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Old 06-30-2016, 03:38 PM   #71
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That's what I call kitchen jewelry Steve. No kidding, that's a drop dead gorgeous pan and you deserve it! Be sure to use Barkeepers friend every time you use it, so it stays brand new beautiful. Love the handle!!
Thanks Kayelle! No BKF, though. Just like with cast iron, I don't use any kind of cleanser on it. Just a scrub pad and water, and a light coat of oil rubbed into the heated pan before storage. It still looks beautiful (at least to me), but has built up a natural non-stick coating from the application of several seasonings.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #72
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Addie, I would have to say no. I just weighed my 11" skillet and it's 4.85 pounds. It's lighter than my 6 pound 10.25" cast iron skillet, but not by much. It does feel more balanced, though.

One thing that might be noted, however, is that the De Buyer 12" skillet has the addition of a "helper handle" so you can use 2 hands to lift it. My smaller pan doesn't have the helper handle.
Thank you Steve for answering me. I will give your recommendation serious thought. Helper handles seem to be the way for me to go. I had looked at these pans before, but also looked at the cost. But my situation is better now and I can give them more consideration.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:49 PM   #73
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Thanks Kayelle! No BKF, though. Just like with cast iron, I don't use any kind of cleanser on it. Just a scrub pad and water, and a light coat of oil rubbed into the heated pan before storage. It still looks beautiful (at least to me), but has built up a natural non-stick coating from the application of several seasonings.
Oh ok, I get it now. On the other hand you want to keep that beautiful Eiffel Tower handle all pretty with BKF.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:03 PM   #74
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Oh ok, I get it now. On the other hand you want to keep that beautiful Eiffel Tower handle all pretty with BKF.
Absolutely!
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:42 PM   #75
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The BKF is for the outside of the pot, and the handle, to keep them looking tip top, and not accumulating any food, or oil residues.

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Old 07-07-2016, 12:22 AM   #76
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So I just wanted to follow up with one more photo. This is what the pan now looks like after two weeks of almost daily use. It's fully seasoned and pretty darn close to non-stick. I absolutely love it, and it's quickly become one of my favorite pans. I'm even giving it a slight edge over my cast iron, due to the lighter weight.

And, yes, Kayelle, I've kept the handle clean.

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Slick, Steve.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #78
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:54 PM   #79
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That is one gorgeous pan.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:14 PM   #80
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I :heart' that pan. You're really tempting me, Steve
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