A heavy duty fry pan featuring hydrolon, a water based premium non-stick, environmentally friendly coating for healthy and eco friendly cooking. The fry pan has an ergonomic non-slip stay cool handle with integral hanging loop and offers quick and even heat distribution. Suitable for all heat sources excluding induction. Size: 24cm Dishwasher safe. Ten year guarantee. Full care and use instructions on pack.
KCECOFRYMED Size: 24 cm Features: -Fry pan.-Available in 20 cm, 24 cm or 28 cm.-Sleeved.-A heavy duty range of fry pans featuring hydrolon, a water based premium non-stick coating for healthy and eco friendly cooking.-Each fry pan has an ergonomic non-slip and a stay cool handle and offers quick and even heat distribution.
I wrote the following 5 star review six months after I bought the two frypans it refers to. I've now had them nearly two years and they haven't aged at all in that time. But, last night when cooking pancakes in this 24cm one, paint came off and stuck firmly to my ceramic hob - see the photos I've uploaded. After ages rubbing with hob cleaner I was able to remove most of the paint but the glass surface seems to be permanently damaged.
Why it has taken this long to happen compared to the frypans of other reviewers experiencing this I can only guess. It was the first time that I had cooked pancakes in it and with them being so thin maybe the pan became too hot as there was little food to transfer the heat to. I used a medium heat setting, viz 3, with the occasional tweak up to 4, where 6 is the maximum.
I have downgraded it to 3 stars (rather than 1 or 2) because it is still perfectly non-stick and I have had it a long time but I'm reluctant to use it again. I can confirm that the 20cm one is still intact though I haven't cooked any such thin food in it - yet!
***** Not just a pretty bottom!
I bought this 24cm (9.5 inch) frypan and the Kitchen Craft Non-Stick Ecolution Frypan, 20cm (8 inch) one. I've had them six months now and they look as good as new. I must admit their lovely green bottoms were the initial attraction but I was, of course, impressed by their 'safer than others' non-stick material.
I have not had the problem other reviewers mention of paint coming off - maybe there was a faulty batch produced at some stage. I don't know if different hobs factor in this - mine is ceramic. I have found that by following the usual instructions - wash and dry them prior to first use, work in a little oil before cooking ('conditioning'), pre-heat them, wait for them to cool after use before washing them - they have been fine.
They take a while longer to heat up compared to my Tefal one but they seem to hold the heat better and I find I can use a lower temperature than the Tefal. A real irritation with my Tefal (and all previous Tefals come to that) is that - although it seems flat - oil, sausages and similar 'mobile' foods roll to the edges. The food stays put in these Kitchen Craft ones. Speaking of staying put, they also balance well on the hob - no tipping up so far. Plus the handle is indeed comfortable and has a nice feel to it.
I haven't used it in the oven but the instructions say they are oven safe up to 180 degrees Centigrade. They are also dishwasher safe - I don't have one but they are really easy to clean by hand anyway.Read more ›