Product Type: Ikea Cookware
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Frying On The Cheap
Ikea Steka Frying Pan
Member Name: kristoph23
Ikea Steka Frying Pan
Advantages: Cheap and cooks well
Disadvantages: Perhaps to lightweight
Whenever I go and visit IKEA I am always looking around for top bargains and when I found a pan a few weeks ago for such a ridiculous price I was left wondering if it was a wise choice purchasing it.
The pan itself is like normal frying pans you see in most household product shops with the long handle and the apparent non stick surface. I want to dive into the actual appearance of my pan because it does seem cheap when you pick it up.
The pan was so lightweight in the store I kept wondering how it would ever heat up because it was so light and that perhaps is a good thing but a bad thing as well. The inside has a non stick surface and the outside has a plastic handle.
Underneath is the rings which help you cook the items inside the pan and that is basically it besides the fact I am sure I saw a dark blue one of these as well for sale but might have been wrong.
The item itself for me is good in many ways but has a few minor flaws as well. I put some mince inside and within a few minutes mince was cooking gradually and it was cooking throughout and I have to admit I have had pans in the past which seem to cook on the right hand side or the left hand side.
This pan tends to cook all the meat evenly which is fantastic for such a cheap item. I have cooked many items such as a stir fry and bacon and sausages as well and all items have come out very well. The pan heats up fairly quickly and the end results are superb.
One of the criticisms with the pan is that although it was cheap the weight of the pan is a problem. I had some bacon on the pan at the weekend and I sort of nudged the pan slightly and it nearly fell of the side onto the floor. A normal heavy duty pan this would not have happened so that is a slight issue.
The other issue I have had is that the pan can be a real pain to clean and if you have cooked something and left the pan on the side or accidentally over cooked an item such as bacon the outside of the pan has the burnt on bits which seem to take forever to come off.
I admit the inside of the pan even though I have scrubbed it with some scourers pads has remained clean and kept the colour which is fantastic.
The size of the pan I believe is around 25cm in diameter which is not a great size but big enough to cook items in which is the main purpose.
In terms of the price this is where most people have their jaws drop but it cost me just £1.39 and I am going to admit I would never have assumed the pan would be so good and worked so well for me.
I usually go out and pay large sums of money for pans and this was just a cheap alternative and to test how good it was and for me it was.
Summary: A decent and very nice pan