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Jun 9, 2014 04:16 AM

These handles on these pans look intriguing. Possibly ergonomic?

This is a photo from the podcast 10 minutes to table with Xanthe Clay (Telegraph TV) - which I have been quite enjoying. I am interested in the handles of the pans. I have never seen them before but they intrigue me. Has anybody seen them around? They look to me like they could be ergonomic, but since I have never seen them before, maybe not? Otherwise - why would they not have taken off, given that they should be easier to use. What are your thoughts?

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  1. I am guessing that they are like Dexter DuoGlide knives -- in the sense that these handles will require less force to hold (thus more comfortable for weaker waists), but less maneuverable and therefore slow.

    The handle is in 45 degree-ish to the pan and is placed closer to the pan. This design makes the user use less force to hold -- think of it more like holding a cup.

    There is less torque on your handle.

    However, the design probably will make it more difficult if you want to toss and flip the foods in your pans.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

      Yes - I have a friend with fibromyalgia and was wondering whether she would find them useful. Sounds like they might be worth a try.

    2. I wonder if the handles of ordinary skillets were heated and bent. The modified handle would take up less space, which is helpful when multiple pans are in use, and also shorten the lever arm, making lifting a heavy pan easier.

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      1. re: GH1618

        I quite like the look of them. I think it would take a bit of skill to bend them like that!