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  1. #1
    sf Guest

    Default non stick pan


    I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan. I have
    several Calpholon pots & pans, but no Calpholon saute/fry pans and am
    not considering anodized as a replacement pan - so that's off the
    table. I also have several (well seasoned) cast iron pans of various
    sizes, so that's off the table too.

    I've bought expensive nonstick pans and el cheapo nonstick pans -
    frankly they all wore about the same. I'm wondering what the hardest
    coating available is now. I found this on the internet
    http://www.swissdiamondusa.com/ tonight and I have seen the
    advertisement on TV where they shake jagged rocks in a speckled pan.
    I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.

    TIA

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  2. #2
    Sky Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan. I have
    > several Calpholon pots & pans, but no Calpholon saute/fry pans and am
    > not considering anodized as a replacement pan - so that's off the
    > table. I also have several (well seasoned) cast iron pans of various
    > sizes, so that's off the table too.
    >
    > I've bought expensive nonstick pans and el cheapo nonstick pans -
    > frankly they all wore about the same. I'm wondering what the hardest
    > coating available is now. I found this on the internet
    > http://www.swissdiamondusa.com/ tonight and I have seen the
    > advertisement on TV where they shake jagged rocks in a speckled pan.
    > I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.
    >


    Highe thee over to RFE (rec.food.equipment)) to read the latest ongoing
    thread(s) there about nonstick and non-nonstick cookware <G>.

    Sky

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  3. #3
    Pete C. Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan. I have
    > several Calpholon pots & pans, but no Calpholon saute/fry pans and am
    > not considering anodized as a replacement pan - so that's off the
    > table. I also have several (well seasoned) cast iron pans of various
    > sizes, so that's off the table too.
    >
    > I've bought expensive nonstick pans and el cheapo nonstick pans -
    > frankly they all wore about the same. I'm wondering what the hardest
    > coating available is now. I found this on the internet
    > http://www.swissdiamondusa.com/ tonight and I have seen the
    > advertisement on TV where they shake jagged rocks in a speckled pan.
    > I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.


    Sam's has some pretty decent non-stick coated aluminum pans in their
    commercial "Bakers and Chefs" line. A 2pk or the non stick 8" pans runs
    $15 or so. I picked up a pack of these pans to stock my camper, but
    found that they are really quite good, decent non-stick that is fairly
    durable, relatively heavy aluminum construction, and slide off rubber
    handle covers. One of the two pans ended up in my regular kitchen and
    has seen frequent use for about 4 years now and is still in good
    condition.

  4. #4
    Joe D Guest

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    On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:08:24 -0700, sf wrote:

    > I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.


    The Bialetti pans at CostCo are a steal. Set of 3 for around $22,
    they have lasted me 4+ years with only a couple minor nicks due to
    my carelessness Doesn't affect performance at all.

    They have a slightly newer design available right now, but they
    look like the same great quality - I've bought those too about 6
    months ago, for when this current set ever dies. They still
    remain shrinkwrapped. They don't get and better and cheaper than
    this.

    My last T-fal lasted 7 months, and that was having to tighten the
    handle every time I used it - finally the riveting popped though
    the pan.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 03:17:16 -0500, Sky wrote:

    > Highe thee over to RFE (rec.food.equipment)) to read the latest ongoing
    > thread(s) there about nonstick and non-nonstick cookware <G>.


    Pbbt. She won't do that. She wants the information HERE, in HER
    thread, in RFC. She's not going to go someplace else and search
    out the information the needs.

    -sw

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    Joe Dildoe wrote:
    >sf wrote:
    >
    >> I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    >> eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    >> did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    >> later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.

    >
    >The Bialetti pans at CostCo are a steal. Set of 3 for around $22,
    >they have lasted me 4+ years with only a couple minor nicks due to
    >my carelessness Doesn't affect performance at all.
    >
    >They have a slightly newer design available right now, but they
    >look like the same great quality - I've bought those too about 6
    >months ago, for when this current set ever dies. They still
    >remain shrinkwrapped. They don't get and better and cheaper than
    >this.
    >
    >My last T-fal lasted 7 months, and that was having to tighten the
    >handle every time I used it - finally the riveting popped though
    >the pan.


    People who know how to cook don't want non stick coated cookware...
    non-stick coatings are the same as training wheels... use non
    stick/training wheels long enough you'll never learn how to cook/ride.
    For those like Joe D/"sf" non stick coatings are their cooking
    dildoes.

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    Roy Guest

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    On Aug 2, 10:20*am, brooklyn1 <gravesen...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > Joe Dildoe wrote:
    > >sf wrote:

    >
    > >> I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > >> eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > >> did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > >> later)? *I'd like to hear your experiences.

