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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED)
COLOUR : OLIVE
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior,...
Published on 3 Jun 2009 by A Customer of AMAZON-UK!

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NO LONGER NON-STICK - Avoid
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER NON-STICK.

I bought one of these 6 months ago and completely love it - five stars. I liked it so much I wanted another. I bought a second pan from Amazon this week using the same page (there's a nice yellow banner to tell you it's the same).

I prepared it as usual then tried to fry an egg in it. The egg instantly...
Published on 12 May 2009 by Simon Phipps


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED), 3 Jun 2009
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COLOUR : OLIVE
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.
My current favourite recipe is from the new 'WAITROSE SEASONS COOKBOOK 2009', 'Courgette and Blue Cheese Tortilla'. Because of the cast handle, the whole pan can slip under the grill for finishing off, before the tasty tortilla simply slides out onto a plate.
Suitable for all heat sources on a low to medium heat.
It also washes up easily...by hand...or simply pop it in the dishwasher.

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

n.b. 10 year guarantee, due to the NON-STICK interior.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED), 5 July 2004
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COLOUR : CERISE
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with CASTOFLON NON-STICK INTERIOR

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MAY 3rd 2009 update:
Please note that my review relates to the ORIGINAL - NON-STICK/CASTOFLON version, as it was written over five years ago.

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Super little pan for pancakes and omelettes!

My current favourite recipe in this particular sized pan is from the book, The Cast Iron Way to Cook, by Sue Cutts, 'Classic Omelette with Parmesan Cheese and Chives', with a preparation time of just 2-3 minutes and a cooking time of 3 minutes. Perfect for a quick lunch for one!

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.

10 year guarantee, due to the CASTOFLON NON-STICK stick interior.

This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.

Wonderful, cast iron frying pan - even cooking and washes up easily, by hand, or pop it in the dishwasher.
Its versatility, due to the cast handle, also allows placing in the oven or directly under a grill, so browning that tasty cheese-topped dish is simplicity itself!

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a chance ..., 23 Feb 2011
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K. Roberts - See all my reviews
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I originally bought this to replace an older one of these (my old one was green and the coating has become chipped). I thought it would be 'non-stick' straight out of the box but this wasn't true as the few dozen omelettes were completely welded to the bottom of the pan. NOT GOOD! However after reading the Le Creuset website page on this particular pan, you have to develop the 'non-stick ability' of the pan over time by allowing it to build up a slippery layer. They (Le Creuset) do not advertise this as being non-stick on the Amazon page, but they also do not say it is not non-stick ... if you get me.
Anyway, it has now built up a great non-stick ability i would just recommend you read the reviews of this and the user guide on the website so you know exactly what you need to expect from a brand new product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED), 5 July 2004
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COLOUR : JADE GREEN
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.
My current favourite recipe is from the new 'WAITROSE SEASONS COOKBOOK 2009', 'Courgette and Blue Cheese Tortilla'. Because of the cast handle, the whole pan can slip under the grill for finishing off, before the tasty tortilla simply slides out onto a plate.
Suitable for all heat sources on a low to medium heat.
It also washes up easily...by hand...or simply pop it in the dishwasher.

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

n.b. 10 year guarantee, due to the NON-STICK interior.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED), 5 July 2004
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COLOUR : STONE
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.
My current favourite recipe is from the new 'WAITROSE SEASONS COOKBOOK 2009', 'Courgette and Blue Cheese Tortilla'. Because of the cast handle, the whole pan can slip under the grill for finishing off, before the tasty tortilla simply slides out onto a plate.
Suitable for all heat sources on a low to medium heat.
It also washes up easily...by hand...or simply pop it in the dishwasher.

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

n.b. 10 year guarantee, due to the NON-STICK interior.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED), 5 July 2004
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COLOUR : BLUE (ONE SHADE)
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.

My current favourite recipe is from the new 'WAITROSE SEASONS COOKBOOK 2009', 'Courgette and Blue Cheese Tortilla'. Because of the cast handle, the whole pan can slip under the grill for finishing off, before the tasty tortilla simply slides out onto a plate.
Suitable for all heat sources on a low to medium heat.
It also washes up easily...by hand...or simply pop it in the dishwasher.

