If you're anything like me, you'll always be looking for a better, quicker, healthier way to cook your girls' eggs. I've amassed a whole variety of pans and dishes to do just that - and then I found this one.
It's a heavy gauge, thick-bottomed, stainless steel griddle pan. It is safe to use on any hob - including induction hobs, which is what I use - and also in the oven.
That makes it one of the most versatile cooking utensils I've ever owned.
Swift is a brand created by a family-owned English company called Dexan, who have been making cookware since 1957. Their emphasis is on quality, reliability and innovation.
The Swift brand is Dexan's oldest, original line, described as "a timeless classic". The griddle pan is a simple, streamlined piece, typical of that classic brand.
Not this one!
I use it for a whole range of things. Here are some of them.
It cooks the greatest English sultana scones - because the heat is so evenly spread, they bake quickly and all over. No stodgy bits in the middle.
I make pizzas on it, too ...
And I use this versatile griddle pan to cook meat, which it does perfectly. The balanced heat distribution across the stainless steel and aluminium base cooks the meat completely evenly.
Stainless steel looks good for years and it's really easy to clean. It can be washed in the dishwasher, but I prefer to clean it by hand.
I just use warm, soapy water and I've never needed to use an abrasive sponge. The manufacturers warn that using abrasive cleaners can scratch the metal - it won't hinder the performance, though.
The non-stick surface is very robust and also cleans easily. My pan has had several months' use without marking at all.
In terms of cooking, I have absolutely no complaints at all about this griddle pan. I love using it, and both the non-stick surface and the stainless steel base and handles look as good now as the day I bought it.
The only downside is that it's pretty expensive. But, as my mother used to say, "You get what you pay for".
If you've read any of my other product reviews, you'll know I have a 'Golden Eggs' reward system. One egg represents a product I've used but would not recommend. Five golden eggs is a genuine recommendation for a product I've loved and can't do without. The rest are somewhere in between.
So - how many golden eggs does this stainless steel griddle pan merit?
A great big stonking ...
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