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Old 01-07-2014, 11:59 PM   #21
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Why not Cast iron?

Mostly because of the weight, although I might end up getting the Lodge 8" pan because I haven't found a lighter weight 8" pan that's good for grilling. I spoke with a salesperson at Sur La Table, and she said that the Lodge pans were easy to clean. I guess I'll have to try one and see. I tried to pan fry a thin piece of beef in my Simply Calphalon pan tonight, but it splattered like crazy and the meat didn't stay flat.
That particular pan is good only for medium to low heat.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:25 AM   #22
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Anything too light you may have balance issues on the stovetop when the pan is empty.
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Mostly because of the weight, although I might end up getting the Lodge 8" pan because I haven't found a lighter weight 8" pan that's good for grilling. I spoke with a salesperson at Sur La Table, and she said that the Lodge pans were easy to clean. I guess I'll have to try one and see. I tried to pan fry a thin piece of beef in my Simply Calphalon pan tonight, but it splattered like crazy and the meat didn't stay flat.
That particular pan is good only for medium to low heat.

Cast iron grill pans are hard to clean in the grooves. The type of pan will not change whether or not food spatters or whether it stays flat.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:02 AM   #24
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Cast iron grill pans are hard to clean in the grooves. The type of pan will not change whether or not food spatters or whether it stays flat.

I'm thinking of getting the regular Lodge fry pan, not the grill pan. I don't think it has grooves.
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Small Lodge pans are not that heavy and they sit squarely (solidly) on the stovetop. They have a good feel.
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I'm thinking of getting the regular Lodge fry pan, not the grill pan. I don't think it has grooves.

I thought you didn't want cast iron...
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:32 AM   #27
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I thought you didn't want cast iron...

I really don't, but I'm not coming up with any good alternatives :(. I haven't seen any 8" nonstick anodized grill pans.
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That's fine. You've decided that a small size is more important than weight. A CI pan has the added benefit of being cheap. I recommend you get the Lodge Logic which is pre-seasoned.
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That's fine. You've decided that a small size is more important than weight. A CI pan has the added benefit of being cheap. I recommend you get the Lodge Logic which is pre-seasoned.

This one?
http://amzn.com/B00008GKDG
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Yes. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Target and hardware stores with no shipping.
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