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Topic # 148841 2-Jul-2014 20:16
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a few months ago there was a thread on stonedine non-stick pans ?

checkout tonight's fairgo.

not even a pro-chef can make them work properly.

hilarious !

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  Reply # 1078844 2-Jul-2014 20:22
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I believe that 90% of stuff they sell in infomercials is absolute rubbish. If your product really was that good you wouldn't have to advertise it 100 times a day to try and sell it

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  Reply # 1078846 2-Jul-2014 20:27
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I tried looking it up on TVNZ but it seems like the episode isn't there yet.







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  Reply # 1078847 2-Jul-2014 20:31
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solaybro: I tried looking it up on TVNZ but it seems like the episode isn't there yet.

Its just finishing now, give it 20 minutes or so

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  Reply # 1078848 2-Jul-2014 20:34
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Get good quality stainless steel and control the heat. They work great on our induction hob and seldom stick.




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  Reply # 1078874 2-Jul-2014 21:02
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It's amazing the difference spending a bit of money on your pots and pans can make.  I recently got some really good quality non-stick pans and a skillet on special from Briscoes and cooking has been so much more enjoyable since then!  You just don't realise how crap the cheap stuff is until you have something to compare it to.

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  Reply # 1078878 2-Jul-2014 21:11
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Worked for the call centre that sold those to NZ and Australia via the infomercial. I really am surprised we didn't have more of those returned if they're as bad as shown on Fair Go.

I did hate how the rep for Brand Developers/StoneDine was ever so carefully scraping the egg from the pan before showed it could slide around. Just own up and apologise for the misleading ads. Sure there probably are a lot of people that think they're amazing, but there's a lot of instructions not mentioned at all in the infomercials which would probably put a lot of people off buying.




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If you want a great fry pan go to your local commercial catering supplier and just buy a steel one.  They cost about $25 each and once you've seasoned them you need just a little bit of oil to stop stuff sticking.

My current fry pan of choice is one of these and it beats multi-hundred dollar non stick scan pan fry pans completely.

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I have never had any problem with good quality stainless steel ones. I did have a teflon type pan, which was sort of non stick, but the food cooked on it tasted odd.
 I was thinking that fairgo these days is  poor, that this story would even run on it. It now seems to deal with first world problems. The story about the lack of flavour on chips took the cake, and was a bit like an advertorial. Maybe these sorts of stories rate well. Apart from the story on the old couples caravan which deserved to be on it, the other stories were largly just fluff.

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  Reply # 1079429 3-Jul-2014 14:26
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I resurrected the thread last night to point out it was going to be on, but wasn't quick enough with it and unlocked after airing

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=143658&page_no=6#1079108

Oddly, I had to rely on google to search for the post, as the site search appeared to be taken over and.. broken. Possibly client site redirect, as the post google custom works

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  Reply # 1079451 3-Jul-2014 15:13
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I think I was the one who sparked the earlier Stonedine thread.  I took the first one back to Mitre 10 and got it replaced.  The replacement has worked well so far (4 weeks+), and while I wouldn't say that the food slides out of the pan like a feather, it's a far cry from any other "non-stick" pan I've ever used.  Some stuff can be cleaned off with a paper towel like the ads show (especially if you do it while the pan is still warm), but even after cooking some really sticky lemon chicken, and forgetting to clean the pan that night, it still cleaned up quickly and easily with a sponge and hot water the following day - no scrubbing brush or elbow grease needed.  I'm pretty happy with it, and I'm convinced that the first one was defective.

I would agree that there is a difference between the ads and reality, but despite my poor initial experience I don't think the difference is that huge.  

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graemeh: If you want a great fry pan go to your local commercial catering supplier and just buy a steel one.  They cost about $25 each and once you've seasoned them you need just a little bit of oil to stop stuff sticking.

My current fry pan of choice is one of these and it beats multi-hundred dollar non stick scan pan fry pans completely.


Sounds like you might mean cast iron, rather than steel? We have an old, well-seasoned cast iron frying pan and the base inside is smooth as silk and never sticks.


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  Reply # 1079462 3-Jul-2014 16:17
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+1 cast iron - use and abuse as needed.

Last for years, plus makes a good missile to throw at the cat when its on the bench.





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  Reply # 1079464 3-Jul-2014 16:19
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With consumer laws changing in NZ advertisers will have to be more careful of over stating product performance and making unsubstantiated claims.  The commerce commission will be after a few high profile scalps early on!


Re non-stick pans we have Zip ones from Briscoes.  They are regularly on special ($30 for a 29cm or something like that) and perform well. Ours have lasted for about two years and still don't stick - we never put them in the dishwasher and only ever use plastic utensils.




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I like my bench to much to take this approach to cat education.

xpd: +1 cast iron - use and abuse as needed.

Last for years, plus makes a good missile to throw at the cat when its on the bench.





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  Reply # 1079744 4-Jul-2014 08:29
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graemeh: If you want a great fry pan go to your local commercial catering supplier and just buy a steel one.  They cost about $25 each and once you've seasoned them you need just a little bit of oil to stop stuff sticking.

My current fry pan of choice is one of these and it beats multi-hundred dollar non stick scan pan fry pans completely.


Sounds like you might mean cast iron, rather than steel? We have an old, well-seasoned cast iron frying pan and the base inside is smooth as silk and never sticks.


Steel pans are basically the same, carbon or black steel etc.

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