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Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Hello friends, just wondering if anyone have tried the greenpans from Migros? (I only found three bad reviews in German on Migros homepage). It is about time for me to get some new pans...but i am tired of changing pans every year. I cook almost everyday and one to twice a day. so i am desperate for a good frying pan!! I tried Ikea, WMF, Telfon pans etc...so far no pans last longer than two years in my kitchen!! Appreciate any recommendations for a non sticky great pan that last more than 2 years and also safe to cook with? Thanks a lot!!
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

A friend of mine threw away a Titan coated heavy frying pan. I am still using it after 5 years, nothing wrong with it at all.

Buy heavy pans! Aldi & Lidl have some good offers sometimes.

My thoughts are that maybe you are heating the pans too hot. Do you really need to heat above level 8 on the cooker?

Another problem might be using metal tools. I bought some black plastic tools from IKEA, and use them all the time.

I don't put my pans in the dishwasher. I rinse them quickly with hot water and a brush. If necessary I use salt to get the crusty bits off. I dry them with paper towel, & oil them lightly and put them back on the warm stove, then wipe away the excess oil with a paper towel. After eating my meal, when the pan is cool, I put it away in the cupboard.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I can suggest not to buy 'Green Pans' i bought one and it is definitely not non stick. Also they don't want you to put it in the dishwasher and there is a long list of instructions for looking after it. I wanted a non stick pan that I could use and abuse! I bought one of the black non stick pans from Migros, when they were 50% off and it's great. Not sure how long it will last (had it for a year so far with no wear or tear as yet), but it's doing well so far. Don't pay full price though. They regularily have them at 50% off.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Migros green pans are bloody awful, everything sticks to them.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Migros "Titan series" are great, every couple of months Migross sells them 50% off. I bought my first one a good 5 years ago and it's outlived all others from brands like Tefal etc.
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I can suggest not to buy 'Green Pans' i bought one and it is definitely not non stick. Also they don't want you to put it in the dishwasher and there is a long list of instructions for looking after it. I wanted a non stick pan that I could use and abuse! I bought one of the black non stick pans from Migros, when they were 50% off and it's great. Not sure how long it will last (had it for a year so far with no wear or tear as yet), but it's doing well so far. Don't pay full price though. They regularily have them at 50% off.
^^This. Get the Cucina & Tavola brand at Migros when it's 50% off. We use them twice a day (multiple pans/sizes) and as long as you don't use metal utensils or massively high heat they are great pans. I tend to wash by hand, as we use them so often. Today's dishwasher tabs can wear the coating prematurely because they're so harsh but an occasional cycle won't hurt.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

OH's mother bought him an Ikea frying pan (from the 365+ range) some 10 years ago, and it is still going very strong. I had a Tefal pan, bought at about the same time, but we ditched it after a while as it was not a great as the Ikea one.

As Sbrinz and 3Wishes said, don't use metal utensils on non-stick pans; they will ruin your pans in no time!
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^^This. Get the Cucina & Tavola brand at Migros when it's 50% off.
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Or Lagostina, but not a cheap option.

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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I got Cerafit Gold & am happy with them. 1st time we've had a frying pan that hasn't stuck & gone grotty. It's a bit off colour now as we do Indian cooking with spices but otherwise I am satisfied. I don't think any make will last a long time anymore.
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I bought one of the black non stick pans from Migros, when they were 50% off and it's great. Not sure how long it will last (had it for a year so far with no wear or tear as yet), but it's doing well so far. Don't pay full price though. They regularily have them at 50% off.
We bought one of those recently too. Also at 50% off.

But to be honest, most of our frying is done in two stainless steel frying pans with no coating at all. One is 15 years old and still looks like new. They have metal handles too.

There aren't many things that actually need a non-stick pan and the beauty of one without a coating is you can use it at any temperature.
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We bought one of those recently too. Also at 50% off.

But to be honest, most of our frying is done in two stainless steel frying pans with no coating at all. One is 15 years old and still looks like new. They have metal handles too.

