If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I’m like a magpie when it comes to quality cookware, so when I was offered the chance to review Stellar’s Easy Lift Cast Iron Fry Pan and Casserole I jumped at the chance. I am also pleased to say that Stellar kindly offered the same 2 pans as a prize for one of my readers.
Here’s what Stellar have to say about their Fry Pans, Sauté Pans, Woks and Casseroles:
“As easy on the wrist as it is on the eye, Stellar’s much admired “Easy Lift” cast iron cookware is now available in attractive shades of glossy red and vanilla, as well as the original sleek lustrous black there’s also a new Wok with side handles.
Manufactured using a unique “thrown” cast iron technique, each pan in the “Easy Lift” range has been created with a thinner, lighter weight body than traditional cast iron cookware, while retaining the outstanding thermal properties associated with this fabulous material. Lined with durable enamel, which will last as long as you have need of your pans, the “Easy Lift” collection is free from the concerns that come with the chemical compounds of non-stick coatings. This, combined with the comfortable stainless steel handles, means that the pans are suitable for all hob types, will excel on induction – but are also oven-safe up to 240°C. To complete the package, the pans come with vented glass lids, perfect for keeping an eye on proceedings, and when the work is done they can also be popped in the dishwasher, making life that little bit easier.
Designed for longevity as well as ease, “Easy Lift” pans are sure to cook up years of pleasure. The clever combination of a flat base, for maximum heat efficiency, the bright cream, non stick enamel lining, which enhances the colours of the cooking ingredients, and the beautiful but hard wearing glossy finish provide the best recipe for good, flavour-enhancing, efficient cooking.
“Easy Lift” pans are supported by the Stellar Lifetime Guarantee. Prices Start at £52.”
So what did I think? Well I have to admit that I’d always been a bit dubious about getting cast iron pans as I thought they would be incredibly heavy. So I was pleasantly surprised by my new pans as they were lighter than I’d expected being only half the weight of a traditional cast iron pan. I simply love the gloss enamel finish to the Stellar Easy Lift pans and cooking in them gives me such pleasure. The casserole reminds me a of a cauldron and is great for soups and stews. The fry pan feels so sturdy on the hob and you can tell these pans are built to last.
I did find that I had to get used to cooking with cast iron as you need to cook on a much lower temperature otherwise you just end up burning your cooking fat before you’ve even started. But like riding a bike I soon got the hang of this and only had one mishap! As long as you keep the food moving and don’t walk off and leave your pan when frying, the enamel coating acts like non-stick. I also like the fact that unlike non-stick there are no nasty toxins being released while you cook. So for these reasons and the fact that every time I cook with them it puts a smile on my face, these pans get a massive thumbs up from me!
If you’d like to win the same Stellar Easy Lift Cast Iron 27cm Fry Pan (rrp £60) and 28 cm Casserole (rrp £110) then simply enter the rafflecopter below and answer this question:
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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Stellar and Pam for the above prize which I also received to review, all opinions are my own as always.
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