Top positive review
16 people found this helpful
Very nearly perfect pans
on 25 March 2012
Very pleased with this purchase, the pans conduct heat well and look good. I'm confident they will stand up to many years use.
I particularly like the attention to detail - the pouring edge is exactly right; the handles are comfortable; and the pans are well balanced which disguises their weight (they are not "heavy" but weigh more than the capsule base and non-stick alternatives).
I have a couple of comments - not quite criticisms but something you should be aware of...
- The short helper handles and the lid handles do get hotter than you might expect so you need to keep a cloth to hand.
- The volume markings inside the pan are only inked on the surface and if you use an abrasive scourer you will scratch them away (as I discovered after a couple of days). So use a non-stick scourer and a bit more elbow grease if you want to keep the insides shiny. It would be better if the markings were etched, because part of the advantage of a stainless steel pan is that you should be able to treat them a bit rougher without damaging them. The same applies to the exterior finish - it is elegantly brushed at the factory but if you scour them you will lose that effect.
- The insides of all my pans have a "rainbow" discolouration already, and I've been careful not to overheat them. It affects the appearance but not the performance.
I haven't made much use of the non-stick frypan but each time it has performed perfectly, even without fat, and so far there are no signs of damage to the coating. It is also nicely shaped with a curved side and a good size for a 3-egg omelette and family cooking.