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Old 10-25-2011, 03:46 PM   #11
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I've been pan frying steaks for about 30 years and haven't had any problems with any smoke.
Your non stick skillet will be just fine, heat it up on about medium-high heat, season the steak, put a little Olive Oil on the steak, then put it in the skillet; it will come out great.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #12
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welcome to dc, al pine.

lol, i grew up right next to you. the town of alpine, nj.

without the use of a good, high temp pan, i'd have to agree with cws here. if you have a gas stove/oven, you should have a broiler on the bottom. salt and pepper the steak, get the broiler good and hot and put it on the broiler pan at the top slot closest to the flame. broil for about 5 minutes each side for a half inch steak, a little longer for thicker steaks.

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welcome to dc, al pine.

lol, i grew up right next to you. the town of alpine, nj.


Hey, did you know a large family named Koch from Alpine?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #14
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hmm, i wonder if they went to our school system, northern valley regional? most of the families in alpine sent their kids to private schooling, if you know what i mean. big $$$ on the palisades.
but i do recall a koch family. this would have been late 70's, early 80's.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #15
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I guess I would have to agree with the others here. Teflon doesn't do well with high heat, you end up with pieces of teflon in your steak, which isn't good for the pan or for you.

Wait till you move, then get a cast iron or stainless steel pan. Garage sales, antique and resale shops, and kind friends or relatives might help.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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actually, dawg, overheating teflon is worse for you than ingesting bits of it.
you'll get teflon glu if you breathe in the vapors once it hits around 550 degrees or so. but ingesting bits from a pan just go through you like, well, like teflon.

don't ask me how i know.
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hmm, i wonder if they went to our school system, northern valley regional? most of the families in alpine sent their kids to private schooling, if you know what i mean. big $$$ on the palisades.
but i do recall a koch family. this would have been late 70's, early 80's.
Yes. Aroind that time. Lots of kids. Maybe Catholic school. Their family built the World Trade Center and lots of other buildings. Koch Erecting.

One of the kids is a good friend of mine from law school.
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actually, dawg, overheating teflon is worse for you than ingesting bits of it.
you'll get teflon glu if you breathe in the vapors once it hits around 550 degrees or so. but ingesting bits from a pan just go through you like, well, like teflon.

don't ask me how i know.
You are right, BT. The vapors also kill parakeets and other housebirds.

Would render the non stick useless too.

I prefer pepper on my steak!
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I guess I would have to agree with the others here. Teflon doesn't do well with high heat, you end up with pieces of teflon in your steak, which isn't good for the pan or for you.

Wait till you move, then get a cast iron or stainless steel pan. Garage sales, antique and resale shops, and kind friends or relatives might help.
I don't like using SS for high heat--I prefer CI (or one of my LeCreuset skillets) is the skillet of choice.
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Yes. Aroind that time. Lots of kids. Maybe Catholic school. Their family built the World Trade Center and lots of other buildings. Koch Erecting.

One of the kids is a good friend of mine from law school.
i'm going to have to dig out my old h.s. yearbooks. the name does ring a bell, but i'm sure it's a fairly common name as well.
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