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Progress Scandi

Progress Scandi frying pan review

A cheap and cheerful frying pan with added sustainability. Read our full review of the Progress Scandi frying pan.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
From £14.99
Pros: comfortable faux-wood ergonomically-shaped handle, available in a good range of sizes, sustainability scheme
Cons: not oven-safe, some difficulty removing food

Progress Scandi frying pan summary

The Progress Scandi frying pan features an ergonomically-shaped faux-wood handle and is available in three sizes: 20, 24 and 28cm. The pan is dishwasher- and metal-utensil-safe, but not oven-safe.

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For the environmentally-conscious consumer, Progress is taking sustainable steps by planting a tree each time a Progress Scandi frying pan is bought.

How is the Progress Scandi frying pan to use?

Unlike most non-stick frying pans, this one has a slightly rough surface. The metal of the pan is quite thin and overall, it’s very light.

The handle is made from soft-touch plastic and has a faux-wood design. There’s also a hanging hole in the end for easy storage. The handle is a good length and even has a small indent to place the thumb in for comfort.

This frying pan is suitable for all hob types and is also dishwasher-safe. We think it’s well-balanced on the hob, but because it’s light, even gentle knocks move it significantly. The pan isn’t oven-safe either, which is something to bear in mind if you like to go from hob to oven when cooking.

Results

Our American pancakes cook very well save for two large cold spots on the side of the pancake. The colouring across the pancake isn’t as opaque as we’ve seen with some other frying pans, but given the price, we can forgive it for that. Despite the slightly uneven colouring, the pancake itself is soft, bouncy and fully cooked through the middle.

We also cook a basic omelette. Because the pan is thin, it responds well to changes in temperature. Once we add the beaten eggs, we turn the temperature down, allowing us to cook in a controlled manner. Unfortunately, we struggle to remove the omelette from the pan – this requires some scraping with a rubber spatula to remove the parts that stuck.

PROGRESS SCANDI PANCAKE

Conclusion

Budget-friendly, lightweight and with a strong eco message, the Progress Scandi pan is a good option for those not looking to spend tonnes of money while also helping the environment.

The handle is comfortable and it cooks pancakes well. We are disappointed by the results of our omelette test, as the non-stick just isn’t up to scratch there. This won’t be a pan for life, but may do if you’re organising kitchenware for your child for uni.

Specifications

Sizes available (cm): 20, 24, 28
Non-stick: Smartstone non-stick
Materials: aluminium
Induction compatible: yes
Dishwasher-safe: yes
Oven-safe: no

Frying pan recipes

Frying pan filo tart
Pan-fried salmon
Pan-fried rib-eye steak
Pan-fried sprouts and crunchy chorizo crumbs
Pan-fried potato gnocchi
Paneer and chickpea fry
Pan-fried sea bass with ratatouille and basil
One-pan egg and veg brunch

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This review was last updated in June 2021. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.