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Yep, but she has to season them before use. This is excellent for cooking on gas, hopefully is equally good for an induction hob.
i have one iron pan for paella which i never use as after we seasoned it twice and stored it where we store all our pans...it got organe/brown
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Old 23.04.2015, 18:25
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Induction is quick and effective to use, whatever, lets not start splitting hairs.....
It's not splitting hairs. There's a big difference between pans.

Perhaps you neither know or understand. Have you actually used an induction hob?
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Old 23.04.2015, 18:35
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i have one iron pan for paella which i never use as after we seasoned it twice and stored it where we store all our pans...it got organe/brown
It's just rust - use wire wool to scrape it off. Don't bother seasoning it, just make sure you leave it totally dry. When you next use it, don't use soap to clean it, scrape everything off (and eat it! The burnt paella bits are the best) then wipe it with paper towels.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

ok i lost the receipt of the green pan so i had to use it and i just bought a small colori frying pan from kuhn rikon, will see how they are in two, three months!

Also i just wanna add that green pans, kuhn rikon pans or migros's titan pans, they are all 60chf for 28cm so it is not the price that matters since they are all the same price. (it was mentioned before that the green pans are cheaper than the titan pans hence lower quality! but not true in term of price!)
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Yes, agree on that: stainless steel rules! But I rarely fry something, as a lot of my cooked food is either cooked into the oven (meat, vegetables), steamed (I've got a cheap stainless steel spaghetti double pot from Lidl and it works just fine, although I have a proper electric steamer too) or boiled ( e.g. soups).
I'm personally curious about cooper pans/pots because they look so nice. (but would they be nice for long? I hate throwing money out of the window)
It's not just optics, copper pans are widely used by high-end professionals (think Guide Michelin restaurants). Copper in pans is a generally useful and highly desirable material thanks to its very high thermal conductivity (it's why the pans heating quickest tend to having a copper core, less expensive alternative is aluminum).

Be ready to not use your dishwasher. Though some claim to be dishwasher-ready the majority isn't.

Copperoxide is poisonous so the pans inside needs to be coated, usually done with aluminum or steel. Since aluminum isn't really shiny you would want steel. Tin inside is also used, but due to its melting point at 230 celsius that brings problems of its own. Non-stick coatings are available as well, but they're not shiny.

Another aspect is that copper is chemically active, its shine fades over time. So unless its outside has been treated it will need repolishing after a while. Due to its malleability scratching may be of particular concern. Also due to malleability you want the pans to be solid and therefore need them to be heavy-ish (or perhaps made of alloys, or with a substantial amount of steel on the inside, though both should reduce heat conductivity considerably).

Make sure the pan is ok for your heat source, models for induction have become available fairly recently. Non-sticky variants are available. Gaz flame is the best match for copper pans.

And of course there's price. Copper itself is expensive, couple that with low product volumes and you get very high prices. Just for perspective, for a standard sized copper frying pan the typical range is 200-600CHF(€).
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

We have a whole range of copper pans that were passed down...... . They look pretty and thats about it. They are SOOOO hard to cook with (temp control) everything sticks and honestly I believe the cooks you see on tv use them for show only. (fancy kitchen) In every bar/restaurant I have worked (and owned 1) we always used the metal pans. The outside turns black from the heat (when used often) but they are extremely durable and easy to cook with. You wil need a towel to grab em though as they have no handle(learned that one the hard way ....several times)
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We have a whole range of copper pans that were passed down...... . They look pretty and thats about it. They are SOOOO hard to cook with (temp control) everything sticks and honestly I believe the cooks you see on tv use them for show only. (fancy kitchen) In every bar/restaurant I have worked (and owned 1) we always used the metal pans. The outside turns black from the heat (when used often) but they are extremely durable and easy to cook with. You wil need a towel to grab em though as they have no handle(learned that one the hard way ....several times)
Copper is metal too. 'Metal' is not really precise enough in a discussion about the best materials for frying pans.

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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Best frying pan I ever had was a very simple cast iron one in England years ago. Never ever washed with detergent, it seasoned beautifully, never stuck and added flavour to everything cooked in it. Sadly having been used on gas and at fierce heat the bottom wasn't 100% flat and I couldn't use it on the leccie here.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Just an update. I returned my green pan after a few weeks... It can't fry really and I used no more than 3 to prevent heat and cook.. Also now trying the Titan pans from migros and the swiss diamond grill pan, it is fine so far but they both smells very strong of the cleaner after I clean it each time, I don't have this with my Kuhn Rikon pans...so I am a bit worried. The best fry pan I have so far is KR color pan, prett and nice!
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Old 09.09.2015, 21:01
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I am in the process of sourcing a Skeppshult frying pan in cast iron. Pretty expensive in Switzerland but you can buy at lower price from Germany or France.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Our Ikea365 one held up to abuse for a very long time - but is now pining for fjords.

The rest of the pans are Le Creuset - varying size up to BFO size for slow cooking big joints of meat. They were not cheap but I've had the base set of 4 pans for 15 years - and added 2 biggers ones 12 and 1 year ago.

Frying pans however are a "disposable" kitchen item in my view - if you want non-stick, no matter how much it costs, it will get damaged and it will start to stick.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Don't know if it's already been mentioned, but a general point with all (especially non-stick) pans, is to wash them as little as possible.

Wipe out with kitchen paper, whenever possible, and for messy pans or after cooking strong flavoured food, then fill with warm water with a couple of drops of washing-up liquid and leave to soak.

Dishwashers should be avoided, whenever humanly possible.
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Just an update. I returned my green pan after a few weeks... It can't fry really and I used no more than 3 to prevent heat and cook.. Also now trying the Titan pans from migros and the swiss diamond grill pan, it is fine so far but they both smells very strong of the cleaner after I clean it each time, I don't have this with my Kuhn Rikon pans...so I am a bit worried. The best fry pan I have so far is KR color pan, prett and nice!
Hehe what did I tell you
KR were on sale a couple weeks back, and in case you need more there is an outlet in Rikon (close to Winterthur) which frequently has pan and other KR item sales.

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