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Great Starter Set easy for Storage.
on 17 March 2014
First thoughts about this 3 piece set is what is the use of a frying pan set that you can transfer from the hob to the fridge?
Also the detachable handle means that it will never be as safe as a permanent handle.
Plus the fact that there is only one handle for two pans and if that breaks or gets lost then you are left with two frying pans without handles!
But it is only after using the pans that you appreciate their true worth.
We received ours to test and we took our time trying them out and seeing the pros and cons.
The pans are easy to store the smaller fits neatly inside the other and this means that when your space is at a premium these are ideal.
The handle fits well and easily.
It feels robust and ridged even when you use the `joggle' test.
The firms boast that it can withstand 10kgs of weight which is enough for anyone in a frying pan!
The real advantage we found is that when you fry something and wish to keep it warm you just place the whole lot in the oven and detach the handle.
The action is really easy to do and it fits quickly and well
On a guarantee note the firm guarantees the handles for ten whole years.
Now some may thing this is a minor use BUT like a lot of families we have a son who is a picky eater and he always has different food from us which means that his is often in the oven cooking so if we use the pans for ours all the food is kept warm to be served at the same time. This saves having to decant the food from the pan to a separate heat proof bowl.
You do need to take care with the pans.
If you put the pans on a flat surface to detach the handles then you must ensure that the surface is heat proof!!!
Also watch out where you place your fingers on the handle.
The pans are really well made and have a really good non stick coating.
I was amazed at how easy the pans were to clean.
Literally under the hot tap and a dry wipe with kitchen roll.
The pans have that red centre dot that fades when the pans reach the optimum heat.
As usual there are suitable for Gas, Electric or convection ovens.
I would not use the dishwasher myself preferring to hand clean because the pans may be easily scratched by loose cutlery.
The non stick coating is thick and robust.
It works well, as you would expect for an expensive set like this.
There are no lids but we use a splatter guard for most jobs - the lids are of no use for the oven so not such a great omission.
However I must admit that the pans are very impressive and that is after 3 weeks of trials.
Three months done the line and I can say that I am really happy with these pans.
The non stick has maintained its sheen and good looks and the pans come up shining with a minimal effort.
So far the detachable handle has maintained it's excellent and firm grip.
Storage is still really easy.
These pans really should last a lifetime.