#TMCReview: Master Pan as My Newest Kitchen Buddy

Here’s how my morning goes: I wake at five or six in the morning, do chores, then cook breakfast for my family. I know this is wrong, but I usually cook a separate meal for my kids’ breakfast to encourage them to eat more. This means I often cook three different dishes (eggs included) in the morning alone, which could take up an hour or two of my time in the morning. 

This was before I discovered Master Pan. 

Being yaya-less, I am always on the lookout for products that would make my life easier. I saw Master Pan few months back and was a bit disappointed when I found out it’s not yet available here. Thanks to Lazada’s massive online advertising, I saw Master Pan and immediately bought it. Master Pan 4All About Master Pan

According to the product description in Lazada, Master Pan is

100% cast aluminum for sturdy structure with an energy efficient base that transfers heat evenly throughout the pan and the side walls ensuring optimum heat transfer.– Enhanced non-stick durability through Whitford’s XYLAN® PLUS long lasting double layered coating which is PFOA free.– 100% Bakelite handle is comfortable and sturdy to use and is heat resistant for up to an hour at maximum 180 C, 350 F, or gas mark 4-5 in any oven 

The Good Side Master Pan 2Here’s what I love about Master Pan:

  • Saves me time – This was the most important consideration and benefit of using Master Pan. I timed myself and was able to cook four different meals in 20 minutes. True story. 
  • Dishwashing friendly – I don’t have to use more than one pan to cook meals. This minimizes dishwashing and I was able to use the time saved for laundry or cleaning the house. 
  • Easy to clean – Generous amount of soap and water is enough, although I have the tendency to soak the pan in water and dishwashing liquid for a few minutes to make cleaning easier. 
  • Suitable for induction cooking – I use the ordinary cooking stove (the one that requires Shellane), but according to the label, MasterPan also works for induction too. 
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The Not-So-Good Side

Durability, usefulness, and efficiency wise, I have no problem. Using Master Pan speed up my cooking time and use the extra minutes to do other chores. 

Nonetheless, here are some of my issues:

  • It is a bit heavy. Good thing it fits my sink perfectly so I could use one hand to hold the pan and the other for cleaning.
  • There is no cover. Not that it is a big issue, but the pan doesn’t come with a cover. 
  • It comes with cooking limitations too. You can use the pan for baking, although I haven’t tried it yet. I noticed that the pan is suitable for frying, grilling, and heating food. If you plan to serve anything with soup, then this pan won’t work. 
  • Using different kitchen utensils while cooking in one pan. I use a metal spatula for cooking and unfortunately, scooping food in the small areas if the pan can be challenging. To minimize dishwashing, I just use a serving spoon or tongs for cooking since it fits the division in the pan. Master Pan 1

Few Tips when Using the Master Pan

  • Heat the pan for a few minutes before using it.
  • The middle section, which is also the biggest section, of the pan is the hottest. I use this portion to cook chicken, fish, and meat. At times, I use this section for making fried rice. 
  • Use the side sections for re-heating or cooking eggs, veggies, and other food that doesn’t require too much heat. 
  • Prioritize cooking. This means meat etc, which is placed on the middle section must be cooked first. Then, use the other sides for other food that doesn’t require too much heat. 
  • Even if the pan is “non-stick,” add oil or butter when cooking to prevent sticking of food. 
  • Use soap and water to clean the pan. 
  • Keep the fire in low or medium level. 

Will I recommend it? 

Of course! If you want to save time from cooking and doing the dishes, or to be able to cook different dishes all at the same time, then Master Pan could be your best friend. It made meal preparation easier for me since I only use one pan to do everything. 

I bought my MasterPan for P3,600.00. You can get yours from Lazada (it’s on sale!) or order directly from them through their Facebook page.

25 Comments

  1. Meikah Ybañez-Delid (@Meikah)

    July 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Ay ang galing!! 🙂 Very efficient and helpful!

