YB
BannerBanner

Which pans for cooking?

Which pans for cooking?

Aluminium non-stick   41% (5)
Stainless Steel   50% (6)
Other (suggest type?)   8% (1)

Total Votes: 12

Voting Ends:
Page: 12 > Showing page 1 of 2
Author
JohnOvManchester
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 13467
  • Reward points: 10748
  • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Status: offline
2005/07/27 19:59:31 (permalink)

Which pans for cooking?

Hi,

need to buy new pans don't know what to get.
My GF used to complain that everything used to stick to the old ones so I though non-stick might be better? or do I just get stainless? we have go one of those totally flat electric touch button hobs that glows up...

which of these is best:
1. Aluminium non-stick click here
2. Stainless Steel click here

cheers
post edited by JohnOvManchester - 2005/07/27 20:16:34
#1

25 Replies Related Threads

    1 Rep Max Designer bodybuilding clothing - built to last. Try our popular T-Shirts or our excellent Gym Vests
    Joe
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 4070
    • Reward points: 5848
    • Joined: 2004/12/31 00:35:28
    • Location: Solihull - Birmingham.
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:03:07 (permalink)
    My Hobs are the same as yours and i use aluminium ones.

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

    Joe@the-darkside-uk.com
    #2
    JohnOvManchester
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 13467
    • Reward points: 10748
    • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:25:13 (permalink)
    are they non-stick mate?
    is there any benifit over stanless steel?
    #3
    Steve__B
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 155
    • Reward points: 2474
    • Joined: 2005/03/29 07:13:26
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:27:43 (permalink)
    Non-Stick
    #4
    masryinlondon
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 653
    • Reward points: 7027
    • Joined: 2004/01/12 23:46:37
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:28:18 (permalink)
    I think you can get these Tefal stainless steel ones with a coating in the pan to prevent sticking. It also goes bright red when its hot enough for cooking.
    #5
    kitty
    Moderator & BNBF Pro
    • Total Posts : 38988
    • Reward points: 12248
    • Joined: 2003/08/26 10:52:24
    • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:37:24 (permalink)
    I would go for the stainless steel ones. If anything does get stuck at least you can use a scrub on them. I use SS and they're much better than aluminium and then there is also the controversy (which knowing you, you won't believe anyway) is about aluminium leaking out from a pan when being used for cooking
    #6
    JohnOvManchester
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 13467
    • Reward points: 10748
    • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:50:02 (permalink)
    aluminium leaking out from a pan when being used for cooking

    seriously kitty?

    and

    is there a benifit to "3mm encapsulated base" on the stainless ones?
    it does not say that on the aluminium ones
    post edited by JohnOvManchester - 2005/07/27 20:51:55
    #7
    Swimbikerun
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 968
    • Reward points: 10508
    • Joined: 2003/06/11 21:03:42
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 20:52:35 (permalink)
    go for anolon non stick.


    the best money can buy.
    #8
    kitty
    Moderator & BNBF Pro
    • Total Posts : 38988
    • Reward points: 12248
    • Joined: 2003/08/26 10:52:24
    • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 21:04:44 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: JohnOvManchester

    aluminium leaking out from a pan when being used for cooking

    seriously kitty?

    and

    is there a benifit to "3mm encapsulated base" on the stainless ones?
    it does not say that on the aluminium ones


    Seriously....not sure on scientific backing but working in the field I do (Nutritional Therapy) it was one of the things I was told to advise people not to use.

    http://www.alzscot.org/pages/info/aluminium.htm
    #9
    albino
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1054
    • Reward points: 12177
    • Joined: 2002/01/01 12:52:37
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 21:39:46 (permalink)
    Got to be Le creuset

    HTH,

    Rich

    PM enabled.
    #10
    kitty
    Moderator & BNBF Pro
    • Total Posts : 38988
    • Reward points: 12248
    • Joined: 2003/08/26 10:52:24
    • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 22:08:36 (permalink)
    To be honest John, if you are not that desperate yet for the pans I'd hang on and save up to get something of better quality altogether. I've got a great set of Myer?? cook and look and have had them for years. Cost me a good £70 then but have been worth every penny.
    #11
    hermoso
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 861
    • Reward points: 2374
    • Joined: 2005/05/18 22:05:36
    • Location: New Orleans USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 22:16:23 (permalink)
    I agree with Kitty about the aluminum.

    I'm from the south so I use cast iron.
    But I have a good set of stainless that has lasted me for a long time.
    I have a nonstick stainless steel griddle on my stove.

    I'm not sure what the good brands are in the UK.


    Beauty is a habit of the mind.
    #12
    JohnOvManchester
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 13467
    • Reward points: 10748
    • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 22:43:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: albino

    Got to be Le creuset

    HTH,

    Rich

    nah, have you seen the prices?
    #13
    JohnOvManchester
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 13467
    • Reward points: 10748
    • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 22:52:10 (permalink)
    Right after some research I am not getting aluminium or teflon as they can be bad for you.
    So it's stainless steel.

    What's wrong with the stainless steel ones from argos?
    post edited by JohnOvManchester - 2005/07/27 22:53:54
    #14
    timmy_d
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1246
    • Reward points: 2444
    • Joined: 2005/04/13 13:43:48
    • Location: uk
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 22:57:27 (permalink)
    i voted stainless steel, but in the picks the alu ones look better, just get steel ones that look good, like the alu

    "cammmone Haney"
    #15
    Sherlock
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1259
    • Reward points: 8683
    • Joined: 2003/12/08 15:50:35
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/27 23:46:58 (permalink)
    Bought a set of the Tefal 'red spot' pans. Seriously one of the best buys I made - so easy to clean, even after I've burnt stuff (which is quite often!) Jamie Oliver may not have sorted school dinners yet but at least he endorses good pans!
    #16
    bunnykilla
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1259
    • Reward points: 9033
    • Joined: 2004/08/13 13:05:33
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/28 00:16:55 (permalink)
    #17
    JohnOvManchester
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 13467
    • Reward points: 10748
    • Joined: 2003/03/31 01:17:14
    • Location: Manchester, UK
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/28 02:53:25 (permalink)
    Not gonna get anything like that expensive unless it's in a sale.
    I like these http://www.cookware-online.co.uk/ishop/930/shopscr387.html

    but what do any of these do, that the ones from argos don't?

    I am deffinatly not going for non stick with the links to cancer and birth defects etc.
    #18
    kitty
    Moderator & BNBF Pro
    • Total Posts : 38988
    • Reward points: 12248
    • Joined: 2003/08/26 10:52:24
    • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/28 09:49:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: JohnOvManchester

    Not gonna get anything like that expensive unless it's in a sale.
    I like these http://www.cookware-online.co.uk/ishop/930/shopscr387.html

    but what do any of these do, that the ones from argos don't?

    I am deffinatly not going for non stick with the links to cancer and birth defects etc.



    Mate, pans all do the same, it depends on how long they last. I personally think non-stick is a waste of time because most of the time in a normal pan you're mainly boiling! Non-stick is only suitable for a frying pan IMO.
    #19
    Barrie_G
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 56
    • Reward points: 3982
    • Joined: 2004/07/02 16:58:14
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Which pans for cooking? 2005/07/28 18:20:52 (permalink)
    Asda do some nice stainless pans with glass lids for around £20-£25 a set
    #20
    Page: 12 > Showing page 1 of 2
    Jump to:
    ©2017 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2017 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5