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  # 1032648 28-Apr-2014 15:46
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Paul1977: I have to say I got a couple of Stonedine pans about 2 years ago and use them most days. Not as good as when I first got them, but still better than other pans I've had. I can still fry an egg with no oil and it pretty much just slides off (needs a little nudge to get it started).

I got it form an AS Seen On TV stand in a shopping mall, before you could get them in any other stores.

Things I've discovered:

- Keep them well seasoned with an oil that has a high smoking temperature, like grape seed oil.
- You can't put your element on full or food will bake onto the pan, then the only thing that gets it off then is oven cleaner! Don't go hotter than about 70%
- They wipe clean a lot easier when the pan is still warm/hot, if you let it cool down it's no easier to clean than a normal pan. If you don't clean it straight after cooking, you can heat it back up later on to make wiping it out easier.
- The bit in the ad when the slide a bunch of stones around in the pan to show how tough it is is rubbish, metal utensils will damage them.

Edit: I would rate them as good, but not as amazing as the ads make them look. Are they worth the money? Undecided.


mattwnz: Are these the same as the Stoneline branded ones? There seem to be two different brands, stoneline and stonedine. The stoneline ones look to have a 12 year warranty


Actually, I think mine were Stone line, not Stonedine.

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  # 1033006 29-Apr-2014 09:35
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The good news (for some) is stonedine with the new glass tops is now old hack

The bad news, is its replaced with bluestone cookware.

Same stuff, diff name/look


Was just on informercial on morning show :) rainy holiday mornings lead to stupidity...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1033057 29-Apr-2014 10:45
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Go tefal from briscoes when they have 50% off. No need scrubbing. Ever. Even after leaving sauce to encrust for a week. Congress off. Lifetime warranty on the non stick surface.




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  # 1033058 29-Apr-2014 10:46
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Comes off. Stupid swype




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  # 1036156 3-May-2014 19:12
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over 18 months on and we're still using the 100 piece starter kit from Kmart. The pots are starting to lose their coating (probably not helped by using metal instruments on them), but they still work ok. 

We had to buy a Hampton & Mason non stick pan. We havent looked after it one bit, and it is still going great. 



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  # 1036299 4-May-2014 09:31
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Got the replacement pan, and used it a couple of times.  So far, so good.  But it's really about how it performs over the longer term.

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  # 1079108 3-Jul-2014 08:55
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Incase anyone missed it, there was a bit of a review on our friend the stonedine on FairGo last night

http://tvnz.co.nz/fair-go/non-stick-gets-stuck-video-6017381

 
 
 
 


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  # 1079111 3-Jul-2014 08:59
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And it was a pretty scathing review - put me right off touching them. We have copper/stainless pans, well seasoned no problems.

The other thing (OT) I saw on Fair Go that I want now - O'Ryans Salt and Vinegar chips. Hope they are grunty.

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  # 1079136 3-Jul-2014 09:25
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I have a small non stick pan but rarely use it. I prefer to use seasoned stainless steel skillets, frying pans etc.

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  # 1079236 3-Jul-2014 10:56
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Hi I read this info on Geekzone a while ago and has saved my newer frypan
We always cooked with Olive oil which burnt a coating onto our pans
had a few home show ones replaced and even wrecked a scanpan

We switched to rice oil and seem to have solved the problem

Slightly off topic but worth trying



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  # 1079247 3-Jul-2014 11:08
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OK, so the ones I have are Stoneline, not Stonedine. This is from the Stoneline website:

 

What is the difference between the original Stoneline and Stonedine Cookware?

 

Stonedine looks very similar to the original Stoneline. Stonedine NZ is a separate brand and is sold by Brand Developers through TV advertising. Stonedine 'Stonecote' is different to the original Stoneline with a different surface composition and is manufactured differently. Stonedine is currently only available in a limited range with separate specials and offers through Brand Developers. The original Stoneline Cookware is sold by Stoneline New Zealand and is available at locations and events throughout NZ (see our Events section) as well as through our website and over the phone. The original Stoneline is also sold in over 70 countries around the world and the original Stoneline cookware comes backed with our Stoneline 12 Year Guarantee.


We use our Stoneline ones most days, and while they are not the miracle they would have you believe they are certainly the best and longest lasting non-stick pans I have had (provided you take care of them).

What I have noticed from the ads for Stonedine and Bluestone etc, is that the coating has a very shiny finish, where our Stoneline ones have quite a matte finish to them.

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  # 1079267 3-Jul-2014 11:34
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sleepy: Hi I read this info on Geekzone a while ago and has saved my newer frypan
We always cooked with Olive oil which burnt a coating onto our pans
had a few home show ones replaced and even wrecked a scanpan

We switched to rice oil and seem to have solved the problem

Slightly off topic but worth trying


There's a claim that seed oils like rice brain oils is pretty bad for you, excerpt below from here.

We’ve been told that the secret to curing heart disease is to consume unsaturated vegetable oils rather than saturated animal fats. So now all the fats in our processed foods are labelled ‘vegetable oil’ and the labels are rarely more specific than that. The irony is that there is no such thing as oil from a vegetable. The products being pushed as vegetable oils are in fact fruit oils (coconut, palm, olive or avocado), nut oils (macadamia, peanut, pecan, and so on) or seed oils (canola, sunflower, soybean, grapeseed or rice bran). There’s nothing much wrong with fruit oils and some nut oils are okay, too. But seed oils are extraordinarily dangerous. And unfortunately they make up almost all of the ‘vegetable oils’ in our food.

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timmmay:
sleepy: Hi I read this info on Geekzone a while ago and has saved my newer frypan
We always cooked with Olive oil which burnt a coating onto our pans
had a few home show ones replaced and even wrecked a scanpan

We switched to rice oil and seem to have solved the problem

Slightly off topic but worth trying


There's a claim that seed oils like rice brain oils is pretty bad for you, excerpt below from here.

We’ve been told that the secret to curing heart disease is to consume unsaturated vegetable oils rather than saturated animal fats. So now all the fats in our processed foods are labelled ‘vegetable oil’ and the labels are rarely more specific than that. The irony is that there is no such thing as oil from a vegetable. The products being pushed as vegetable oils are in fact fruit oils (coconut, palm, olive or avocado), nut oils (macadamia, peanut, pecan, and so on) or seed oils (canola, sunflower, soybean, grapeseed or rice bran). There’s nothing much wrong with fruit oils and some nut oils are okay, too. But seed oils are extraordinarily dangerous. And unfortunately they make up almost all of the ‘vegetable oils’ in our food.

There's a claim that <insert just about anything here>...

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  # 1081324 5-Jul-2014 10:13
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Dear god people believe that tripe? Since when does a lawyer know what food is good for you?

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  # 1081329 5-Jul-2014 10:30
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MadEngineer: Dear god people believe that tripe? Since when does a lawyer know what food is good for you?


Apparently he reviewed research, and he freely says he has no medical knowledge. He was the spearhead of the "sugar is bad for you" movement, which is really taking off.

But we're off topic. I may go start a new topic though.

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