FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Standard and NOLS-Style Lids?


A. The standard lid has an “L” shaped bracket riveted with 2 rivets to the lid for lifting it and the NOLS style lid has a wingnut on a bolt through a single hole in the center of the lid. The lids are made of the same material and weigh the same. The “L” shaped bracket can get bent back and forth enough times that it breaks and thus NOLS prefers a wingnut which will never break. The average Fry-Bake user should not have any problem with the tab breaking as long as care is taken to not bend it. Most damage is caused in transit rather than when in use. The “L” shaped bracket is a bit more versatile as it has a hole in it through which you can poke a stick or install an “O” ring or “S” hook.

Lid Comparison

Q. How do I clean my Fry-Bake ?

A. The first step in cleaning a Fry-Bake is to use your spatula, spoon or other blunt, preferably metal edge to clean any residual food on the surface of the pan. Scrub cooking surface with some sort of abrasive scrub pad or object such as a handful of grass, twigs, or river sand and water. If the food that you have cooked was greasy, you will want to use soap to remove old cooking oils. NEVER wash in automatic dishwasher as surface will oxidize. Do not use oven cleaner on this product.

For more information about caring for your new pans, visit our Care and Use page.

Q. What is your Return Policy?

A. Since the seller cannot control conditions or method of use, no warranty or liability beyond the replacement of defective product is offered. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase you may return it at any time prior to your first use of the product for refund or exchange without prior approval. Please include original invoice if available.

Please provide the following information with your return:
• Name
• Billing Address
• Credit Card #
• Expiration

If exchanging, you will be charged the actual cost of shipping at the time of original purchase plus any additional shipping fees.

Ship to:
Banks FryBake Co.
PO Box 183
Claverack, NY 12513

Q. Where can I find more cooking information?

A. For more cooking information refer to :

  • The NOLS Cookery available through NOLS mail-order
  • NOLS-TV on the web NOLS-TV The Cooking Show
  • Fry-Bake on YouTube
  • Cooking the One Burner Way (1994)
    by Melissa Gray and Buck Tilton published by ICS Books, Inc.
  • Wilderness Cuisine (1991)
    by Carole Latimer published by Wilderness Press (1991)
  • The Portable Baker (1997)
    by Jean and Sam Spangenberg published by Ragged Mountain Press
  • Backpacker Backcountry Cooking (1998)
    by Dorcas S. Miller published by The Mountaineers Books, available at Mountaineers Books
  • Backpacker More Backcountry Cooking (2002)
    by Dorcas S. Miller published by The Mountaineers Books, available at Mountaineers Books