    >
    > >The Bialetti pans at CostCo are a steal. *Set of 3 for around $22,
    > >they have lasted me 4+ years with only a couple minor nicks due to
    > >my carelessness *Doesn't affect performance at all. *

    >
    > >They have a slightly newer design available right now, but they
    > >look like the same great quality - I've bought those too about 6
    > >months ago, for when this current set ever dies. *They still
    > >remain shrinkwrapped. *They don't get and better and cheaper than
    > >this. *

    >
    > >My last T-fal lasted 7 months, and that was having to tighten the
    > >handle every time I used it - finally the riveting popped though
    > >the pan.

    >
    > People who know how to cook don't want non stick coated cookware...
    > non-stick coatings are the same as training wheels... use non
    > stick/training wheels long enough you'll never learn how to cook/ride.
    > For those like Joe D/"sf" non stick coatings are their cooking
    > dildoes.


    ==
    Now I've heard everything. "Cooking dildos" eh?...I thought those were
    the people doing the cooking...gawd this forum is so informative.
    ==

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    aem Guest

    Default Re: non stick pan

    On Aug 1, 11:08 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan.


    The last time I had that same need I went to a decent el cheapo place
    like Smart & Final or Target and bought whatever they had that looked
    decent.

    I don't want the Costco set even if they are good quality and value
    because I only use the 8" or 9" for eggs. The others have no place.

    The differences between one el cheapo pan and the next are too
    inconsequential to warrant much research. -aem

  9. #9
    Chemiker Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:33:37 -0700 (PDT), aem <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Aug 1, 11:08 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan.

    >
    >The last time I had that same need I went to a decent el cheapo place
    >like Smart & Final or Target and bought whatever they had that looked
    >decent.
    >
    >I don't want the Costco set even if they are good quality and value
    >because I only use the 8" or 9" for eggs. The others have no place.
    >
    >The differences between one el cheapo pan and the next are too
    >inconsequential to warrant much research. -aem


    Yeah, pretty much. What do you use a 7-8 inch pan for other than
    eggs/omelettes? Pork chop for one? The 10 inch or 12 inch pans are
    much more practical, IMHO.

    Alex

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:36:39 -0500, Joe D <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:08:24 -0700, sf wrote:
    >
    > > I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > > eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > > did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > > later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.

    >
    > The Bialetti pans at CostCo are a steal. Set of 3 for around $22,
    > they have lasted me 4+ years with only a couple minor nicks due to
    > my carelessness Doesn't affect performance at all.
    >
    > They have a slightly newer design available right now, but they
    > look like the same great quality - I've bought those too about 6
    > months ago, for when this current set ever dies. They still
    > remain shrinkwrapped. They don't get and better and cheaper than
    > this.


    Fabulous, thanks! We don't have nick problems, they just wear out -
    completely shot in a year or two. The medium sized one is hubby's "go
    to" pan, so that's what we need to replace. If we get 3 for the price
    of one, all the better. Of course, the down side is that it's
    teflon. Not completely sure if want to continue down the teflon road.
    >
    > My last T-fal lasted 7 months, and that was having to tighten the
    > handle every time I used it - finally the riveting popped though
    > the pan.


    I didn't have a problem like that, but the teflon on the one T-Fal I
    bought didn't last much longer or better than any other brand.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:33:37 -0700 (PDT), aem <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Aug 1, 11:08 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan.

    >
    > The last time I had that same need I went to a decent el cheapo place
    > like Smart & Final or Target and bought whatever they had that looked
    > decent.
    >
    > I don't want the Costco set even if they are good quality and value
    > because I only use the 8" or 9" for eggs. The others have no place.
    >
    > The differences between one el cheapo pan and the next are too
    > inconsequential to warrant much research. -aem


    For years, we've bought the Macy's pans when they are on sale under
    $20 (nice quality, except Teflon doesn't last). I was hoping there
    was another type of nonstick coating other than Teflon I could look
    for that might last longer than a couple of years.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Aug 2, 2:08*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I need to replace my decent, but el cheapo nonstick fry pan. *I have
    > several Calpholon pots & pans, but no Calpholon saute/fry pans and am
    > not considering anodized as a replacement pan - so that's off the
    > table. *I also have several (well seasoned) cast iron pans of various
    > sizes, so that's off the table too. *
    >
    > I've bought expensive nonstick pans and el cheapo nonstick pans -
    > frankly they all wore about the same. *I'm wondering what the hardest
    > coating available is now. *I found this on the internethttp://www.swissdiamondusa.com/tonight and I have seen the
    > advertisement on TV where they shake jagged rocks in a speckled pan.
    > I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    > eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    > did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    > later)? *I'd like to hear your experiences.


    I've been using these for years:

    http://bigtray.com/silverstone-finis...s-p-16530.html

    They don't cost a ton of money; they don't last forever.

