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1. Circulon 45881 12-Inch Nonstick
$99.99 $99.95 list($138.00)
2. Circulon 14-Inch Nonstick 48785

1. Circulon 45881 12-Inch Nonstick Round Electric Sauté Pan
list price: $138.00
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004S8EF
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Circulon
Sales Rank: 7036
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Circulon products are endorsed by Chef Martin Yan, of the PBS cooking series Yan Can Cook, who claims he's used the same pieces every day for the past eight years with excellent results. While this recommendation may or may not impress, a close examination of the Circulon cookware line should.

The 12-inch electric fry pan, for example, looks like a large round griddle, only it's deeper than most (nearly 3 inches) and set on a very sturdy footed base. Its two handles are covered with phenolic plastic, which really does keep them cool to the touch. An 8-inch rod helps stabilize the pan for flipping pancakes or turning fryer legs, and a chubby half circle on the opposite side is useful for carrying the complete ensemble, laden with braised pork chops or Spanish rice, directly to the table.

But a cook can do much more than fry in this pan: try roasting, boiling, poaching, slow cooking, braising, stewing, and even baking at low temperatures. Its versatility is derived in part from its depth and high stainless-steel lid, which increase its capacity, and its superb heat control, which heats the pan instantly (no gradual warming) and steadily maintains the selected temperature.

Circulon touts its "Hi-Low" system (a series of concentric grooves etched into the nonstick interior) for good reason--while the raised circles are open to the abuse of frequent use, the spiraled surface between remains protected, which is why the pan is guaranteed to stay stick-resistant for at least 10 years. Out of the box, its nonstick properties are superb. It passed my falafel test: mounds of falafel mixture flipped as a unit without crumbling.

The appliance is fully immersible and should be washed and dried shortly after use. Take extra care of the lid, which is prone to speckling. The pan comes with a comprehensive use and care booklet, along with over 20 recipes for appetizers, side dishes, entrees, and desserts--from lamb curry to pineapple upside-down cake. --Carol Gnojewski ... Read more

Features

  • Two-year limited workmanship warranty; 10-year warranty for stick resistance
  • Nonstick "Circlon" coated surface
  • 1,300 watts of cooking power
  • Close-fitting, high-domed lid
  • Heat-control probe and settings from simmer to 420 degrees F

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Many design flaws and an electrical FIRE made me unhappy!
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This skillet is heavy and looks well-made, but it has many faults. After 2 years of use, I'm glad the stupid thing burned up because now I can throw it away!

1. The large handle is inconvenient and unnecessary. It gets in the way when cooking, and especially when you're trying to wash the skillet in the kitchen sink. I've been tempted to wash the skillet in the bathtub because it simply won't fit in my kitchen sink because of the stupid long handle. The handle isn't even practical, because the pan is too heavy to pick up by the long handle alone, even when the pan is empty. They should have put one small handle on each side rather than only one small handle and the one ridiculously large and cumbersome handle they used.

2. The legs get loose and won't stay in place. I tigntened the legs with a screwdriver every time I used this pan. It's enough to drive you crazy. They spin around and make the pan wobbly, which isn't very safe when you're cooking hot foods. DUH! Really bad design on the legs.

2. The knob on the lid is designed so that if you tighten it even the littlest bit too much, it POPS and falls off. The knob can't be replaced due to the way the lid is designed, so you have to buy a whole new lid. What a bad design idea! DUH again!

4. After approximately 2 years of use, I'm not happy with the way the non-stick cooking surface is wearing. It seems to be wearing off even though I clean it gently by hand and only use non-metal utensils.

5. The worst thing of all is what happened last night when I was cooking dinner in this pan. I was browning ground beef, which only takes about 5 minutes or so. Halfway through the cooking, I noticed a strong smell of burning plastic. I didn't see anything melting, but when I unplugged the thermostatic electric cord, it had a very strong smell of burning plastic and burnt wiring. I've spent the entire day on the internet searching for Circulon to see if I can order another cord, but I can't find a website for them, nor can I find any listing in the Yellow Pages here in Chicago, so I guess I'm stuck with a very expensive broken Circulon electric skillet.

I would NOT recommend this skillet due to the many reasons listed above.

I think I'm actually a bit relieved that the thing burned up and that I can't buy a replacement cord for it, because now I can justify throwing the stupid thing away and getting a more practical one that doesn't have spinning legs and a ridiculously long handle that gets in the way!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Shallow Beauty
I had a Presto 'dutch oven' for the past two years;it is essentially their electric skillet with higher sides. I loved this skillet and used it several times a week for everything from frying chicken to making spaghetti sauce to cooking pot roasts and briskets. I'd still be using it, and happy with it, except that the nonstack finish started coming off after a few months. I kept using it until I couldn't tolerate little black flecks in the food. There's no doubt that a nonstick finish can be a godsend for sticky things, but half a nonstick finish is much worse than none! They always say these finishes are nontoxic, but who can be sure?

