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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Definitely, any pan that's new to me I always start low till I get a grasp of it's temperature range.

Oct 14, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Alright, I've gotten around to trying out the catering pan, I thought I was going to hate the handle, but for some reason not even thinking I grabbed it from the bottom like an under hand grip and got allong with it fine that way. Leads me to wonder if all these years if I been grabbing handles wrong.

In use that pan is completely different, pre-heat not even medium low, tested the surface with water after about a minute, it was ready to cook. I had a beautiful crust on the grassfed burger I was cooking, to which I pretty much ruined by covering last few minutes of cooking. I usually try to get beef up to 150 before pulling and letting carry over finish cooking. Have to see in a few days how it holds up and if it develops any heat issues.

Oct 14, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

It's funny you should mention quality, they honestly look like 2 completely different pans. The Catering compared to the Pro is just completely different. It's also feels a lot lighter and better weight control in the handle. The finish inside looks a lot nicer as well, my pro had mars, some weird dimple looked like a drop of molten metal fell and cooled.

My other Pro pans are decent though, so maybe I just got a factory dud, happens to the best of companies.

Oct 11, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Yea I try to go less abrasive, usually start with the dish soap then I'll hit it with BS if there is still stuck on.

Reminds me re ceramics, well more serving ware then pans, but I been trying to find stuff to get silverware marks off my Fiestaware dishes. BS and BA both a no go, though I haven't tried letting it sit on the surface. Not sure if it's the 18/10 that's more apt to cause marks (nickel) might experiment if I get them clean with some 18/0 no nickel since I hand wash everything anyway not to worried about rust.

Oct 11, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

I wish the 1865 BA wasn't so hard to find, supposedly Ace can order it, I haven't tried that yet. The original BA I can't touch that stuff with out gloves kills my hands. That's probably why I haven't even gone near BKF.

I do wish how ever I could find something to keep my spouted pan cleaner, I use it as a kettle and the bottled water leaves hard white residue in the pan. I really don't want to ruin this pan, I've alredy ruined 2 other saucepans with impossible to remove scaling and corrosion. So every day I'm scrubbing it with Baking Soda, and it still has residue. Haven't tried the whole vinegar thing yet, my asthma and vinegar do not get allong!

Oct 11, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Just in case anyone is ever curious as to what the difference between the Pro and Catering is. Both 7 7/8" pans

Oct 11, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

IMHO Baking Soda, my cleaning arsenal consists of Planet Dish soap, Baking Soda, and 1865 Formula Bon-AMi. Baking soda also widely varies sometimes it's fine like powder other times I buy it's coarse and ruffer then beach sand. Also if all else fails sea salt.

Oct 10, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Thanks Duffy, I didn't even think to look for a grip yet. Good to see it's 100% silicone too. I wishlisted it for now till I get another order over 25 .

Oct 10, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hey Duffy,

I just wanted to let you know, they did said the catering and I got it today. That handle will take some getting used to if it was just flat it would be fine but flat and concave :/

Does anyone know if the 1866 Formula of Bon Ami (the gentle version only has feldspar and tallow soap) will hurt copper? I wasn't even thinking about it till I already used it, I can't stand that bleeping bleep bleep label Sitram puts on there pans. Usually a 1/4 roll of paper towels, a liberal amount of elbow grease and bon-ami the sticky comes off. I have ashtma so I do not tolerate Goo gone or anything with a smell for that matter so Bon-Ami is my go to.

I don't even think that copper is exposed I didn't see it at least.

Oct 10, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Thank's :D Guess I'll be hanging out in the nail aisle at the drugstore later, lol.

Oct 08, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hey Duffy,

Do you have opinions on the Sitram catering they called me today and told me that's all they currently have to send me as a replacement only difference is the handle. I'm looking online it looks like it uses copper as opposed to aluminum but also it has a different lid. I called them back there not sure if they can replace the lid or not
To be honest the profiserie lid I bought with my fry pan I need to modify it somehow the vent hole is sharp as ... cut my finger every time I hand wash it.

Ok they called back there not going to replace the lid they don't know why the lid would be sharp around the vent hole. I guess I'll have to get something to deburr it a bit I dunno maybe a green scrubby I don't want to use anything that could damage it.

Oct 08, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

O wow I never knew that had a name, I usually drop a little water and when it dances around and dissapate I figured it hot enough. I never seen nothing like that one ball dancing around though that's interesting :)

Oct 07, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hey Duffy,

I just wanted to let you know that I heard back from Sitram, they said that the pan is definitely heat damaged and they are going to replace it. So that's pretty awesome!