    But they do last several years, and I really like the way they
    perform.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Swerts Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:43:35 -0700, sf wrote:

    > On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:36:39 -0500, Joe D <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:08:24 -0700, sf wrote:
    >>
    >>> I know a lot of you buy the latest and greatest without batting an
    >>> eyelash, and I know others shop on TV... so what did you buy and what
    >>> did you think of the purchase (how does it look/function 5 years
    >>> later)? I'd like to hear your experiences.

    >>
    >> The Bialetti pans at CostCo are a steal. Set of 3 for around $22,
    >> they have lasted me 4+ years with only a couple minor nicks due to
    >> my carelessness Doesn't affect performance at all.
    >>
    >> They have a slightly newer design available right now, but they
    >> look like the same great quality - I've bought those too about 6
    >> months ago, for when this current set ever dies. They still
    >> remain shrinkwrapped. They don't get and better and cheaper than
    >> this.

    >
    > Fabulous, thanks!


    No problem. Now that you have good recommendation that you seem
    to appreciate and trust, I thought I'd burst your bubble by
    letting you know that was mine.

    While I do stand by these pans wholeheartedly, I'm sure now you
    won't buy the best pans out there just out of spite. Your loss.

    Heh.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:33:37 -0700 (PDT), aem wrote:

    > I don't want the Costco set even if they are good quality and value
    > because I only use the 8" or 9" for eggs. The others have no place.


    I use them all. The big one gets used for pan frying wide flat
    fillets of whatever, eggs and ham at the same time, spaghetti
    aglio olio, pierogies, sauteed ravioli, all sorts of stuff.

    And if you ever need a shallow bit of boiling water fast, that is
    the most efficient.

    I'm sure once you have them, you'll realize how useful they are.
    I have all sort of fancy, expensive pans from Calphalon, All-clad,
    Magnalite, Circulon, Kitchenaid, etc... but I use one of these 3
    90% of the time.

    -sw

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:00:44 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've been using these for years:
    >
    > http://bigtray.com/silverstone-finis...s-p-16530.html
    >
    > They don't cost a ton of money; they don't last forever.
    >
    > But they do last several years, and I really like the way they
    > perform.


    The price is certainly right! How long would you say is average for
    one that's used almost daily?

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  16. #16
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Aug 2, 2:45*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:00:44 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    >
    > <angelicapagane...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > I've been using these for years:

    >
    > >http://bigtray.com/silverstone-finis...s-p-16530.html

    >
    > > They don't cost a ton of money; they don't last forever.

    >
    > > But they do last several years, and I really like the way they
    > > perform.

    >
    > The price is certainly right! *How long would you say is average for
    > one that's used almost daily?


    Sorry, I don't pay very much attention (I just get a new one when
    the old one looks crappy). It might be five years; it should be at
    least three. We're reasonably careful about not using metal utensils,
    but we put them right in the dishwasher.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: non stick pan

    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:44:12 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sorry, I don't pay very much attention (I just get a new one when
    >the old one looks crappy). It might be five years; it should be at
    >least three. We're reasonably careful about not using metal utensils,
    >but we put them right in the dishwasher.


    The quality of ScanPan can't be duplicated anywhere. It is the
    finest and I have NEVER had to replace one of them all these years!






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  18. #18
    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:44:12 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sorry, I don't pay very much attention (I just get a new one when
    > the old one looks crappy). It might be five years; it should be at
    > least three. We're reasonably careful about not using metal utensils,
    > but we put them right in the dishwasher.


    If you can get five years putting them in the dishwasher, I might be
    able to eek out a couple more not putting them in the dishwasher...
    thanks.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  19. #19
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: non stick pan

    Mr. Bill wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:44:12 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sorry, I don't pay very much attention (I just get a new one when
    >> the old one looks crappy). It might be five years; it should be at
    >> least three. We're reasonably careful about not using metal utensils,
    >> but we put them right in the dishwasher.

    >
    > The quality of ScanPan can't be duplicated anywhere. It is the
    > finest and I have NEVER had to replace one of them all these years!
    >


    I have seen such good things written about ScanPans. If I find
    myself in need of a pan, I would most likely get one (if on a good
    sale). They do make some for use on induction ranges.
    --
    Jean B.

  20. #20
    pltrgyst Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:01:01 -0400, Mr. Bill <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The quality of ScanPan can't be duplicated anywhere. It is the
    >finest and I have NEVER had to replace one of them all these years!


    Hmmm. I was decidedly unimpressed by a couple of ScanPans my brother had
    about six years ago. Cooking on his gas cooktop, their non-stick
    properties seemed lacking, and they had hot spots. So I've never been
    tempted to consider them further ...

    -- Larry

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