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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the recommended retail price in May 2020.
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We assess the evenness of heat distribution by cooking pancakes. We also comment on sticking for non-stick frypans by frying an egg, however, this result doesn't form part of the overall score.
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Ease of use score
We assess the comfort of the handle, and the balance and weight of the frying pan when lifting. We also look at how easy it is to clean the pans.
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This test is conducted on non-stick pans only, the rest automatically receive 100% for this test. A section of the pan is scrubbed 10,000 times by a mechanical arm with a Scotch-Brite scourer attached under a 10-kilo weight to assess the resilience of the non-stick coating.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Induction compatible
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Durability score
- Ease of use score
- Body material
- Handle material
- Non-stick lining
- Sides (angled, curved, straight)
- Magnet capability (base/edge of base)
- Flatness of base when heated
- Measured diameter of base (cm)
- Base thickness (cm)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe (up to °C)
- Weight (kg)