Thinking about getting the Happycall Plasma IH frying pan? Or some would call it Happycall titanium frying pan. Read my review on this pan and how it stacks up against the earlier Happycall Diamond frying pan.
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Plasma IH titanium is Happycall’s high-end range of cookware. It has most of the features of its predecessor (the Diamond pan) but with stronger nonstick surface and exterior and is compatible with all heat sources, including induction. It uses premium titanium nonstick coating. Titanium alloy is 6 times stronger than aluminium, 2 times stronger than iron and 43% lighter than iron.
- Product Type: Frying pan / skillet
- Manufacturer: Happycall Co., Ltd (South Korea)
- Diameter: 11″ (also available in 8″, 9″, 10″, 12″ and 13″)
- Weight: 1020 g
- Body Material: Titanium, aluminium (97% purity) and stainless steel. Handle – Bakelite
- Coating: Interior – Titanium. Exterior: Silica
- Stove compatibility: Induction, gas, electric, halogen and ceramic
- Color: Metal Gray
- Scratch resistant: Yes
- Rust resistant: Yes
- Warp resistant: Yes
- Corrosion resistant: Yes
- Dishwasher safe: Yes
- Oven safe: No
- Lid included: No (available for purchase separately)
- PFOA: Flawless PFOA 0%
- Eco friendly: Yes
- Available at: Amazon
Special note: Product sold by Amazon.com or Happycall Cookware is guaranteed authentic and will include English manuals and customer support
Other Cool Features
- Rivetless design makes it hygenic and easy to clean.
- Heat resistant and scratch resistant silica exterior.
- Flawless Zero PFOA. Harmful PFOA is not only undetected in this pan, it is not used at all.
- It has a hanging hole on the handle so this is very useful if space is an issue.
This video highlights the tough exterior of Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan.
Cons of the Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan
#1. No lid.
It does not come with a lid if you buy the individual pan but is sold separately. But you can easily use a lid from another pan as long as it fits. Only the premium set comes with a lid.
#2. Heavy (compared to other nonstick pans).
I find this pan heavier than a regular nonstick pan, so it is harder for me to flip food when cooking. This is likely due to the layer of stainless steel in the pan to make it induction ready.
#3. Harder to clean.
The interior of the pan is very easy to clean as the surface is smooth but the bottom of the pan is not as easy as it has many circular grooves. Which was why I experimented with using a steel scourer to clean the bottom as I’m very particular about not having grease accumulate on and in between the grooves.
Things I love about Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan
#1. Exceptional heat resistance.
One of the first things I observed when cooking with this pan is that it can withstand very high heat. Usually, I don’t recommend using high heat with nonstick pans, but this “rule” doesn’t seem to apply to this pan.
Sometimes, I cook with the same type of heat as I would with a stainless steel pan and it doesn’t warp this nonstick pan in any way. (Make sure the heat source is not too close to the handle because unlike the body of the frying pan, the handle is made of bakelite).
#2. Great aesthetics and construction.
Sleek design with a comfortable to grip ergonomic handle. Almost sexy (if you can call it that) especially when new. The construction is solid and well made.
#3. Superb nonstick feature.
Food does not adhere to the pan even with minimal oil and heat is distributed evenly.
#4. Tough exterior.
I really love the improved exterior with silica coating. On several occasions, I’ve scrubbed the bottom (not the bottom edge or it will be scuffed. Yes, I tried that) with a steel scourer and it doesn’t even leave a hairline scratch. You’ll have to use your discretion on applying the right amount of pressure (not brute strength) when cleaning. Having said that, DO NOT scrub the interior of the pan with anything abrasive or you’ll risk ruining the nonstick coating.
How to Care for your Nonstick Pan
Like any other nonstick pans, the Happycall frying pan needs reasonable care to keep it in good condition. If you have more than one nonstick frying pan, I highly recommend that you alternate the pans when cooking.
This way, no individual pan will be overused and it will help to extend the shelf-life of your nonstick pan. Read this article on more tips to care for your nonstick pans.
Watch it in Action! (Cooking Video)
For those who like to watch a cooking demonstration, this is for you!
Happycall Diamond Frying Pan
Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan
In this table, I will highlight the main differences between these two frying pans by Happycall. Note that both the Diamond range and Plasma IH range come in multiple sizes.
|Happycall Diamond Frying Pan||Happycall Plasma IH Pan|
|Material||Body: Aluminium. Handle: Bakelite||Body: Titanium, aluminium and stainless steel. Handle: Bakelite|
|Coating||Interior: 5 layers Diamond nonstick coating. Exterior: Porcelain||Interior: Premium titanium nonstick coating. Exterior: Heat resistant silica|
|Cleanup||Easy||Easy to moderate|
|Stove type||Gas, electric, halogen and glass||All types including induction|
|Check price||Check price|
Which one should I choose? Happycall Diamond Frying Pan or Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan?
If you’re using an induction stovetop at home or plan to switch to an induction stovetop, then it’s a no brainer. Go for the Happycall Plasma IH pan as it is induction cooktop ready.
