About CorVex Cookware

Endorsed by celebrity chef Anne Burrell, CorVex is a 4-in-1 cast ceramic pan that’s claimed to fuse the best qualities of cookware into a “one pan chef-quality solution” that can help you to instantly prepare better food, faster.

As such, CorVex claims to combine all the best benefits of different kinds of cookware in one pan, including:

  • Sear at high heat up to 800 degrees, just like a stainless steel pan, allowing you to flambé, fry, and bake, all in one pan.
  • CorVex’s dual cast ceramic interior holds and distributes heat like cast iron.
  • The double-coated ceramic also provides even heat distribution, but with the durability of ceramic, so CorVex won’t scratch, dent, or ding. Because of this, CorVex is claimed to be safe to use with metal utensils, without having to worry about hot spots.
  • Non-stick surface that’s “one-wipe easy,” without emitting PFOA and PTFE related gasses. This also means you’ll be able to cook some foods without butter or oil, which translates into less cholesterol and fat.

On top of this, the bottom of each CorVex pan features a proprietary “vortex” that elevates it off the cooking surface and provides space for air to flow freely, which spins in a “pocket of superheated air from the center all the way to the edge,” allowing it to heat up to 50% faster and cook evenly.

Finally, each 9.5” diameter CorVex pan also features a Stay-Cool handle, which means the heat stays in the pan and not in your hand.

Sure, CorVex’s commercial might make it look like something you absolutely must own, whether you’re an amateur or a pro. But do CorVex pans really represent an “evolution in cookware,” or is it just an overhyped gimmick? Consider the following:

Who is Chef Anne Burrell?

Anne Burrell is a Food Network celebrity chef who currently hosts her own show called Secrets Of a Restaurant Chef, and who also co-hosts another show called Worst Cooks in America.

Before becoming a TV personality, Anne garnered extensive training in the field, having graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, and more.

Is CorVex Really a Healthier Way to Cook?

Although CorVex’s non-stick surface might allow you to cook certain foods without the use of butter or oil, and thereby reduce the amount of cholesterol or fat you consume, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s any healthier for you. Why?

First, because although cooking with less butter or oil is a great way to start eating healthier, not all fats are bad for you. And even among “bad” fats, such as trans fats and saturated fats, most nutritionists will advise that it’s, “The mix of fats that you eat, rather than the total amount in your diet, [are] what matters most when it comes to your cholesterol and health.”

Second, when removing tasty cooking ingredients such as fats, many people might try to make up for this “reduced” flavor by adding sugar or other flavorful ingredients that can be just as detrimental to your health as “bad” fats and cholesterol. As such, if you’re ready to accept the “altered” flavor of foods without added fat or cholesterol, then CorVex might provide a legitimate method of cooking healthier.

In short, while CorVex pans might help you take a solid first step toward cooking healthier meals, healthy eating is often more about the ingredients contained in your than it is about what you cook your food in.

What’s All the Talk about Gasses in the CorVex Commercial?

In the CorVex commercial and on the product’s website, we’re told that the pan doesn’t release PFOA or PTFE gasses. But what in the world are these anyway?

According to the EPA, “PFOA is an acronym for perfluorooctanoic acid, a synthetic (man-made) chemical that does not occur naturally in the environment. PFOA is sometimes called "C8." Studies indicate that PFOA can cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals. PFOA also appears to remain in the human body for a long time.”

Similarly, “Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The best known brand name of PTFE-based formulas is Teflon by DuPont Co., which discovered the compound. While PTFE is stable and nontoxic at lower temperatures, it begins to deteriorate after the temperature of cookware reaches about 260 °C (500 °F), and decomposes above 350 °C (662 °F). These degradation by-products can be lethal to birds and can cause flu-like symptoms in humans.”

Even-Heating Cookware Options

While they might not feature the same “vortex” bottom, it’s important to note that nearly every cookware manufacturer makes many of the same even-heating claims as the company behind CorVex. In fact, we’ve reviewed many similar options here at HighYa, including Slip Stone Pan, QTech Cookware, and more.

And although some options may be more expensive than others, many come from companies with entrenched reputations within the cookware industry, and purchasing them through a local retailer might help you save money on non-refundable S&H charges (more in a moment) and make the return process easier if you’re dissatisfied.

CorVex’s Arbitration Agreement

Finally, when you place your order for CorVex, you’ll be agreeing to an arbitration agreement. And while this might not seem like a big deal, it means that if you were to experience any damages, your legal rights would be extremely limited, including becoming part of a class action lawsuit or a trial by jury.

About CorVex’s Manufacturer

Although there wasn’t any company information listed on the CorVex website, according to a recent trademark application, these non-stick pans are manufactured by E. Mishan & Sons, a manufacturer of many popular “As Seen on TV” products, including Big Boss Insta Mop, XHOSE, Prestige Ionic Styler, and more.

Here at HighYa, we’ve garnered dozens of reader reviews for these products, who have given them an average rating of 2 stars. While some claim to have had positive experiences, some of the most common complaints revolve around failure to work as advertised and poor quality.

While this might not be what you experience with CorVex, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind.

CorVex Pricing & Refund Policy

Available in red or black, one CorVex pan is priced at $29.95 plus $6.95 S&H. With your purchase, you’ll also receive a free lid with steam valve.

All CorVex pans come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a 5-year no-chip, no-scratch warranty.

