8" pan and titanium

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DandE

8" pan and titanium

Just watched the opening Cookery School videos. Excellent 'refresher' since starting cookery with "Book One", way back...

Coincidentally, just as watching the videos and the talk about selecting an 8-inch pan for cooking omelettes etc; our (inherited) 8" teflon-coated pan has started to peel like a tourist after one day on the beach.

Some years back we moved to titanium for a large 28cm pan, and have been very happy together...

Any comment about using cast iron cf aluminium cf titanium in the 8"
size and typical application? ie instead of spending three times the price or more, should I just stick with a cheapie metal pan, season it, and be done?

Regards,
=dn

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Welshcookie

Omelette pan

Just buy yourself a cheap non-stick of a suitable size (2 or three eggs, whatever suits you), treat it nicely and use it only for omelettes.

NB. Non stick pans should not be overheated to protect the coating.
Pans should not be overheated when cooking eggs.

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DandE

Omelette pan

Sorry but I agree with Delia and wouldn't touch a teflon pan with a proverbial barge-pole. (a) they are not NON-stick, and (b) when they disintegrate it is said that the bits are poisonous or cancer-causing...

Delia's recipe instructions always start the cooking phase with putting oil or butter in the pan, and then the ingredients, etc. So no need for teflon!

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SonyaK

8" pan and titanium

There are plenty of non-stick pans that are not teflon. I use Circulon and they are definitely NON-stick and last for years.

I think the Teflon scare was over the top - heating the pans far too long and hot so they gave off fumes that normally wouldn't happen with normal cooking.

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DandE

Purchase made

Thank you both.

In the end, having noted some prices, while I was in-town found myself close to the local kitchen store. So went in for an up-close-and-personal (getting me into a shop can be a challenge - wild horses and all that...).

There in the front-doorway was a titanium pan, just like the one reviewed earlier, but on-special. Admittedly it was a little over twice the price of the cheapest in a supermarket and slightly less than half of a some-what respectable model. However on-special it was cheaper than their quality cast-iron (which would have easily taken out Professor Mustard, his candlestick, and half the library...).

There was also a Circulon model but for the same price. The shop-manager didn't even attempt to talk me into or out-of anything. She did however comment as did you about mis-treatment, and hoe preparation, respectful handling, and correct cleaning is the key to a long-life.

Used if for a simple scrambled eggs, etc, lunch today. Worked very nicely; so I think we're going to be good friends...

Thanks again,
=dn

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SonyaK

8" pan and titanium

Good to hear you found something you like and at a good price!!

 
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