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I bought this frying pan at the end of last year because the one that I had at the time was all scratched and completely unusable. I decided to buy this one because Tefal is quite a popular brand and it had good reviews and was reasonably priced.
I also liked that it came with a free spatula - who doesn't love a freebie?! I bought mine from Amazon mainly because I was ordering other things at the time and didn't want heaps of different packages arriving, but with Tefal being a well known brand it is very widely available.
I paid £12.99 for mine, which for a frying pan of this quality is a complete steal, honestly it is worth every penny and I have got more than my money's worth in the eight or so months that I've had it! The frying pan isn't really anything particularly special to look at, however it does look quite modern and sleek and in my opinion you can tell from looking at it that it is good quality.
The frying pan is 26cm which isn't huge but it isn't small either and I find it large enough for things like a pack of sausages, a couple of chicken or salmon fillets, a large stir fry, a curry that will serve plenty of people etc - it does hold a lot of food, however because it isn't very deep it isn't ideal for stir frys as the food does fall out when stirring it if it is full.
The frying pan has a red thermo spot which indicates when the pan has warmed up enough to start cooking. To be completely honest I rarely notice this and I just put it on the heat and start cooking rather than paying attention to the thermo spot, however I think some people will find it handy and it does work, it becomes a more solid red colour.
The spatula that comes with the frying pan is made from a lightweight plastic. It is slightly flexible but feels good quality and it easy to grip. I find it a little useless to be honest unless I am cooking omelette, pancakes, fried eggs etc but when it comes to stirring curries and things like that I will just use a large plastic spoon. I've been a bit naughty and used a metal spoon to stir stuff around quite a few times and I haven't noticed any scratches on the frying pan which is probably down to the anti scratch barrier.
The frying pans handle doesn't get too hot and is easy to hold, it feels sturdy and strong so I don't worry it will break off or anything. The frying pan is easy to clean and food rarely sticks to it as it is anti-stick.Things like curry sauce can sometimes get a bit messy and stick to the sides but its nothing a quick rinse and wipe down cant sort out and it is dishwasher safe.
All in all this is a very good quality frying pan. I've had mine for around the eight month mark now and it is still looking pretty much good as new.
Five out of five stars - highly recommended!