I bought the 8" fry pan at the end of August 2013. I was so impressed with the 8" fry pan, that after 2 weeks of use, I ordered this 10" fry pan as well. Within a month, I took all my older small non-stick fry pans to the scrap yard.
I've used some of the top-line models by Caphlon (Unison), and Cuisinart (Multi-Clad Pro Stainless Steel), amongst others, & none of them comes close to the durability & usage quality of these Swiss Diamond pans!!! No worries about family members using metal utensils with them either - though I still try to stress the importance of using only nylon utensils.
As for non-stick performance, best I've ever seen. After 9 months of daily use, it still rinses dry - i.e. rinse water pours out without leaving any visible water droplets behind. So far, I haven't been able to get anything stuck in either pan, even when I've tried.
Heat distribution seems to be about on par with solid copper cookware, & is more even and faster than any aluminum, cast iron, or stainless steel cookware I've used.
I just hope I can get a complete set of this stuff soon!!!
Best fry pan yet.
Nov 27, 2013 | By John Kenney
When another top brand's nonstick fry pans proved to be prone to early wear and discoloration, I decided to try Swiss Diamond. The 10" fry pan with lid proved to be superior to every other pan I have used. Swiss Diamond has a thick heavy bottom plate that sits level on my flat top range with the added benefit that the bottom doesn't dome when heated causing oil and liquid to run to the edges. It also absorbs and transfers heat very efficiently, allowing for reduced heat and quicker cooking. The glass lid with adjustable vent prevents grease from spattering on the stovetop, while capturing heat to cook on both sides. Clean up is a snap, just wash with warm water, a drop of dish soap and a dish rag and it comes sparkling clean. The nonstick coating is the best I have used, absolutely nothing sticks to it, and the lower heat required to cook ensures nothing will get a foothold. I liked it enough to order a second pan.