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Good - but not great
Robin from Bedfordshire, UK– Verified Buyer
Mermaid hard anodised tins are OK but they are not that good:- We have several Mermaid trays and tins of the same size. They have parallel sides and don't stack. Not good if you are short on space. The hard anodising is none stick to an extent but not as good as glazed pot and definitely not as good as Polytetrafluoroethylene!! The production process leaves two chipped areas on each side of the tin (all of ours are like this). The chipped areas expose the aluminium substrate. I'm told this is a normal effect of the anodising process but would you buy a new car with chipped paint on the doors because they were propped up on a rack when they were sprayed? I think not. Mermaid hard anodised tins are not dishwasher safe - put them in your dishwasher at your peril! They say you can use metal utensils but watch out - don't press too hard or you will damage the anodising. I suggest that they are treated like they are Polytetrafluoroethylene and only non-metallic utensils are used. If all of the above was sorted then they would get five stars because Mermaid tins do cook well and, if properly looked after, should last a lifetime.