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on May 4, 2011
I am a classically trained and currently employed sous chef working at a large hotel in down town Seattle.
I deal with pots and pans and kitchen equipment every day, all day. I was looking for a nice "non stick" pan to do light duty at my aspartment. I use cast iron pans for the majority of my domestic cooking, but I really like to stir fry noodles and wanted a pan that would be safe (teflon is no good!!!) and quick to heat and clean. After hours of scouring the internet to find "just the right pan" I settled on this one. Out of the box It looks great and has a pretty decent heft and balance to it. The problem is food sticks to the pan, I mean big time sticking. I could not even flip my noodles in the pan because it sticks. I rarely write reviews, but I always read them before making an internet purchase. I was compeled to today because I have had it. This afternoon I took out my pan, cleaned it in warm water and soap and wiped it clean with a paper towel. I slid my fingers along the inside of the pan and was pleased to encounter a smooth and appealing surface. I heated my pan on medium heat (manufacturer recomends this) I placed a small amount of olive oil in the pan( manufactuter recomends this), I broke open two eggs and planed to eat two eggs sunny side up with a nice flat iron steak((already cooked under the broiler). I slid in my eggs and heard a nice sizzle, yum, I love crispy, gooey eggs, waited about thirty seconds and then becan to manipulate the eggs in the pane...........not gonna happen, they stuck so bad, I had to make scrambled eggs. I removed my disapointing eggs from the pan and was shocked at what was left in, a full 3 to 5 percent of my eggs were stuck completly to the inside surface of the pan. I thought this was supposed to be a non stick pan. My only other course to follow next time would be to spray the pan with vegeline(pan spray) and then try to fry me up some eggs that way. Bottom line I would not buy this pan again and would not give it as a gift, me being a chef and gifting this item would in my opinion lower my credability as a culinarian.
Peace and hair grease!!!