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Anolon Endurance+ 26cm Open French Skillet 84045 review

1.1kg weight. Priced at $109.

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We recommend frypans with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 80%.

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The CHOICE Expert Rating, our overall score that determines which products we recommend, is made up performance (50%), ease of use (25%) and surface durability (25%). Weightings are in brackets.

Performance score View more details.

We assess the evenness of heat distribution by cooking pancakes. We also comment on sticking for non-stick frypans by frying an egg, but this result does not form part of the CHOICE Expert Rating.

Durability score View more details.

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 10kg weight to assess the resilience of the non-stick coating. 

Ease of use score View more details.

We assess the comfort of the handle, and the balance and weight of the frying pan when lifting. We also look at how easy each pan is to clean.

Availability View more details.

'Tested model' refers to frypans that are currently available in shops and online. 'Discontinued model' refers to frypans that are no longer available in shops, but may be available second-hand.

Tested model
Price View more details.

This is the recommended retail price, but it pays to shop around. We've found you can usually pick up cookware that's heavily discounted.

$109
Recommendation for metal utensil use View more details.

Does the manufacturer recommend using metal utensils with the frypan?

Not checked
Magnet capability (base/edge of base) View more details.

For better heat distribution, look for a frypan that is fully magnetised on the base. When shopping, take a magnet with you and check the base and sides.

Flatness of base when heated View more details.

Generally, a pan that is slightly concave (like a wine bottle base) will flatten on heating as it expands. If your pan turns concave on heating, you may find the food runs to the sides of the pan. The majority of the pans we've tested have a concave base when heated.

Measured diameter of base (cm) View more details.

Measured diameter of the pan's base, in centimetres. For ceramic or induction cooktops, your pan will need to match the size of your cooktop elements.

Base thickness (cm) View more details.

A thick, heavy base usually has better heat distribution and cooking performance; a too-thin base can burn your food, cook unevenly and might even warp under high temperatures.

0.6
Weight (kg)
1.1
Country of origin
China
Website
anolon.com.au
Body material
Hard anodised non-stick
Handle material
Stay cool handle with rubber grip
Dishwasher safe View more details.

Whether the frypan can be put in the dishwasher. Handwashing is generally recommended for most products.

Yes (handwashing recommended)
Induction compatible View more details.

All of the frypans we've tested can be used on induction cooktops.

Yes
Oven safe View more details.

Whether the frypan is oven safe, and if so, the maximum oven temperature.

Yes (up to 200°C)
Non-stick lining View more details.

Does the frypan have a non-stick coating that allows food to cook and brown without sticking?

Yes
Lid View more details.

Whether the frypan comes with a lid.

No
Sides (angled, curved, straight) View more details.

Curved sides makes tossing, sliding, flipping or lifting food easier due to the slant in the sides. A straight-sided frypan is good for stirring foods or when making sauces as the contents are less likely to spill out.

Curved
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