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Gareth

Aldi's Heads Up: 8ltr Maslin Pan

Aldi's Heads Up: 8ltr Maslin Pan £19.99

I have been looking for an 8 litre Maslin pan for this year's Jam, Chutney and preservers making season, so I have bought one.

It's exceptional value for money, as it is made from proper heavy duty food grade 316 Austenitic Stainless Steel (I know how to spot these things.... and it's non-magnetic unlike the usual kitchenware items made from cheaper 303, 304  stainless steels.

 https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/special...y/product-detail/ps/p/maslin-pan/
Digindeep

will look out for that one
Border

Re: Aldi's Heads Up: 8ltr Maslin Pan

Gareth wrote:
It's exceptional value for money, as it is made from proper heavy duty food grade 316 Austenitic Stainless Steel (I know how to spot these things.... and it's non-magnetic unlike the usual kitchenware items made from cheaper 303, 304  stainless steels.


That's because 310 and 316, have high nickel content, and therefore have less magnetism. You're not the only one the knows a little about metals and alloys.

It looks like good value.
Mo

I do wish you'd stop sharing these Aldi bargains... we end up with all sorts of stuff we need as welll as what we really need.

Gareth

Mo wrote:
I do wish you'd stop sharing these Aldi bargains... we end up with all sorts of stuff we need as welll as what we really need.




     So do I      
midlandsman

In one way it's great that it's good quality, but the downside is that it won't work on an induction hob.

It's a fantastic price though.

MM
Gareth

Sorry MM, I have to disagree with you.

The label which is still attached to my new maslin pan says "Suitable for all hob types including Induction."

midlandsman

Gareth wrote:
... and it's non-magnetic unlike the usual kitchenware items made from cheaper 303, 304  stainless steels.

I thought that it had to be magnetic to work with induction?

MM
Captain_Dingbat

...you lost me with the numbers about metal....

I'll stick with thinking about what you can make in it, yum yum!  
Gareth

So far using our new Aldi's bought Stainless Steel Maslin pan on top of the gas hob we have made about 2kg of Gooseberry and Elderflower (from flowers frozen a month or so ago) preserve, a 5 litre batch of (Aldi's frozen!) mixed Summer Fruits vinegar, a 5 litre batch of (PYO) Raspberry Vinegar, a 5 litre batch of (Sainsbury's marked down and garden picked) Strawberry vinegar and currently I am using it and my recently purchased stainless steel 2 stage honey strainer which fits on the top of this Maslin pan to collect loads and loads of Honey from the (borrowed) extractor......  If I get time this coming weekend intend to use both the Maslin Pan and honey strainer when making about 5kg of clear Apple preserve (jelly).

I am very happy with the purchase of both my Maslin Pan and my Honey filter.  
Dona

How safe is unspecified SS?

Hello! I bought Aldi's Maslin pan a couple of weeks ago and it is still sitting around while my plums rot.... why? I am concerned it might not be the right quality: The label states it is made in India and it is "stainless steel", but does NOT specify which type. Most times it would say "18/8", or "8/10" or a similar number. Both from the "300" series of Stainless Steel which is the one used for cooking. Unfortunately this is NOT regulated in the UK.
The problem seems to be that, if it is not the right quality, some of the components might seep into your food, and that is scary. Anybody knows about that, or how to find out the true quality? I have read the magnet test is not reliable since all SS is non magnetic....
Thanks for any contribution.
Gareth

I've been using my 8 litre Stainless Steel Maslin pan on a regular, almost twice weekly basis since I bought it in July and I am still here.

I have made several jams, chutneys, sauces and clear jellies with it on our gas stove top, and I've forgotten how much Ginger beer has been started in it. Another 8 litre batch of Ginger Beer was started afternoon, and before the week is out a batch of Home-made Dandelion & Burdock will be started in it.

As for being made in India, I wouldn't worry too much about that, but I might be concerned with Stainless steel kitchenware made in Russia, the Baltic States and Turkey. Mainly because recently I have seen and repaired several items made with stainless steel from these countries and they seem to be rife with hot rolling lamination irregularities and slag/oxidation inclusions.






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