Is there anything I can do to prevent this damage on the next pan, I'm not going to use that front hob anymore. I honestly think there was something wrong from the start with this pan though, there was a few surface defects but I was just going to live with them, one for lack of a better example looked like a metal pimple on the surface near the sidewall but it felt smooth.

I guess I'll just see what happens with the new pan and not get to obsessive over it, lol.

Oct 07, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hi, Duffy thanks for the lid measurement I couldn't find a country of origin for them are they made in the US like the rest of there stuff?

Frieling emailed me back, and they agree the pan should be replaced, I guess there under the impression I direct ordered it for them wanted my name address for a replacement. I emailed them back to let them know it came from Amazon, so we'll see if they still want to replace it or what I'll have to go through for a replacement.

Oct 06, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Thank you again to you both = ) I wish I knew about the Vollrath lids, but at least I do now. The Sitram lid prices on Amazon are a bit crazy, especially considering how cheap and flimsy there are. I make rice daily and every time I put the pan of rice on the stove buyers remorse sets in, I'll have to get the dimensions of the pan and see what else fits it.
Edit: I just looked through my order history for the 2L Sauce pan the lid that fits it is 7 1/8 " and the Skillet is 7 7/8" The Vollrath lid above just says 7" so I'm not sure if it would fit either pan.

RE Washing, I had wash everything, I have a zillion allergies and sensitives, so everything from my French press, to my bowls, cups and pans, I hand wash and dry immediately.

Oct 06, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Yea I think they got there's for 70 at Kohl's with coupons and sales. Seems they been out a while, surprised they haven't fallen much in price yet, with the holidays coming up though I can see the prices dropping.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

I'll have to see about getting them to let me try it out :D Someone needs to rescue it from the box it's been living in and try it out.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Thank you both, I guess my old Wolfgang Puck pans gave me the wrong impression on rivets. I thought the pans where 18/10 stainless steel including the rivets, it wasn't till many years later that I found out they where aluminum. The 8" skillet always had food getting behind the rive, can't remember if the bigger one did or not been a long time since I last used it. The pan I boiled water in all the time for tea/coffee corroded the rivets, wasn't aware till googling around your' not supposed to get the water level near the rivest or over it. Oops

But yea welded handles I got burned by once, literally. I forget the brand name, but a couple years ago had a handle break off a pan when I went to pull it off the stove. I'm hoping I don't have that problem with the Sitram. I will say I'm not very thrilled with the welds on there lids, every time I handle them and even in hand washing them feels like there going to snap off. I need to start buying another brand lid, especially for the 2L saucepan the lid I bought for that one has some weird marks around the rim of the lid and it doesnt look like rust just black specs.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

I didn't know that about Demeyere, maybe the entry price is worth it to see if they live up to the claim. They look like nice pans and like Stiram I don't see any rivets. Call me OCD but thinking about what lurks behind rivets on pans that I can't clean creeps me out.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

My parents bought one of them "as seen on tv" Nuwave induction cookers it's still sitting in it's box. I wonder if that thing is any good or not.

Trust me if I could drag this stove out of here by it's power cord and replace it, I would. There's some things you can kinda just live with, and a bad stove isn't one of them!

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hi kaleokahu,

Thanks for the suggestions, Before I got the Sitram I did research Demeyere, the cheapest I could find online was Industry5 at Sur La Table but even that was a bit more then I wanted to pay. Also had a few concerns after reading a few reviews for the 8" skillet, they mention poor balance heavy handle easily tips contents of the pan? I also looked at Marshalls they had a seconds All Clad, I'm not sure which model it was but that handle there was no way I could grab it comfortably felt so awkward. They also had a Stainless Scanpan that was pretty nice, but it looked like someone melted a candle in it, had some red melted junk all over it. So I just went back online and got the Sitram. The first Sitram I got arrived pitted from Amazon, this second one I'm using is from an individual seller on Amazon, it's odd it had the Sitram sticker on the bottom but the pan as no markings like my other Sitrams once you peel that sticker off and scurb the sticky junk with bon-ami for 20 minutes.

Re warping, I should also mention I tried a ceramic pan, Ceramacor Xtrema and even that wobbled on the stove now that I think of it. But I didn't realize how poor ceramic preformed on glass cooktops so that got retired to the back of the cupboard after a few uses.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Will do, I also just tried the back right hob cooking some ground beef the temps where wildly out of control. I had to end up with the dial between low and off. I haven't really ever used that hob for anything but boiling water. I'll have to try the other one when I'm not using it to make rice.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Thanks Duffy,

I took a picture, I'm going to try sending it off to Freiling USA and see what they have to say, this only after a fortnight of daily use, can see the rainbow around the encapsulation. Despite it's look, I've only hand washed it with a mild unscented eco soap, and 1865 formula Bon-Ami.

