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Jan 8, 2017

Nonstick frying pans in Japan

OK, not the most exciting of questions but can anyone recommend a brand of genuinely nonstick frying pan and where you can get in Japan (spec. Tokyo or nearby)? I usually go with something in the 3,000 yen range from a place like Aeon or somewhere, but these things only last about three months before they're on the road to ruin, and I've gone through loads of them.

Tomuu

Tomuu

Traveler, surfer, and scribe. Based in Tokyo for six years.

15 Answers



  • Kasajizo

    on Jan 9

    Not sure if they have it in Tokyo, but Life (The Supermarket) has pretty good non-stick pans. 3 months though... Are you maybe using a metal spatula or steel wool? :)

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 9

    @Kasajizo I've heard of 'Life'. Not sure I've seen them in Tokyo, either but I've seen them in Saitama and Chiba, I think. I think I got carried away with the 3 months remark. They last longer, but not long enough for me to not get annoyed, especially when they all brag about how nonstick they are!

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  • Higgins

    on Jan 14

    I got a set that was on sale at Costco about 2 years ago. Tramontina...made in Murica! They have held up pretty well. The one I bought at Aeon was a cheap True Value one and it showed.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 14

    @Higgins Duly noted. Thanks for the suggestions and tips.

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  • Saitama

    on Jan 18

    A friend bought us a Rin 凛 Umic Aluminum casting Made in Japan Teflon Platinum frying pan! Not sure where she bought it, but it is absolutely brilliant. We have it about 2 years now and it is still non-stick. Its really easy to clean too. Love it.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 19

    @Saitama Wow! Sounds impressive. 'Rin 凛 Umic Aluminum'; I'll make a note of this. Thanks!

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  • Jackson

    on Jan 21

    I suggest getting ones from Amazon JP. They tend to be cheaper than ones sold in stores, and you can check out user reviews as people there often comment on how long they have used theirs before needing a new one. I bought this one on a time-sale for 1500(which happens at random but quite often), and it's been doing well so far :) https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%91%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB%E9%87%91%E5%B1%9E-%E3%83%95%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%91%E3%83%B3-%E3%82%AC%E3%82%B9%E7%81%AB%E5%B0%82%E7%94%A8-%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%80%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A4%E3%83%A2%E3%83%B3%E3%83%89%E3%82%B3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88-HB-2018/dp/B01COWX4CC/ref=sr_1_1?s=home&ie=UTF8&qid=1484963463&sr=1-1&keywords=%E3%83%95%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%91%E3%83%B3 Hope that helps.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 21

    Thanks @Jackson , it certainly does!

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  • Babina

    on Jan 21

    Three are enough choices in Komeri stores. I hope you have Komeri there.

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  • Radar

    on Jan 21

    Nitori has some good collection for good price. But sometimes you may get in hard off stores too.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 23

    @Babina Komeri? I'd never heard of this place. Will check it out and see if there's one near me. Thanks

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 23

    @Mahen Thanks for the suggestions.

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  • Aluma

    on Feb 18

    Most big stores like Donki sell Tfal pans. I've only ever bought a set, so I'm not sure how much individual pans cost. However, they are amazing pans. I've had a set for 4 years now and they still work great!

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  • Tomuu

    on Feb 18

    @Aluma Cool! Good to know. They sound like they could be the ones to go with then.

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  • Ashes

    on Feb 21

    I second Jackson's suggestion, Amazon JP has a huge range and great sales. You can usually find free shipping too which saves you lugging them home if you don't drive. Otherwise maybe invest in an amazing Japanese brand, like Saitama has, and call it a perk of living in Japan.

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