Tasty brand ceramic non-stick pan

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I needed to replace a Circulon 12" non stick skillet where the steel base delaminated. I need two 12 non stick skillets for a particular meal popular with my family. And I'm making it on a camping trip this week. I wanted the new pan to work on induction like the Circulon did. It didn't need to be of great quality and I wanted to try out a ceramic non-stick surface.

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For $20, I picked up a Tasty brand ceramic lined aluminum skillet with an encapsulated steel base. Heat resistant plastic handle which I don't like but this is just a cheap trial product. The surface is limited in comparison to other ceramic choices, no high heat or broiler use but the Circulon couldn't do that either. No metal utensils. Needs a sheen of oil according to the instructions.

It's been surprisingly non stick so far. Heats evenly, good curve to the sides. Cleans up well. The real test is longer term, but ceramic has been better than I was lead to believe in most reviews. So while the instructions are to treat the surface with extra care, it rewards with excellent non stick. I'll check in again after more use.
 
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The pan did well with cheese toast. So I grate some (Swiss) cheese, put it in the hot pan, then lay a bread slice on top of that. When the cheese has become a bit crisp, I'll flip it to toast the back side a bit. I usally make this accompany some types of soup.

This is usually something that takes a bit of coaxing and lifting of the edges to pop free, but just a slight push was all it required here.

It did a great job on my camping trip--just the burner wanted to blow out in the wind.
 

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Cooked a Persian rice pilaf tonight. I used sliced potatoes on the bottom to develop the tahdiq-the crusty part. These stuck a bit and needed a push for release. But then they released well.
 
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