Non-stick frying pan

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Sylvain VAN DER WALDE

Hello all.

Thanks for your answers.
This is what I intend to do _in the first instance_:
Wash the pan thoroughly in hot water only.
Dry thoroughly with some kitchen towel.
Put in enough oil to cover the bottom.
Heat to a reasonably high heat.
Drain.
Wipe with some kitchen towel, while still hot.

P.S. I didn't return the pan to Sainsbury as I didn't believe that it was
actually faulty; but I was disappointed with its performance (or lack of
it).
P.P.S. I don't do enough frying to warrant getting a cast iron one.

A Happy Christmas to you all.

Sylvain.
 
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john

Sylvain VAN DER WALDE said:
Hello all.

Thanks for your answers.
This is what I intend to do _in the first instance_:
Wash the pan thoroughly in hot water only.
Dry thoroughly with some kitchen towel.
Put in enough oil to cover the bottom.
Heat to a reasonably high heat.
Drain.
Wipe with some kitchen towel, while still hot.

P.S. I didn't return the pan to Sainsbury as I didn't believe that it was
actually faulty; but I was disappointed with its performance (or lack of
it).
P.P.S. I don't do enough frying to warrant getting a cast iron one.

A Happy Christmas to you all.

Sylvain.
That procedure is only used for a new Wok that does NOT have a non-stick
coating. Heating up oil in a non-stick pan will have no effect as the
actual inside is already coated. If performance is "poor" try increasing
the heat. It all depends what you are cooking of course. If you think that
the heat isn't reaching the inside of the pan due to a defective base, stick
your hand in and see if it is hot!
 
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Dave Liquorice

This is what I intend to do _in the first instance_:
Wash the pan thoroughly in hot water only.
Dry thoroughly with some kitchen towel.
Put in enough oil to cover the bottom.
Heat to a reasonably high heat.
Drain.
Wipe with some kitchen towel, while still hot.
It will be very hot... I don't think you need a great deal of oil either
just enough to "wet" the pan. ISTR that you need to keep adding bit of
oil, heating, wiping off until the oil comes of clean not black or
discoloured. Choice of oil is important as well, you need one that will
take a fairly high temperature like sunflower or peanut, not olive.
 
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meow2222

Sylvain said:
P.P.S. I don't do enough frying to warrant getting a cast iron one.
heavy pans dont make good fryers, eg glass and cast iron, as with
frypans one needs to be able to reduce the heat fairly quickly, not 5
minutes later. Heavies are great for sauce making.

Arc sprayed nonstick coatings are a good deal more robust.


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Sylvain VAN DER WALDE

john said:
That procedure is only used for a new Wok that does NOT have a non-stick
coating. Heating up oil in a non-stick pan will have no effect as the
actual inside is already coated. If performance is "poor" try increasing
the heat. It all depends what you are cooking of course. If you think
that the heat isn't reaching the inside of the pan due to a defective
base, stick your hand in and see if it is hot!
The pan is definitely getting hot.
I'm fond of fried egg sandwiches: I find that when I put some oil in the
pan, it will not "spread" across its surface, but migrate to the edge/s. I
therefore have to break the eggs on these small pools of oil, as if they hit
the hot _dry_ surface of the pan, they will stick. Butter seems to work
better.

Sylvain.
 
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Sylvain VAN DER WALDE

Dave Liquorice said:
It will be very hot... I don't think you need a great deal of oil either
just enough to "wet" the pan.
ISTR that you need to keep adding bit of
oil, heating, wiping off until the oil comes of clean not black or
discoloured. Choice of oil is important as well, you need one that will
take a fairly high temperature like sunflower or peanut, not olive.
I did use some olive oil this time. But I also have some rapeseed oil; will
that do?
Also, I don't want to damage the coating with too much heat.

Sylvain.
 
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Owain

Sylvain said:
I'm fond of fried egg sandwiches: I find that when I put some oil in the
pan, it will not "spread" across its surface, but migrate to the edge/s. I
therefore have to break the eggs on these small pools of oil, as if they hit
the hot _dry_ surface of the pan, they will stick. Butter seems to work
better.
Then it's not a non-stick pan. Adrienne on QVC is always cracking eggs
into her dry cook's essentials pans and they never stick. Metal utensil
safe and lifetime guarantee, too...

Owain
 
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Sylvain VAN DER WALDE

heavy pans dont make good fryers, eg glass and cast iron, as with
frypans one needs to be able to reduce the heat fairly quickly, not 5
minutes later. Heavies are great for sauce making.

Arc sprayed nonstick coatings are a good deal more robust.
I'm reluctant to get rid of that Sainsbury pan; as it still works more or
less, and I don't use it a lot. Mind you, it would be nice if it worked
better.
I watch the two shopping channels on Freeview TV (QVC and Ideal World), and
from time to time one has a really good frying pan on offer made by "Cooks
Essentials". A lot of time and effort is taken to demonstrate this item (and
all others), and that pan performs 100% even without oil. Metal utensils can
be used, and that pan has a lifetime warranty.
 

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