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I'll admit I don't often fry things but I have needed a new frying pan for a while and this one was on offer in amazon vine so I though 'why not?'
As this is/was an amazon vine product I have a shorter version of this review on amazon under my real name of M.J.Collins
The pan is a good size and you can fry off a few rashers of bacon at once in it and as it is a square pan I don't get ones which curl round the sides as you do with a round pan. The handle stays nice and cool and the pan heats up quite quickly. I do like solid pans and this seems to be well put together despite it being rather light. The non-stick coating is good quality and hasn't shown any sign of wearing away. The handle is solidly fixed to the pan and it has shown no sign of coming loose after over two years of use. The red 'thermospot' in the middle hakes a good indication of the pan reaching cooking temperature. Even though you don't need oil to cook in this pan I do tend to brush a small amount of oil on things like steak etc I suppose old habits die hard.
The square pan does have a few issues in that my hobs are all round and this leads to the occasional cold(er) spot in the corners of the pan. The ridges to help to stop the food sitting in it's own fat but they could have been higher to be more effective. The pan is light and this leads me to think it is aluminium and so won't really survive being dropped without losing its shape.
Cleaning the pan is quick and easy a quick swish in warm soapy water is all that is needed. It is best not to put this in the dishwasher as this may be a little too harsh on the non-stick coating.
"This versatile grill pan is perfect for grilled meats delicious vegetables and succulent fish - giving you tasty food that's also healthy. A thermo-spot in the centre lets you know when your pan is pre-heated to the right temperature so you can seal in the flavour of your food. It also features a hard non-stick surface for high performance cooking and easy cleaning while its stay-cool handles are oven safe up to 180°C. Suitable for all hobs except induction."