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Looking for a high quality non-stick frypan

Posting date: 30th October 2012 17:15

Q Hi, I am looking for a high quality non-stick frypan after getting tired of my Teflon Jamie Oliver ones loosing their non-stick properties. I am wondering which is the best pan (price/performance) to use on induction. For high temperature frying I have cast iron, stainless and carbon steel pans so these pans will be used on medium heath. I am interested in a 28 cm fry pan. Which pan do you think is the best?

A Thankyou for your email and sorry to take too long to come back to you. You are following what I do myself - high temperature frying and non stick surfaces just don't go well together. I use a very cheap £10 non stick pan for this and then throw it away after a few months without feeling like I have wasted my money!

In terms of a medium temperature pan, I useSwiss Diamond and Gastrolux . Swiss Diamond is best in terms of being resistant to scratches. If you do scratch it, the non stick will still work. So for those who use metal utensils or cut into a pan, then Swiss Diamond is best. Gastrolux is better in terms of being non stick. However, only use soft utensils or you will damage the surface. SKK is also a very good quality non stick pan, similar to Gastrolux. All of these brands are good quality, with thick bases, quality handles and deep layers of non stick so you don't have the Jamie Oliver problem of flaking or chipping.

In my experience the biggest problem with non stick pans is that over time, often through over heating, but also because of insufficiently thorough cleaning, there can be a build up carbonised food residue on the non stick surface. This reduces the non stick properties of the pan, considerably. To avoid this, personally, I wash the pans very thoroughly by hand and if I can still smell some of the cooking in the pan, I put the pan on the heat, with water and washing up liquid and boil for a few minutes. This helps to keep the pans really clean.

Here is a link to our site. All the above brands are really on a par - with Gastrolux being cheaper because I was able to import direct from the factory, not because it is worse in quality.

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Best wishes - Claire

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