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Old 02-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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I'm still considering the De Buyer pans, I don't need anything larger than 10 inch for the 2 of us.
There a just two of us but I use it like a griddle. It's great for avoiding overcrowding when making stuff like potato pancakes and it's a lot easier to get a spatula / turner under the stuff in a 14" pan.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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There a just two of us but I use it like a griddle. It's great for avoiding overcrowding when making stuff like potato pancakes and it's a lot easier to get a spatula / turner under the stuff in a 14" pan.
Oh yes, I can see that. I just know my limitations on being able to use the pans, I know they will be heavy and I will be unable to lift them. Stinks getting older with arthritis.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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I cope with the weight by wearing an oven mitt. Because the handles on the steel pans are considerably longer than those on cast iron pans and only the part of the handle that gets very hot is the part closest to the pan I can grab the handle close to the pan and rest the balance of the handle under my forearm.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #14
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I cope with the weight by wearing an oven mitt. Because the handles on the steel pans are considerably longer than those on cast iron pans and only the part of the handle that gets very hot is the part closest to the pan I can grab the handle close to the pan and rest the balance of the handle under my forearm.
Thanks for that tip, I will have to try it. I already do choke up quite a bit on the handles, but the heat can be the deciding factor of getting closer.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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Hope you do not have to choke up on you hammers, axes, paint brushes, baseball bats, mixing spoons, and wire whips.
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Just so's ya know, there are oven "mitts" designed specifically for the size and shape of cast iron skillet handles.

They're made of the same materials as contemporary oven mitts. You just slip 'em on when you wish to handle the blazing hot pan.
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And I'm sure you already knew that.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #18
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Just so's ya know, there are oven "mitts" designed specifically for the size and shape of cast iron skillet handles.

They're made of the same materials as contemporary oven mitts. You just slip 'em on when you wish to handle the blazing hot pan.
Yah cannot get as good leverage with the short handle typically on cast iron pans. I use fireplace or welder's gauntlet type gloves
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Hope you do not have to choke up on you hammers, axes, paint brushes, baseball bats, mixing spoons, and wire whips.
Nope, only the leather whips...
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Just so's ya know, there are oven "mitts" designed specifically for the size and shape of cast iron skillet handles.

They're made of the same materials as contemporary oven mitts. You just slip 'em on when you wish to handle the blazing hot pan.
I was thinking more like this:
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