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Posted by Joyce Passaarelli-Kirkland on 28th Mar 2016
I'm a little confused it seems everything I cook in this pan sticks. I lightly oil pan keep heat low & still eggs stick, hamburgers stick. & yesterday made Italian omelet in pan that should have slid out of pan onto a dish & than flipped back in but the whole thing stuck & came out in pieces. Very Very disappointed. This was not an inexpensive frying pan & this was not my first cooking lesson, so needless to say not happy that things are sticking. If there is something I'm doing wrong I don't know what it is. Over time I was planning on buying other ManPans but with this experience I'm questioning my judgement.Now I expect Everything I cook to stick. Not a nice feeling.I spent a lot of time trying to find a product made in USA & a healthy way of cooking so in short what the heck.
ManPans: Sorry to hear of your sticking issues. These pans do require some different techniques and it sounds like you have the basics. One thing to remember is that these pans are not non-stick and you must use a metal spatula when frying or sauteing. Also, foods should not be moved until some browning happens. On our new website there are several videos about frying and these should be reviewed.
Also, some spray oils contain lecithin and this creates a buildup that induces sticking and should not be used. We use a little grapeseed oil in the pan and wipe with a paper towel.
Please contact customer support for more help.
Posted by Ron on 13th Dec 2015
Great pan use for veggies and pancakes Made in USA
Posted by Jon on 5th Nov 2015
Light weight, non stick, requires only low heat. Very easy cleanup.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jun 2014
I purchased this pan after using my mom's. I love the size and shape. I can cook pasta in it, cook the rest of the ingredients in the same pan while the pasta drains, and then toss it all together. Love not having to dirty & clean two pans. I'm also amazed at the performance of a pan this weight. Highly recommended!
Posted by Brian on 27th Dec 2013
I just purchased the skillet and so far it seems great. The item appears to be high quality. The key thing is the product is Made in the U.S.A. Our family trys to purchase all American made products. I am tired of buying high priced junk from foreign manufacturers. Keep up the good work.
ManPans: We appreciate your comments! The key to using ManPans is to cook on low temperatures and keep the surface of your pan clean of any buildup. While our pans are not "non-stick", they do work well with the right methods.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2013
As another reviewer wrote, when I felt the light weight of the 10" skillet, I was skeptical. However, after a number of uses & various foods cooked, I am thrilled w the product and will purchase other items. The "made in USA" factor far outweighs the not quite perfect non-stick factor - omelets are still easier to slide out of my Zwilling/Henkel thermalon pan which is however made in China so I won't purchase any more of that product line.
ManPans: Thanks for supporting USA manufacturing! Keep your heat down on low for cooking omelets, give it some time to cook and you will be successful. And keep the surface of your pan free of any build up. This is what causes foods to stick. We use Barkeepers Friend when we need a deep cleaning.
Posted by carl craig on 15th Jul 2013
I am very dissapointed in this skillet., it is very flimsy . so far all I have cooked in it is bacon and eggs. the bacon sticks so tight then I can not cook eggs because they also stick tight.
ManPans response: We are sorry for your disappointment in our skillet! The sticking issue is a comment we get occasionally and it is almost always a result of cooking too hot. To cook bacon and eggs you must use a stove setting of 2 or lower, just above simmer. Let the pan come up to temp on this setting before you add a small amount of oil and then food. The preheat might take 5 minutes at this setting. Then be sure to use a metal spatula to firmly get under the eggs.
ManPans conduct heat very efficiently and you will be surprised at how a very low heat setting can still be hot enough to brown bacon, easily fry eggs and saute many foods to perfection!
Flimsy? They are lightweight for several reasons: high efficiency energy use and lightweight on your wrists to start. A good pan does not need to be heavy and a pan is only as good as the cook who knows how to control the heat for the food being cooked. ManPans are built for commercial kitchens and take both the heat and wear and tear. They are metal utensil safe: try scraping your non-stick pan with a metal spatula, then try it on ManPans.
Check out the Cookware Comparison Chart on the top navigation under About ManPans Cookware and view the videos.
Posted by Trish on 31st May 2013
We purchased this pan, the sauté pan and the small oven roaster. They are the very best pans we have ever had. I am extremely picky (just ask my husband) and when I say these pans are wonderful please believe it. The food cooks evenly. The taste of the food is great. Clean-up is a snap. The pans are light weight but substantial. The handle is perfect in everyone's hand (I have very small hands and my husband has large hands). I could easily do a commercial for Man Pans. Buy them- you won't be sorry.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Apr 2013
The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I've only used it a few months. I'll check back in after it's had more use. I'd like to hear from anyone who's used it a few years.
So far, it works as advertised: lightweight; heats quickly; you can lower the heat and get the same results; you need very little oil/fat and it (mostly) cleans like a dream. As with any pan, combinations such as eggs and cheese require a bit of scrubbing.
My only quibble is with the Web site claims. They make a point of saying that metal utensils are *recommended*. That always seemed strange to me, since the cook should be the one to select the best utensil. But the instructions that come with the pan expressly say you should *not* use metal utensils. I recommend the company remove this claim from the Web site. This is a high-quality product, and contradictions like this just make the company look cheesy.
ManPans response: We reviewed both our online care and use and written instructions and both do say that metal utensils are safe to use. And yes, we recommend you use a metal spatula with our fry pans as this allows you to aggressively get under fried foods such as eggs.
As for longevity, taking care of your pans is required. Cooking on low heat and hand washing and drying pans is a must. The easy release surface relies on a clean, smooth surface and if you allow a build up of left over foods, sticking will be a problem. Deep cleaning with a 1/4 cup of coarse salt, aggressively rubbing/polishing with a dry cloth until smooth helps restore the finish. We also use Bar Keepers Friend to help remove build up. Take care of your pans and they will last a long time.
Posted by Suzette E on 27th Feb 2013
I love this skillet. It's so easy to cook in it. I've made pancakes, fritattas and all kinds of other things in it. It browns foods nicely just like in a cast iron skillet but cleanup is a breeze. I've had a couple times that things stick due to the glaze on a food or something. Out comes some salt, a little scrubbing and it's all clean. I have the 10" and 12" pans although my favorite is the 10" pan. It's so light and the handle is so comfortable.
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