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Pan for a messy cook

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Holeywalls Wed 10-Jun-20 19:52:52

I seem to be struggling to get our meal for 4 in my Tefal 30cm frying pan. When making curry or chilli for example it ends up everywhere!!

The le cruseat style pans with the two handles and lids - can you use these on the hob to make the sorts of meals mentioned above or are these just for in the oven really? I’d just get Sainsbury’s probably!

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dumpling123 Wed 10-Jun-20 19:56:42

I got a le creuset style pot in Aldi special buys because I really fancied one and use it for bolognaise and chilli now instead of frying pan - much easier to clean and keeps the hob much tidier. As we're working from home, I leave it simmer on hob on low heat - delicious!

bilbodog Wed 10-Jun-20 20:05:19

Have you tried Saucepans? Frying pans are shallow and meant for frying or shallow amounts of food!

ShortAndSharp Wed 10-Jun-20 20:42:22

You can definitely use the cast iron type le creuset casserole pots on the hob, but a deeper sided sauté pan (with an oven proof handle and lid) would probably be fine too.

Frankiefree Wed 10-Jun-20 20:44:47

I use a large non stick wok with a lid for almost everything I cook on the hob

karmakameleon Thu 11-Jun-20 09:31:08

Cast iron ones will work but they are very heavy so I only use for things that start on the hob and need to be finished in the oven. I have sauté pan for ever day like this. It has deep sides and a lid so not so likely to spill over.

SpacePug Thu 11-Jun-20 12:33:29

You use for chilli? So would you fry off the mince first in frying pan then move to saucepan or do the whole thing in a sauce pan?

bilbodog Thu 11-Jun-20 12:49:38

Spacepug - Chilli - would do the whole thing in a saucepan - i would probably use a wide shallow one for chilli or bolognaise but i wouldnt fry the meat in a frying pan and then put in the saucepan.

bilbodog Thu 11-Jun-20 12:54:01

I tend to use good quality stainless steel casserole pans as these can be used both on top and in the oven. I know these ones are not cheap but ive been using the same ones for 30 years!

Etcni Thu 11-Jun-20 12:57:21

Try something like this - it's lighter than a Le Creuset style casserole.

Holeywalls Thu 11-Jun-20 12:59:44

Hi, I definitely want something I can do the whole thing in. I didn’t use a pot because I always fry mince and chicken in the frying pan so that would then mean transferring over to a pot. I only have one very small pot.

I like the look of those metal pans with the lids. I think that’s exactly what I need! Thank you.

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