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Kambrook Banquet KEF16

Kambrook Banquet KEF16

MPNs: KEF16 and KEF16BLK
2.3 from 16 reviews

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2.3

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C Gillson

C GillsonSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews

Great Product no issues whatsoever

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Switched to the Kambrook banquet frypan after Sunbeam changed their lid to have a permanent steam hole in it. I’ve not found the problems that other people here are reporting. We use this frypan almost every single day. The Teflon is now flaking and I will replace it with the same Kambrook model. I think it’s about 3 or 4 years old and I’ve found it is as durable as the sunbeam product as far as the coating goes. It has a much better lid than the sunbeam and cooks just as well so I am very happy with it.

Purchased in September 2016 at Big W for A$60.00.

Suzanne

SuzanneSydney, NSW

  • 10 reviews

Stay away

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Purchased in February 2017 for A$70.00.

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Suzanne
Suzanne
Googler816

Googler816Melbourne

  • 13 reviews

Teflon is flaking off when rarely used.

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It's out of warranty, but only been rarely used to cook roast potatoes, nothing with bones or sharp edges, and the teflon has lifted in several places, so I sent it to the recycle centre in pieces. What a waste of money! I'll probably go back to Sunbeam if my search finds nothing better. Jan could have had the glass lid, which was the best part!

Date PurchasedApr 2017
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dixxky

dixxkywollongong

  • 10 reviews

If you want to get burnt get this

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This is the worst thing that I have ever gotten. I have to put news paper under it as it splatters everywhere .i have been burnt.and even to night splattered in my eye.
I have gotten a lot of kambrook products but regret getting this.
Look for other frypans.sorry but this is just not worth the problems

Date PurchasedJun 2016

Stop dont waste your money

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Thermostat is terrible. Burns food even on min setting. Dont waste your money. Very dissapointed. So excited to use this fryinpan but bitterly dissapointed. Have to stand over food while cooking and fiddle with thermostat as does not regulate at all. Burnt my first meal in it and had to throw it out. The temperature was on min.

Date PurchasedApr 2017
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Kambrook
RachelKambrook

Hi STU, please contact the customer service team regarding this on 1300 139 798 during business hours. Thanks, the Kambrook team.

WallyZ

WallyZPerth

  • 2 reviews

Better quality thermostat required!

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The frying pan is quite good if only used for occasional cooking.

The thermostat is extremely poor quality and does not maintain a constant temperature. You will need to continually keep raising the setting to maintain a constant temperature.

The replacement cost of the thermostat ($62 AU only price online) is more expensive then buying a brand new complete unit ($59 AU cheapest online).

Kambrook's web page for this product quotes quality with 600 hours of testing! I seriously doubt this.

If you want a top quality hard working pan fryer than gives this model a miss. Baby sitting the thermostat is just not on in this day and age.

rhb

rhbSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 11 reviews

Excellent Frypan

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Plenty of room and depth for large meals. Reliable Temp control. Rectangular shape is much more convenient for storage than the round. Easy to clean.I have found the brand to be reliable with reasonable longevity in the past. So far so good and I would have no hesitation in reccomending this product

roxygirl

roxygirlHunter Region, NSW

  • 15 reviews
  • 1 like

Great Buy.

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I am so happy with this frypan, because it is just big enough for 2 people & deep enough for a large stirfry or baked dinner......A bit disappointed that you can't warm foods up in it, like pies etc, or cook cakes in it either...
Years ago you could cook cakes etc. by putting an Asbestos mat in the bottom first...
My old Mum used to use her stainless steel frypan for absolutely cooking everything.
Still recommend this new one though, as it was a good price for good appliance.

Very disapointed with my frying pan.

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I bought a Kambrook Banquet frying pan earlier this year , I have only used it twice. The first time I used it the thermostat was all over the place , kept turning up and down and set off my smoke alarm. The second time I used it it tripped my safety switch and turned the power off completely in my house, so obviously not safe and faulty. I now have a frying pan that is totally useless !! Very unhappy with being out of pocket as I can't afford to replace it and really needed it ! I can't return it as I can't find my receipt. I will think twice before buying a product from this company again after this experience!

