I was drawn into the recent craze - The Happy Call Pan! Before I took notice of this pan, a friend in my FB contact list has been raving about it but it didn't move me then. It was until, she shared a photo of what she cooked the very day she received her pan, that I really sat up and did more research about this pan.
The rave about this pan is that it is very convenient and it shortens the cooking time because of it's patented pressure retention technology; with no oil splatters and greasy stains after cooking hence saving the effort of having to clean up the mess after each meal. In some countries this pan is also known as the "Flip 'n' Cook" pan because you can literally cook with both sides of the pan. No stir-frying is required just shake, flip the pan and cook!
See how the pan works through this link. Beware! You might be tempted just like I was. You might also want to take a look at the manual that's in English as a reference.
Since this pan is so popular there are many distributors of the Happy Call Pan. I got mine through GMarket, even then, there are many suppliers of this pan in GMarket as well and usually these suppliers do offer some very good deals (ie. with very good discounts). This is where I got mine, click here. I received my pan, via registered mail, in approximately 12 days upon payment & confirmation of order.
In case you were curious about how did my first 'test-drive' work here's the results:
My very first experiment was a flop because being too eager about testing out the pan I cooked this supposedly teriyaki salmon on HIGH HEAT all the way for 5 mins (3 mins on one side and 2 mins on the flip side)!!! I had to quickly turn off the stove when the scent of charred teriyaki sauce was seeping out of the pan!!!
To my surprise, while the thin layer of the surface was charred (it was the teriyaki sauce), the flesh of the salmon remained succulent and moist. Thank goodness it's still edible! :)
Proper heat control is needed when using this Happy Call Pan and I guess it can only come through experience. I've read in this forum where some ladies discussed about how their food didn't turn out as good as they have expected it to be. While there is also this lady who shared quite a number of recipes using the Happy Call Pan and she emphasized many times the ease of using the pan.
You decide if it's a good kitchen utensil to bag! As for me, I'll continue to experiment with more recipes using this Happy Call Pan :) I think it's fun that I can cook in such a short time without having to mop the floor and clean the hob like crazy after each meal is done! *wink*
*Note: If you wish to purchase a HappyCall pan too, you might want to consider purchasing it through this seller BestGmall (Click here). This was the seller I bought my pan from.