very important for me to help save time and be more efficient. I was tired of replacing my non-stick pans every year or so.
So when I bought Happycall’s Diamond Frying Pan-Wok (which was my first Happycall product), I did not have much expectations of this pan as all my previous nonstick cookware had to be discarded in less than 2 years.
I ended up using this pan for about 4 years. I never thought it would last for as long as it did as I cooked with it frequently and to be honest, I didn’t really treat it with much care.
I liked it so much that I went on to buy the Diamond frying pan. The nonstick coating works great but you have to know how to look after your nonstick pans if you want the nonstick coating to last for a longer time.
>> Related: 10 Tips on Caring For Your Nonstick Cookware. <<
What is diamond coating?
from Happycall’s official website –
“Diamond has a property of matter strong enough to cut iron or stone, and smooth surface characteristics. In addition, diamond has the best heat conductivity (5 times more than copper, 140 times more than stainless) and is not harmful to the human body. A new technology (making nano from the diamond crystal structure) has been applied to Happycall diamond coating, which was developed together with the Nano Science Research Team in Pusan National University.”
>> Related: Click here to see Happycall’s latest induction compatible titanium frying pan <<
Here is a short cooking demonstration using Happycall Diamond Frying Pans.
Cooking with Happycall Diamond Frying Pans
How Well Does It Work?
1. The pan does not come with a cover unless you are getting the frying pan and wok set. It’s not a deal breaker for me. To get around this, I use a cover from my old pan with a similar size and it fits perfectly.
1. Heats up quickly and does a good job of searing meats and fishes.
2. Well made with a sturdy construction. You will know at once when you lift it up.
3. The handle provides a comfortable grip.
4. Easy to clean.
5. High-quality product at affordable price.
What Do Other Users Think of Happycall Diamond Frying Pan?
I’m not the only one who loves Happycall’s Diamond Frying Pan. The reviews of Happycall Diamond frying pan are overwhelmingly positive. Many of them find the nonstick qualities of this pan amazing. They also love how easy clean-up is, the even heat distribution of the pan and good value for the price.
There were a few negatives, of course. They include the pan not having a lid and some mentioned that the product arrived dented. A few of them said that the nonstick feature wore off after a few months of use. As I mentioned earlier, you need to know how to care for your nonstick pan to prolong its usage. That includes seasoning the pan before the first use for optimal performance.
Watch this short video to see more of Happycall Diamond Frying Pan’s features:
If you’re thinking of getting a good quality nonstick frying pan at an affordable price, this is it. Happycall’s Diamond frying pan is just as what it advertised:
✓ Excellent nonstick function
✓ Easy to use and cook
✓ Easy to clean
Just so you know, do not expect this pan to last for years and years (it’s a nonstick pan after all) especially if it is not treated with reasonable care. I replaced my Happycall Diamond pan-wok after 4 years.
That to me, is a major improvement as I used to replace my nonstick pans every 1 to 2 years. And for that, I won’t complain.
To put it plainly, I have gotten my money’s worth out of this pan considering how often I used it.
If I were to buy another non-stick pan in future, Happycall would still be my choice as it is a brand I trust for its quality and I enjoy using their products.
Read my detailed review on the latest Happycall titanium frying pan if you need a nonstick pan that is induction ready.
Where Can You Get It?
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Leo of WPStarters says
Am new to cooking and am looking for information about HappyCall, having redeemed my HappyCall Wok and Pan set from Maybank Malaysia.
I’m considering to get a stainless steel frying pan for high heat. Is that needed? Or would HappyCall be able to handle everything from low to high heat?
Appreciate your thoughts!
I would get that stainless steel frying pan for high-heat cooking. HappyCall wok and pan set is a great addition to the kitchen but I think it will wear out faster if you plan to use it for everything. I personally like to have a range of cookware for different usage.
Hi Yvonne. I was desperately looking for info rdg my happy call diamond pan & alumite pot. So glad to chance upon this link and found a happy call expert here.
There are some cuts/ abrasion on my diamond pan aft using it to cook crabs and clams. The surface also has a very tiny peel ( but did not come off on the white star spot) when i touch. I do not know if it is still safe to continue using.
