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#1 Academic

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Our frypan has just about had it - the non-stick stuff is all coming off and everything tends to burn. Which is quite annoying as I think we paid more than $100 for it and it's only about 5 years old.

I'm thoroughly confused about what to get next. I want a frypan that will last for years and years, cook evenly, doesn't need tons of oil etc. Probably willing to spend up to $200.

Can anyone recommend me a frypan they love?

#2 cas8cas

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I have a tefal frying pan have had it for yrs and its still going strong also have a lidded cheapie from big w thats awesome as well original.gif

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I have a swiss diamond one & love it!

#4 KC1979

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

I had that same problem! Grrr... I ended up buying a le creuset (sp?) which should last forever. I think though it was about $300 but i figured i would save on buying frypans in the long run. HTH original.gif

#5 mandala

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

I have a $3 cheapy that is 7 years old and going strong.  It was originally 'non-stick' (whatever that means for a $3 frying pan), but I've just treated it like a cast iron pan and seasoned it well, and it's much better than actual non-stick.

I would love a proper cast iron pan too, but this one is much lighter.

#6 boatiebabe

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Jamie Oliver here. Love it. I only buy his stuff when Myer or DJs have a 40% sale though. Otherwise Peters of Kensington usually have them on sale.

#7 ali27

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

I second tefal - not too expensive, but really good quality

#8 Missy Shelby

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

We use Scanpan, we have non stick ones and stainless steel ones and we have found them all to be of very high quality.

#9 Bluenomi

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 27/11/2012, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jamie Oliver here. Love it. I only buy his stuff when Myer or DJs have a 40% sale though. Otherwise Peters of Kensington usually have them on sale.

I second that. I recently got a really good deal on a set from Peter's and they are awesome!

I've got a scanpan as well and it's isn't as good

Edited by Bluenomi, 27 November 2012 - 11:27 AM.

#10 wonder woman

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

The German brands, SKK and Woll, are the best for non-stick - I've had mine since last century.
SKK @ http://www.everten.com.au/SKK-Cookware.html
WOLL @ http://www.cookware-direct.com.au

Gastrolux is perhaps the next best and is also PTFE-free.

#11 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Scanpan are good unless you want to actually fry something in your frying pan wink.gif.  They go non-stick really quickly.

#12 Aquarium

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:45 AM


This is a great option.

#13 joykey

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 27/11/2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a swiss diamond one & love it!

Same here.  Got one that I've had for over a year, and recently got another of a different size.  Love them soooo much.  Kitchenware Direct often have sales on them.

#14 Airene

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

I don't think you have to look farther than Scanpan. This one is just the perfect size for scrambled eggs and omelettes.

#15 lelo

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I've recently bought myself one of these   Happycall pan

It is great with little or no oil, depending on what I'm cooking, faster than a 'normal' pan and there is no mess/oil splatters or much steam/smoke!

I love it  biggrin.gif

I bought mine on one of those deal sites (can't remember which as it took forever to get here, lol) but I've seen them other places online too.

#16 ~elle~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Definately Tefal - got it from Target. They pretty regularly have good homewares sales.

Stay away from Scanpan. You really only can cook with them on a low heat or it ruins them. There has been a few threads on this previously.

#17 sa5ha

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

I have all Circulon 'Infinite' saucepans and fry pans - they're brilliant, last for ages and have non-stick that just works forever.

Massive thumbs up for them! You can often get them cheaply on sale at Myer or online (I got my saucepans from KitchenWare Direct).

#18 Lainskii

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

I've had a Tefal for 5 years and it is starting to need to be replaced so I personally wouldn't recommend them, I paid over $100 for it as well.

#19 Domestic Goddess

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:37 PM


#20 Mazzle_Dazzle

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

I would Avoid scanpan... I've relegated my second one to the back of the cupboard... ( I have the second one because I returned the first after 2 years under their lifetime warranty)

It was a wedding present, so I'm kinda glad I didn't spend any money on it

#21 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 27/11/2012, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not the heat - it's the type of oil people use. Olive oil or spray oil is no good for non-stick frying pans. Olive oil burns at a lower heat than other vegetable oils. If you use a standard vege oil there should be no problems.

While it's true that spray oil and olive oil are not good for teflon (and scanpan is a type of teflon) it's simply not true that you can use other vegetable oils at high heat and not munt the scanpan.

I have problems and I followed their guidelines except for the one where you only cook at a low to medium heat.  I want to brown the meat, not stew it.

Scanpans are lovely while they are in good condition but they are not worth the money in the long run.  They don't honour the warranty usually as they clearly state not to use the pans at a an actual frying heat.

I bought a couple of the Aldi stainless steel pans and I like them except for the handles which heat up.  I am most fond of my cast iron pans though.

#22 Treehogger

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

Ive been using a Tefal Ingenio for 3 years or so now, and love it - the pan itself is great, and the click off handle is brilliant!. (also got the pots too - super fab)
Also one that is a thicker base that has been going non stop for 8 years is my Chefs Toolbox one - they're a party plan, but oh my, they just go and go and go.. I love it! - and would highly recommend it if you can get your hands on one.

(oh, and by the way, I just love the expression 'munt' it.. so using it!)

#23 Academic

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions! Myer seems to have some good specials on Le Cruset and Circulon, so I'll go have a closer look at those ones.

#24 wonder woman

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

If Scanpan is a must, then make sure it's made in Denmark not China.

Else http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...;#entry15111458

#25 Rubixx

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:03 AM

I bought a $30 Crofton one from Aldi and it is awesome!!

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