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budric Sep 24, 2007 10:49 AM

I'm looking for a new non stick saute pan. My current one lasted about 6 months and the surface has a brownish colour and food sticks to it. It was a KitchenAid pan that was fairly cheap, but had riveted handles, oven safe for 350 degrees and the coating looked thick, so I thought it would be good.

I don't know if any of the expensive non stick pans last much longer. But I was looking at two alternatives
First one is anodized aluminum by Starfit:
http://www.cayneshousewares.com/cgi-bin/detail.cgi?which=352353

Second one is ceramic coated by Heritage:
http://www.cayneshousewares.com/cgi-b...

Has anyone ever tried these technologies? How well do they "not stick." What about the products/brands mentioned above? Are they any good? Cast iron is not an option for me as it is too heavy for my taste.

Thanks for any input

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    renov8r Sep 24, 2007 01:41 PM

    I'm guessing you are in Canada. Those look like junk.

    Have you ever been to Sam's Club? They only have six stores on your side of the border, but if one is close I highly recommend heading there.

    Skip the aisles that have the regular kitchen items and head for the section of the store that has the food service items. Alongside the 2 gallon bottles of PineSol they sell nice solid pairs of Al skillets with DuPont commercial grade non-stick from Lincoln or similar for under $25. Those ought to last at least few years unless they spend all day at 700 degrees with a putty knife for a spatula...

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      budric Sep 24, 2007 02:17 PM

      I'll keep an eye out for Lincoln. I hate "clubs."

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