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Old 01-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #11
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I have an enamel coated (on the outside, bare metal on the inside) CI grill pan that's square. It's not very huge, but it works well and I'm still working on seasoning it.

IMO, I'd never get a nonstick grill pan. Oftentimes when you're "grilling" something you are trying to cook it over high heat and that's just not something that nonstick is compatible with.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:56 AM   #12
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What about the black marks on grilled food? I've read it's unhealthy and that you'd better remove that part... I wonder how many people do that though!

Charred meat contains Nitrosamines which are the same substances in tobacco smoke that are known carcinogens. It's good to inform yourself of the risks, but ultimately it's your own personal decision to weigh the risks vs. rewards when living your life...

If I had a grill pan I doubt that I would be making a lot of sauces with it that would require me scraping the pan, so I would get the nonstick pan for convenience of cleanup...
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #13
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I was actually very dissapointed in my Lodge grill pan. I used it once. The "grates" are too thin so there is very little contact with the food.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #14
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cook's illustrated recommented the calphalon non stick grill pan. works fine for me.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #15
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I have the Caphalon non-stick, as well as Caphalon SS. Both are similar in clean-up effort for me. Even though non-stick, it is still not easy to clean the grooves after use.

I'd really like to get cast-iron for better grill marks - which I'd prefer. Unfortunately, retirement being 1/2 of what it was a year ago, we have to be much more careful about expenditures . I know, I can hear the violins now ...
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:50 PM   #16
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I love my Lodge Cast Iron grill pans.
I do too! Lodge has been making cast iron cookware for years and they are the industry standard. I have many pieces of Lodge and I have to say they are all naturally non stick. I have two grillpans and both of them do the job perfectly. Inexpensive, dependable, easy to clean and they hold heat beautifuly. What else can be said?
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #17
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I do too! Lodge has been making cast iron cookware for years and they are the industry standard. I have many pieces of Lodge and I have to say they are all naturally non stick. I have two grillpans and both of them do the job perfectly. Inexpensive, dependable, easy to clean and they hold heat beautifuly. What else can be said?
What she said.
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