Have you ever felt like you needed a particular pan for one single thing you like to cook? And since it was just one single thing you need it for, you couldn’t justify paying a lot for that pan?
For me, it’s pancakes. I like making protein pancakes, but I was having so much trouble flipping them in our 12″ pan that they kept turning into scrambles, not pancakes. Still tasty, but not what I was going for.
I’m kind of a newbie in the cooking department; I avoid it when I can (my husband’s the chef around here). I stumbled across a $6.00 pan, the Chefmate 8″, amidst others that were $30.00 and up. It was just the size I needed for my pancakes, and I haven’t been disappointed.
The pan is lightweight, so even someone with wimpy wrists won’t have any trouble using it. It’s also a breeze to clean because it is so small and light. I barely need to add non-stick cooking spray because nothing sticks to it. It’s kind of amazing after working with a couple of pans with huge issues in that department (I’ve had to soak and scrape others like you wouldn’t believe).
The only downside to this pan, and it could totally be my fault for leaving it in the sink instead of washing and drying it right away, is that there’s a little bit of rust developing at the base of the handle. It’s not terrible, and since I paid less than $10.00 for it, I feel like even if it broke tomorrow, I would have gotten my money’s worth.
I used it every day for a while, and I still use it a few times a week. It’s perfect if one person wants a pancake or eggs, but no one else does. No lugging out of a huge pan that you’ll have to nearly break your wrist to clean.
Photo credit: Target