Whilst I have my eternity loyal set of pans that I have a tendency to use all the time, I do additionally have a skillet, an iron dish and a Judge frying pan that likewise get utilized on a genuinely equivalent premise. I acquired this frying pan a couple of months back now, I needed something that was not as deep as my pots yet had a more extensive surface base so I could cook the dish and afterward serve it straight to the table, I think I saw the thought on a cooking show and chose that this was what I needed to buy. . I decided to have a look around TK Maxx as this is one of the first places I look for home ware like this and whilst I did not get one on my first look, I got one a few weeks later that being a Judge pan and here are my thoughts on the product.
The Judge Heavy Duty Frying Pan is one that truly was brought for a few reasons; I needed to have the capacity to serve this dish at the table so needed something that likewise looked very appealing.
I have a tendency to cook the on this pan all the time however I have likewise utilized the dish to concoct different dishes also. The base of the dish is of incredible quality, in as much as that I have never known fixings to stick on it.
4 out of 5 from me on this one
When we moved house, I had to get some new cookware as I the kitchen I was moving to had an induction hob, and only certain types of pans etc will work on such a hob. I have never had a high success rate with frying pans at the best of times, and always seem to go through them pretty readily, so my initial port of call was to purchase a basic induction frying pan. I bought this Judge induction 28cm frying pan in TK Maxx costing me £9.99, which I thought was a fair price for the size of the pan.
This pan feels fairly heavy to hold, and is black in colour like that above. It has a stainless steel rim and a teflon non stick base. The handles are designed to be comfortable to grip and allow you to hold the handle even when the actual pan is hot without needing to use oven gloves. This judge pan is suitable for the dishwasher and is oven safe up to 180C. I cannot say that I have used it in the dishwasher (I always hand wash pots and pans) or in the oven (have never done so with any pan), so I cannot comment on its effectiveness in this regard.
I have a great oven and grill which was not the case in our old house, so I do tend to grill now more than fry, however, there are always things that require this pan to be used, and so far it has been effective. THe induction hob heats up oil etc in this pan very very quickly, but it is a great size to fry mince for a family dinner, fry some cabbage in butter, or cook a stirfry. It is obviously too big for the likes of an omelette.
As much as it has been effective so far, I can see the very early stages of it starting to lose its non stick, despite me only using wooden utensils etc and the soft side of scourers to wash them. So, to be honest, I think this pan will eventually go the same way as all the other frying pans I have ever bought. So, you are probably better putting the money into a really good induction frying pan if you really don;t want this issue with losing the non stick cooking surface. My only concern is that my mother in law has bought both expensive frying pans and cheap Woolworths frying pans, and it is the cheap frying pans from Woolworths that she got years ago that are still going strong, not the expensive one. It is difficult to know when buying a pan in regards to its lifespan, but this is a good pan in the meantime.