I happen to be pretty good in the kitchen. I'm not a chef, but I a really good cook. My husband and I talk all the time about the difference between a chef and a cook. I can follow instructions really well, and I am learning to make changes to recipes for the better. However, I'm not so good at making things up. One of the things that has eluded me for years is making omelettes. My husband laughs at me because I can make really awesome cakes, but I can't make an omelette to save my life. It always ends up turning into scrambled eggs. I have been told that it is because I try to put too much in the omelette, but I have had omelettes at restaurants that are packed full of stuff, so I don't really believe that. TeChef has the PERFECT solution for someone like me. They have given me a Frittata and Omelette Pan in exchange for my honest opinion. I have received no other compensation for this review.
This pan is coated in a Teflon nonstick coating that is made without PFOA. I honestly don't know what PFOA is, but I am sure that is extremely important to people who do know. The pan itself is made from aluminum. It is considered to be dishwasher safe. Personally, I find that if you let it cool completely and then soak in room temperature water, the egg comes off very easily. It is actually very easy to clean by hand. If you do put it in the dishwasher, be sure to make sure nothing will bang against it because you could scratch the Teflon coating. Also, it is oven safe, but only up to 350°F. Along with the temperatures it can withstand, they say never to preheat the pan on high heat. You can damage the coating this way. Also it is best used over low to medium heat. While it might take a little longer to cook your omelette, it will keep you pan cooking well longer.
What I absolutely love and what makes it so someone like me can actually make an omelette is the folding design. The pan folds in half. I don't know if I did it right or not, but I put everything for my omelette in one side of the pan, closed it, and flipped the pan to cook the other side of the omelette. The only issue I have with it is that flipping it is a little difficult. On side of the pan has a long handle like you have on most skillets, but the other side has a small loop handle. It is a little difficult to grab a hold of the small handle. I would recommend moving the pan slightly off the burner when you grab the handles to flip. I almost burned a knuckle getting too close to the burner. The design makes it easier to store with your other pans, but it would be easier to flip if it had two long handles.
When I made my first omelette in the pan, I was a little worried that I did something wrong. Remember that I am terrible at making omelettes. I put my three eggs in one side of the pan. Then I added green peppers, ham, and cheese. I closed the pan and let it cook on one side for a while. Then I flipped the pan. When I opened the pan, I expected to see my omelette sitting on the part of the pan closest to the burner. I actually saw half of it in both sides though. I don't know if that is supposed to happen or not, but I closed it and let it cook longer. When I checked on it again, the eggs in the top of the pan had come down to the bottom of the pan. I flipped it again just to make sure I had cooked everything all the way through and then removed it from the heat to put on the plate. It came out looking like an omelette! I was amazed. My husband was even more amazed. I made my first real omelette! Here are some pictures to show you how it went.
Now, I did notice one thing when I was finished cooking. Some of the eggs had gotten out through the hinge in the pan. They cooked on the pan and were just fine cleaning off of it, but if you let too much come out, it could get on the burner. So be aware of this in case you smell something burning! Overall, I have used the pan five times. I messed up one omelette because I put too much cheese in it, but otherwise I am making omelettes for the first time in my life. Thank you TeChef!
You can purchase the TeChef Frittata and Omelette Pan from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/TECHEF-Frittata-Omelette-Non-stick-Coating/dp/B01C4TGHRY/
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