For other types of cooktop, it will depend on your budget and what you look for in a nonstick cookware.
For me personally, when choosing a nonstick pan, these are the qualities I look for:
- PFOA free
- Scratch resistant
- Strong nonstick surface
- Cooks evenly
- Durability (although nonstick pans are not as durable as other types of cookware I’d want something that I don’t have to toss away within a year or two)
I use both and each has its own merits. The Diamond pan trumps in these areas – affordability and slightly easier clean up.
As for the Plasma pan, it has a much stronger exterior and nonstick surface and is induction cooktop ready.
You really can’t go wrong with either!
If you’re like me and need to have at least one nonstick pan in your kitchen (because for delicate foods, cooking with a nonstick pan will make life so much easier), then I highly recommend Happycall’s Plasma IH frying pan.
To recap, here are the highlights of this frying pan:
✔ Premium titanium coating (for extra durability, corrosion resistance and superior nonstick feature)
✔ Sleek silica exterior for excellent heat and scratch resistance
✔ No PFOA is used (no environmentally harmful substance was found)
✔ Compatible with all heat sources including induction
Have you used the Happycall titanium frying pan? Share your thoughts or questions here by leaving a comment!
I have the diamond series, but I changed the kitchen to induction, and I might know which of the two is the best resistant titanium or Dimante IH.
If you’re using induction cooktops, then the Happycall Plasma IH series would be better as it is induction compatible. I agree that it is an excellent product. 🙂
Matts Mom says
I am in need of a good non-stick frying pan. I recently moved and left a lot behind. I love this frying pan, just wish it had a lid. Do you know of one that is similar that provides a lid? I do really need a larger size non-stick pan with a lid. I will look forward to hearing back from you 🙂
You can find the lid here. It is sold separately from the pan. Only the Happycall titanium set (comes with a stockpot, wok, grill and induction range), will have a lid.
This pan comes in 6 sizes and the largest size available is the 13″ pan. Thanks for writing in.
Ann Kelly says
Thanks for the in depth review of this sturdy looking frying pan. I’m in the market for a super non-stick one at the moment since all the non-stick frying pans I’ve ever owned seem to lose that feature after time! This one sounds incredibly durable and awesome. thanks for sharing the info!
Yes, the non-stick quality of non-stick frying pans will gradually diminish over a period of time depending on how often and how they are used. But if you take good care of them, they will last you for a much longer time. From my personal experience, Happycall’s non-stick frying pans are value for money as they outlasted all the other non-stick frying pans that I’ve tried.
Hi Yvonne, okay so I’m convinced, LOL. My wife and I are looking for a decent frying pan and she gets upset with me because I always seem to find something wrong with the ones we have. I will be showing her the Happycall Plasma IH Frying Pan and most likely making a purchase, thank you!
Stefan Vogt says
Thanks for this deep review.
The Happycall’s Plasma IH frying pan seems to be the perfect addition to my kitchen.
One question though, can this pan be used with a gas stove? I live in Thailand and we use frying pans almost every day but we are cooking with gas.
Hope to hear from you
Yes, you can. I personally use Happycall’s Plasma IH pans on my gas stove at home.
What a beautiful pan. The video you shared with the heat ‘purity test’ is pretty intense!
I feel like with this pan you would never need another nonstick frying pan ever again. I only use nonstick, but I’ve had the same one for years. Your review is making me wonder whether it’s time for an upgrade.
Thanks for the article.
Yes, it’s a pretty intense video. 🙂 Unfortunately, nonstick pans aren’t as hardy as other types of cookware. I’ve gone through several over the years and so far, Happycall’s nonstick frying pans are the best that I’ve come across. If you’re thinking of making an upgrade, I highly recommend this titanium nonstick frying pan.
Check out the Diamond frying pan too (also by Happycall) which is slightly cheaper but isn’t induction ready.
Wow, this is very informative! I love the attention to detail that you give to this pan. I have always wanted to do a kitchen upgrade and this might just make a new addition into my home. Thanks for all of the information.
Happycall’s Plasma IH pan is designed to withstand intense heat. It was one of the first things that I observed when I started using this pan. Although the quality of this nonstick pan will not deteriorate with high heat, I am old school and I don’t recommend users to cook with high heat all the time with this pan.
Love this article. I have such basic pans at my house and I didn’t even realize how advanced they have gotten. The pros are way more important than the cons for this pan and that makes it great. Thanks for sharing.
Rico Hanes says
Great Review ! It certainly breaks down the difference between the two Frying pans, but I am with you, I live alone and I couldn’t possibly do without a non stick frying pan – so it’s the Happycall Pasma IH Frying pan for me. Excellent Pros & Cons and thank you for making it easy to order.
You’re welcome. Thanks for writing in! 🙂
Wow, this was a wonderfully written article. As a college student, I need durable cookware as mine goes through a lot of wear and tear. Thank you for sharing!