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Which non stick saucepan lasts longer than a few months?

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Which non stick saucepan lasts longer than a few months?

I bought this one from Ikea but the first one scratched from wood and plastic spatulas.

So i exchanged it and the new one has non stick coating flaking after a few months, so far about a pencil eraser amount came off for no reason when washing it (with an Ikea non scratch sponge).

So what will actually last a decent lifetime and is hopefully not too expensive?
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All my sauce pans are Jamie Oliver stainless steel. Have your concidered going stainless?

For non stick, I am very happy with my OXO frying pans. They probably make a sauce pan. Check amazon.
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Gutty96 wrote: All my sauce pans are Jamie Oliver stainless steel. Have your concidered going stainless?

For non stick, I am very happy with my OXO frying pans. They probably make a sauce pan. Check amazon.
I have a set of Lagostina stainless, they are good but not nonstick.

I hate Amazon. That said i might have to buy from them in the end.
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Gutty96 wrote: All my sauce pans are Jamie Oliver stainless steel. Have your concidered going stainless?

For non stick, I am very happy with my OXO frying pans. They probably make a sauce pan. Check amazon.
This

We don’t do non stick for saucepans … just for the occasional frypan
Like the small ones for individual eggs = egg McMuffins
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/t-fal-esse ... 0199557484

All our saucepans have been stainless for over 20 years
They never wear out
And I’d never go back to cheap non stick pots & pan sets
(Plus you want less exposure to Teflon in your life / digestive tract )

Rest of our frypans are primarily cast iron
Or enamelled cast iron

For pots …
Invest in stainless
You can buy individual pots or a set
Do it all at once
Or over time … depending on your budget / cash flow
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PointsHubby wrote: This

We don’t do non stick for saucepans … just for the occasional frypan
Like the small ones for individual eggs = egg McMuffins
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/t-fal-esse ... 0199557484

All our saucepans have been stainless for over 20 years
They never wear out
And I’d never go back to cheap non stick pots & pan sets

Invest in stainless
You can buy individual pots or a set
Do it all at once
Or over time … depending on your budget / cash flow
My Lagostina set is about 20 years old, still in good shape but not nonstick.
I have some cheap non stick frying pans, so far so good on those.
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Quentin5 wrote: I have a set of Lagostina stainless, they are good but not nonstick.

I hate Amazon. That said i might have to buy from them in the end.
It's tough not to use Amazon these days.

Especially where I live when we only have a Walmart, Home Depot/Hardware and Canadian tire to choose from.

The mom and pop shops, while still some around and fading every year.
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Quentin5 wrote: My Lagostina set is about 20 years old, still in good shape but not nonstick.
I have some cheap non stick frying pans, so far so good on those.
Similar
Ours is a Lagostina set as well … we bought on sale at Cdn Tire
Think we paid $ 199 for 12+ pieces, with glass lids (love those)

It has everything we’d ever want in regards to sizes
Plus Dutch Oven & deep skillet
As well as 2 smaller frypans
Plus a steamer insert
And a double boiler insert too

It’s got heavy duty bottoms
And dishwasher safe

Easy to use
Easy to clean
Pretty much looks the same as the day we bought it

Non stick frypans are consumables …
If they scratch or begin to flake they need to be pitched out (health risk)
Our go to for those are T-fal
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PointsHubby wrote: Similar
Ours is a Lagostina set as well … we bought on sale at Cdn Tire
Think we paid $ 199 for 12+ pieces, with glass lids (love those)

It has everything we’d ever want in regards to sizes
Plus Dutch Oven & deep skillet
As well as 2 smaller frypans
Plus a steamer insert
And a double boiler insert too

It’s got heavy duty bottoms
And dishwasher safe

Easy to use
Easy to clean
Pretty much looks the same as the day we bought it

Non stick frypans are consumables …
If they scratch or begin to flake they need to be pitched out (health risk)

Our go to for those are T-fal
At my old house with gas stove, I was all about cast iron. In my current house with an in counter Bosch glass top, I don't think we have pulled them out more than a couple of times. Shame really, but so afraid to crack it.

I bought an amazon special of OXO pans. 10" and 8". They have been great. Just be gental with them, and they should last a while ( almost 2 years for us now and no flaking) but once they go down hill. Will for sure replace with another set. Rinse and repeat until we redo the kitchen and go gas again but it was done a year before we moved in so pretty modern/updated appliances already and other things outside to spend money on first.
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Quentin5 wrote: I have a set of Lagostina stainless, they are good but not nonstick.

I hate Amazon. That said i might have to buy from them in the end.
Here’s a tip …
Go take a look at what Cdn Tire carries
Make note of what set you’d like
Then watch the flyer for when it goes on sale

In the meantime join Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards
Get the App
When the set you want goes on sale
Use the App Swap feature
So you can STACK up your offers
And save even more money

canadian-tire-triangle-rewards-app-swap ... s-2534835/
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kramer1 wrote: I have a T-Fal one that was for $20 last Black Friday. It is used daily and is fine after a year. Washing with a normal 3M Scrub Pad - the green one.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/t-fa ... 0204p.html
I'm good at the moment for frying pans but will bear this in mind.
Its medium sized saucepan i need at the moment.

