Non-stick = Money Down the Drain!
I have had several non-stick pans over the years from cheap supermarket items to Calphalon. One thing I have noticed, is that sooner or later, I end up tossing them as the non-stick gets totally ruined. Five years seems to be the average life span of these pans. I just deposited my Circulon wok into the trash after five wonderful years! So maybe one should just buy the cheapest non-stick out there and throw them away every year! (By the way, I do take care of my cookware, so that's not the problem).
I bought a Scanpan skillet and wok about eight months ago and I am hoping these are the last I will ever buy! They are great and it is nice to use high heat and the occasional metal utensil - even though I feel the guilt rush over me every time.
I do have a couple of Cusinart Tri-Ply and they make cooking enjoyable. I do, however, go through a lot of olive oil. I am just wondering if there is a non-stick out there that will last ten years or more!!!!!!!!!
Or should one just forget non-stick all together??