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Can someone please recommend a frying pan my husband cannot kill?

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wiltingfast Wed 13-Dec-17 13:30:50

I've just had to throw out a lovely stellar frying pan I paid about €50 as it had bubbled and started to flake. Had it about 5y. He's started using the larger one and is now well on the way to killing it too.

I've had the chat about not too high a heat, not washing until cold etc etc, but honestly, our gas hob throws off incredible heat and I'm not sure it's really all his fault. I bought new saucepans at the same time, and they are constantly boiling over. Hate them. But stuck with them, as they are pretty indestructible being stainless steel.

Anyway, I am sick of these non stick frying pans. I don't think they can cope with my careless family and very hot hob.

Any suggestions? Am thinking of going cast iron, are they very hard to keep? Is the seasoning a total pain?

Or should I just resign myself to having to replace these pans every few years and buy cheap from now on?


TheBitterBoy Wed 13-Dec-17 13:32:01

I think you need to get a ceramic pan - the high heat is the problem, and if he cant control his use then you'll be replacing them every few years!

SavoyCabbage Wed 13-Dec-17 13:33:08

I’ve got a cast iron one and I only seasoned it the first time. My mum has her mother’s so it’s ancient and it’s still fine. Obviously the down side is that they are heavy.

TabbyTurmoil Wed 13-Dec-17 13:34:24

Following as I'd like some frying pans for life.

manyaslip Wed 13-Dec-17 13:43:07

This hardened steel non-stick pan from Le Creuset is phenomenal - we've had it for years.

wiltingfast Wed 13-Dec-17 13:44:38

Yeah my mum has had the same cast iron one as long as I've known her! Don't think she seasons it either...

Is ceramic tough BitterBoy? Or liable to be killed too?

MrsPestilence Wed 13-Dec-17 13:49:50

I have le creuset ones for me and DCs. DH is a pan killer and anodised aluminium works better for him. His pan will need replacing first, despite my ones having a 30 year head start.hmm

Viserion Wed 13-Dec-17 13:55:21

Totally misread that title. Thought you were looking for recommendations for a frying pan to kill your husband with. blush

wiltingfast Wed 13-Dec-17 14:01:41


wiltingfast Wed 13-Dec-17 14:02:58

Was pretty tempted as I put my pan in the bin tbh grin grin

Anyone tried circulon pans? They pop up from tie to time in threads about pans as being vg.

Can't open that link Mrs P, what is it pointing to?

Kursk Wed 13-Dec-17 14:04:21

I second cast iron.

BaronessBomburst Wed 13-Dec-17 14:08:27

I kill frying pans too. Ceramic ones can't be used on a high heat and any tomato or acid sauces remove the seasoning built up on cast iron or steel pans. I just buy Ikea ones now and chuck* them every two years. In fact, I asked DH to pick me up another one yesterday.

*they actually get recycled as they go to the scrap merchant.

SisyphusDad Wed 13-Dec-17 14:15:02

Have a pair (large and small) of Circulon pans that are now over 20 years old and still gong strong. And they've certainly not been cossetted - I expect my cooking equipment to work for their living. So yes, recommended.

AntoniaCaenis Wed 13-Dec-17 14:20:05

Following as I also gave a DH who kills my frying pans. He blames the gas getting too hot but won't accept that he could turn it down. Drives me mad.

KatherinaMinola Wed 13-Dec-17 14:22:12

I kill frying pans too. I'd like a stainless steel one - can anyone recommend?

ScrambledSmegs Wed 13-Dec-17 14:30:55

My husband killed an anodised Circulon frying pan. It was a very expensive wedding present and barely lasted 5 years thanks to him abusing it.

I haven't found a pan he can't destroy. He even ruined my cast iron le creuset skillet. The man's a menace.

MrsPestilence Wed 13-Dec-17 14:34:38

Wilting it is pointing at a Tesco 26cm anodise aluminium frying pan for £26.

My bastard DH manged to set fire to a wooden le creuset handle. Luckily you can buy spares.

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 13-Dec-17 14:39:04

I have Circulon Infinite pans. They are fantastic. The only thing is don't put them in dishwasher and just clean under running water and wipe dry.

Some quite good sale offers on the Circulon site at the moment


greenhairymonster Wed 13-Dec-17 15:05:27

We’ve tried Le Creuset triple ply, Lakeland, John Lewis ceramic. John Lewis the pan aren’t too bad, cheap so replaceable but not very good on Indiction. Currently trying infinite circulon and so far so good - about 2-3 months in still got a proper non stick surface.

RockinHippy Wed 13-Dec-17 15:32:26

We have a Regis stone one like this in the link. 6 months in & daily use & it still looks brand new. Better than my cast iron crepe pan for pancakes. Nothing sticks to it, even if you cook without oil. Wipes clean too. 110% can recommend

Helena17 Wed 13-Dec-17 15:46:12

Try Circulon pans. Also had the same problems few months ago until a friend recommended this to me. You'd know what i mean when you try it.

lynmilne65 Wed 13-Dec-17 19:10:19

ooh didn't know that about tomatoes!!

Taffeta Thu 14-Dec-17 08:38:23

I got two Circulon pans from Amazon on Black Friday, to replace a Lakeland one I’d had for 5 years. They’re fab so far.

I had a cast iron Le Creuset one for a while but found it totally unworkable as it was so heavy.

NotCitrus Thu 14-Dec-17 09:16:46

I got a cheap Circulon pan a few years ago and it's starting to mark but better than any other so far. Hoping to get a Circular lifetime guarantee one in the sales after Christmas.

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 14-Dec-17 12:29:15

Try vinegar or lemon juice to remove marks @NotCitrus (rinse afterwards)

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