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Looking for non-stick pans?

I am a lazy dishwasher. If I have to scrub often I don’t want to use a dish. I have experimented with lots of pans and many of them are just terrible to clean. I finally found a pan that seems to truly be non-stick and doesn’t cost a fortune.

I am not an affiliate and don’t get any financial reward for suggesting things. For that reason I am not even linking to the page so that it doesn’t look like I am trying to get a benefit. The brand is Momostar and I had never heard of them before. I have been using them for several weeks each day and they have been the best non stick pans I have used.

I had bought a very expensive set on non stick dishes in the past but the company doesn’t support them when they break, so I am no longer supporting them. These work better than those pans which cost me hundreds of dollars. For only $70 I have had the wonderful experience of cooking fish, eggs and everything else and nothing has sticked. I have loved them.

Cleanup couldn’t be easier. A little soap and wipe wipe and I am done. What is the downside? The bottom of the pan is beginning to show a little flame blackness from my gas stove. I don’t consider this a problem and I don’t care if the bottom gets black from use.

I like the fact that they say you can put this directly in the oven up to 450 degrees. That is really cool. The handle stays cool and you can’t put the glass top in the oven, but thats ok because it doesn’t make sense to put the lid in the oven anyway.

I didn’t believe that these would work for such a cheap price. They feel sturdy but I am always willing to take a chance and I can easily return them if I don’t like them. I am glad that I took the chance with these pans. They are working well for me.

 

Doing things the hard way

I don’t know why, but I seem to prefer doing things the hard way in my life.

When I choose a job and I have to choose between multiple opportunities, I choose the one where I will learn the most. When I have a choice of relationships, I seem to choose the person who has the most issues. When I have do do a project at work, I want to do it the right way, so sometimes I am told I overdo the research and options for it.

This is not an attempt to brag. I think it is part of making peace with a perfectionistic nature of the past. Many people think they have to not make a mistake, but I have realized you can do excellent work that isn’t perfect and that is fine.

Making this perfect costs too much and takes too much time for companies. They don’t want to pay for that. I have given bosses options of the quick and dirty solution, or the complete long term solution that would do 100% and more of the requirements. They always choose the cheaper and less perfect option. Mostly because they say they are concerned about the short term, not the long term.

I think what makes this hard for people is that short term thinking seems to get us into trouble in our society. Our business run on short term profits, and they forget and suppress the long term damage they are doing. What I am seeing is that increasingly people are tired of companies being short term, and willing to pay for ethical companies that treat people honestly.

It is not easy doing the right thing in life. It is not easy to consider the totality of things and make the decision that is best for everyone, and not just ourselves. I think we see however the consequences of that short term thinking. The death, violence and destruction is all because someone choose speed over health, growth and sustainability.

If you are doing things the hard way, ask yourself who benefits? If the answer is everyone, you are on the right track.