“ Brand: Jamie Oliver / Product Type: Frying Pan „
I received this as a gift, which I'm pleased about as it is very good, but I'm still debating with myself as to whether I'd have shelled out the money myself for a single cooking utensil. Perhaps.
On the one hand it is very good, cooks quickly and evenly and you can of course cook lots of things in it, from family meals to light snacks (we even use it as our main frying pan, even for smaller things like fried egg). It also cleanly brilliantly too, perhaps one of the main reasons we use it so often as it never seems like a chore to deal with afterward.
On the down side though, it is very heavy and large. When you've added a substantial amount of food to it you really need to be careful how you move it about the kitchen. It can dwarf other items on the hob, meaning that if your cooker top is small, you may not be able to have more than one or two pots more along side it.
Over the past 18 months it has proved useful and very durable, so I'd give it credit for that and would certainly recommend it, though would advise you to source a good price. Would make a great wedding gift.
A fan of Chinese Cooking/stir fry's decided to upgrade my wok and brought this Tefal Jamie Oliver 30cm Stir-fry Wok with Helper Handle! Paying just under £60 I expected good quality! Fair enough it looked good with its highly polished stainless steel exterior, a professional look, sturdy but not uncomfortably so!
Tefal claims that due to it's premium multi layered non-stick coating reinforced with ultra hard minerals, this wok is a resistant non-sticking pan, however I have to disagree, Following the basic instructions given to ensure the longevity of the Wok from the outset. i found it started to lose it's non-sticking functions pretty rapidly! Granted it had a lot of usage, but baring in mind I'd only had this a few months, thought it was pretty poor, mainly considering how expensive it was!.
The ceramic hard base, should have protected it against scratching and abrasions, however mine seemed to mark easily, fair enough could be due to the fact I at times used the wrong tools, and have been known to mistreat things, however the makers claims it could withstand rigorous testing? Not so.
Don't get me wrong it's not all bad, has many good features including the riveting handles for a solid hold and silicone insert to give a good grip! Around the top of the wok has a built in pouring edge giving you more accuracy for pouring! However on reflection I cannot recommend this product, my wok does not look as good as it should do, the base is marked and it's really hard to keep clean now! If I had paid half the price I would have been happy with what I purchased. But when you pay top price, you expect something a little classier and hard wearing!
Product Features :
1 : 30 cm Stainless steel stir-fry pan
2 :Teal premium primeval pro non stick interior gives added protection against scratches and abrasions
3 :Thermo-spot. Teal unique heat indicator lets you know when your pan is preheated to the right temperature to seal in the flavours
4 :Oven safe up to 260oC and dishwasher safe
5 :Stay cool riveted handles
Technical Details :
Tefal Jamie Oliver 30cm Stir-fry with Helper Handle. Unique tefal thermo spot lets you know when the pan is pre heated to the right temperature. New Pro metal interior with non stick coating. A multi layer coating, assuring the most resistant non-stick with added ceramic base-Metal utensil compatible. A polished stainless steel for a clean and professional finish. The stainless steel body gives enduring strength, so the pans have fantastic durability. Riveted stainless steel handles-with silicone insert. Not reccomended for the price alone, a cheaper version would do just as good a job!
Professional Series Stainless Steel Stir Fry Pan with Helper Handle