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Should we buy new saucepans?

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RavenousBabyButterfly Sun 07-Apr-19 20:06:35

I think we should. Our current ones are about 25 years old from M&S, cost about £70 for the set so I'm more than happy that we've had our money's worth from them. The bases of the pans have corroded leaving razor sharp edges on the bottom. Probably 25 years of being put through the dishwasher. I've tried to attach a picture.

We can very easily afford new pans, this is not a question of doing without something else in order to get them. DH is adamant that as they are still functional we should keep them and just file off the sharp edges. He thinks that buying new ones would be a waste of money.

So WIBU to buy new ones? He's so sure he's right that he told me to post this grin

jimmyhill Sun 07-Apr-19 20:09:36

Give him a deadline by which the edges need to be filed smooth and after which the pans go to the recycling centre and new ones are purchased.

BursarsDriedFrogPills Sun 07-Apr-19 20:11:14

Clearly buy yourself new pans. I'm all for getting your money's worth, and being a conscious-shopper, but honestly, ingesting saucepan fragments is a step too far.

CheekyChappy710 Sun 07-Apr-19 20:12:24

Wtf of course he's being ridiculous. Also you do not need permission. Who uses stuff that's so old and broken and clearly not fit for purpose anymore? Unless you like to dice with death everytime you use the pans with razor sharp edges. Get new pans ffs.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 07-Apr-19 20:14:31

Sharp inside or outside?

Singlenotsingle Sun 07-Apr-19 20:14:42

Just go and buy some new ones. He's a pennypinching old Grinch, isn't he? Saucepans aren't expensive ffs!

MariaNovella Sun 07-Apr-19 20:14:53

Buy yourself a proper set of saucepans from a kitchen shop. Good brands are Lagostina, ICM Le Pentole, Mauviel.

RavenousBabyButterfly Sun 07-Apr-19 20:15:28

TBF we wouldn't be ingesting fragments of saucepan, the corroded bit is on the outside, the inside of the pan is sound.

RavenousBabyButterfly Sun 07-Apr-19 20:16:23

Sharp outside not inside.

TalkinPaece Sun 07-Apr-19 20:18:55

if they work, why on earth would you bin them?

if you replace them, at least make sure that they go to be used by those who are not as rich as you

MariaNovella Sun 07-Apr-19 20:19:01

It’s SO much easier to cook with proper saucepans.

BlackeyedGruesome Sun 07-Apr-19 20:20:51

Right he either files them down this week or you get new. He is responsible for washing them too.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 07-Apr-19 20:21:05

Buy yourself a proper set of saucepans from a kitchen shop. Good brands are Lagostina, ICM Le Pentole, Mauviel

Yeah. Those M&S ones just don’t last!


MariaNovella Sun 07-Apr-19 20:21:13

I never understand why people spend £1000s on kitchen cupboards and penny pinch over saucepans. I have £1500 worth of saucepans but have never personally spent a single £ on kitchen cupboards.

ElloBrian Sun 07-Apr-19 20:21:31

As someone said above, give him a deadline to do the filing down. If he hasn’t done it by then, he’s lost his say in the matter.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 07-Apr-19 20:23:51

In all seriousness, replace them immediately and make sure they go somewhere that they’re compacted and can’t be taken by someone else. Someone could really end up with nasty cuts from them.

He’s being UTTERLY ridiculous to risk nasty cuts/slices of skin being taken off.

MariaNovella Sun 07-Apr-19 20:25:00

Old saucepans need to be taken to your local council recycling centre.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 07-Apr-19 20:25:06

but have never personally spent a single £ on kitchen cupboards

Do you live in a tent?

MariaNovella Sun 07-Apr-19 20:26:43

No! I have a larder in my kitchen and a built in dresser (19th century property). A huge dresser I inherited and a glass fronted pine cupboard I repurposed when we moved.

DisastrousBee Sun 07-Apr-19 20:30:28

Buy new saucepans. For years I had a shitty cheap set given to me as a present. I had them for 15 years then realised how shit they actually were and started replacing them with good quality ones. It makes a surprising amount of difference if you cook regularly.

Singlenotsingle Sun 07-Apr-19 20:32:29


BarbaraofSevillle Sun 07-Apr-19 20:38:21

FFS just get some new ones. You've had your money's worth and they are wearing out.

But there's no need to spend £££s on them. I've had some Jamie Oliver Tefal ones for about 15 years, used several times a week and they're still in excellent condition and decent solid pans. Even Ikea pans are excellent quality, we've had some great frying pans from there.

You could get a good set of new pans for £100-200 that will easily see you through the next 25 years.

PaperFlowers4 Sun 07-Apr-19 20:38:32

Who does more cooking?

DH complained when I bought a good set of saucepans because he thought they were overpriced and a waste of money because we already had a set (of banged up cookware he got from his mother when moving into his first flat). I reminded him that since I do 90% of the cooking, I’ll be the judge of that, thanks.

Good saucepans are fab. It really does make a difference as things heat more evenly etc

skybluee Sun 07-Apr-19 20:38:40

I've heard good things about glass, copper and stainless steel ones. If you have the money, I'd definitely get new ones. Those look dangerous!

Having said that, if you can file it with zero damage to the integrity of the pans, and the pans themselves are fine, I can see the argument for keeping them.

BarbaraofSevillle Sun 07-Apr-19 20:39:06

The old pans can be put in the metal recycling skip at the council recycling centre.

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