Bought 2 IconiX Frying pans second hand on G**tree. Fantastic! Once I learned to heat pan first, then oil, then food I have never had a problem with burnt on food. Easy to clean (soak while you eat).
Only problem: Gas stove often too hot, even on lowest setting! I'll have to get a cooking mat!
Purchased in March 2018 at Gumtree.
Great Stainless Steel Appliances
I bought the 3-tiered steamer and pot not long ago and use them on a weekly basis. The water heats up quite quick and the food doesn’t stick on the bottom. Very easy to clean and comes out great in the dishwasher. Can’t fault it
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would give 5 stars if they were cheaper
So I have transitioned from having non stick pans to stainless steel products whenever I can.
What i love from iconiX:
They are made to last forever.
I have the wok and the biggest pan.
U get to use stainless steel spoon, spatula etc to cook coz it won't scratch the pan (unlike non stick pans).
U can use steel + jif to clear the stain, scrub it over n over again, and you will get a 'brand new pan' afterwards- everytime!
The handles don't get hot even if the pans are piping hot.
It needs alot of heat, with the big pan and big wok you must set the fire on max to get a proper stir fried style. ...
I love this cookware.
Upgraded my scanpan to the stainless steel iconix range. OMG. These look great and feel great. It has required a change in cooking style. Firstly heat your pan first and then add the right type of oil (high temperature resistant), heat this as well and then add the food. ALSO you don't need the highest temperature. I am often finding myself on the lower end of the heat scale with my gas burners. Also for cleaning add water to the hot pan and hey presto with the steelo its as good as new. I love that I can use a steelo and steel slotted flipper....We looked at cast iron, ceramic but ended up with stainless steel (18/10 minimum) because it is safe, tough and lighter to handle. Also did I say that the iconix is the best looking cookware I have ever owned.........
I would never buy this again - 0 out of 10. Don't waste your money.
This product is poorly designed. None of the lids are interchangeable so only one lid fits on one and only one pan. The pans are are not stackable so they take up a huge amount of space in the kitchen. I regret purchasing this set of pans so much that after having them for a few months I decided to get online and let people know that they are a waste of money and kitchen space. Look for something else that has lids that can fit on more than one pan and the pots can be stacked. If you loose a lid you will have to throw the pan away or try to replace the exact lid.
This is just a follow up on my previous review http://www.productreview.com.au/r/baccarat-bio/1198727.html .
I just wanted to write and say the replacement saucepans (of my choice) are fantastic.
It was somewhat of a 'process' getting them but I could not be happier. I have used just about all the pieces from the 10 piece set and can not say anything negative.
These saucepans are Impact Bonded with a 5mm aluminum base, giving you an excellent heat dispersion. Really good but have a read for yourself http://www.meyer.hk/modules/content/item.php?itemid=21
When investing in a good set of saucepans, research, research and do more research and make sure you keep all your receipts for all purchased ... just in case.
Questions & Answers
Have not used stainless steel pots & pans before. Am interested in the IconiX 28cm sautepan and the IconiX 24cm stockpot, but as I prefer slow cooking over a low to medium heat, and have a gas stove, I was wondering if the IconiX stainless steel pots & pans are suitable for that? Heard that high heat is required for stainless steel otherwise food sticking is an issue.
I got my first IconiX pan off gumtree. Guy selling it said food kept sticking. Took it home, researched it and found it was in the method.
I heat the pan, then add oil (I use grape seed oil - very little added flavour). When oil is hot (flick a couple of drops of water in, when they sizzle and pop it’s ready), add food.
As soon as you’ve plated the food cover pan with water and stand until ready to wash. Dish brush should move most muck, but stainless steel pad will get rid of any stubborn bits.
I have since bought a set of IconiX pots and a smaller pan.
Oh, gas is fine, the base bonding spreads the heat well. I also have one of those enamelled steel heat diffuser plates to really lower the heat (I like my steak cooked very slowly on low heat)
Are the induction Stainless steel version over proof?
I imagine you are asking if the IconiX pots and pans are oven proof.
There is no reason why not, save that they all have longish handles which might inhibit space in the oven
Why does my pot appear damaged and pitted after one use? It was not burned or cleaned harshly. It was used to make potato soup. This is the worst cookware l have ever come across. I’m stunned, Kmart preforms better. Please tell me that it’s faulty...
Since writing this on closer inspection there are spots on the surface of my fry pan and unused pot. Will be returning these
Yeah, sounds like a manufacturing fault. I recently bought a whole new set of IconiX saucepans (only had frying pans up till now). No problems with them.
I’d suggest that you never clean them with Jif or other pastes. They are made using pumice as the abrasive component and will scratch the pot surfaces. The “harshest” I use is a stainless steel wool pad + detergent
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