So, for my daily cooking, I prefer to use a non-stick pan.
So, a couple of boxing days ago, I bought myself two very nice looking Henkels Non-stick frying pans. I am pretty sure these are the "VistaClad" line, although that's not written on them anywhere, and I don't have any of the packaging. They are heavy and feel really well made. I am careful using these, and don't use metal utensils, and only "non-stick safe" scrubbing sponges. Never been put in the dishwasher.
Now, the problem is that stuff DOES stick to them. the problem was apparently right away, although it seems to be getting worse. Frying eggs, chicken or pork, I'm 100% guaranteed to have the food stick to the pan. Worst of all, they are really hard to clean. This doesn't make sense to me. There are little bits of black stuff that seem to have embedded in the "pores" of the surface. no amount of scrubbing will take them off.
Looks like this:
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I've started using more oil or butter in my cooking, but that seems like a poor solution, and it has only reduced the problem, not eliminated it.
I've had cheap pans that were extremely non-stick and easy to clean, although I find that the cheaper wal-mart type don't last more than a few years.
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