It was faulty and set off my power saftey switch.

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Kambrook
OfficialKambrook

Hi Raylee, please contact the Kambrook customer care team on 1300 139 798 or e-mail askus@kambrook.com.au. Thanks very much.

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Lily

LilyNSW, 2150

  • 65 reviews

You get what you pay for

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A big disappontment

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During first use the temperature control was out of control. On the lowest setting, the food I was cooking burnt badly and my house was filled with smoke. Our kitchen smoke alarm was activated and I was ready to throw the appliance out the door. Then I couldn't find my receipt as I planned to return it to the point of sale the next day. So, Kabrook, pre test your appliances. You certainly didnt with this one!! Terrible.

Lasts a year then coating lifts

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Caddoran
Caddoran

Temperature control was scary. On the MIN setting, the bench top was scorching and the tip of the temp control plug was discoloured and looked as if it was starting to melt.

Bad

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Would not purchase one of these again and would spend the extra few dollars on a better brand / quality product. The non stick surface lastest around 6mths before food started to stick and we had only used the frying pan about 2 times per week. Spend the extra money up front for a better pan as you will be only spending the money down the track like we have.
Good size and price
Poor teflon / non stick
Buzzing noise when operating

soggyigloo

soggyigloo

  • 24 reviews

OK

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Shane11

Shane11GEELONG

  • 4 reviews
  • 12 likes

Dissapointed

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After talking the wife into allowing me to toss the extremely old and possibly dangerous sunbeam frypan out and buy a new one, i thought that i had scored when i purchased the kambrook, i wish that i had test cooked something prior to tossing old faithful, this thing has a mind of its own, it takes around half an hour tocook a steak, you have to constantly fiddle with the thermostat to try and maintain the heat. What i wouldnt give to have theold one back. And the so called non stick surface really didnt last that long.
Non stick surface
Non stick surface, thermostat

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Caddoran
Caddoran

Agree that thermostat is non functional

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Fiona74

Fiona74

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

Very Happy with it...

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I haven't had any of the problems of the previous reviewers. My Kambrook is great. It heats evenly, and quickly. The non-stick coating has been fine, and we use this several times a week. Easy to clean, lid fits well. Perfect size to cook a roast in, or a couple of big T-bones, as well as sausages for the kids.
I would buy this again.
Cooks evenly, reliable, great size.

Questions & Answers

Barry W.

Barry W.asked

is this model still produced?Essentials banquet KF16

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dixxky
dixxky

Dont know,,,,,don't waist your money ,its terrible

bigdog

bigdogasked

can I put a banquet frypan in the dishwasher

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dixxky
dixxky

I wouldn't but don't get it worse thing i ever got, it splattered every where, i had to put newspaper under it and it burnt me a few times, i got rid of it

Googler816
Googler816

Only an intellectually challenged individual would put an electrical appliance in a dishwasher, so this is either a joke or a sad indictment.

bigdog
bigdog

It has a sealed unit

alstonville2477

alstonville2477asked

I have just been heating my frypan up with a wire rack and an oven thermometer in it because I want to write down the numbers and their equivalent degrees celcius so I can take it in our caravan and use it to bake cakes and biscuits. Its cooling down now but my whole kitchen has a burning chemical smell. I've cooked wet meals lkke stir frys with no problem but the smell starts when its heated dry. Is this safe to use like that?

4 answers
rhb
rhb

Your problem is outside my experience. I suggest that you contact Kambrook technical section for advice.

roxygirl
roxygirl

I would return it to the supplier or place of purchase.....I've never used it like this, but just for cooking meals.......

WallyZ
WallyZ

I will assume your frypan is teflon. Dry heating teflon is bad. Teflon cooking items should not be heated without content. Over heating causes toxic chemicals to be released. Never heard of anyone being affected by these chemicals though. Teflon cooking items need to have content in them when used or used on a medium level to avoid damaging the teflon. Dry heating teflon is bad.

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