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Old 09-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Cooking pan or decorative candle pan?

My husband bought a pan today (for camping). The lady at the store told him it was a wok. I have never seen a cooking pan that looks like this and I personally think that it is a candle pan. My online searches have provided no answers. It has a dark blue/black coating (same finish inside and on the bottom), 11.5" diameter, about 2.5" deep, big loop handle, no markings on the bottom.



I don't want to hurt his feeling but I am not cooking in it until I find it is cookware...lol

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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It looks more decorative than something designed as a practical cooking vessel. Perhaps, though, it would be a chafing dish? It looks too big (I'm guessing 8-10" or so?) to be candle pan. Perhaps a serving dish of some kind? All guesses, I'm afraid. Maybe some the creative googlers who did so well in the thread where you need to identify the picture can help!

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Old 09-01-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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I have seen camping cookware that looks similar to that. The handle does look a little odd though.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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Maybe it's meant to be used over a campfire, so then it would be lower, hence the tall handle.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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Maybe it's meant to be used over a campfire, so then it would be lower, hence the tall handle.
Heat travels up. For campfire cooking you generally want a long handle, not a tall one.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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The*Weed*Patch*::*Candles...
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:15 AM   #7
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Good work Wyogal. Looks like you found it. Interesting that it is called a gravy pan, but it is not to be used for cooking.
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Maybe at one time it was used for gravy, but it could be just a "country kitch" marketing ploy....
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This being the case, I wouldn't use it to cook with until I knew what the coating was on the pan or was able to remove it completely.
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At least one of those links specifically said the pan is not for cooking. I would not risk it myself.
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