Commercial quality fry pan for searing, stir-frying and sautéing
Durable 18/10 stainless steel with sandwiched copper bottom for superior heat conduction
Welded handles withstand oven and broiler
Made in France
Lifetime Warranty on handles not lifting off or bottoms separating or warping
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This pan is the BEST frying pan I've ever used. I am blown away by Sitram's commercial line. I compared this pan side-by-side with the All-Clad 11-incher, while baking dutch-style pancakes - a great test in how fast the pan fries, as well as how well the heat is distributed and retained. The Sitram fries more evenly, more quickly, and stays "smoother", i.e. it's easier to clean. I can only conclude that the copper-sandwich layer must be much thicker in the Sitram than the All-Clad. The Sitram (1770 grams) is 20% heavier than the All-Clad (1478 grams), which probably accounts for this. Pancakes (and since that test also steaks, caramelized onions, sauces etc.) fry about 40% quicker. So upon first use of this gem, watch out, and turn the heat down if you're unprepared! It is just astonishing how much better this pan is, and that's while I was satisfied with the All-Clads. This pan will spoil you. Like me, you may never want to go back to anything else.
I was surprised at the weight of this pan; I have been a devotee of "Calaphon" for over 20 years. I am starting to convert to stainless little by little. I have some Cuisinart that is also very good, but I like this better. The handles are angled up which keeps them out of the way and lets them clear other pans on the stove if you have a major cooking project going. The handle also has a gap where it is welded to the pan which lets fluids drain down rather than collect in a pocket. It can make your stove a little messier, but it is easier to keep the pan clean. The interior is silky smooth and requires just a small amount of oil to keep food from sticking. The recommend that you use non-metalic utensils to keep from scratching it. The heavy layer of copper bonded between two layers of stainless on the bottom works great to distribute heat accross the pan. The side are a single layer of heavy stainless, so they do not get hot and cause food to burn on...
After going through a set of Revere Ware and then Calphalon with some Magnalite along the way, I am happy to discover Sitram. This cookware is everything a person could want--takes less heat than others, cooks evenly, and looks beautiful. I wish I had had it fifty years ago. Cleanup is a breeze and although I use an oil spray, there is no problem with sticking, as one might expect with stainless steel. This is less expensive than All-Clad and just as efficient. A person with good equipment can always do a better job.
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