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Old 01-14-2014, 07:30 PM   #71
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I may be late on this. Not sure, but i have a Swiss Diamond grill pan and i love it. They have 2 and I went with the one with the deeper sides to help prevent spatter. There are many great features, but the best is the browning of this pan. It browns meat like a stainless pan, but cleans better than all other nonsticks.


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Here is a link - it looks as if it is on sale right now (Jan 14 2014)

Swiss Diamond Nonstick Deep Square Grill Pan - 11 x 11"

What's the pan made of? Is it anodized aluminum?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #72
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What's the pan made of? Is it anodized aluminum?
Reviews state that this pan's non-stick qualities last about 6 months, and then the pans become junk. They also state that the warranty isn't honored. I bought some years ago, and found the same problem. In addition, the coating began to wear off, and I was using plastic utensils at the time. I just don't buy any kind of non-stick pans anymore, with the exception of a square, non-stick griddle that is used only over medium heat for pancakes and an occasional American style omelet.

That's my experience with Swiss Diamond cookwear.

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:53 PM   #73
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What's the pan made of? Is it anodized aluminum?
I am super fast at getting back to people as you can see....

This pan is made from cast aluminum with their patneted nonstick coating on it. They have an induction version as well.
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Good grief is it made of gold? That pan is $144.00. That's nuts.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:59 PM   #75
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Does anyone know of a good small grill pan that isn't cast iron? I want to start incorporating more beef into my diet, and all I have is a large Calphalon grill pan that I don't want to use if I'm making a small steak.
I realize this thread is a few months old.
I'm also a newbie here.
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I didn't see any responses to your question which recommended Carbon Steel pans. I just got one and the initial results are very satisfying.

Amazon.com: DeBuyer Mineral B Element Iron Frypan, 7.9-Inch Round: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #76
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I realize this thread is a few months old.
I'm also a newbie here.
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I didn't see any responses to your question which recommended Carbon Steel pans. I just got one and the initial results are very satisfying.

Amazon.com: DeBuyer Mineral B Element Iron Frypan, 7.9-Inch Round: Kitchen & Dining

The OP was looking for a grill pan, not a fry pan.


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Old 03-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #77
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I realize this thread is a few months old.
I'm also a newbie here.
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I didn't see any responses to your question which recommended Carbon Steel pans. I just got one and the initial results are very satisfying.

Amazon.com: DeBuyer Mineral B Element Iron Frypan, 7.9-Inch Round: Kitchen & Dining

Thank you! I had never heard this type of pan, and it could be the answer to my prayers! What have you cooked in it so far?
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #78
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The OP was looking for a grill pan, not a fry pan.



I guess I'm not familiar with how the two different types of pans are used. Looks like steaks can be cooked in both.
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I guess I'm not familiar with how the two different types of pans are used. Looks like steaks can be cooked in both.
Yes, steaks can be cooked in both. The grill pan will put grill marks on the food cooked in it, and can be used for panini as well if it comes with a lid. Personally, I prefer steaks and chops seared in my cast-iron skillet. You get more yummy browning on the meat than in a grill pan
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:43 PM   #80
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Thank you GotGarlic. I didn't realize that style pan had it's own nomenclature. I had something like it years ago and threw it out. Everything stuck like crazy to it. I agree with you about preferring a flat bottom pan. After the outdoor grill of course.

Kitchengoddess8, I've only had it a few days. Fried some potatoes and flipped some eggs with it. It's a nice small size, heats evenly as far as I can tell and is much lighter than cast iron. It will supposedly outlive me unless it's terribly abused.
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