Farberware Millennium Soft Touch Stainless-Steel 12-Inch Nonstick Skillet
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- 12-inch skillet with twin layers of 18/10 stainless steel and aluminum core
- Efficient nonstick interior releases foods easily and cleans quickly
- Stay-cool Soft Touch handle riveted to the sides for durability
- Oven-safe to 350 degrees F; hand wash only
- Limited lifetime warranty
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The positive review from America's Test Kitchen is what pointed me in this direction. The Farberware pan was a joy to use when I first bought it and I loved the even heat. All of the positive comments are accurate at first.
The problem is it only lasted 3 months before it lost it's nonstick properties almost completely. I never used spray on oil or subjected it to high heat. I was always very meticilous about the way I cleaned it and never touched the surface with anything but plastic. I even bought a special soft plastic cleaning brush so as to be very delicate with the surface.
I have been using nonstick skillets since they first came out many years ago. With the exception of one ultra cheapo model I have NEVER had a nonstick that had its nonstick go bad so quickly. Of course I can send this back to Farberware but it seems clear that if it has lost it's nonstick properties they only have to say it was my fault. Why waste $10 in shipping costs? This is my last Farberware product.
After writing this first part of the review I thought it would only be fair to email Farberware to let them respond. After doing some googling I have found that there is no email. It is also basically impossible to get someone on the phone. They sold their warranty service to a different company, All American Lighting in Berwick, PA. As it turns out this company gets terrible feedback for their service. If this isn't really Farberware what exactly is their incentive to provide good service? You can check on consumeraffairs dot com and other places and you'll get an eyeful. BUYER BEWARE!
It is heavy but well balanced, and I like the cushy silicone hand grip (which eliminates the need for a potholder) more than I expected to. The pan cooks *very* evenly, I was really impressed. It heats up quickly, and quickly responds to adjustments to the heat level (I have a gas range).
The nonstick works well, my extra crispy eggs slide right out of the pan. It is too soon to comment on the longevity of the non-stick, but I can say this pan was considerably less expensive than the Calphalon pan it replaced, which only lasted 2 years. And it can go in the dishwasher.
The pan is attractive and oven safe to 400 degrees F. All in all, I vote it a good buy.
Well after sending it back to Farberware, they returned it stating that it was probably exposed to temperatures that were too high! I didn't realize that their pans weren't designed to withstand a stovetop!
Their promise of lifetime guarantee is bogus, their product quality is questionable and their customer service is horrible! Please don't be fooled by this brand! Avoid at all costs..!!
The non-stick works fine as long as you clean it with only a cloth and soap and water. Basted eggs literally slide out of the pan with zero friction. I have used it to cook cheese based pasta dishes with wonderful results. It also does great with fried chicken, hamburgers, and even hot dogs. It's big enough to toast the buns on one side and cook the meat on the other. My wife has begun to use it in place of some of our Belgique stainless, so I bought a spare just to have around.
This pan gets my highest recommendation.
Update: 10-10-2012 -- Now that I've been using this pan for over five years, I can report that everything I've said above still applies with one addition. That addition is this: Don't use this pan on the maximum heat setting! The directions tell you this, but we often don't pay attention to directions, do we? If you consistently use the high heat setting, over a period of four or five months, you will notice a degradation of the non-stick coating. Keep it up, and the non-stick will become just plain old stick. Just follow directions, and this pan will keep going for a long, long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to definitely write a review on this 12" non stick skillet. I have to say this is the best non stick skillet I have ever had and used. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by S. Wilson
I recently purchased a 10" and 12" Farberware Millennium pans. Right out of the box either of these pans nonstick surface worked. Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Orion
Bought this 12-inch skillet to go with the 10-inch skillet. Very happy with both, glad I bought each one, and would purchase them again. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by D. DeZutter
When opened it, it had a scratch- but not deep enough to go through the hassle of returning it. It browns well, is nice and big and recommended by the Test Kitchen.Published on January 1, 2011 by mm
This is the second time I have ordered this skillet. The dang thing doesn't seem to last longer than 10 years! Very perfect.Published on December 30, 2010 by Rebecca Barker
I've had this pan for 3 yrs now and this morning something happened that is making me write my review. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Hunni
Good pan for the money, Not as fancy as big name pans, but works great for your base non stick panPublished on October 29, 2010 by big brad
I bought this pan 18 months ago and after using it several times a week, it still works as excellently as the day it arrived. Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by MDP
I bought this pan about one year ago and I couldn't be more happy with it. Its a real pro quality non stick skillet with a great price as well. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by Sojourner
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