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.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jan 2013
I really like these pans. I have used this pan for a couple of weeks and it is fantastic. I really like how light it is , and well balanced it is. Easy to clean and i still find it hard to believe that I can use METAL utensils with it and NO scratches. Prob one of my best purchases ever.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2013
We ordered the cookware set about 1 year ago and it is great!!!!! We had a small problem with the 10" fry pan??? Well we called ManPans and they backed their product as warranty said they would. PERFECT!!!! So with that said we ordered another 250.00 bucks of the best pans money can buy. I believe this will be the last set of quality cookware/bakeware we purchase. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT, IF YOU LIKE MADE IN USA, THEN GET YOUR MADE IN USA MANPANS NOW!!!! Spend a little money now and turn you stove top burners down about 40% and save money everytime you cook. Very light weight holds heat well and tranfers heat to the items cooking. We will have a full line up of pans within 2yrs. WOW WHAT GREAT USA MADE COOKWARE/BAKEWARE VERY VERY HAPPY WITH THESE PRODUCTS!!!!!!
Posted by Todd on 27th Dec 2012
This pan seems to work pretty much as advertised. High quality and a pleasure to use. Cooks very nicely with a very easy clean-up. I take all reviews, consumer and otherwise, with a grain of salt as being somewhat emotional in nature and plainly unscientific. (You should do the same, even with this review.) However, having stated this, it 'seems' as if meats turn out more tender and juicy. Optimum cooking temperature seems to be reached more quickly and sustained more easily due to better heat transference to the food. You'll need to "learn" these pans. Be careful in thinking that you can actually turn the temperature down by 40% to 50% as stated, at least on an electric cook-top as I'm using. I'd imagine a gas cook-top would yield a different experience, perhaps closer to that claimed in the video on the website. I'm happy to purchase something actually manufactured in the USA. Choices of US made cookware are very few. I'd love to see ManPans manufacture a line of high quality cook utensils for use with their cookware. Highly recommended! You have nothing to lose with the 30 day guarantee.
Posted by Todd on 10th Dec 2012
Just placed an order for 2 frying pans and 1 lid. Looking forward to receiving my order as they are for my girlfriend and she's a really good cook! I'm sure she'll be inspired. Did much research and found few pans that were US made. This was the deciding factor in purchasing your product(s). Would like to see you manufacture and sell high quality utensils to go along with your cookware. Like that I can buy direct!
Posted by Chef Ward on 16th Nov 2012
I finally purchased this pan after hearing good reviews from a chef friend. At first I wasn't too sure of the pan's ability because it seems so light. I'm used to heavy pans that hold their heat and not cool too much when the product is added. I was very pleasantly surprised by the performance of this pan. I used the pan for a number of months to verify it wasn't going to warp; it just seemed too light-weight to hold it's shape. The pan is awesome and sits flat on my burners -- no warping at all, which I couldn't say about my more expensive pans (none of them will sit flat anymore). This 'trial' pan is the reason I've purchased the 12-inch pan and will probably purchase other ManPan products in the future. You won't be disappointed with this pan.