  2. coffee and beyond

    July 5, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I have second thoughts in the size of the pan as I have a big family. And if you’re cooking all at the same time –you know cooking, it splashes and drips and taste might be compromised. Does it come with a cover?

    1. Ayi

      July 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Oh yeah, that’s the thing. It doesnt have a cover nga pala.

  3. Kathleen Pacana

    July 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Hi mommy! This is a good find! I’m on the lookout for cookware that I can use at the stove top then transfer to the oven (this is the best way to cook met) have you tried using this in the oven?

    1. Ayi

      July 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      I haven’t actually, though the packaging said you can use it in the oven 🙂 I have to try soon, but for now, I use the pan for quickie dishes and reheating.

  4. momsterteacher

    July 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh wow! I have a question though–doesn’t the food spill out onto other “sections” when you mix?

    1. Ayi

      July 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      No naman 🙂 This is why I use a smaller metal spoon so the food won’t spill 🙂

  5. Maan Laxa

    July 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I was interested in this since I’m helper-less, too! But those are my issues nga, how to cook different dishes that require different levels of heat. Thanks for the tip!

    1. Ayi

      July 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      You just have to “prioritize” hence the meat etc must be cooked first 🙂

  6. Cheanne

    July 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Wow, this is nice! I thought only meals have bentos. Who would have thought that cooking pans will have dividers too?! 😀

  7. Rowena Wendy Lei 林露薇 (@animetric)

    July 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    We use an induction cooker and I’ve been looking for compatible cookware. Will check this out!

  8. Jackie

    July 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    What an interesting pan! I was like..WHOA! I’ve never ever EVER seen anything like this, and it’s amazing! Super efficient, but I guess the problem is if you want the food on the right part of the pan to be hotter than the one on the left..hm.. oh well, but hey it’s still a great idea!

  9. Liz Aquino

    July 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    This would definitely be a good item to have in the kitchen especially if people like to eat different things at the same time. I’ll have to look this up and save for it. 🙂

  10. Mywondermom

    July 7, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Good find! I need this! hehehe

  11. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    July 7, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I’ve been wanting one for some time now. Pero ang mahal kasi. I need to convince my husband pa haha.

    1. Ayi

      July 7, 2016 at 10:34 am

      I had to convince my husband too before siya pumayag. Then I started showing him videos from MasterPan’s Instagram account. Thankfully, pumayag :))

  12. Michelle D.A.

    July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Ha! I love discovering new kitchen tools such as these! I think it’s big nga lang. Hmm, pero parang gusto kong bumili kasi it’s gonna be a big cooking time hack to be able to cook different viands all the same time! Convinced ako na pwede pa sya sa induction cooker. I am tempted! Haha

  13. queenofthebangs

    July 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    You got me at that picture of 4 dishes cooking simultaneously. I think hubby will be happy with this one. 😊

  14. momi berlin

    July 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I find this perfect for those officegirls/boys renting a place then come home on a weekend. Will definitely save them the time in cooking. Would love to give one sana to my bestfriend as she will celebrate her bday on July 29. Sana di mahal sa Lazada. Ihihi.

    1. Ayi

      July 8, 2016 at 1:16 am

      Original price is P4,500 ata then Master Pan had it on sale for only P3,600 🙂 I think it still has the same price up to now 🙂

  15. mhaan.a-ds

    July 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I would love to buy one for me and for my mother-in-law. It really helps to save time if you want to prepare different food in one pan.

  16. Nilyn_ECM

    July 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I agree on this being a time saver, this is ideal for busy moms! A bit pricey pero mukhang worth it. 🙂

  17. Nini Perez

    July 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Wow! It’s like the 5in1 to my coffee. My husband and I are big kitchen tambays. We love cooking so much and this will be a great addition to our family of cookware.

  18. Mommy Levy

    July 9, 2016 at 11:33 am

    this is unique, it’s my first time to see something like this. Ang cute! Quite expensive nga lang.

  19. Sarah Tirona

    July 14, 2016 at 4:16 am

    this is awesome! esp for bachelors and the like

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