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Old 01-28-2007, 03:43 AM   #1
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How many different frying pans do you own?

I want to see if I am the only one that has a rediculous number of frying pans. I have about 10 different sized frying pans. Is that overkill? hah I hope not.


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Old 01-28-2007, 04:43 AM   #2
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I probably have that many at least. Several cast iron, 3 graduated sizes from my "set", several small diameter for individual omelettes/sauteeing, and 3 or 4 "extra" types--very large,etc.

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Old 01-28-2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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I have eight. One stainless, two cast iron. The others are nonsticks. They serve their purposes, some I use constantly, others seldom. Two are deep and the others are saute. They are all of different sizes from 8" to 12" and don't try to take any one of them away.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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I have a small cast iron, a large cast iron, a 16-inch Calphalon One, a 10 inch s/s and a 10 inch teflon coated s/s. My local Le Gourmet Chef is closing, so I am waiting until the last minute to buy a 12 inch s/s and an 8-inch s/s when the clearance price bottoms out.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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I had to go count...I can't believe it! A grand total of 18 fry pans.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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13 cast iron and 3 SS. Don't think I need any others, lol.
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:08 PM   #7
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Several non stick of varying sizes, 2 cast iron, one stainless steel... about 12 total. I hardly use the SS.... it's a shame, just have not perfected my cooking technique with it yet.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:31 PM   #8
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5 that I actually use. 3 Emerilware nonstick, one large Calphalon nonstick and one Kitchen Aid stainless.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:43 PM   #9
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2x12" Non-stick (although one is almost never used)
1x10" non-stick (RIP #2 just today - rust spots in it)
1x8" non-stick
1x12" Calphalon Commercial (not non-stick) everyday pan
1x11" Wolfgang Puck S/S chicken fryer (aka saute pan)
1x10"'ish non-stick saute pan that came with my pots (which are S/S...figure that out)

I'll be picking up a 10" S/S Wolfgang today because of the demise of the second 10" non-stick. Just the excuse I needed.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #10
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Omigosh!! I just counted 21! We have all sizes of stainless steel, cast-iron, Teflon-coated, Calphalon, you name it. Some get used ALL the time. Others must feel like orphans, but they have their place and do get used when the dish requires. Some of them are well over 30 years old. I could say a couple are nearing 40 and just about all of them look and perform like the day they were made. Love all our cooking toys!

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