Post # 1
so after a really bad time with my crappy frying pan (everything sticks to it, i have to soak it every time i want to clean it) I threw it in the trash!!
I am now wanting to buy a new one but want to get a nice Non stick ones.
What brands do you ladies swear by?
Post # 3
@lightmist: Depends on how much you want to spend. My mom swore by T-Fal until I randomly bought her a Calphalon pan. That pan though expensive was very forgiving as long as it NEVER went into the dishwasher. I know, not her fault since my father was trying to be “helpful”. Either way, I’m currently using Ecolution it was free since I was using my credit card reward points. Best pans I’ve ever had. I’d pay full price for them if I had to and I’ve even gifted them to my aunts and my mom. You still need a little oil, but I’ve “forgotten” about rice on the stove and though burnt on just a wipe and water, and it was clean.
Ecolution is closer to my budget than Calphalon and then I don’t have to throw a fit when one ends up in the dishwasher or someone uses metal utensils. I’ve had my set for about 3 years and it’s just starting to lose the non-stick ness.
Hope that helps.
Post # 4
We went to BBB this weekend and used our wedding money to get some things off our registry. One of those was the Calphalon Unison frying pan we registered for. I just used it to make dinner the other night for the first time, and it was incredible! We’ll see how it holds up over time, but so far it seems better than any other pan I’ve had.
Post # 5
Cast iron! As it develops seasoning, it becomes naturally non-stick and you don’t need to worry about it leaching chemicals, off-gassing, or getting scratched by metal utensils. And if the seasoning ever gets damaged or washed off, it can be re-seasoned and will be just as good as new. It’s also very affordable compared to other types of cookware, and it can be used for both stovetop and oven cooking.
The only drawback to cast iron, really, is the weight. A big frying pan is going to give your arms a workout.
ETA: Wisconsin Cutlery on University (next to Penzey’s and Vom Fass) is a great place to find cookware. You can also get slipcovers for the handles on cast iron pans, which makes them much more user-friendly.
Post # 6
@lightmist: We bought this non-stick pan over six months ago. I use it almost every night.
<a href=”http://www.amazon.com/T-fal-E9389764-Professional-Nonstick-Dishwasher/dp/B004VJMT78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376523266&sr=8-1&keywords=t-fal+e9389764″>T-fal E9389764 Professional Nonstick Fry Pan</a>
It’s amazing. One of the best purchases we ever made!
Post # 7
@gemchick82: After my mom bought an Ecolution pot at Homegoods and fell in love with it, I bought an entire set for my new apartment and I am very happy with them so far! They are good and heavy for a cheaper brand
Post # 8
Ugh, non-stick. I’m just going to buy a giant cast iron skillet if the cheap-o ceramic one we just bought doesn’t work out. We’ve gone through about 6 Calphalon pans and a couple cheaper ones. It just wears off… And we treat it right – no metal, no dishwasher, no abrasive… threw one away last weekend.
Post # 9
I randomly bought a revere frying pan….I lvoe that thing! Nothign sticks to it, if I burn anythign I put it right in water and it comes right off!
Best part…I got it at wal-mart!
Post # 10
@lightmist: T-Fal!!!!! I love the ones we got a small and a large one. They are soo easy to clean you just haveot make sure you do not use a metal spaula or utensils on it or it will scratch and be ruined
Post # 11
I love my ceramic coated pans. They are AMAZING. Much better than T-fal, and they have lasted much longer as well.
Post # 12
Tramontina. Ive had mine several years. They are fron Costco, about $20 for three pans, and they are amazing. I dont put mine in the dishwasher, just handwash.
Post # 13
We have quite a few Circulon pans. We have a few random ones and we bought the chocolate color set on Amazon about a year ago, they had an amazing sale. We are so bad about doing dishes we will leave bacon grease sitting in it for…well I won’t tell you for how long but we have NEVER had a problem getting ANYTHING out of those pans. 🙂 We love them!