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Please recommend me some saucepans.
« on: August 09, 2020, 07:30:22 pm »
Ideally I'd like 3 different sized boiling pans for pasta, soup etc, and something for frying. Don't have cupboard space for any more. These would be used on a gas hob. Cheers.
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Re: Please recommend me some saucepans.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 07:43:19 pm »
It really depends on how much you want to spend. We have several Le Creuset stainless steel pans. They are excellent. But not cheap. We used to have their cast iron ones, but MrsC found them increasingly difficult to manipulate as they are heavy.
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Re: Please recommend me some saucepans.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 08:13:57 pm »
I’d recommend stainless steel too.  My set cost around £120 18 years ago and are still going strong.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 08:29:19 pm »
Ideally I'd like 3 different sized boiling pans for pasta, soup etc, and something for frying. Don't have cupboard space for any more. These would be used on a gas hob. Cheers.
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Re: Please recommend me some saucepans.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 08:37:45 pm »
We have a Stella stainless steel set I bought 20 years ago that still look like new. Recommended.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 08:43:39 pm »
I use Stellar 1000 & think they are very good.    I have a single Le Creuset grill pan for searing steaks , but you need your Weetabix to use it.


https://www.hartsofstur.com/stellar-1000-3-piece-set-with-free-14cm-saucepan-s1a4.html


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Re: Please recommend me some saucepans.
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 10:15:37 pm »
Go have a look at what they've got at TKmax, assuming there's one near you.  That's where all my kitchen stuff comes from, mostly end of line or incomplete sets. 
I'm also short of cupboard space and a hard anodised saute pan with a lid doubles up as saucepan and frying pan, also goes under the grill, occasionally in the oven. Cost £40 when it was still being advertised online for £70.  In addition I have that a three tier SS steamer (base can be used as a big saucepan or casserole) and a medium saucepan. That's it, I don't need anything more for the hob.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 04:32:00 pm »
Go have a look at what they've got at TKmax, assuming there's one near you.  T

Good advice. Apart from the Stella set I bought in a sale and my beloved Le Creuset  steak pan all of our kitchen stuff comes from either TKMax or French supermarkets. TkMax has end of line stuff in at silly (cheap) prices you just don't have to be fussed about matching sets or guaranteeing they have what you want when you want it.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 08:58:44 pm »
I find the pans with strainer holes built into the lid quite useful.
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