I went to the store to buy a Farberware, only to learn that they'd been discontinued. I came across the Circulon skillet at a factory outlet kitchen store and decided to give it a try. I have a large flat round griddle/skillet in Circulon that I've had for years, and also the large and small woks.

I've been using this appliance for roughly six months for essentially the same things I used to do in my Presto. However, since the sides are much lower, I can't really do the soups I did in the Presto. For me, the greatest drawback right now is its inability to neatly fry chicken--sides are too low for the grease level without making a mess! And, no, I'm not talking about deep-frying, but instead Southern pan fry style with roughly an inch. However, it does great steaks, croquettes, etc. I haven't seen any wear on the finish so far, and always use the appropriate utensils. It's certainly the prettiest of the available choices.

With the excellent luck I've had with Circulon pans and woks, I'm looking forward to a long history with this pan.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Cut Above the Rest
The Circulon Saute Pan cooks evenly, heats quickly, and the ridged bottom doesn't crack, warp or shed its protective layer. One wipe of the sink sponge gets out material cooked into the ridged bottom. We love it as a primary cooking appliance. One minor beef: some of the legs haven't stayed tight and as a consequence keep rotating out of position; even retightening the screws doesn't solve this. But other than that, this is a slam dunk purchase for your skillet needs. ... Read more


2. Circulon 14-Inch Nonstick 48785 Electric Wok with Tempura Rack
list price: $138.00
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004S8EG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Circulon
Sales Rank: 1747
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This electric wok's new anodized, nonstick finish gives it three times thedurability of regular nonstick woks, and its nonreactive surface lets you cook with lessoil. Also the wok won't change the taste or color of foods, as do some pans of lesserquality. The wok is fairly large, with a 4-3/4-quart capacity. It also has a removabletemperature control, and can be fully immersed in water for easy cleaning. It comes withchopsticks, a tempura rack, a steam rack, and a cookbook to get you started. --JulieMcCowan ... Read more

Features

  • Pan is submergible for easy cleaning
  • Nonstick coating promotes healthier cooking and easier clean-up
  • Wide range of cooking settings, from simmer to 420 degrees F
  • Good-sized: 4-3/4-quart capacity
  • Chopsticks, tempura rack, steam rack, and a cookbook are included

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Electric wok - professional style
We enjoy wok cooking several times a week and have gone through several "off the shelf" electric woks. Manufacturers had not yet produced a heavy-duty electric wok until now. The Circulon 14" wok is far superior to any similiar product we have found on the market - price included. The pan is heavy and retains heat exceptionally well. The controls are easy to use and offer the variety of heating temperatures needed for oriental cooking. Although non-stick surfaces have been available for years this pan is truly that. The ability to totally submerge the pan for cleaning is a definite plus and allows the user to hang the pan on a suspended cooking rack system. This wok with be the last one you will ever buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! No Wok Envy Here
I bought this wok because I have a ceramic top range and could not get good results from so called flat bottom woks and fry pans. I have envied an asian neighbor's gas range and the carbon steel wok he uses. Since a kitchen remodel and a gas range is a long way off for me, I decided to try an electric wok. I read many reviews of various electric woks and was not certain I would be satisified with any of them. I took a gamble on this one and I am not disappointed. I prepared several dishes the first weekend I got this wok and it performs as well as the carbon steel wok on a gas range. It gets extremely hot, very quickly. I deep fried chicken for General Tso's Chicken in this wok, drained the oil, wiped it clean with a paper towel, then stir fried the chicken with sauce for as good and authentic a dish as you can get at any restaurant - crispy in a spicy sweet sauce. I also prepared Szechuan green beens, shrimp fried rice, and fried crab wontons, all with excellent results and the clean up in between dishes was very easy, again requiring a simple wipe with a paper towel in between dishes - even the caramelized sauce remains that usually stick and burn on my other pans. At the end, I just disconnected the control element and washed the wok with hot soapy water in the sink and it cleaned up in a snap - inside and out. I used a metal spatula for all the stir frying and the circulon annodized nonstick looks as good as it did when I removed it from the box. Even my neighbor was impressed with the results. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants the results of a gas fired wok but for what ever reason can't use one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Customers Beware!!!
I have spent thousands of dollar's, On Meyers cookware everthing from KitchenAid, Anolon, Prestige, Faberware, & Circulan, just to name a few. Though Meyers does manufacture very high quality pots & pans and I would recommend them to anyone it's just sad that if you have any problem with them, under warranty, you have to go throught the chain of command, that never gets you anywhere, even if you want to speak with upper management about the rudeness of the customer service department. Their customer service department employees are always very rude and snotty and they act like they are doing you a favor to even talk to you about their products. Don't get me wrong they do make good cookware, probably the best, but you as the consumer are at the mercy of their customer service and their descision or your fait on wheather your life time warranty is honored or not. ... Read more


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