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Thread #165215   Message #3965589
Posted By: Jon Freeman
09-Dec-18 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Iíve just been looking at an earlier comment about keeping metal utensils away from cookware.

I admit to damaging one stainless steel pan with a potato masher but I guess I accepted I was going to do that and I donít use that one for things that stick. Iíve tried with the others but, eg. with last set of visiting family, I did a sort of ďself serviceĒ from the pans. I put a couple of plastic ones out but they were swapped for metal ones, etc. and Pip is the type who can grab the nearest object to hand even if that means a metal knife vs a non stick frying pan (which now is the only thing I have that is non stick coated).

Anyway, sheís asked me to replace some wooden tools for her Christmas present from me (likely to be more used by me but if thatís what she wants I donít argue) so Iíve bought a set of wooden handled ones with silicon tools and a couple of silicon desert spoons. Iím not sure whether that will help lead to more care but time will tell.

Favourite pan (if a less dedicated type is allowed to have such things) btw is a 16cm Vogue Tri wall (aluminium sandwiched between stainless steel) one which I use for gravy and sauces. It seems to heat more evenly that the Judge ones and less likely to stick (not that Iíve had major problems cleaning the others). I didnít get a lid (metal and sold separately) for this one but retained a glass lid from an older discarded saucepan that is a good fit if needed.