Rdg my alumite pot. My husband has b using it to boil herbal drinks. The non stick layer had ” worn off” leaving the surface rather patchy looking. Food sticks on the pot. My same concern if this pot is still safe to use?
Hope to hear fr u:)
I’m not a Happycall expert but I use their products regularly so I will try my best to answer your questions. For nonstick pans, it is best not to cook meats with bones and moving them around in the pan as it may cause minor scratches.
Did the crab have any rough edges? If yes, it may likely be the cause. I would personally continue to use a nonstick pan if the scratches are superficial and not the pitted kind. If a nonstick pan is always used, I think surface scratches are unavoidable even with diligent care. Without seeing how the peel looks like, I can’t tell whether it is safe to continue using.
For the alumite pot, have you tried using Jif cream cleaner? I also noticed that after many uses, the nonstick surface on my alumite pots have a dull look and is patchy looking as you described. The Jif cream cleaner works for me every time. It removes the patches effectively. You may want to check out the video on how to clean your happycall alumite pots here. After washing, I wipe the pot dry with a clean soft cloth. For this, I would say yes, it is still safe to use.
The few cut marks on my frying pan I wld say is deep which you can tell from touching the surface. Other than this, there is no pitted “wound” and the pan looks perfectly new. Knowing is PFOA free, non toxic and safe gave me a great relief. Fr my judgement, I think I should go ahead to use it again and this time no trying of cooking crabs or bony meats with it. As for the alumite pot… ..thx for the video; I will try getting Jiff cream to remove the patches.
Thx for the info and wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks, Connie. Feel free to write in if you have any other questions. Have a wonderful day! 🙂
Steve Simmons says
This is so helpful. Thank you for writing this! I have a question – ive read that some people simply wipe out their cast iron pan after using it to “clean” it…i.e. no soap, no water, no salt, nada – do you think this is safe/hygienic to do? I am very very crunchy myself but I don’t want to get my family sick. Thanks again for writing this. You are very good at explaining things and I enjoyed reading this!
Sorry for the late reply. I personally am not using cast iron pans at the moment. But if I were to use one, more likely than not I would wash it for hygiene purposes. Thanks for writing in!
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Hi Yvonne. Like the great article u shared. But I wondering if the Diomond non stick frying pan can use on ceramic cooktop? Or only on gas stove. Thanks.
The Diamond non stick frying pan is only suitable for gas stoves. Are you looking for a non stick frying pan for use on induction cooktop, I would recommend Happycall’s Induction Titanium Nonstick Frying Pan. They are compatible with all heat sources including induction and come in a few different sizes. I’m personally using it now and it works great.
May I know what’s the difference between diamond and titanium ? Thanks.
I’m not an expert in the materials but from my own personal experience from using Happycall’s Titanium frying pans, I find that they conduct heat well (food cooks quickly) and is able to take higher temperatures compared to the diamond range. Although I try not to go too high with the heat as I want to preserve them for as long as possible 🙂
This is what I gathered from Happycall’s Korea website: Diamond coating provides strength and durability to resist scratch, abrasion and corrosion. Titanium is 6 times stronger than aluminium and 2 times stronger than iron. It is mainly used in the aerospace industry and medical devices as it can resist extreme temperatures. Due to its excellent durability and corrosion resistance, it can also be safely used to cook hot and spicy foods.
Alicia Chow says
I like your review! Last year I went to Korea so I bought and carried back a Happycall double sided frying pan Jumbo and I really like it. Now I’m planning to get this Happycall diamond coating frying pan because it is larger which can cook a bigger portion of food. But I’m hesitate to buy it from Lazada or Amazon because I worry whether it is really original and worry about scratches during delivery. What do u think about this?
Thanks for your comments and questions. I understand your concerns regarding placing an online order.
I checked with both Lazada and Amazon about the authenticity of their products and also whether will there be a replacement/refund for defective items. This is their response:
“If the item is not as expected, you can return it for a full refund or replacement using our Online Returns Center (www.amazon.com/returns).”
