It took me quite a while to persuade my wife to let me by some Circulon cookware - we came to a compromise and so it was to be I came by this pan. It was this or the 26cm Chef's Pan
- I went for this one due to the flatter bottom (for frying breakfast) and the fact it was lighter. I would have preferred the 26cm Chef's Pan
for stir-fries and stews due to the higher sides, but this pan is more than adequate.
I have had the pan for 1 year now, and it is very good, suitable for ANY hob and for use in the oven - what more could you ask for? Well the non-stick coating is the best I have ever used. They claim it is dishwasher safe, and while I have no reason to doubt that, I never trust non-stick surfaces in a dishwasher. That, and I have not had need to do any more than wipe the pan under warm or hot soapy water to remove any build up.
The pan is a little heavy, in fact it weighs almost as much as a 3 piece, stainless steel set of Russell Hobbs saucepans - which are also suitable for all hobs, and that is when it is empty. It sometimes hurts my wrist trying to serve from the pan when holding it with one hand. And while the main handle stays cool, the lid does not and the small grab handle could sometimes use a cloth. I would have preferred a glass lid with a cool touch handle, but then I suppose it would not be oven proof.
+ Suitable for all hobs - Gas, Radiant Ring, Solid Hot Plate, Ceramic, Halogen and Induction.
+ Dishwasher safe.
+ One of the best non-stick coatings I have come across.
- Lid gets hot.