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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
I'm sick and tired of the wifes manky tefal jobs (poor heat distribution and wavy bottoms euurgh) and want a new set. Trouble is im stuck between the decision of hard anodised and stainless (already got a pro SS 13l stockpot thats the dogs lol). Anybody got either style and want to comment/tip me off the fence?
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Hard Anodised for me. We have a set of Stella pans that do the job perfectly.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#2
How long have you had them Jake? The one thing i'm worried about on HA (never having used it) is longevity. I'm a ******* for warping the bases of standard ally pans :lol:
#3
I have had a stainless steel set for about 15 years and they are still going strong. In bed on lap top at mo but I think they were called La Vrai or somethinmg. They were quite expensive at the time, have something else sandwiched between the metal on the base and have very fitted tops that lessen the need for as much water. No warping. They are the only things I have never had to replace. Also came with a life time guarantee
#4
Haventadog, thats why i'm stuck. I love SS with encapsulated bases. So easy to clean with a green pad, but on the other hand, not very non stick. Who would think buying a saucepan would cause so much brain ache :w00t:
#5
we've got SS pans too and the abuse they have had off both Mr B and myself is fairly harsh. They still look like new though. You wouldn't belive how badly burned they have been yet soak them for a while and attack with a scourer and they come up gleaming.
#6
Probably get shot down in flames here but I really like the Tesco's Finest range of pots and pans. I managed to get some for a pittance when they did the slight redesign and was impressed.

The newer style are here, photo's don't do them justice, best to have a look instore.
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-8225.aspx
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.201-9806.aspx
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.201-7452.aspx

There's a milk pan too but i can't find it. May be others ?

regards :santa:
#7
Ahhaaa.

You could buy yourself a nylon pan scraper - they are fantastic.

Also, if you get the temp right on these thins they tend not to stick too much (I never do) and the best kept saucepan secret - Washing powder, it you put WP on with a little water and leave - no scraping. I have done it on the worst burning (I often steam veg and forget the water) and it works every time.
I compromse I have the SS set and then I have a large deep non stick saute pan
#8
Haven't Debenhams or John Lewis got sets in their upcoming sale.

You def get what you pay for - don't buy and cheap[ ones if you want them for the next 20 yeras
#9
haventadog
Haven't Debenhams or John Lewis got sets in their upcoming sale.

You def get what you pay for - don't buy and cheap[ ones if you want them for the next 20 yeras


That's the poblem with most Tefal sets, they last a few years but they're not brilliant.

Those Tesco finest ones look pretty good but... Don't like shiny :lol: I prefer the satin finish. This is what i've been looking at (same as my stock pot)

ChefSet Catermaster

But the problem is i'm being strangely drawn to HA because it's more 'space age' :lol:
#10
haventadog
Ahhaaa.

(I often steam veg and forget the water)


:lol: :lol:
#11
Have had some prestige lifetime pans for 15 years and still going strong!

I have had some obscene things burnt on the bottom of them,thought they were ruined,but they still come up sparkling.They were wedding present from an aunt,she knew what she was buying.
#12
I'd agree with all those that recommend Stainless Steel. It is easy to clean and if you get the kind with rivetted steel handles you can use them in your oven too. To clean burnt on stuff, use Fairy Power Spray and the green part of those green and yellow foam pads.

Stellar, Prestige lifetime, Meyer are all good makes but you can get deals in Costco and even LIDL and ALDI, both of whom have nonstick pans with glass lids from time to time.

Hope this helps.
#13
Seeing the comment about steaming veg I have to say one of the best cooking implements I have ever bought has been a decent steamer (not electric).

It took me 35 years of cooking before I discovered steamers and everytime I use it I kick myself for not finding them quicker. I honestly can't find any negative points about them. You get:
Healthier food
Food tastes better
Much more economical to use
Environmentally friendly
Cleaner cooking (providing you don't let the water run out, lol)

and there's probably more I've forgotten.
If you've never used a steamer I strongly recommend you at least give them a try. I very much doubt you'll go back to using the conventional 2/3 saucepans every time you cook a proper meal.

Here endeth the lesson , lol, sorry reading through that it read like I was preaching :)
#14
As I was feeling in an experimental (read TIGHT) mood I just bought a set of 5 pans for £20.04 (+£8.99 p&p) from Bid Tv. It's a (perceived) bargain as they normally go for £35-40+p&p when they put them up on the tv. So will probably be looking for a SS set in a few months time :lol:

Linky.
#15
I've got SS and wouldn't have anything else. Mine are 'swift ' ones - highly recommended :santa:
banned#16
Shengis;1374605
As I was feeling in an experimental (read TIGHT) mood I just bought a set of 5 pans for £20.04 (+£8.99 p&p) from Bid Tv. It's a (perceived) bargain as they normally go for £35-40+p&p when they put them up on the tv. So will probably be looking for a SS set in a few months time :lol:

Linky.

Thats actually quite a good deal. Let us know how they fare.
#17
csiman
Thats actually quite a good deal. Let us know how they fare.


Will do. I'll be happy if they're even as good as the ally pans from Lidl. Speaking of which, they're currently selling some. They've got sets of SS pans for £10 which i'd be embarrased to even throw in the bin, just incase the bag split :lol:

On the other hand they have these..

http://www.lidl.co.uk/C1256C790050C7BC/images/GB.07_7374/$file/07_7374_b.jpg at £14.99.

And these..

http://www.lidl.co.uk/C1256C790050C7BC/images/GB.07_3758/$file/07_3758_b.jpg at £8.99.

Both of which are actually good quality, better than Tefal anyway:-D
#18
Hi Shengis
I bought some Anthony Worral Thompson pans from Argos, as I have an Induction cooker. They are great and were quite cheap. I also bought one from Homebase, as they have the induction ones, again great. The best Frying pan came from Ikea 365 range. I would definitely buy more of those although they are not qu8ite as cheap. However, they are son-proof! This is very important as he cooks fry-ups on high heat.

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