Thanks Michael, I'm going to try the 2-burner method, using just a medium-high heat, pre-heating for a little longer and keeping it on both burners to cook.
My ideal size would have been a 12" everyday pan - but they don't do this size in Calphalon One (they do that size in the other ranges though!!). I thought about the 14" everyday pan (too expensive) and the 12" frying pan (too shallow, too expensive and no lid), so the special price on the sauteuse won me over. I've been looking at these pans ever since they first came out - waiting to see if they were going to do a 12" everyday pan - but no luck, so eventually I gave in and got this huge sauteuse..... Oh well, we are thinking of moving house next year anyway. I desperately need a much bigger kitchen. We have a largish house, but the floorplan is awful - lots of wasted space, and the kitchen is so badly designed and tiny (8' x 10' of actual 'kitchen') that I have to store stuff in the dining room
. We are thinking of buying a brand new home, so I will have some say in kitchen design and fitments this time. The range will definately have to fit the pan LOL!
Best wishes, Paint.