We have persevered, but this pan is a FAIL
We have used the Duraceramic pan for over 2 years now and are very disappointed. The element does not distribute the heat evenly across the surface and the controller cycles through too large a temperature range trying to regulate the temperature. This results in food burning, and then broiling in cycles. Disappointing.
Unhappy with this product
I purchased this skillet as I have regularly replaced my Teflon frypans each year or two. I have never used metal tools and have only cleaned with sponge. I found after the first use cooking chops no oil added that it burned the chops and the frypan. I only use the middle range to heat but the pan is burnt looking and hard to clean. After a couple of more uses the brown stain has become worse and the food sticks to the surface. TOTAL FAILURE. Duraceramic surface is absolutely useless.
So easy to use and clean
I bought this a week ago and very impressed. I have had these types of frypans before but never a ceramic coated one
I will keep the review short because i would imagine people having experience with electric frypans - now the key feature I am going to point out is the ease of it in regards to cleaning - I cooked a chicken pasta bake, now this means i add cheese to it and spiral pasta and chicken Not once did anything stick but after to clean it, few hours after dinner, it was simply just wipe with a dish cloth, no struggle - now i have used others and never been that easy to clean
Dinner came out excellent and no probs what so ever - highly recommend if you want simplistic cleaning and cooking
This product failed miserably
I purchased recently and have used it about 12 times. I have never used metal tools and have only cleaned with sponge. After about 6 uses a brown stain appeared in the shape of the heating element. I have only had the temperature to about 6 or 7 out of ten. The stain has become worse and also food now sticks to the surface. TOTAL FAILURE. Duraceramic surface is absolutely useless. DO NOT BUY
I bought this thinking it was a better, healthier option than Teflon. I didn't mind spending more money if that was the case but I'm having the same issues as other people. Food always burns and sticks and there is a constant dirty mark where the element is. Needs washing after every use. I would never recommend this product or buy one again. I did not keep my receipt and have persevered with it thinking that it's obviously meant to be like this but having read the reviews, my expectations were no different to other people's. I will always ...check reviews prior to buying from now on. The problem with complaining is there is always an inconvenience to the customer ie sending receipts, going back to the store, waiting for a response, back and forth communication, cutting off and sending a cord (as one person stated). Ain't nobody got time for that!!
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I’m extremely disappointed in my ceramic frypan.
I’m extremely disappointed in my ceramic frypan. It’s going back to the shop today. It goes black under whatever I’m cooking which transfers into the food and when I cooked fried rice in it... disaster! It stuck so bad I had to soak it overnight and even then I had a lot of trouble removing the baked on fried rice. I tried different settings but too low wouldn’t cook it. I just wanted a Sunbeam non stick frypan that was always available in the shops. But none at Big W.
Very Happy So Far!
I didnt look at any reviews prior to buying our frypan and after reading some of the negative one's I was starting to regret my decision before I'd even used it. Have to say, not sure what all the problems are! Used it to cook bacon & eggs and then cooked a chicken dish that required browning the skin prior to further cooking for another 1.5hrs. Everything was perfect! In both cases it was just wipe clean before washing. So far very happy with the purchase and far better than conventional frypan!
Initially disappointed but quite good
I was initially disappointed because of a roughly linear band of blackening and discolouration of the white ceramic cooking surface adjacent to the heating element appeared after a couple of uses. This appeared permanent as it couldn't be removed by usual washing and scrubbing.
Eventually after looking up the product reviews and reading similar findings from other reviewers I thought that the discolouration was going to be a permanent feature.
The remedy turned out to be quite easy.
After 20 seconds easy cleaning with a small amount of liquid ceramic and stainless steel cooktop cleaner using a non-scratch mesh sponge scourer the ceramic surface appeared like new.
Purchased at BigW.
The "latest coating" - marketing crap
We needed to purchase a new frypan as the teflon was beginning to break down on our older frypan. We use our frypan at least 4-5 nights a week. When we went to replace it, we were given the sales speel that "this new ceramic one wont chip, wont need oil and wont end up with the burn element ring". Well guess what - we are starting to get the element ring again. We only use the non scratch scourer to clean it. Dont know the exact age yet but assume under 12 months. Glad we paid more to get the same results - NOT. My advice, buy a lower cost teflon unit each year instead of this unit. Waste of money
Brilliant While It Worked.
I can't believe how much better this cooks than my other frypans have. The surface heats so evenly and so little oil is needed. It is very easy to clean. Having the ability to lift to drain is a plus as not all frypans have that any longer. I found it very easy to get used to the temperature probe and it is extremely simple to increase or decrease the temperature by small degrees. It is a very workable size, being a large but not too large electric frypan. I'm delighted with mine.