There aren't many things that actually need a non-stick pan and the beauty of one without a coating is you can use it at any temperature.
That's what most of my Lagostinas are, in fact they are such high quality SS that they work as if they were non-stick.

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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I have a set of Tefal I ordered from the UK and they still look and cook great 2 years down the line. The key is to use plastic or wood utensils. I also diswasher them regularly and it hasn't had any negative effect.

I use this one here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-5-Piec...ords=tefal+set

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How often do you cook at above 260c?
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I don't know how easy it would be for you to obtain it but I can HIGHLY recommend Scanpan frying pans. Here is a link to their website: http://www.scanpan.eu/
They get a workout here in my house from fried chicken to curry to scrambled eggs and pancakes and handle the tasks wonderfully.
I will agree with comments made by others that using non metal utensils, handwashing vs. placing in the dishwasher, and allowing to cool completely/avoiding drastic temperature changes can help prolong the life of really any pan.
If Scanpan isn't your cup of tea you could also check out Cuisinart. I recently received a smaller sized frying pan made by them and have been really pleased with the results.
I think it sometimes can boil down to are you willing to invest in a quality product that will have some duration? Or would you rather plop down cash for something that might only take ya a year or two?
I hope you will post back and let us know what you decided on and how it is working out for ya.
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Old 15.04.2015, 12:47
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

Green pans suck! I have an excellent stainless pan from demeyre. Pricey but good. I also like Kuhn Rikon ceramic star. I buy mine at the Outlet (ladenfabrik) in Rikon, near Turbenthal .
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I would personally recommend the Titan coated pans from coop. They last longer.The green pans are also good.The only drawback what I faced was, it lasts longer than any other pan but does not serve the purpose "non stick"..
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I recommend Swiss Diamond. Very high quality non-stick pans, oven proof up to 250C°, last forever. They also allow oilless cooking! Totally dishwasher proof too. Don't bother with stainless steel they're just a pain in the neck for cleaning, and stuff sticks to them with most brands... With non-stick you should always go for the thicker pans.
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I have a set of Tefal I ordered from the UK and they still look and cook great 2 years down the line. The key is to use plastic or wood utensils. I also diswasher them regularly and it hasn't had any negative effect.

I use this one here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-5-Piec...ords=tefal+set
No good for induction though.

And plastic handles mean you can't chuck them in the oven.

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How often do you cook at above 260c?
Obviously I don't but I have owned non-stick pans which state that they should only be used on medium cooking heat. (whatever that means).

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No good for induction though.

And plastic handles mean you can't chuck them in the oven.



Obviously I don't but I have owned non-stick pans which state that they should only be used on medium cooking heat. (whatever that means).
Swiss Diamond do induction ready pans. Plastic handles I unscrew because my oven is *tiny* but they're fine up to 250°C.
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Re: Recommendations wanted for frying pans!

I've owned about half the brands of nonstick pans mentioned in this thread. All of them have lasted me at least 6 months, and none more than about 2 years. Some people are just really hard on frying pans and I'm one of them.

So I buy my favorite cheapie frying pans - the white enamel ones from Migros, ("Gastro" line IIRC), 20 Fr. if you wait for them to go on 50% off - and replace every couple of years as needed.

And I don't use metal utensils but I do put them through the dishwasher. Life's too short already.
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Hello friends, just wondering if anyone have tried the greenpans from Migros? (I only found three bad reviews in German on Migros homepage). It is about time for me to get some new pans...but i am tired of changing pans every year. I cook almost everyday and one to twice a day. so i am desperate for a good frying pan!! I tried Ikea, WMF, Telfon pans etc...so far no pans last longer than two years in my kitchen!! Appreciate any recommendations for a non sticky great pan that last more than 2 years and also safe to cook with? Thanks a lot!!
just wanna add that i never put my pans or pots into dishwasher nor using metal to cook with...always use the non metal ones to cook and unforunately the pans still never last more than two years, actually get sticky around a year and really sticky before reaching two years old and i have four different pans so not everyone get used everyday and yet.... and i do heat up with no.6 (higest heat level) but cook with 2 to 4 only, not sure if the heat was too hight!
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