Oct 05, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

Hi Duffy,

No I don't see glowing red, only if I lift the pan..you have to turn the dial on the stove the other way to use the whole element. Also odd with this pan I feel almost a vibration in the handle when the element cycles on and off that I haven't felt using other pans.

It is called a dual radiant burner, I mean I could move to the back hob and see how the pan reacts. Just when I get cooking I only have 2 small hobs in the back and the dual zone in the front. It's a really poor design, I just googled and this is pretty similar to the model in my kitchen http://www.whirlpool.com/-%5BWFE320M0...

So ultimately I'm not sure if I should start looking for a new pan, something full clad, I see there is still Cuisinart French Classic made in France but I didn't want something with rivets. I prefer something made in the US or Europe. O and the Cuisinart doesn't even have a lid available, would have to also purchase a saucepan which I really don't want to. http://www.cuisinart.com/products/coo...

Oct 04, 2014
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Glasstop stove + disc bottom pans compatible? Having issues with Stiram Frypan now w/photo.

We have a relatively new Whirpool Glasstop range, and I'll be honest I can't stand this thing. I slowly been replacing my 12+ year old Wolfgang Puck pans with Sitram Profiserie pans. I haven't really noticed any issues with the 1L and 2L sauce pans but my 8" Frypan I been using for the last couple weeks I notice the interior of the pan right about where the disc stops is developing heat marks (rainbowy looking). I never cook above medium, if I preheat it's on low, and I cook on low to medium low. The only option I have Burner wise is the left front Dual burner, it has a mode to use the inner portion for smaller pans or dual for bigger pans, the other small burner is in the back which would be a huge PITA with a fry pan.

Regarding Warping, I've noticed even new out of the box when I put these Sitram pans on the glass cook top and put my thumb on opposite sides of the pan there is a slight wobble but not quit as noticeable if I sit them on the counter. The 1L Spouted saucepan I use basically as a kettle seems to be even a bit worse after heating. Is this par for course with these cooktops or is it possible these pans are warped/damaged? That was one reason I replaced the Wolfgang Puck pans I thought I had some warpage going on with them, now not so sure. Other pans in that set def needed to be retired age/pitting.

Oct 04, 2014
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Brand new Sitram fry pan Pitting? Defect? Keep or send it back w/picture

I just got this 8" Sitram fry pan yesterday from Amazon, I hand washed it, and then I simmered some water to poach an egg (just water nothing else) when I noticed all these pit like marks in the pan. I dumped the water and didn't even bother cooking in it.

If it wasn't for the herculean sticker on the bottom and the 20 minutes of peeling, scraping, and scrubbing with Bon-Ami I would send it back in an instant. What do you all think?

I'm not trying to be picky about appearance, all my stainless get's used and it shows it I'm not looking for show pieces..I just want to make sure I don't have something with defects in the surface :/

Sep 05, 2014
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Sitram Profiserie lids + black specks around rim

I'm not sure if I can get a picture of what I'm talking about or not, but I use a 2L Sitram Pofiserie for nothing but rice, I noticed the other night when I was hand washing and drying the lid (never use dishwasher) there are black specks around the rim of the lid, doesn't look like rust to me . Anyone else ever have that happen with stainless steel? I do use maybe 1/4 teaspoon of salt but the rice is stirred and simmering before I cover it, so I can't imagine it's from the sea salt.

I haven't hit it with the Bon-ami yet, probably try that tonight.

Sep 05, 2014
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Any cheap ideas for knife storage with little to no counter space & no wall space?

I found a temp solution I think, I don't normally go in Wal-Mart but was in there today they had some small plastic bins that I think will fit in the draw and hopefully make things a bit more organized. For under $2 for 3 I figured if they work great if not well I'm not out anything. Might cut the front off at least one of them for convenience sake.

These are them http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-N...

Sep 04, 2014
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Any cheap ideas for knife storage with little to no counter space & no wall space?

Trust me if I could get rid of those fluro's they would be gone, they make me ill, I don't know how many times I end up cooking in the dark or with just the over head light on the stove lol..

Good idea though for when I do get rid of them

Sep 04, 2014
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Any cheap ideas for knife storage with little to no counter space & no wall space?

Thanks for all the ideas, I greatly appreciate it! Cork I'd love but I have an allergy to latex so that's out. I'll have to see how much space I can get between the counter and the fridge...The previous owner shoe horned a huge side by side fridge in a spot that probably was only designed for a small fridge...I know it sticks out a good 6" past the counter and right to the entrance of the kitchen lol.

Magnet on the cabinet door is another idea I'll look at, I'll have to measure how much space I have between the middle shelf and see if that will work.

Sep 03, 2014
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