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Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Deep Frying Pan - 30 cm
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2012
I'm a little mystified about the problems that other reviewers have had with the non-stick coating for this pan. I haven't had any of these problems. I've had the pan for 4 months now, and no scratches plus no real signs of wear - and that's with regular usage. There is a procedure to season the pan which is extremely simple, and (in my case) that seems to have protected the non-stick coating.

I love the size of this pan - there is plenty of room for everything and the food cooks beautifully on a low heat (this helps with fuel efficiency which balances out the initial up-front cost of the pan).

I am happy to highly recommend this product. If you can afford it go for this item - the quality will reward you.

**Updated - April 2013 - the pan is still in absolutely perfect condition in spite of almost daily use - with non-stick coating as good as the day I first purchased this**
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2012
When we refurbed the kitchen we had a new induction oven which meant that most of the old pans were now obsolete as the induction hob needs pans with a solid 'magnetic' base. I looked around for ages and decided that Le Creuset was the way to go and we bought a complete set. They are superb and providing that you don't use any metal utensils in them - and why would you - they will remain perfect for ages. Once you are used to how they work -it is cooking perfection - fried eggs have never been so good. I also love the hob to oven bit for omlettes etc. I don't put them in the diswasher though as sometimes items go up against them and scratch them and I hate that. They wash so easily anyway even if you have part burnt something in them they still clean up new. They are probably mid range in price but top range in quality. I oil them every two weeks or so and they like that - helps to keep their surface nice. If you like cooking and love precision and quality - these will be for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2014
Le Creuset - I like them a lot. And we liked this pan.

However, this I believe is a relatively new line of theirs (in that the 10 year warranty has yet to be tested)...

And it's failing miserably in it's third/fourth year - it's no longer non-stick - despite never being used with metal utensils and never put in the dishwasher. But it has been reconditioned (as recommended) every six months..

So a failing frying pan...and apparently the fault is caused because we've been FRYING with it on too high a temperature......it should only ever be used on a low to medium - or as they pointed out 5/6 of your hob....

So it's not a FRYING pan then?!

An inherent fault which Le Creuset in this instance are walking away from. A real shame.

Would be interested to see how other users get on as time goes by!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2011
Very pleased to sat that I am very content with my purchase. Good heavy, balanced pan, easy to clean and feels good to handle when using it. Would recommend spending the money to get the quality, that will last.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2010
I wanted a decent frypan that would work with all heat sources including induction, so I thought that this would do the job, having regard to the high price of the product.
It is a nice pan to cook with and feels heavy enough to do the job, which it does well, however after only using 3 times the "tough, reinforced non stick coating" has gone soft and scratches easily, (I have always used a silicone rubber spatula)
I am very dissapointed with the coating doing this, I now see that despite the 10 year guarantee on the coating, it does not cover scratches, so I dont know what this guarantee is about?
I think that LeCrueset have an ongoing problem here,as others I have used are exactly the same.
I have a similar Tefal which have had considerable use and no scratches/ damage could be found anywhere in the coating.
You can buy better pans a lot cheaper.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2012
One of the new hard-anodised Le Creuset pans available. Not cast-iron but still a heavy, solid pan which may not be to everyones liking especially when the pan is 30cm diam.
Have one and use it almost daily and the finish is still excellent after 2yrs.
Brought this one as a wedding present.
Tip for longevity with these pans is to NOT put them in the dishwasher despite it saying you can.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2009
I was worried this pan was going to be too heavy but it's fine. Had it five days and used it every day so far. A pleasure to use, perfect for frying eggs without breaking them. It has a 10 year guarantee but there is a caveat about turning heat up to full. You are told that you can have the heat up full - but not for very long or the non stick surface may suffer damage. And then of course you guarantee will be invalidated.

I'm not really sure what they mean by high as my supply is town gas and not that fierce when up full anyway. But I'm wary about taking the risk so will just have to be careful.

Despite this, I would still recommend.

August 2011

Had this pan nearly two years now and am still as happy as the day I first used it. It still looks perfect - no scratches yet. Have heat up full all the time and no harm done. Great pan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 September 2012
This is the best frying pan I've ever purchased and I've bought many over the years! Well worth the money and would recommend it every time. I do leave it on the hob though as it's quite heavy. Cooking is quick and you don't need much, if any, oil when frying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2012
Have tried so many pans over the years, including the le creuset predecessor of this one, but none have performed as well as this. I seem to be cooking everything in it, with excellent results , I LOVE this pan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2014
This is a good quality product which is why I gave it 5 stars. It's the best frying pan I have ever had so I decided to buy one as a present for someone's birthday. It arrived on time but I was really shocked when I opened the packaging to find a huge dent in it. It looked like it had been used to hammer fence posts into the ground but strangely the packing was in mint condition. This must mean that the pan was damaged before it was packed and left the warehouse.

Was I on the receiving end of a disgruntled Amazon packer's joke? When they tossed that twisted piece of metal into it's box were they grinning from ear to ear? I refuse to believe that anyone with a pair of functioning eyes attached to a brain can manage to pack something so obviously damaged into a box to be delivered to a so called valued customer. Unless the individual stuffing these boxes is themselves damaged, then I can see no reason for it.

I contacted Amazon straight away and they told me that they would send out a replacement assuring me that I would receive it by the following Monday. Low and behold, come Monday Mr Delivery Man didn't come a knockin'. In fact it didn't arrive until Wednesday so I had to give the birthday present late which was really disappointing and frustrating.

But the saga didn't end there. I was told to return the pan in the post and they would refund the cost of the postage once it had been received. I think Amazon offer a free collection service in the UK for damaged goods but as I am lucky enough to live in sunny Spain it doesn't apply to me. This meant I had to take an hour off work in the morning to courier the package to the post office so it could then be couriered back to the UK (even though it was dispatched from Italy - and made in France!!).

To avoid commission charges with my UK debit card, I used my Spanish debit card to pay the 54€ postage fee at the post office. I asked if Amazon could refund the money back to my Spanish card but they said no, it had to be the UK card that I used to pay for the item. This means that I now have to pay commission if I want to transfer the money back to my Spanish bank account once it's refunded.

This is the second time something like this has happened to me when ordering from Amazon. Back in the UK when I bought a bread maker it arrived without any instructions. I asked Amazon if they could send them out to me but they said no, I had to return the whole product, which again was a hassle and they would send out a new one (very efficient!!). I hoped that this was just a one off so I carried on using Amazon to fulfill my consumerist impulses until the whole dented frying pan fiasco.

Now, I have to say that I will never use Amazon again. I can't understand how they can send out faulty or incomplete items unnoticed. You just wouldn't expect that from a big international company like Amazon. If they really understood the disappointment of receiving damaged or incomplete items and the hassle of having to return them then I think they would make more of an effort to send out a quality product in the first place. At least if you buy from a shop you can check to see if the product is all in one piece before you take it home.

So, let us sum up this charade...

Pan - 5 Stars
Amazon - 0 Stars and a black hole!!
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