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Migros Antares Pot

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On Saturday I bought the Antares pot form Migros. The handles got very hot whilst cooking. So hot that I had to use a kitchen towel to move the pot.
btw I have asbestos fingers, its absolutely normal for me to remove croissants or bread from the oven without gloves
Is this normal?
Does anyone have this pot?


Further, I returned the pot today, and received a long lecture from the saleswoman. One of her pieces of advice was that I should go to a Fachspecialist - a speciality shop and there I will pay Sfr100 for a pot.

I replied that I have certainly learnt my lesson, which is never to buy any pot form Migros. Obviously I expect too much from them.

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On Saturday I bought the Antares pot form Migros. The handles got very hot whilst cooking. So hot that I had to use a kitchen towel to move the pot.
btw I have asbestos fingers, its absolutely normal for me to remove croissants or bread from the oven without gloves
Is this normal?
It is a metal pot - with short metal handles - what exactly did you think would happen to the handles when you heated the pan??

Do you struggle with Velcro?
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It is a metal pot - with short metal handles - what exactly did you think would happen to the handles when you heated the pan??

Do you struggle with Velcro?

Hahahahaha. Certainly one would expect them to get warm, not so hot that I cannot hold them, then that would defeat their purpose wouldn't it?
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Hahahahaha. Certainly one would expect them to get warm, not so hot that I cannot hold them, then that would defeat their purpose wouldn't it?
They are metal - they will get hot. A handle allows you to lift the pot more easily it doesn't mean it won't get hot.

I have pans with heatproof handles that don't get hot - and I have casserole dishes (same styles as the Migros one) which will - because the handles are molded metal ones - and the heat transfers effectively.
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I replied that I have certainly learnt my lesson, which is never to buy any pot form Migros. Obviously I expect too much from them.
why do you expect that a store that doesn't sell alcohol would sell good pot?
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Re: Migros Antares Pot

I've had my (same) Migros pots for the past eight years without any issues. Got the now discontinued ones with black plastic (?) handles and the Gastro ones, no problem with burning.
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It is a metal pot - with short metal handles - what exactly did you think would happen to the handles when you heated the pan??
Sounds like a bad design.

We've got a couple of the Gastro saucepans and the handles don't get hot at all on the stove top.

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Re: Migros Antares Pot

Might be obvious, but what size are the plates you put your pots on? If you put your pots on a plate which is larger than the pot's bottom, the handles can heat up, depending on their material.
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Old 26.10.2015, 21:09
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Re: Migros Antares Pot

Strange ..... when you see TV chefs, they use metal pots, with metal handles and they always take them using a cloth on both handles, that they always have draped over a shoulder or hanging somewhere off their whites.

I have heat issues with the metal handles on my metal saucepan lids ........ so I use a cloth.

Please don't accuse me of scalding my cockney children, though.
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Re: Migros Antares Pot

Maybe it's because it's a very low pot and heat can't diffuse from the handles, especially if you use it more than 2/3 full. Anyway it's always been the norm for me to use a cloth tbh, if it bothered me i would buy pots with plastic handles, seems more that the product you bought didn't fit your needs migros or not and you were still able to return it doesn't seem like a bad outcome.
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