Guy Fieri 10" Lightweight Cast Iron Fry Pan
A little concerned.
because this skillet was so low priced I was apprehensive. Reviews were just so-so. Well, I love it. Here tonite looking for more pieces to add. I hope to hide it from my husband because he wants to flash fry everything at the highest heat he can get. If I can keep the temp used to a reasonable level I expect to get many years service. This is nice heavy pan. Not heavy enough to be cumbersome but not so light you worry about the quality. I am happy.
It's the BEST
the pan is great if you follow the directions that come with.it. Most people wash with dish soap (WRONG) Let pan cool after use an wash with cool water-no harsh scrapers..Dry and put a light coat of oil.
This is the second fryer I have gotten. I love the cast iron pans because they cook evenly and you can get them to the right cooking temp and keep them there. They are easy clean up and the size is just right for almost anything you fry. I hope you will try one they are fantastic.
Tried to like, but...
I had to throw it out. Used twice, and everything stuck to it. Most of what we order from QVC we like, not this.
Trusting QVC purchases, I bought this product for a second time. I figured the first one was faulty material. I just ordered the second one on March 30, 2014. I used it and the first time I washed it the coating came off between the circular grooves on the bottom inside of the pan It is now April 30th and I have to send it back or throw it away because it is even worse. I cannot believe that Guy Fieri could even put his name on this. For sure, I will not buy any of his other products. Now I have to take the time and pay money to send it back.
Not so great
I bought this item a couple of months ago and already the cast iron is peeling. I would not purchase another item with his name on it. I followed the instructions to the letter, so I am not sure what happened. It is too late to send back, so I am stuck with it.
I have used a 10" cast iron fry pan for years. You can't beat cast iron for frying, but it is so heavy and cumbersome. Decided to try this pan and is a lot lighter and easier to store. I use it on a glass cook top with great results. It is much prettier than my old one with its porcelain coating. Although it said it was pre-seasoned, I did rub the inside with a light coating of vegetable oil before the first use. I clean it with very little detergent, wipe it dry and always rub it with a light coating of oil before storing. As the directions recommend, I use a heavy paper towel to protect the finish.
I got this pan for my new induction range (you can't use things that aren't magnetic on an induction range); cast iron was approved for use by the manufacturer. I purchased this because one day when deciding to sear a steak, I pulled-out my old, 6+ pound cast iron pan, and what did it do? It marred the surface of the BRAND-NEW RANGE! After some serious effort, I was able to remove the marks from the cook-top, but I swore I'd never use it again. Then, I came upon this GUY FIERI LIGHTWEIGHT CAST IRON FRY PAN while shopping on QVC ... thought I'd give it a try. THIS PAN IS FANTASTIC! The surface of the pan has a semi-gloss to it, and is MUCH smoother inside than a traditional cast-iron pan. Right out of the box, you can cook with it. I cooked chicken in it the first night we had it, and it was exactly as the cast-iron my Grandmother used for years: NATURALLY NON-STICK, and everything turned out great! Word of caution -- as recommended, I washed only by hand. DO NOT PUT THIS IN THE DISHWASHER --- it will ruin it, and use MINIMAL soap. Follow the enclosed directions from Guy Fieri, and you'll be set. I look forward to using this pan for years to come! QVC wins again! The reviewer who said this weighs the same as his/her old pan --- you might want to weigh it. Nowhere near what my 10" cast iron (Lodge Cast Iron pan) weighs. I would say easily 1/2 to maybe even 3/4 lighter. My Mom could use this new pan without my assistance. I want to note that I had to give-away several of my QVC-purchased pans from the past because the base would not work on the induction range -- this made me sad. BUT ... and it's a good BUT ... EVERY PERSON who has received those pans as hand-me-downs has been astounded at how good and how well each of these pans cooks on their gas and traditional electric ranges. So, as sad as I was to give them away, they are still in good use.
Much lighter than my Grandma's old one and it also has as good release as hers. Great pan and love the weight of it. Beautiful color!
Pleased with Cooking
Would not call this pan "lightweight", but it is lighter than my cast iron pans. I oiled it before using it and had no problem with anything sticking. I made sure the meat I was cooking was not cold as the directions stated. Threw away my old skillet. This one is a keeper.
Not as advertised
Not light weight at all! It us just as heavy as my old cast iron skillet.
Will have difficulty buying from QVC in the future!
We bought the Fry Pan and was very disappointed with it.. everything sticks, and after only a few times using it the pan warped...we just quite using it... my wife is a top rated cook at a restaurant so see know how to cook and not to over heat the pan...it was just a big disappointment and would not advise anyone to buy...