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Excellent service, top-quality korai
on 30 July 2016
I received the Kadai today, within 24 hours of ordering, and I'm impressed by both the quality of the item and the delivery time. The item was well packaged and on initial impression appeared to be the high quality expected of a major brand such as Tefal. I was surprised how light the Karai was and had expected a heavier item. Anyone, regardless of age, strength, or ailment should be able to use and carry this pan with no trouble at all.
The lid seats securely and has small holes to allow steam to escape nullifying any requirement for leaving the lid slightly off the pan to avoid over-heating spillages. The handles are very handy and, at first. I thought they extruded a bit too far from the pan body, but there is a good reason for this, the extended handles keep your hands well clear of the hot pan, and any escaping steam, when moving the pan - great idea Tefal!
The packaging had instructions and recommendations and I was surprised to read that metal cooking implements can be used with the pan (with some exceptions). Still, I will stick with wooden or silicon implements, just to be safe. The pan comes with a one year guarantee and the non-stick coating has a lifetime guarantee, with obvious exceptions.
The flat base is larger than I'd expected but this is a good thing. I opted for a karai over a wok as I wanted a flat base as I think this makes the pan more versatile. I initially bought this item for cooking curry (it is the Madras range, after all) but after receiving the pan I can see myself using this for bolognese, chilli, casseroles and more.
I've yet to cook with this korai but if it's like my other Tefal pans I'm expecting good performance. I may update this review after I've used the pan. Initially, I'm really impressed with the item and the vendor.