Reviewed by David Savage
I always believed that a frying pan was the same as any other – they all state they are non-stick and cook food. That was until I bought a new set of cheap pans when I moved home. Some things you really do get what you pay for.
With my cheap pan the non-stick coating started to come off after a few uses (and I don’t think they mean that the coating is non-stick to the metal of the pan!) and the handle has started to come loose. While it does the job of cooking the food within in it, it really is a pain.
So when I was asked to review the Progress BW04937 Forged Aluminium Non Stick 28cm Frying Pan I wanted to see if all pans were the same. I received the pan in black but it is also available in purple, red and teal (handle).
The Progress frying pan is a forged aluminium 28cm pan (and approx. 5cm deep) with a non-stick coating and has a good weight to it (approx. 921g). It has a stainless steel flameguard and induction base and a thermoplastic soft-touch rubber handle for ultimate comfort and safety (it feels comfortable to hold). The pan is heavy enough for everyday use but is not so light that is slips on the cooker hob (as my old cheap one was prone to do). The pan also comes with a 10-year guarantee (doesn’t cover wear and tear or misuse causing scratches or damage).
For the past few days I have been using the pan for cooking eggs (fried and omelette), sausages and chicken breast and everything is evenly cooked and doesn’t stick to the pan. Unlike my cheap frying pan, the non-stick coating is still intact and has no scratches and the handle is still solid. The pan also cleans very easily in soapy water.
Overall, I found this to be a great, excellent quality frying pan. While I always believed that a frying pan is as good as any other I was proved wrong by buying cheap ones and found it is definitely worth investing that little bit more for a better quality pan that will cook better and last longer.
The Progress BW04937 is excellent quality and value for money.
Available to buy for £18.42 from Amazon here.