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to never EVER want a frigging so-called 'non-stick' pan ever again?!

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PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:14:35

Fecking useless things.

They always lose their non-stickiness after a while (yes, yes, I know, 'overheating', but I do live and cook in the RealWorld with 4 kids and a dog and get distracted…), then stuff sticks and they still CANNOT BE SCRUBBED with a wire brillo pad and some elbow grease - feckers!!

<quietyly fumes>

My next pan will be nice shiny stainless steel one. And it will get scrubbed to within an inch of its life when required. It will be v satisfying.

I should get out more, shouldn't I?

dementedpixie Sat 30-Jan-16 18:19:53 - these are suitable for non stick pans and are effective too

Pico2 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:22:19

I thought this was only us. We need a couple of new pans now as ours are knackered. And they never go in the dishwasher. I didn't know overheating was a problem, I thought cooking was meant to be hot.

What do they use in professional kitchens?

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:22:27

Oh, don't be so sensible and helpful, dementedpixie - this is 'AIBU'!! Thank you

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:23:21

Stainless steel, Pico, good quality, expensive stainless steel!

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sat 30-Jan-16 18:24:33

Get cast iron, season it properly and it will always be non stick. Clean with hot water and salt or just wipe pan clean, so easy.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Sat 30-Jan-16 18:26:30

stainless steel is great. especially not that fat us not devil incarnate anymore.
are those ceramic pans any good?

claig Sat 30-Jan-16 18:26:41

YANBU. Stainless stell everytime because of the health issues. I have nothing non-stick whatsoever apart from a ceramic grill.

MuttonDressedAsMutton Sat 30-Jan-16 18:27:44

There's only one thing worse than a so called non-stick pan and that's one of those ceramic pans. More useless than an ashtray on a motorbike.
However - one thing I do know but only discovered very late on in the game is that you should never use washing up liquid on a non-stick pan. Just hot water and wipe. This has helped me anyway smile

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:28:24

Oh yes, cast iron is lovely too, but so bastardly heavy <weak wrists>

Ceramic pans? Really?
Or ceramic coating?? Nope - no coating, not acceptable!

slightlyglitterbrained Sat 30-Jan-16 18:30:49

Have you tried sex lube and a fishslice? I hear it's very effective for kitchen problems.

TBH, I find non-stick oven trays more of a problem. But they all seem to be non-stick. Cast iron pans are great if you have wrists like steel. Mine are more twiglike.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Sat 30-Jan-16 18:30:54

do you even need a pan?
a lazy friend in student days fried directly on the hob (the glass/ceran kind).

MaisyMooMoo Sat 30-Jan-16 18:36:29

Are non stick coatings still considered to be unhealthy? Are there any manufactures that don't use them?

whatevva Sat 30-Jan-16 18:37:15

Stainless steel.

Can be seasoned, usually with oil. I used salt once (instructions on a salt packet; never seen it since hmm.

Don't use washing up liquid, unless you reseason.

BrokenVag Sat 30-Jan-16 18:42:16

Are you buying cheap pans? My non-stick pans last forever, never stick, get slung in the dishwasher...........

ABetaDad1 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:42:40

Black iron pans are non stick and literally last forever. Just scrub with a plastic brush in hot water, wipe out and lightly oil. Remarkably cheap too if bought from a catering supplier. I have many of the pans on this page of the Russums website. Best pans I have ever had.

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:44:13

Don't get me started on backing trays!! <glowers>

Good ideas there from slightly and SmallGreen grin

I do have a glass Ceran hob, but still think the no-pan solution sounds messy tbh.

I don't use washing up liquid and often just wipe a pan and reuse. That does help, but still prefer the stainless steel pan over the fancy Tefal one.

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:46:29

Cheap pans?! Cheap pans??
There's nothing cheap about my pans I have you know, Broken <hoiks>

I have a black iron oval casserole pan with lid which I love and often use. It does weigh a ton though which puts me off getting a frying pain of the same material. Hm. Worth a consideration.

I need to kill the so-called 'non-stick' pan first thought to justify a new one.

MaisyMooMoo Sat 30-Jan-16 18:48:32

I'm looking for a wok with lid that doesn't have any dodgy coatings.

SaucyJack Sat 30-Jan-16 18:49:51


I got a decent non-stick pan recently and it has revolutionised like my whole entire outlook.

MrsMitchell15 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:57:47

I decided to try those new-fangled Ceramic pans. PISH! The ad on TV shows you stuff cooking perfectly and not sticking. It's utter cobblers. I work in contract catering and our kitchens all have solid steel pans. They can be scrubbed and I secretly love that fact. I have a non-stick tefal stir fry pan but it's never left unattended and it's the only one that's lasted more than a month in my house. Other than that, I have my stainless steel sets and they do me lovely.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 30-Jan-16 18:57:47

I have dishwasher safe non-stick pans <preens>

At least 5 years old and have been in the dishwasher at least 2 or 3 times a week and are still great.

SlinkyVagabond Sat 30-Jan-16 18:58:20

Woks from Chinese supermarkets Maisy. Cheap as, but need seasoning well.

claig Sat 30-Jan-16 19:00:48

"Are non stick coatings still considered to be unhealthy?"

This is from the Telegraph

"Are we really being poisoned by non-stick pans?

A new scientific report says man-made chemicals found in non-stick pans can be detrimental to our health
Should you stop using your non-stick pans?

Don't panic - for most people, non-stick pans are one of the smallest sources of exposure to PFASs. Balan says that in a typical US home, exposure from carpets, upholstery and textiles or clothing carries a higher risk than non-stick cookware.

“I personally do not advocate for throwing away or giving away your non-stick pan,” says Balan. “That doesn't solve the problem: if you throw it away, it will end up in a landfill from where it will leach PFASs into the environment, or even worse, it will get burned, which will release even more toxins. If you already have a non-stick pan, just use it carefully. Don't overheat it (make sure the temperature stays well below 500F/260C), and be careful not to scratch it (same goes for rice cookers, or any other non-stick kitchen items).”

She also urges people not to buy any new non-stick pans as reducing consumer demand could prevent new emissions and exposures."

I must admit I am a bit of a health nut about this. I always look for stainless steel. I am looking for an ice cream machineand won't even consider anodised aluminium which means that the cheapest good stainless steel one is about £700 which is why I have not yet taken the plunge.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Sat 30-Jan-16 19:03:32

we have horrendously expensive wmf non stick pans. supposedly. they stick. and are heavy.
cooking them out with salt helps for a couple of times but I can't be arsed to do it that often.

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