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Fissler pots and pans feedback thread: Non Testers: add your own feedback or top tips for keeping pans lasting - you could win a £100 giftcard NOW CLOSED

(147 Posts)
MichelleMumsnet Netherlands (MNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-13 14:12:32

This thread is for the 16 MNers who received a Fissler pot or pan from Tesco to test out.
If your not an official tester but have tried a Fissler pan or pot please do also add your feedback to this thread. If you don't have a Fissler pan or pot then we'd love you to add your own tips on keeping your pans long lasting below.

All non testers who add feedback or a tip will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 Tesco voucher

Here's what Fissler have to say, "We have a wide range of pots and pans which are all of high quality, and they have recently become available at Tesco Direct. Their reinforced bases ensure optimal heat absorption, distribution and storage, which makes cooking your food evenly easier as well as saving energy. All our products can be used in the oven as well as on the hob, with the exception of induction. They are also easy to clean, and all our pans have a non-stick coating which means that greasing the pan becomes optional."

On test were:
20cm non stick frying pan
24cm stockpot with lid
28cm non stick grillpan
20cm casserole with lid
28cm non stick stir fry pan
16cm non stick saucepan
24cm non stick frying pan
28cm non stick frying pan

We'd love to know what you thought of the Fissler product you received and have some questions to get you going, but feel free to add any other thoughts you might have:

~ Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating: how was this?
~ What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? How did the pan help?
~ Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? How did you clean it? Dishwasher or by hand?
~ How does the pan compare to your previous pans?
~ Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family if it came up in conversation? If so, why? If not, why not?
~ Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP?

Everyone who adds their feedback here will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Tesco voucher

Please note comments made on this thread may be used by Tesco and/or Fissler elsewhere. Your MN name will not be used.

Thanks,

MNHQ

sc00ter Fri 23-Aug-13 09:37:04

Non Tester.

1. Buy good quality cook wear - I am a bit of a foodie and love cooking anything and everything. So to me this was very important.
I got a brand called Stella, which should have been expensive, however I bought them in a sale. They were at least half the original price and a I have had then about 8 years now. (still look like new) smile

2. I always use some warm soapy water and kitchen towel to wash off things like sauces, gravy first. Saves on sponges too...

3. Always use a non stick/ non abrasive sponge afterwards.

4. Oh and I am one of the naughty ones who stack my pans one inside the other. - But I have made some discs of material that i place inside each one to stop scratches, I have even made them larger so they overflow the sides so not to get the edges damaged.

5. Saucepan lids are kept attached inside my kitchen cupboard door. They sit inside this holder I bought from the betterwear book I think, for a couple of pounds.
So they are always there at hand when the door is opened.

Crocklebog Fri 23-Aug-13 19:28:25

Non tester. I always spend the maximum amount I can afford at the time on pans as I find it is a false economy otherwise.

SmileyShazza Fri 23-Aug-13 23:38:45

Non tester here - my advise would be to always use plastic utensils as they reduce the likelihood of scratching the delicate non stick surfaces on pans in comparison to using metal ones.

satas20 Sat 24-Aug-13 13:16:15

Non tester - store pans with kitchen towel in between to prevent scratches; hold masterclass in 'looking after the new pans or you won't be allowed to use them' with teenage sons; always wait for pan to cool before soaking - otherwise pan or non-stick can be damaged by sudden cooling of very hot pan.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 25-Aug-13 20:03:41

Back from holiday now and I've used the large frying pan a couple more times.

Food cooks evenly, and I've not used any oil at all. Even fried eggs slid out like a dream!

I've washed it by hand each time but left it to drain because I'm lazy and that seems to work well.

I'm off to Tesco tomorrow to get a couple of other pans hopefully - not sure I'd pay full price for them though.

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 25-Aug-13 22:28:14

I have enough stickers for a large frying pan.
smile

snowymum12 Mon 26-Aug-13 07:58:49

Non-tester here. Definitely don't put them in the dishwasher. I've ruined my lovely pans that way. I would also recommend getting decent utensils to use in your pans as they can often scratch (or if they are plastic, melt) and destroy the non-stick coating.

DoubleMum Tue 27-Aug-13 11:00:43

I agree that to make them last you need to buy decent pans and wash them relatively carefully. Also not forgetting that you have boiled your rice until it's a black solid mass on the bottom of the pan also helps.

BooMeowson Tue 27-Aug-13 13:13:38

Non tester here for the small frying pan

~ Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating: how was this? I did not know I had to do this, must read instructions better!

~ What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? I have 2 big frying pans, I bought a little one to help cook small amounts of pancetta for pasta, and frying eggs etc. I find the non-stick excellent for these and it feels hardy like it will not scratch.

~ Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? Dishwasher and comes out brand new

~ How does the pan compare to your previous pans? Equivalent to my big Teflon non scratch one but much better than some cheap frying pans I've had over the years

~ Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family Yes I would

~ Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP? I'd like to own the wok as well but I don't have the room for any more pans!

christmas33 Tue 27-Aug-13 19:12:10

think they are good value and last well

christmas33 Tue 27-Aug-13 19:14:06

to keep pans clean and lasting buy a good name in the industry

Littlecherublegs Tue 27-Aug-13 19:56:30

Non tester:

My advice would be to buy the most expensive set of pans you can afford - it really pays in the long run.
I've purchased many a pan in my time and have had a range of issues including the non stick coating coming off, the handle getting burnt, pans going rusty, and pans easily becoming scratched.
Its definitely worth investing in a quality set to begin with.

smaths Tue 27-Aug-13 21:23:07

Non tester - I bought the small and largest frying pans

~ Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating: how was this? I only knew I had to do this from reading this thread, it really wasn't all that obvious in the instructions at all (at least I'm assuming that's what the whole rinsing the pan and then boiling water in it before wiping with a bit of oil was for? It never actually said in the instructions that was to activate the non stick)

~ What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? So far I have made pancakes in the little one, it's a perfect size for them and risotto in the larger one. The non stick is excellent.

~ Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? a quick rinse and a wipe and that was pretty much it!

~ How does the pan compare to your previous pans? my last pan was a tefal one that's lasted about 8 years before the non stick became sticky. These pans are heavier duty but I'm not sure the non stick is any more effective. I do miss the red spot thingy on the tefal though that let you know when it was up to temperature.

~ Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family I showed it to my mum and recommended her to get one too - I would never in a million years pay full price for one though, I think they are still even a bit on the dear side with the stickers discount.

~ Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP? I'm debating on also getting the griddle pan and the small saucepan. What I would have liked to have seen was a proper saucepan set with different sizes instead of random stock pot, casserole and milk pan size?

I tested the saucepan. Sorry for late review- school hol dramas!

~ Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating:
how was this?
I wasn't aware I had to do this- couldn't see anything in the instructions about it. blush

~ What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? How did the pan help?
~ Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? How did you clean it? Dishwasher or by hand?
I've made white sauce and bolognaise. Cleaned it in dishwasher-definitely easy. So nice to have a saucepan that's dishwasher friendly!

~ How does the pan compare to your previous pans?
It's much heavier, seems more durable and the handle is sturdy and easy to grip.

~ Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family if it came up in conversation? If so, why? If not, why not?
If it came up, definitely, for the reasons I gave above.

~ Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP?
Yes, I'm already saving- need 1 more to get another 2 pans!

lemony7 Wed 28-Aug-13 15:04:00

~ Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating: how was this?
My husband did this so it was super easy for me :D

~ What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? How did the pan help?
So far we've only used it to cook meat and eggs. It's been brilliant - no oil needed as nothing stuck to it!

~ Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? How did you clean it? Dishwasher or by hand?
Very easy to clean by hand.

~ How does the pan compare to your previous pans?
It's much heavier than our other pans but so far it's a lot better! I hope the quality is longstanding.

~ Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family if it came up in conversation? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes if they were after a quality pan.

~ Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP?
We bought two initially but don't really need any more. If we needed them I would definitely buy one in the promotion (not full price, they're expensive).

Bubbles85 Thu 29-Aug-13 09:50:45

Non tester, but I bought the small frying pan

Before you used the Fissler pan for the first time you needed to activate the non stick coating: how was this?

I wasn't aware this had to be done. sad

What recipes did you cook in your Fissler? How did the pan help?

I cooked pancakes and bacon while on a campervan holiday. the pan was quick to heat up and was he right size for two of us.

Was your Fissler easy to clean or not? How did you clean it? Dishwasher or by hand?

Washed by hand in cool water due to the camping. It cleaned very quickly with no bits stuck to the bottom.

How does the pan compare to your previous pans?

It was a great size (my frying pan is larger) and the non-stick coating looked much better. I have always had cheaper pans in the past.

Would you recommend Fissler products to friends and family if it came up in conversation? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, they do the job they are designed to do and look great too!

Do you think you'll buy more from the range - by collecting the stickers from Tesco to get 70% off RRP?

Yes, I'm currently saving for the stock pots. If I only have enough vouchers for one, then I'll go for the larger one.

Happiestinwellybobs Sat 31-Aug-13 12:45:38

I have 8 stickers that I don't need. The lovely boy gave me loads this morning, so I've bought the stock pot and the griddle pan. PM me if you want them - happy to post them.

nerysw Sat 31-Aug-13 18:36:52

Non tester, from what I've been reading here I may have to get collecting at Tescos!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 31-Aug-13 19:22:44

I'm chuffed to bits to have found out that I've won the £100 in Tesco vouchers prize draw grin.

I have got 15 spare tokens - if anyone wants wants them just PM me. First come first served!

danshu123 Mon 02-Sep-13 11:10:20

Hi I am new here, not sure how to do PM. But can I please have some of your spare tokens? Thanks

Fillybuster Mon 02-Sep-13 13:27:28

I've got 25-30 Tesco tokens - if anyone wants them, please PM me your details.

My Fissler pans are 12 years old and still in great condition. Was a bit disappointed that all the pans in the Tesco offer are quite small, as I fancied a really big new frying pan and a large stock pot sad

Happiestinwellybobs Mon 02-Sep-13 20:18:03

danshu123. Have PM'd you. Click on your inbox and should be there smile

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