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Just received this today. Even though instructions claim it comes "pre-seasoned" i still went ahead and gave it a normal seasoning process with canola oil on medium for 3-5 mins, let it cool and wipe it out with paper towel.
A few hours later i decided to cook some burgers in it which went very well. I did notice that the grease tends to pool off to the sides meaning the bottom is NOT perfectly flat; however for what i will be using it for thats actually better. For some users that might create problems though. My 'CONCERN" is that after cleaning it from cooking, i noticed the bottom is already starting to darken which i do not believe should be happening when used on an induction burner set NO higher than medium. IF it keeps getting darker, then i will contact seller to see whats going on.
Will update as i use it .... UPDATE DAY 2: Went to fry some eggs this morning. OMG what a disaster... since the bottom is NOT flat inside, the eggs moved to the outside edges of the pan. Have you ever tried to flip eggs over when they at the sides of a pan... NOT an enjoyable process as they just fell apart. So i had to quickly add some milk and scramble them. That was not good either cause then they stuck a lot to the bottom of pan. ( And at my age i certainly know how to fry some eggs !!! )
Reaching out to seller on these issues, but high chance i wont be keeping this.... will update after seller responds.
Excellent product but mine didn't have a lid which is now, currently, offered by the seller. To me, it's gigantic (11'') so be aware of that - good for stir-fry (but a wok is better). It looks and feels beautiful but it is too large for omelettes and fried egg....
I bought this to replace a Tefal pan that had warped so much only a tiny part of it was on the glass topped hob when in use. So far it has proven to be an excellent product. It took me a little time to get used to the heat distribution, it gets very hot, and you don't need it to be on the highest ring setting. The handle is comfortable to use, and very stable. The only downside is the cleaning, now that I am used to the heat of the pan, I don't burn as much as I did before, so cleaning is easier, but it is tough to get burned on onion out off the rough surface. It also stays hot a long time, because the bottom of the pan is quite thick, so when cooking you need to take the food out of the pan when done, rather than leaving it in the pan. Unless you allow for the extra cooking time. It is all a learning process. I do recommend this pan, and would definitely buy another one. I did actually buy a smaller pan to go with it, after buying this one and liking it.
This pan is more work than I though it would be. You have to take care of it almost like it's a cast iron pan (it will not rust however). Make sure to put oil on it after you wash it (everytime) to keep it non sticky. Advertisement says it can go in the dishwasher, but it has to be a low temperature dishwasher (which I never use). I still gave 4 stars because it's really good for cooking. Temperature is distributed evenly, food is nicely grilled, it's nice to make gravy sauce in it because it's deep. I will keep using it but would have liked it to be less maintenance.
Maintaining the pan is important for it to retain it's non-stick capabilities. After a little over a year, I noticed I had to use more and more oil to keep food from sticking, and eventually, I stopped doing the maintenance routine. If I'm putting that much effort into maintaining a pan, I might as well do it to a cast iron skillet.
Overall, the pan is still the main one I use for all my cooking and for the price, I think I got enough value out of it. It still looks good, but medium heat was enough to get it to start browning over time insetad of retaining it's signature silver look.
Great affordable non stick pan! Not as nonstick as Teflon, but if you season it as advised on the packaging, it’s very close! It’s also not oil free. It’s sort of as if the granite absorbs some of the oil you season it with and that’s what makes it nonstick. It’s certainly a ton less oil that I would have to use in a stainless pan though. A lot of reviews show pictures of eggs sticking or complain that it’s not nonstick, but my guess is these people didn’t season the pan properly.
This was my 3rd one, after using 2 carote pans for almost a year. They are really good. But this 3rd one is not the same. Food is sticking to it . Within 3 months of purchase , hardly it's used 10 times . Now whatever we cook in it, it starts getting stuck . Don't know what's the issue with this particular one.
My second Carote purchase. Great pan but honestly I can't say enough about the handle. Bakelite received a patent in 1909. I have a few pieces, possibly about the 1940s but nothing like this pan handle. I believe this is the selling point for this pan. I will certainly recommend to my friends.