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Old 04-09-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Stainless Steel vs. Cast Iron...and the winner is?

I choose cast iron as long as its coated


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Old 04-10-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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Both SS and Cast Iron (Aluminum too) all are Winners and have a place in my Kitchen....

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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Both are important in my kitchen. One does not win over the other for me. It depends on what I am cooking and how I am cooking it.
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Both for me. I can't do everything in just one type of pan.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:26 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
Both SS and Cast Iron (Aluminum too) all are Winners and have a place in my Kitchen....

Quoted for truth! Me, too.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:33 AM   #7
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I use both....still using the ss cookware my sister bought me in 1974 for my first wedding....and have several CI pieces at the ready, either stationed on the stove top, or near by..my CI is not coated, other than oiled..
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Why does there have to be a winner? Each are excellent in their category.

Truth to tell, I prefer Carbon Steel, and enamel-coated Carbon Steel (Chantal).

I have an old Copco Paella pan which I love, but for me, enamel coated cast iron is too heavy for me to handle when full for everyday use. (and I suspect I am not alone here.... )
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #9
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There was a time when I thought cast Iron was the best for every application.
Then Mrs Hoot and I sprung for a very nice set of stainless steel cookware.
I learned in a hurry to appreciate stainless cookware.
I am still trying to learn to appreciate non stick but so far, I ain't convinced
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #10
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All cookware materials have their advantages and their limitations. I have some of just about everything except copper, enameled cast iron and thin single ply stainless steel. I only have 3 pieces of nonstick - two skillets and a 2-qt saucepan, they are hard anodized aluminum.

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