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

n.b. 10 year guarantee, due to the NON-STICK interior.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent pan, 14 April 2008
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I recently purchased this pan from Amazon (it appears that that the price vary with the colour!) with the intention of frying fish in Indian style cookery. It appears that this pan is excellent for this purpose.It retains heat very well on gas burner with a medium setting and slowly cook them as mentioned in the pamphlet. For the first time I fried the prawns without making them hard with slight browning. Cleaning the pan is a breeze and I usually coat it with a little oil for storage. This is an excellent pan for frying and browning.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NO LONGER NON-STICK - Avoid, 12 May 2009
By 
Simon Phipps "webmink" (Southampton, UK) - See all my reviews
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WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER NON-STICK.

I bought one of these 6 months ago and completely love it - five stars. I liked it so much I wanted another. I bought a second pan from Amazon this week using the same page (there's a nice yellow banner to tell you it's the same).

I prepared it as usual then tried to fry an egg in it. The egg instantly stuck to the pan in the worst way - I had to scrub the pan with a nylon scourer to remove it.

I called their help-line and was told Le Creuset have silently changed the manufacturing of the product, and the one I had delivered this morning is enamelled cast-iron and NOT non-stick. There is no sign of this change either here on Amazon or in the packaging. The pan is completely useless for cooking eggs or omelettes. If I am willing to spend weeks conditioning it with fat I was told it will eventually become suitable for eggs - but who buys Le Creuset to get that sort of performance?

This is a disaster for us. Le Creuset have taken the perfect omelette pan and redesigned it to no longer be suitable to cooking omelettes. The help-line say this is an "improvement" - I say I am sending it back as defective.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CAUTION - NEW 2009 VERSION IS NO LONGER 'NON-STICK'!, 17 Oct 2006
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MAY 3rd 2009 update:
Please note that my review relates to the ORIGINAL - NON-STICK/CASTOFLON version, as it was written over five years ago.

Sorry - the new product should be on a different stock code, at Amazon, in my opinion - to differentiate between the products...but, as a guide the NON-STICK version of this pan,(i.e. pre-May 2009 manufacture) should have a NON-STICK removable sticker on the interior of the pan and a NON-STICK booklet attached to the pan handle.

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REFERS to the original CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) 20 cm Omelette Pan (NOW DISCONTINUED)

COLOUR : ALMOND
MATERIAL : CAST IRON with BLACK CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) INTERIOR

Diameter (Approximate, based on my own):

* Top : 20 cm
* Base : 13 cm

Le Creuset embossed on the handle.
This small frying pan will always be one from my 'old faithful' list, from Le Creuset, specifically due to that CASTOFLON (NON-STICK) interior, which makes it ideal for omelettes and pancakes.
My current favourite recipe is from the new 'WAITROSE SEASONS COOKBOOK 2009', 'Courgette and Blue Cheese Tortilla'. Because of the cast handle, the whole pan can slip under the grill for finishing off, before the tasty tortilla simply slides out onto a plate.
Suitable for all heat sources on a low to medium heat.
It also washes up easily...by hand...or simply pop it in the dishwasher.

This colourful item is also pretty enough to take to the table or have hanging around the kitchen.

If buying as a gift, why not add an IRON HANDLE GLOVE too?
This is a specifically designed 'glove' which simply slides over the metal handle and is easier to use than a bulky oven glove.

n.b. 10 year guarantee, due to the NON-STICK interior.

Sturdily boxed, this super pan has the 'NON-STICK' removable sticker on the interior along with a 'TRIPLE LAYER NON-STICK' Care and Use Instruction booklet attached to the handle to differentiate between this version of the omelette pan and the new 2009 version with the 'satin black interior', which is quite different.

ooOoo

Before first use, the instructions are simply to 'wash the pan in hot, soapy water and rinse/dry thoroughly.
Condition the NON-STICK surface by wiping with a little vegetable oil. Occasional conditioning like this will help protect the surface and promote longer life....'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pan, 30 Oct 2009
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Mr. Pa Timmins "kite" (wales) - See all my reviews
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very high quality and an excellent omlette pan have been looking for one for some time my wife was very happy and excellent price for quality products
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