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Old 09-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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I love my grill pan! I have no trouble getting my meat to look like the photos, hot hot pan and give the meat time to sear before flipping. I really like to do chicken breasts in the pan, makes them look so pretty. I'll cook carrots in the microwave and finish them in the grill pan so i can get those neat lines. Great for hotdogs too! I frequently have to use the boiled water method to clean the bottom of the pan so that I don't scrap off all of my seasoning. I too wish I had one with a higher edge, sometimes I'll lay down towels so I don't splatter the entire stove top! Be creative and have fun.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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You might want to let it heat up a bit longer, like 5-6 minutes. It takes some time for cast iron to heat up evenly.

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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I gave away my grill pan.

It doesn't taste grilled as in outdoor just puts marks on whatever you cook.

And cleaning is difficult.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #14
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Grill pans...I have a big round one. Wagner 11 3/8" Fat Free Fryer, made in the USA. Some Chinese and Korean cast iron ware has been found to have unacceptable amounts of lead in it. Nice grill pan. Couple ways to clean it, depending on how "clean" you want it. After it is seasoned, of course. Use hot water and a scrub brush, the long handled kind used for dishes. You can even use a brass or steel bristle scrub brush, like you use on your grill. Or, you can put an inch of water in it and bring it to a boil, let it run for a couple minutes, and turn off the burner, dump the pan, quick scrub with your brush and wipe down with an oiled cloth.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
I gave away my grill pan.

It doesn't taste grilled as in outdoor just puts marks on whatever you cook.

And cleaning is difficult.

I did the same thing for the same reasons.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #16
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I would have taken your rejects gladly. They could have been used as a Panini maker.

Oh, and pizza on the grill effect. Except bake it in the oven.

If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
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