Decent frying pan

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
Help....I've got an assortment of frying pans which were only cheap, one's a bit mishapen being used for camping/caravanning but I want to get rid of them all and just have one decent one.

Can anybody recommend a decent frying/saute pan please?

I need to be able to fry (onions, garlic etc for curries or eggs and omlettes etc) and also to make sauces (bolognese, curries etc)

Non-stick? Teflon? Ceramic? Ceramic coated? I'm confused :o

Thank yooooo :)
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  • force_tenforce_ten Forumite
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    what do you want to spend

    good pans don't come cheap and one size really doesn't fit all, I would say buy two pans one chefs pan with a lid or a wok with a lid for your curries pasta sauces and the like and a smaller good quality fry pan for eggs and omelets

    I like Meyer and tefal brands
  • jayIIjayII Forumite
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    I bought this one for £11 from Amazon after my teenagers repeatedly wrecked Tefal ones by overheating them. It's been great so far.

    I also have a wok-style frying pan with a lid, for sauces and stir fries.
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  • jasper27jasper27 Forumite
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    force_ten wrote: »
    what do you want to spend

    good pans don't come cheap and one size really doesn't fit all, I would say buy two pans one chefs pan with a lid or a wok with a lid for your curries pasta sauces and the like and a smaller good quality fry pan for eggs and omelets

    I like Meyer and tefal brands

    I don't have much to spend .. probably about £25 maximum.

    I have a set of Meyer stainless steel pans which I got in the sale and they have been good pans, so a pan from their range is a possibility, but not a stainless steel frying pan :)
  • missbiggles1missbiggles1
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    jayII wrote: »
    I bought this one for £11 from Amazon after my teenagers repeatedly wrecked Tefal ones by overheating them. It's been great so far.


    Not induction - !!!!!!!
  • dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    Not induction - !!!!!!!

    where does it say in the original post that it has to work on induction ?
  • jasper27jasper27 Forumite
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    jayII wrote: »
    I bought this one for £11 from Amazon after my teenagers repeatedly wrecked Tefal ones by overheating them. It's been great so far.

    I also have a wok-style frying pan with a lid, for sauces and stir fries.

    This looks good! With 70 reviews all positive except one, I think these will do. I'm going to order the 24cm and 28cm!

    Bonus, I have some Amazon vouchers too.. perfect!

    Many thanks everyone :)
  • missbiggles1missbiggles1
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    dlusman wrote: »
    where does it say in the original post that it has to work on induction ?

    Sorry, I meant for me!:o
  • jasper27 wrote: »
    Help....I've got an assortment of frying pans which were only cheap, one's a bit mishapen being used for camping/caravanning but I want to get rid of them all and just have one decent one.

    Can anybody recommend a decent frying/saute pan please?

    I need to be able to fry (onions, garlic etc for curries or eggs and omlettes etc) and also to make sauces (bolognese, curries etc)

    Non-stick? Teflon? Ceramic? Ceramic coated? I'm confused :o

    Thank yooooo :)


    I bought this it says out of stock, but when I bought mine I emailed and it came in stock within a few days.

    Edit - actually I see that pan comes in a few sizes. 28cm is a great size.

    It's big enough to suit a family and apart from Ebay I couldn't find it any cheaper. Judge is a good make and it's a solid pan. Beautiful quality.

    In answer to your questions, Teflon is a brand of non stick. Ceramic and ceramic coatings are another type of non stick. Ceramic don't always work well on induction (I know that's not what you want but someone else mentioned induction).
  • jasper27jasper27 Forumite
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    chancesare wrote: »
    I bought this it says out of stock, but when I bought mine I emailed and it came in stock within a few days.

    Edit - actually I see that pan comes in a few sizes. 28cm is a great size.

    It's big enough to suit a family and apart from Ebay I couldn't find it any cheaper. Judge is a good make and it's a solid pan. Beautiful quality.

    In answer to your questions, Teflon is a brand of non stick. Ceramic and ceramic coatings are another type of non stick. Ceramic don't always work well on induction (I know that's not what you want but someone else mentioned induction).

    Thanks... that does look a good pan but it's a little out of my price range, I've decided to get one from Amazon so I can use my vouchers and this one, 28cm is £42 on there :(

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Vista-28cm-Frypan-excalibur/dp/B00022BOUG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=07T6KWBT9BD8522MC74Z
  • A.Penny.SavedA.Penny.Saved Forumite
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    Those are not decent frying pans! Some of them are utter junk. Non stick, do you enjoy consuming harmful teflon coatings? I would never use such a pan.

    Mine I purchased Nov 2012.
    28cm version

    These should last a lifetime if cared for and the natural seasoning, non stick coating is maintained. They do take a little work to season but once done they should require very little work or cleaning apart from gently scraping with a wooden spatula. The seasoning is what makes them naturally non stick and it is a healthy non stick coating rather than the usual harmful artificial non stick coatings.

    Keep them oiled and they should be okay. I got a light plastic lid to put over it to keep dust out. It came from a plastic lidded bucket from a low price store.
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