“As far as Lazada is concern rest assured that all products/items that are posted on our website are authentic, we don’t offer/sell fake items. Please take note as well that sellers who sells fake product will be penalized accordingly.
If it happens that you have received a fake item or any discrepancy upon delivery, we highly suggest to return the item and make an Online Returns form and our Returns team will assist you.”
I hope this clears up your concerns. If you have further questions, do let me know.
Btw, I also have the Happycall double-sided jumbo frying pan. Perhaps I’ll do a review of that in future! 🙂
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Gordon Dodd says
This is a very good review of a very good article. Finding a true non stick kitchen utensil is not as easy as it may seem, but with the Happycall Diamond Frying pan because of the coating used will last a lot longer than the average non stick frying pan. Why anyone would go for anything less I’m not sure. You have covered the versatility of this Frying Pan perfectly.
Thanks for your comments, Gordon. For me, even though I like to have different kinds of cookware in my kitchen, having at least one non-stick cookware is essential as I find them very useful to cook certain foods. The only downside is that it needs extra care to avoid scratching the pans.
If you have to have at least one non-stick cookware in the kitchen like me, I recommend Happycall’s Diamond frying pan. I’ve been using them for years and they are PFOA free, come in various sizes and is great for cooking a variety of dishes.
Matt's Mom says
I love the Happycall diamond non-stick frying pan! I love that you have had this 4 years and it is still in great condition. The videos are awesome and the frying pan looks so versatile with so much room to cook in really. I have bought what I thought were good non-stick frying pans that I still have. They all have scratches, and I do not use metal in them. All my utensils are rubber. One also has bowled up and is no longer flat on the stove. I paid just as much for them as this Happycall is selling for. I think it is time to get a new frying pan! Great review! Thanks for sharing.
Once a non-stick pan gets warped and scratches (especially deep ones), it is better to get a new pan. Happycall non-stick frying pans are affordable, PFOA free and of good quality. I know as I’ve been using them for about 4 years now although they do need extra care when using. Thanks for writing in.
john Savage says
Wow! the versatility of this pan is fantastic!
I really like this review and absolutely spot on!
Are there really and truly non-stick frying pans? Well I think you have just answered the question!!
Andi Tointon says
Now I want the Happycall Diamond Non Stick Frying Pan and The Wok it would be a real treat to have something this good unlike my cheap frying pans.
Thanks very much for such a fab review from and experienced lady.
Hello Vonnie! This is a great post. You are well versed in your subject. Since I am in the market for a non-stick pan, I will definitely use your reccomendations.?
This frying pan looks ace! We have a lot of stir fry meals in our house and I love a pan-wok – in fact I use mine often. I was really surprised by the price – I expected this to be a lot more expensive, bearing in mind uses “diamond” in it’s name. I have always wondered about the safety of non-stick cookware, but I’m glad I kept reading because you answered my question. I can understand if there are no toxic chemicals in the coating on this pan then it’s quite safe to cook with. I am conscious of not putting chemicals into any of our food! I love the look of your recipes too – I’m going to give some of them a try.
Your extensive knowledge of non-stick pans and their durability is completely convincing, since you learned all about them “in the trenches”! Cooking for a family and trying out new and different pans has finally paid off now that you’ve found Happycall!
The 4 sizes sound most useful. What would be the very best size if I were to purchase one as a gift? I know a lot of young people who are just starting out on their own (finally getting their own apartment away from the parents!), and I’d like to get them a nice pan as a present. I remember when I was just starting out, having good cookware was a great thing. And though these prices are not high, it can be a lot for a young person getting their first apartment.
I also wondered about frying in oil? You had mentioned that non-stick are great for foods cooked at low temperatures, but you did also use it to fry some of your food. So what’s the maximum temperature I should expect?
It’s so wonderful that you bring a wealth of previous experience to this topic, including the 4 years with your new Happycall pan! I can see you use it extensively, so it’s long life is certainly a tribute to it’s durability!
Finally, the videos and photos are awesome and clearly explain the details about these products.
Thanks for the fantastic review!