EDIT Unfortunately I'm about to replace this. It isn't working o...
burns food on low setting
when we first bought this pan we too loved the ceramic base over teflon however in the last 3 months its burning the food on the element line in the middle of the pan snitzels stroganoff and other foods seems like it's on full heat but dial is only half way..my wife has gone back to the frypan on the stove
reading other reviews we all have the same issue...burning on the element and hard to remove
Purchased in July 2018.
Waste of money.
Bought the DuraCeramic skillet to replace the usual Teflon skillet I've used for many years. What a disappointment. However careful I am with temperatures and food cooked, the results have been disgusting. Burnt food around heating element, and no way to get it off. Boiling water with dishwashing liquid added in pan won't remove burnt food. In the bin will be a good place for it.....
Purchased in June 2018.
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So misleading it's disgusting
I bought this in August of this year. Wish I kept my receipt as I would have taken straight back.
It doesn't heat evenly it scratches and it has food stick to it no matter what heat it's on.
I'm disgusted that sunbeam have a produced such a poor unreliable product.
I use non scratch sponges and non scratch utensils yet it still scratched. Food stick in a ring around the element.
The service at sunbeam isn't pleasant either. Although they are sending another one. Not that I want another as it was a complete waste of money and I really can't...
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This is cheap rubbish that’s just easier not to use
We were overdue for a new frying pan and thought we’d go with a well known brand and so went to browse taking time to look at all the ones on offer. We chose the sunbeam FP600 Duroceramic frypan believing it boasted all the newest technology...Wrong!
The first one we purchased we had to return it to the store as there was a huge scratch that went deep through the duroceramic coating.
Everything sticks to the so called non stick surface and burns, no matter how low you have the temperature and always requires soaking which takes up more of my ...
The idea of a ceramic surface is great, but unfortunately Sunbeam have produced this with the same cheap single ring element as other budget frypans.
We don’t use it much but already the surface is discolored and hard to clean where the element runs. It doesn’t look like it will actually last any longer than the conventional (and cheaper) alternatives.
Don’t buy it.
First frypan was scratched. Second frypan's glass lid was off centre to metal surround - Chinese quality!!
Control unit does not lock into frypan's terminals so the pan can go off heat easily. I put a salt shaker sideways under control unit to ensure connection.
First cook: Cooked sausages and "non stick" surface would not clean with scrubbing brush. Manual says to use abrasive cleaner??
Control knob is useless as temps. marked as 0, min, med, max. I marked outer ring so as to get better heat selection. Will not buy another Sunbeam.
Dura ceramic? rubbish!
Had the first one replaced by the retailer after 3 Mths when the so-called non-stick ceramic was catching all food and leaving marks on the surface where the element is. Got told we were using it too hot! It’s a b... fry pan it’s supposed to be hot!
After an argument got it replaced and the new one does exactly the same! Dura ceramic is a have and a marketing gimmick to sell a dud product at a higher price. Probably worse than Teflon.
Could not recommend this product at all and Sunbeam needs to review the product performance of the dura ceramic if it is going to keep selling them. I’ll be taking it back to the retailer for (another) replacement but Teflon this time.
Not happy cooked first time the ring part had burn ring, today cooked first part if my breakfast took out then went to cook my eggs but they didn't cook fry pan just died wont work only a yr old not happy, I'm a disabled pensioner thought using a electric cooker would li d be cheaper then using my electric stove, now I have another expense.
Chose the ceramic for a healthier cooking option as well as the convenience of of a bench top fry pan, first time pan burnt immediately around elements now food just burns and sticks. Used plenty of coconut oil and cooked on low. Temperature turns itself up and down constantly so has to be watched closely. After less than a week have noticed parts of the ceramic has started chipping even though it has been cleaned gently. Not happy at all, waste of money.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone else had chips appear on the surface of their skillet?
Yep, shortly after getting it. This ceramic coating is supposed to be "the hardess" material around. Well thats crap. And burning, base has a constant burn ring around the element that wont remove. We use teflon tongs and olive oil spray only. Just waiting for it to die and I'll purchase the standard frypan.
Hi, am very happy with my Sunbeam skillet SK6000 which I purchased some months ago. However, the Integrated Knob and Steam vent on top got loose and has come away. As I am an old aged lady pensioner, am having trouble reassembling this and no instructions in the manual. Can you help?
I would RING Sunbeam as soon as possible, it doesn't matter whether the skillet is still in warranty. The phone number should be in your instruction manual. Good luck.
Hi Ruth L,
Yes I agree with Trish, please contact us on 1300 881 861 so we can assist you.
Good afternoon, in the book it says to clean with a cream multi purpose cleaner. Which cleaner would you recommend?
Hi, BSG3, the only cleaner I've used is the Jif cream cleaner and that's the only one I've been able to find that sounds OK. It works well, you only need a small amount on a paper towel or damp cloth. If I could still buy it I'd use the Corning Ware cleaner which was just brilliant but I haven't seen it for ages.
Yes any cream cleanser will do the job.
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