BTW i found even the blue 3M scrubber scratched the Ikea one i linked, i have to use even softer on it.

I should have mentioned i need induction friendly cookware.
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Quentin5 wrote: I'm good at the moment for frying pans but will bear this in mind.
Its medium sized saucepan i need at the moment.
My bad, though T-Fal sauce pans are surprisingly good. We have an old one that is over 3 years old and it is still good and quite non-stick
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there are 3 pans that i use in my house
my 26 cm ninja foodi (39$ on sale at crappy tire)
my 30cm ninja foodi (49$ on sale at crappy tire)
my 10inch lodge cast iron (5$ at garage sale)

i have other pans. i dont touch them.
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Non stick pans don't last forever like uncoated pans but they should most definitely last more than a couple of months.
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you can try ceramic. They might last longer than the teflon nonstick
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Gutty96 wrote: It's tough not to use Amazon these days.

Especially where I live when we only have a Walmart, Home Depot/Hardware and Canadian tire to choose from.

The mom and pop shops, while still some around and fading every year.
I hear ya.
Amazon is a headache to me, i use it when i have no other choice.
PointsHubby wrote: Similar
Ours is a Lagostina set as well … we bought on sale at Cdn Tire
Think we paid $ 199 for 12+ pieces, with glass lids (love those)

It has everything we’d ever want in regards to sizes
Plus Dutch Oven & deep skillet
As well as 2 smaller frypans
Plus a steamer insert
And a double boiler insert too

It’s got heavy duty bottoms
And dishwasher safe

Easy to use
Easy to clean
Pretty much looks the same as the day we bought it

Non stick frypans are consumables …
If they scratch or begin to flake they need to be pitched out (health risk)
Our go to for those are T-fal
I am curious why you post every new sentence on a new line?
PointsHubby wrote: Here’s a tip …
Go take a look at what Cdn Tire carries
Make note of what set you’d like
Then watch the flyer for when it goes on sale

In the meantime join Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards
Get the App
When the set you want goes on sale
Use the App Swap feature
So you can STACK up your offers
And save even more money

canadian-tire-triangle-rewards-app-swap ... s-2534835/
I get their emails and i activate every offer by clicking the link but do not use the app. Does it do much else?
kramer1 wrote: My bad, though T-Fal sauce pans are surprisingly good. We have an old one that is over 3 years old and it is still good and quite non-stick
Now that you mention it i also did quite well with a t-fal frying pan i had long ago.
evilYoda wrote: you can try ceramic. They might last longer than the teflon nonstick
Got some links to ones you have good experiences with?
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I've tried them all. The really expensive ones don't last any longer than the mid range ones (I don't buy the really cheap flimsy ones on principle). I find that high heat and scrubbing with anything more than a dishcloth will break down the surface quicker. Ceramic coated ones are crap, likewise with Heritage The Rock. I had a set of All Clad HA that was bought on clearance that lasted me for quite a while (they have an essentials line that isn't as good).

Lately I've been buying nonstick pans from the restaurant supply Thermalloy by Browne...ugly handle but it works. If you can't get a hold of that brand, Tramontina has a line that looks a lot like it. I have an assortment of stainless steel, cast iron, enamelled cast iron and carbon steel...nonstick pans still have their uses.
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kramer1 wrote: I have a T-Fal one that was for $20 last Black Friday. It is used daily and is fine after a year. Washing with a normal 3M Scrub Pad - the green one.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/t-fa ... 0204p.html
Same here. It lasted me 5 years before dying though.
Now i’m onto a non-stick wok i use for everything. Still going strong after a year. They sorta last long. They do have a shelf life though. I use mine a lot. So I guess that says something.
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Quentin5 wrote: I hear ya.
Amazon is a headache to me, i use it when i have no other choice.


I am curious why you post every new sentence on a new line?

I get their emails and i activate every offer by clicking the link but do not use the app. Does it do much else?


Now that you mention it i also did quite well with a t-fal frying pan i had long ago.

Got some links to ones you have good experiences with?
tfal ceramic series
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If you read the sticker on any new non-stick pot/pan it usually tells you not to use high heat. I live in a smaller town with only a Walmart and Canadian Tire. All of my pots/pan come from Canadian Tire sales. I use a 25 year old stainless steel Meyer set I got at Canadian Tire. I am not sure what the equivalent would be now, but if I ever need new ones I will check Meyer or Master Chef first. I don't like non-stick pots. Stainless can be scoured with bar keepers friend and steel wool if needed. I use Heritage Rock non-stick frying pans. I never cook on high. I wait until they cool to put water in them and I don't soak them. I use a plastic scrapper and soft dish cloth to clean them.

https://www.amazon.ca/Dryo-Scrapers-Acc ... 73&sr=8-29

Mine is from Pampered Chef but you can get them in any kitchen store.

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