In order to request a refund or process a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact CorVex’s customer service department at 877-844-9086.

Can CorVex Step Your Cooking Up a Notch?

Chopping to the point: While CorVex’s unique “vortex” bottom and 4-pans-in-1 claim seems intriguing, the fact of the matter is that, based on customer reviews for other ASOTV products (including some from the same manufacturer), they often have reputations for not performing as well as they appear in their commercials.

Considering this, as well as CorVex’s non-refundable S&H charges, we might recommend exploring local even-heating, non-stick pan options before placing your online order.

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13 Customer Reviews for CorVex Cookware

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
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  • Not as advertized

    I bought the 3 piece set. Wish I had only wasted the money on a single pan. When you first start cooking with this product, it gives off an odd smell like burning plastic. Tried cooking without oil, big mistake, everything sticks, if any review says it doesn't, don't believe it. Cooking with oil or butter doesn't guarantee no sticking either, it will still stick. The only thing I can say in its favor, is even the burnt stuff will clean off fairly easy. I think I'll put this stuff in my camping gear, if it gets damaged or lost, no big deal. If you're thinking of buying this anyway, contact me, you can have mine for the cost of the shipping.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Does not stand up as advertised

    I have had this pan for a few months and I do not like it at all. It does not live up to its advertising and I find that stuff certainly does stick compared with other cookware I have. Also there is a big chip out of the handle where it joins the pan. Very disappointed with this product and would never purchase another piece.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not for me

    • Woodstock, Canada,
    • Jul 13, 2016

    I only started the order and when I saw the final cost for the product I tried to stop the order. Weeks later I suddenly received the order. I thought, “Okay, I give it a try”. But my food was burning, even when I did not use a high temperature. And the food sticks to the pan.

    So I try to get my money back! Haha, you have to at first find a number to call in order to send it back. The number they give to you in the package included is not the correct one. Then you have to pay for sending the product back and you not getting back your money for shipping and handling.

    Try to send a package in Canada which this weight for a cheap price! It's not possible and they force you to send it with a tracking number so you have proof of it! This is a rip-off!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Fraudulent advertising

    The pan does not work. Shortly after use, the food started sticking.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 23 people found this review helpful

    How the pressure sales tries to take advantage of the customer!

    • Canada,
    • Feb 10, 2016

    I recently went to the Corvex website to purchase the 9" pan from a TV spot I watched. I thought the pan looked great and going to the website made it look like I could get in make the purchase and be done, simple right!

    Well once I gave all my info and pressed the process order button I was then redirected to the upsell. First I was offered a upsell to the complete set of cookware, I wasn't looking to commit to to the added cost but I sat there and convinced myself that I would use the additional pans and within a few minutes I was on board and reasonably excited to go ahead with the purchase so again I agreed to process order, simple again right?

    Once I agreed to the upgrade the site then the site redirected me again to the next offer. Now I was under the impression that I was getting the top notch pressure, damage and scratch resistant cookware, that is what brought me in to start with. Well now the offer is If I would like the platinum coating surface on the set of pans I am buying and for an additional 10 USD per pan I could upgrade. At this point I was now fed up with the upsale attempts. The whole purpose of me going to the website was to avoid the upsell as I thought I could go in and out quickly and get the product I wanted.

    I will say from history that the more upsells in a product the more the product is a gimmick and an attempt at a quick cash grab by the marketer, and just remember Ann Burrell is and has been paid for her representation towards this product, I looked up her cooking videos on youtube and out of the ones that I watched there is no sign of the corvex pans being used. All I can say is use your own common sense before you order this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Purchase

    • B.C.,
    • Feb 7, 2016

    We bought ours from Wal-Mart and we love it. London Drugs has them as well. Buy from there, NEVER online. The product is good quality.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Corvex Frying Pan

    • Welland, Ontario, Canada,
    • Feb 3, 2016

    After talking to CorVex a few times, they finally filled my order and I am very happy with the frying pan. The company is not a scam.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Product received

    • Canada,
    • Jan 31, 2016

    I received my CorVex Cookware yesterday. Looks really good. I am hoping they perform as well as advertised. Delivery took a long while. I'm using them to cook dinner tonight and will let you know about the performance.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 10, 2016

      Mark

      You gave it 4 stars based on the look and you haven't tried it yet? C'mon, really?

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  • 25 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Corvex 9 Pc Cookware Set Order

    After seeing the ad on TV on 9/20/15 for the Corvex Cookware, I immediately ordered it. Today is 12/29/15 and I never received my order. I called customer service today, and after 4 phone calls (3 of which were disconnected) and all of them being on hold for a minimum of 10 minutes, I finally reached a customer service agent. I was told that my order had been canceled (without any notice to me) because they were either out of stock or it was an obsolete product. Gee, thanks. No need to order this product again. I will go with a reputable company to order my pans.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Something is fishy and it's not the food

    • Peterborough, Canada,
    • Dec 31, 2015

    I ordered the 3 piece set for my wife and it never arrived. I called the support line here and it was a switchboard for doctors. I called the line from the order page and they wanted $4.95 to get put through to the new number. This is a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 43 out 44 people found this review helpful

    Corvex Pan

    • Orono, Ontario Canada,
    • Oct 26, 2015

    I ordered this Corvex Pan, then received an email confirming my order. I have not received this order, and the customer service number listed 1-877-884-6106 is not a real number, and the number on here when I called she said it was a hospital. This is obviously a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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