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Old 06-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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I have a green (colored) one but don't know if that's the one talked about here.
Mine has a sort of dimpled bottom (Oops!) that I now wish wasn't there. If I try another kind it will have a smooth bottom. (Oops!)

But they're better than Teflon I think and may be safer to use.

I may just have to go back to cast iron even though they're getting heavier with each year I age. Or my very old wok that I've had since my daughter was about 2 years old. (That was back when no one even knew what a wok was unless they were Asian.)
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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[QUOTE="Jeff C;1273181"]SCAN PAN CTX

IT IS INSANELY GOOD .

1. Non-stick ceramic
2. USE METAL UTENSILS
3. Lifetime warranty
4. Induction compliant
5. Stainless / Aluminum clad

Wow I didn't know they were that good! I saw them at Sur La Table and didn't buy them because of the price. Sounds like they are worth it!

Can you cook on high heat with them?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
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To kitchengoddess:
You asked:
"Can you cook on high heat with them?"

No you can't which makes them less than perfect for me. But they're good for everything else.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #14
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Do any of you remember the Corningware with the blue flower on the outside? I still have a square caserole that I use often. I had a few of their saucepans that I received as gifts. I liked them. They cleaned easily and had glass covers, before they were popular, and the food never stuck. But they can be heavy when there is food in them.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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I think the big reason that makes everyone to go for ceramic cookware is safer than Teflon. But, from my experiences, the normal ceramic coats weren't last for long just like ordinary Telfon. (Gosh I bought 3-time pricier to be trash like cheaper some!) Moreover, these pans couldn't resist high temperature.
So I turn to hard-anodized pans, Anolon Advance, which are 'safe enough' for cooking.


Well, after giving up for ceramic, I just found some nice ceramic pans as irony!
As Jeff C said, that's true. These're some really good products that have harder coats (allowed for metal utensils and high heating):

- Scanpan CTX
- Zwilling J.A. Henckels Thermolon (Spirit, Sol)
- Woll Titanium (I had this, very tough coating) /Woll diamond.

Well, if concerning about high heat cooking, I think enameled cast-iron is more suitable.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #16
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Interesting...

$172.33 for ONE 12-3/4-inch frying pan??? I read the reviews of it on Amazon, and some people were not happy. For that price, EVERYBODY should be happy, and the pan should be lined with diamonds and have a solid gold handle.

For $114.99, you can get this:
Oneida Pro Series Hard Anodized Cookware Hard Anodized 10 Piece Cookware Set

My husband bought me this set of these four years ago for less than $100, and I use them daily. The only one that is showing wear is the stock pot, and that's my fault--I burned it a couple of times and now I am using a stainless steel one in its place. The other pots and pans are still fantastic.


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SCAN PAN CTX

IT IS INSANELY GOOD .

1. Non-stick ceramic
2. USE METAL UTENSILS
3. Lifetime warranty
4. Induction compliant
5. Stainless / Aluminum clad

I have had a couple for several years. One (8" frypan) gets used 3x per day for eggs etc. Steel tools every time (per mfgr's specs ok to use them)

I was looking for 2 nonstick fry pans .... these things are the best !!!!!

I urge everyone to try them. They are expensive (price point like All Clad) ...but they, like All Clad are worth it.

I bought mine at Sur La Table, knowing that if I did not like them I could return them NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

You will love these pans. There are days I just do not want to mess with my All Clad / Mauvier copper or my Le Creuset .... these pans are wonderful.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:35 PM   #17
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I posted somewhere else that I bought one at Safeway for about $15 dollars (10" saute pan) that was smooth in the bottom. I wound up hating the one with the dimpled bottom and gave it away. So far the new one is better. But you still can't cook on high heat.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:54 PM   #18
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Is anodized aluminum non-stick? And is it non-toxic? I've never cooked with it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #19
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Is anodized aluminum non-stick? And is it non-toxic? I've never cooked with it.
If you're asking me (cave76) I'm sorry I don't know. I threw the tags away and just now, looking at the pan, there's no name on it.

There's a lot of talk about toxic and non-toxic with these types of pans. I truly don't know what to believe. I think that's everyone's choice.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:56 PM   #20
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IMHO, the very best pans you can purchase are high-carbon steel, mineral pans, and cast iron. They are non-toxic at any temperature, can cook at any temperature, and are virtually non-stick after they are properly seasoned. There are no downsides except weight. And if you can find Griswold pans, they are lighter than Lodge, or Redstone.

I really don't know any other material that suits so many different cooking needs as can be ferrous-based pans. That said, I have one son who swears by Calphalon anodized pans. I havn't used them, and so can't really be objective. I have used many other pans with inner coatings. None have measured up.

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