Thank you for your questions and comments. Being a food blogger, sometimes I’m ‘forced’ to try out new and different cooking tools and cookware. Happycall has made cooking in my kitchen easier and not so much of a chore. 🙂
Gifting a suitable sized pan-wok or any of the frying pans would depend on the recipient’s family size and also his/her personal preference. The smaller sized pan-woks are suitable for cooking a smaller amount of food and the reverse is true of the bigger ones. The pan-wok that I used on the post is a 12″ size and I like that it has a lot of space for moving food around especially when cooking stir-fries. The advantage I can think of with the smallest size pan-wok is that less oil would be needed if deep-frying due to a smaller bottom surface.
Yes, it’s true that the prices are not high. I would say that for a person starting out on their own, the 3-piece set offers the best value as you can get both the frying pan (great for cooking food like scrambled eggs, pancakes, tofu, etc) pan-wok (good for stir-fries, etc) plus the cover at a discounted price. The cover is not sold individually. I did the calculations for both 3-piece set sizes (11″ 3-piece set and 12″ 3-piece set) and if you add up the original prices of the frying pan and pan-wok, you only have to pay about $7.00 USD for the cover.
I understand your concerns about frying in oil with non-stick cookware. I am too. New non-stick frying pans have progressed a lot and are now able to withstand heat up to 500 degrees F. That is the maximum recommended temperature for non-stick cookware. To know exactly how hot the oil is when you cook (especially if deep-frying), you may consider getting a cooking thermometer.
Ok I am sold on the Happycall diamond nonstick frying pan! I mean wow, 4 years and still going. That is awesome. This truly seems like a good buy, not too expensive and amazing quality. I love that you get a fair amount of surface to cook with. In one of the videos, you can see 2 big pieces of meat plus veggies being cooked at once. That is so practical! I have had the same frying pan for years too and although it works okay, I think I might just invest in a Happycall one now 🙂
I’m glad you like the Happycall nonstick frying pan! Yes, the price is not too expensive. Especially considering I’ve been using it for almost 4 years now.
In the video, the 2 pieces of meat plus veggies cooked together was cooked in Happycall’s diamond non-stick grill pan but you can also use Happycall’s diamond non-stick frying pan for that purpose. 🙂
Shubhangi Rane. says
Thanks a lot for this useful article on non-stick cookware. When using non-stick, the real concern of course about the toxic chemicals used in it. Thanks for making it clear.
Durability and cleaning also look good with Happy call Diamond.
Wow! The reason I almost didnt click on the link to your blog was because of all I have heard about toxic chemicals in non-stick cookware. I am SO GLAD to learn about this pan and that’s is free of potentially toxic chemicals–how awesome is that. I love non-stick cookware–so much easier to clean. Are these products available in the united states? i haven’t heard of this brand before.
I can cast my worries aside when using Happycall nonstick pans because they’re free from environmentally harmful substances. The ease of clean ups is a definite bonus 🙂 Yes, Happycall is available in United States too. Happycall exports to 22 countries in the world and the United States is one of them. You can also find them on Amazon.
A brief history about Happycall: It was founded in 1999 in Korea and developed the world’s first double-sided frying pan. Since then, it has produced other high-quality cookware such as its Diamond Frying pan, Alumite Ceramic Pot, Direct Gas-Fired Oven and 3-ply stainless pot.
I love this Wok style Frying Pan. The high walls makes this Fraying Pan very versatile. The fact that you are still using it after 4 years of daily use proves it quality to me. It looks nice and well constructed. I even like the price of the trio.
I love the high walls of the pan-wok too. The sloping edge makes it perfect for stir-fries. Food won’t get tossed out easily when cooking with it. And yes, the price of the 3 piece set is a good deal! 🙂
Pj Germain says
Hi Yvonne, what a fantastic article on Happycall Diamond Non Stick Frying Pan Review. Your information was very informative and conclusive. I’m very tempted to order one off Amazon now as my recent non-stick frying pans are now sticking! LOL! Thanks so much!
You’re welcome, PJ. I’m glad you like the review. 🙂