Product Type: Tefal Cookware
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Tefal Specific 28 cm Stir Fry Pan
Member Name: newby2
Tefal Specific 28 cm Stir Fry Pan
Advantages: Works well, long lasting
==Tefal Stir Fry Frying Pan==
The amount of cheap frying pans that I used to go through was ridiculous and in theory was costing me far too much money. This was before I first bought a Tefal frying pan and since then I haven't needed to buy anything else (apart from different sizes and types of the Tefal pans).
The Tefal frying pans are probably one of the most expensive frying pans you can buy but when you consider how well they work and how long they last them the price does work out far better than buying cheap ones that often make the food stick and are hard to clean and then need replacing within a year or so.
This Tefal Stir Fry Pan is possibly the best pan I have ever owned and considering it is now a good many years old it is still looking pretty good and working extremely well must like it did the first time I used it. For the price of £20 when I bought it all those years back it was a lot more expensive than other frying pans I could have got but it also had a bit of money off so I felt I was getting a bit of a bargain. You can pick them up now a days for around the £15 mark which is still costly but well worth getting.
The pan itself is made from Aluminium and is not especially heavy to lift up but it has enough weight to make it feel like it is a solid piece of kitchen equipment. It is dishwasher safe and I have often put mine in for a wash cycle after use and this has given good clean results although that said washing it by hand is just as easy and as effective too.
The stir fry pan has a smaller base in which the heat will hit but this doesn't' mean that it doesn't heat or cook as well with other foods that are not being stir fried as the pan itself is pretty versatile and I cook most things in it and the need for a regular frying pan is just not needed.
Cooking with the Tefal is really very good as there is a little red therma spot in the bottom of the frying pan which has the noticeable logo of the Tefal on it. When heating this will slowly disappear until it has gone and this indicates that the pan is now hot enough to star the cooking process. This is a handy aspect of the pan but not really something I tend to use as the time has gone on. It still works just as good now as it has ever done however and I only don't take much notice because I feel I more or less know when it is hot enough to throw in my onions or chicken etc.
The smooth non-stick lining of the frying pan does make the whole cooking process simple to do and the food glides around the pan with ease and even when cooking a bolognese and letting it simmer away the sauce will come away from the pan so easily and not leave a hard to clean crust like other pans will do.
Because of the depth of this pan I find that cooking up bigger batches of food much easier to do than regular frying pans and the slight angle of the sides means that everything is kept inside the pan where it should be and not as much mess is made than when using a different frying pan.
The handle of the Tefal pan is comfortable to hold and makes it simple to kept the pan steady whilst stirring the food contents.
After use the pan takes a little wipe around with a soapy cloth for it to be clean and ready for use again.
All in all I can't find a single fault with my Tefal frying pan as it is such a versatile and easy to look after pan that is well worth paying that bit extra for. I remember getting mine from Woolworths in Pompey and that was a good many years before it closed down so that is saying how well it lasts and its got plenty of wear left in it. The fact that I have since gone out and bought a smaller Tefal frying pan to do items like eggs in and then a Tefal griddle pan means that I really rate Tefal as a company and their frying pans are the best money can get. So for get the cheaper pans and stick to a non-stick long lasting pan like the Tefal.
5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A great pan