Pots and pans

#1
Following on from a recent incident which resulted in my best frying pan becoming u.s. I went to the Aga shop this morning to get a new one.
£97.99 for a 20cm aluminum non stick!
I didn't bother.
 
#2
I bought myself a portable induction hob when PAYD came in. To go with it, I bought some pots and pans out of Lidl, they have to be steel to work with induction, and are at exorbitant prices in most places, but the Lidl ones are extremely well priced and surpisingly good quality. Mrs P has laid claim to both the casserole dish and the frying pan, as they are that good.
 
#3
You can get cast iron kit at a relatively good price in SA. Once properly seasoned, there's nothing better. Just takes some preparation and a bit of maintenance.
 
#4
If you like cast iron, theres a make called "Victor" available in ironmongers etc all over the country. They are alreasdy seasoned so non stick. Also quite cheap. For a non stick coating try Lakeland.
 
#5
Just to jump in on this thread and since its about cast iron...has any of you got an old cast iron traditional shape kettle for sale? (the type everyone had before electric)
I take paying customers fishing and am expected to make tea a-la gyppo style over a wood fire, some **** nicked my kettle last year...they are becoming hard to find and people expect daft money for them, go and rummage through your garages and get back to me.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#6
whats wrong with a kelly kettle? you can claim to be all eco friendly then with your lean burn technology.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#8
Following on from a recent incident which resulted in my best frying pan becoming u.s. I went to the Aga shop this morning to get a new one.
£97.99 for a 20cm aluminum non stick!
I didn't bother.
go to the tefal shop much cheaper and nicely heavy.
 
#9
whats wrong with a kelly kettle? you can claim to be all eco friendly then with your lean burn technology.
I have one mate ...but there's something about a kettle on logs that adds to the day.
A point of interest ,the guy who named that and who owns the rights...Padraig kelly is a mile up the road, it was originally the volcano.believed to have been stolen from some gyppo device years ago.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
the old kit is usually better made and thicker metal.

try ronnie sunshines
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
plenty of surplus alu ones kicking about scout units often get given stuff being thrown away then never used.
 
#13
Just to jump in on this thread and since its about cast iron...has any of you got an old cast iron traditional shape kettle for sale? (the type everyone had before electric)
I take paying customers fishing and am expected to make tea a-la gyppo style over a wood fire, some **** nicked my kettle last year...they are becoming hard to find and people expect daft money for them, go and rummage through your garages and get back to me.
GSI Halulite Camping Kettle, Cooking Equipment

It's only one litre though so may not be suitable for larger groups.
 
#16
Following on from a recent incident which resulted in my best frying pan becoming u.s. I went to the Aga shop this morning to get a new one.
£97.99 for a 20cm aluminum non stick!
I didn't bother.
Why bother going into an Aga shop if you can't afford their prices (or unwilling to pay for it)? Go to Morrisons and buy one there. Mind you, it won't last the 30 odd years an average Aga or BK pan lasts.
 
#17
Just to jump in on this thread and since its about cast iron...has any of you got an old cast iron traditional shape kettle for sale? (the type everyone had before electric)
I take paying customers fishing and am expected to make tea a-la gyppo style over a wood fire, some **** nicked my kettle last year...they are becoming hard to find and people expect daft money for them, go and rummage through your garages and get back to me.
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Job jobbed.
 
#19
Following on from a recent incident which resulted in my best frying pan becoming u.s. I went to the Aga shop this morning to get a new one.
£97.99 for a 20cm aluminum non stick!
I didn't bother.
Nothing personal :)) ) anyone who even enters an Aga shop is a 'Sad F**ker' who deep down wants to be 'Harry Enfield'ded :

Harry And Paul I Saw You Coming - ''Thicko'' - YouTube

Lidl..seriously good frying pan..£8.99..and yes I live in 'West Somerset' Aga Land..
 
#20
Following on from a recent incident which resulted in my best frying pan becoming u.s. I went to the Aga shop this morning to get a new one. £97.99 for a 20cm aluminum non stick! I didn't bother.
Some potential information from a mad Breton cook:

May I be so bold as to highly recommend the Kuhn Rikon Cucina/Daily range, very expensive but will probably outlive you. The frying pans come in the following sizes: 16/18/20/24/26/28/30 cm, very heavy and almost indestructible. Saucepans available as: 1.8/2.4/3.3L, Casserole as: 3.3/5.4/7.6L. All come with heat resistant handles and glass lids. Have had mine since the late 1980's and still as good as new. Only damage was my fault - I dropped a lid - Kuhn Rikon replaced it FREE OF CHARGE. Every item has a minimum of a 10 year warranty.............


Have bought a complete set for each of my daughters as wedding presents.
 

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