I love cooking as my regular readers will know, but I am also a bit of a cheapskate! I only buy new saucepans and frying pans when I need them and never buy anything expensive because I never thought they were any better than the cheap ones! So when I was asked to test out the new JML Copper Stone frying pans I was a little unsure as I was convinced they were just going to be the same as cheap ones with a hefty price tag!
Non-Stick? Scratch Resistant? Dynamic Heat Dispersion?
These frying pans profess to be non-stick and scratch resistant, well don’t all frying pans nowadays but after a few uses they never are! Well I have been using these now most days for about a fortnight and really put them through their paces and so far nothing at all has stuck! I have washed them well each time and there are no marks on them at all!
I made a chilli in the largest pan with no oil or even spray oil and it was absolutely fine even with 5% fat mince which we all know sometimes sticks due to its low fat content! The heat definitely seemed to spread out well compared to normal and it cooked much quicker and more evenly.
I fried mushrooms and tomatoes in with no oil/spray oil knowing they wouldn’t stick. I was a bit complacent knowing they wouldn’t stick and forgot about them and they burnt! They didn’t stick though so that was a bonus!
I cooked an omelette in the 24cm pan without any oil or even spray oil and as you can see it cooked perfectly. It was the nicest omelette I have ever made and it didn’t stick at all. It cooked evenly throughout an completely changed my mind about whether more expensive pans are worth the money!
Other things I have used the pans to fry are scrambled eggs, bacon, sliced mushrooms, a mixed vegetable stir fry, sausages, fried eggs, and even Quorn which is notoriously bad for sticking when I use it! None of those foods stuck to the pan either and none needed any kinds of oils.
Would I recommend them?
I have surprised myself in all honesty but yes I really would recommend these. They clearly will last well and for £19.99-£29.99 each or £69.99 for the 3 with a glass lid for the 28cm pan I think that given how many cheaper pans it is easy to go through they are well worth it. They are available from Amazon
* with free delivery or www.jmldirect.com
and I am sure will soon be available elsewhere too.
I was sent JML Copper Stone Pans
in 20cm, 24cm and the 28cm pan with lid free of charge for the purposes of this review however all views are my own.
Whilst the pans are still pretty good they do have some scratches now and are not as non stick as they once were. I am still quite impressed with them however do usually need some spray oil now with them to prevent sticking.
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