On Sunday, British Olympic diver Tom Daley shared a photo on social media of a hearty English breakfast he was making for his fiancé Dustin Lance Black. Daley’s followers soon became obsessed with the pan being used to make the aforementioned calorie-laden breakfast.
As Mashable points out, making a full English breakfast a la Daley can be something of a challenge given just how many components are typically involved — “eggs, bacon, sausages, and beans.” Why? Timing. It’s not easy to get all that breakfast accoutrement to be ready to serve at the same time.
And that is why Tom Daley’s frying pan made people lose their minds. It seemingly side-steps the pesky problem of timing by having a different section of the pan for each item, allowing everything to finish at the same time. But what about temperature, you may wonder, as people did on Twitter.
Why are you all losing it over Tom Daley's frying pan when cooking sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, etc at the same temp is objectively bad??
— Judoon Platoon OBE (@Judoon_Platoon) January 3, 2016
Apparently, the pan has thought of it all, so says Daley.
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) January 3, 2016
People in the UK in particular became obsessed (which makes sense).
I can't stop thinking about Tom Daley's frying pan pic.twitter.com/QYeCFX8a03
— Ross Semple (@rosssemple) January 3, 2016
My timeline is mostly talking about Tom Daley's frying pan. If this is 2016, I like it.
— Kelly (@shoedoll) January 3, 2016
And they really wanted to blow some disposable income on Daley’s pan.
considering dropping £70 on Tom Daley's amazing frying pan pic.twitter.com/NyrHJwYwMR
— User Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) January 3, 2016
Daley also made to sure address why there were no carbs in this English breakfast.
And Dustin Lance Black decided to share a photo of him enjoying the fruits of Daley’s labor.
Black also revealed (in case there was any doubt) that he was the one who snapped the photo of the now-famous pan.
A pan is a pan is a pan, but the photographer's angle on that pan? Now that's A-plus work! ? https://t.co/NaeztkZZgz
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) January 4, 2016
Does Tom Daley’s frying pan do it for you?