Double skillet

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  1. richard foks

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    Hello everyone
    Myself and the other half have been keen campers for well over 30 years and we still are. We use the double skillet pan on a regular basis that we have had since new and wouldn't do without it, however,as the original suppliers are no longer in business we have an opportunity to have these manufactured to the same spec if not better than the originals.

    So, I'm doing a bit of market research in asking you good people whether there would be any interest.

    Thank you for your input
     
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    We are fans of the Double Skillet as well, having both sizes in use for some years. I've always been surprised that D&F didn't sell on the franchise.

    We actually bought a spare larger one just before D&F stopped attending shows so we aren't in the market ourselves but, judging by many posts since, I'm sure there will be plenty of buyers out there.
     
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    We love our double skillet and like you wouldn't be without it. We only use the double skillet and a small non stick pan in fact. I think that there would be a demand for the product if it were produced again. I wouldn't replace ours though.
    It would obviously be important to advertise the techniques that can be used with the double skillet and it's advantages .. like the little book that came with it.
    Good luck. It's a great product.
    :cheers:
     
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    ohh yes please! we use ours all the time!
     
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    What does one look like
     
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    Yes, would be interested.
     
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    Put us down for one as we have been after one for ages and surprised no one has taken it over.
     
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    We have one and use it all the time. Would be very pleased to know that it can be replaced if need be or we could get another so we have 2. Hubby is veggie so having 2 would be great.:)
     
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    Would be interested if not aluminium or if it was stainless steel either side of aluminium (tri-ply) - i.e. no aluminium in contact with food!
     
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    We bought both years back .the large one with the egg poacher insert and the smaller version which I use when going solo .
    Could do with replacement of the larger one as the ally has oxidised over time .
     
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    The double skillet is non stick so that would be the case?
     
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    Great piece of kit but I gave mine to my daughter as bought a similar product in either Aldi or Lidl when in France a couple of years ago. The difference with the French one is the sides are sloped similar to a frying pan which makes it easier to get things out of the pan. Never seen them in the shops since but I expect it's something they get in occasionally just like UK Aldi & Lidl.
     
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    Probably worth trying to find out why the original company seems to have stopped trading. If it was still a viable business I would have expected they would have sold it.

    It is quite possible most of those who want a double skillet already have one and given they no doubt last a long time they won't be buying a replacement any time soon. So that only leaves potential new customers and to them you are going to have to sell enough to recoup your costs of tooling etc and the significant costs of advertising to get yourself established.

    Off the top of my head you will need at least £30K, probably a lot more and that only gets you a one product company. Which isn't to say it can't be made a success but you need to temper enthusiasm with cold realty, taking into account fewer people seem to cook for themselves these days and the actual size of the market. :)
     
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    yes
    Ours is wearing out and we'd like the smaller one in addition
    Weren't they called Foulkes or Foukes?
     
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    Yes
     
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    I believe it was due to a bereavement but the surviving partner left the website running taking money and orders with no communication. It took me over a month to get a refund via paypal
     
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    No, I think it was Fouldes.

    And yes I would be interested in another set. After the non-communication from Ms Fouldes, I had to get PayPal to order a refund and then bought a nearly new set on eBay.
     
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    yep we'd be interested in a new one
     
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    Unless you know who made the originals ..:)
     
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