Originally Posted by Burnt_Toast
Thanks I will definitely look into the thrift store Idea. And know I know for what I am looking. but will all steel pots and pans I would haveto use oil right? and lots of it? I guess high heat oils like canola or peanut?
I use olive oil for nearly 99% of all my cooking. I always add a couple tablespoons or so in the pan first but never let it get hot enough to burn or smoke bad. If I'm planing on frying something I'll pick up some peanut oil for that one purpose. Other than that, it's canola oil. Canola is good for high temp sears and it has a mild flavor for things you don't want olive oil in. I also use canola to clean the grill grates.
For meats that give off their own fats like bacon or sausage, I just add a tiny bit of oil to the pan first to kind of get things started.
Clean up is easy using the blue scotchbrite pads and bar keepers friend to get stains out.
Just remember to keep at least one non stick pan for eggs.