ECLIPSE® coating is a three-coat, internally reinforced nonstick system developed by Whitford® that is different from all other nonstick fluoropolymer coatings in three important aspects:
Whitford® has tested the new ECLIPSE® coating system via several standard test methods. The most severe is the Reciprocating Abrasion Test.
This is the most demanding test, since it duplicates the harshest condition to which a pan can be subjected in the kitchen: scouring with a Scotch-Brite® pad.
Durability, of course, is not meaningful unless the coating maintains its nonstick quality. So Whitford® stops the test every 10,000 cycles and subjects the ECLIPSE® coated test pan to the Dry-Egg Test to assure maximum release.
All tests show startling results. The toughest internally reinforced coating previously tested was able to reach 20,000 cycles. The ECLIPSE® coating has gone beyond 200,000 cycles, offering at least 10 times the durability (with superb release).