The Stellar griddle pan was given a good road test in the Wee Pinch of Sugar kitchen. This particular pan is part of the Stellar Cast range and has the added feature of a ceramic coating, making it an ideal non stick cooking surface.
To put the pan through it’s paces, I cooked several different foods and was impressed with the overall results. Scallops were perfectly cooked, one minute on each side and had the perfect charring. It was ideal for bacon and held 10 rashers of bacon, a bonus if everyone is queuing for a bacon roll.
Two things I regularly griddle are steaks and salmon and both cooked perfectly; nice crisp skin on the salmon and the steak was cooked to perfection, charred on the outside and rare inside.
Compared to other griddle pans I use, the Stellar pan has are several appealing features. The 28 x 28 cm pan is the perfect size if cooking for 4 people. It fits perfectly onto the largest cooking zone of my induction hob and although it’s a large pan, it’s not particularly heavy. The pan is suitable for all hob types and the instructions contain extra information about cooking on induction hobs due to the efficient transfer of heat. Heating the pan gradually is recommended and the pan should never be heated using the boost function unmonitored. There’s nothing unusual about this and having used an induction hob for several years, it is the way I would normally heat any griddle or frying pan.
Other features include:-
- High ridges add colour and seared lines to steaks, fish and vegetables
- Easy draining with scalloped pouring lips
- Stainless steel cast rivetted handle
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
Other products in the Stellar Cast range can be viewed on the Stellar Cookware website.
Disclaimer. Stellar Cookware provided the cast griddle pan for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.