Advice re saucepans please

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  1. Cat53

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    so many to choose from. What do you use? Is there a consensus of opinion as to what to buy? We would prefer non stick I think.
     
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    Bog standard non stick pans, small slow cooker, both gas and electric kettles.
     
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    We found a set in lidl with detachable handle. They pack up well. Non stick too.
     
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    Bog standard ikea, cheap enough and good enough and non stick
     
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    Non Stick with a good lid. ;)
     
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    Non stick for us too wherever possible. They aren't really non stick in my experience but much easier to clean. They need thick bottoms too, less chance of burning.
     
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    We bought a ceramic lined frying pan recently and were really impressed with the non-stick quality.

    Going to be looking for saucepans to match next time we go to TK Maxx.
     
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    Sainsburys have a soft touch handle range on offer at the moment. They are nonstick, have a pourer and the lids have built in straining holes on one area. Really pleased with them, no more burnt fingers or peas and rice diwn the sink. Liked the look of the tefal range with the removable handle but i am far too mean/careful.
     
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    we eventually tracked down the Tefal stacking set with clip on handle in a shop in france

    These are them..
     
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    We just use a 3 tier steamer, usually pasta or tatties in bottom pan and top 2 veg and/or fish, we carry 1 small pan for beans etc., we mostly use Remoska.
     
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    We have these, in fact moved them around in the garage today. Although they are good quality and the detachable handles make storage better, wife said they are to thick and take longer to cook with. Now have some very cheap ones from a Chinese shop in Spain, not heard her moan about them as yet... :)
     
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    I have wasted so much money on pans .... now found the ideal ones eventually... The Kitchen shop at Clarkes Village Shopping Centre in Street, Somerset sell some by 'Professional'...... Brilliant.... not only non=stick just need to wipe with a piece of kitchen roll to clean them... they can go into the oven too straight from the hob... I only have one as they arn't cheap but they do come up on offer and will definitely get some more. (Excuse typing ... only have short while on computer and have to grab it when I can... :( )

    http://www.procook.co.uk/stores/Street
     
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    Ah but it will all end in tears and more shopping:)
     
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    When we bought our van in a private sale it came fully loaded in the kitchen area. Everything was almost new and in good order so we hardly changed anything. It just about all came from IKEA, a store I don't think we'd even been in!

    PS...an electric steamer is also an excellent add on :)
     
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    When you have a woman that shops at Chinese outlets there is no " high maintenance" so I can live with it.....
    When I cook its all in a frying pan.!!!
     
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    I was absolutely amazed at the non-stick quality of the ceramic pan, it could "fry" an egg with no oil, but I would recommend using it for a while before buying more; after a couple of months mine became "extra stick" and no amount of recondtioning according to the manufacturer's instructions seems to help. It was never abused in any way, just seemed to have a shelf life. I will stick (or not) to good old cast iron for frying.
     
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    Good advice, Janine, mine did the same :( ... use it for a while before deciding.
     
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    We bought one ceramic frying pan. To start with, brilliant, but in under a year it changed from non sticking omelette, to 'I don't care what you do this omelette is staying in the pan forever'! We've stopped using it!
     
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    I have a set of the Tefal pans with detachable handle, however I also use a stoneware frying pan which is fantastic and is quite deep with lid. It is a bit like a small wok and no fat is added. Other than that I use a slow cooker in the van.
     
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