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View Poll Results: What is your favorite pan?
Frying pan/skillet 21 35.59%
Saute pan 18 30.51%
Saucepan 2 3.39%
Dutch oven 10 16.95%
Other (please describe) 8 13.56%
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #11
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My All Clad 10" fry pan(s).

Second is my All Clad saucier.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #12
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I have no real favorite pan, but reach for the one that seems to fit the job at hand. The only one that gets used every day is my french press coffee pot, it that counts as a pan.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:53 PM   #13
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I have an 11-1/2" black steel fry pan that has been cured just like cast iron. Heats fast, evenly and is light enough for tossing and flipping. It is as non-stick as well-seasoned cast iron, but sooo much lighter. Even has a properly fitting lid.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #14
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Love my CI skillets. Keep two on the stove at all times.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:54 PM   #15
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I use my Calphalon Tri-ply 5 qt. saute pan the most. It holds a lot of food and it has a great glass lid and the handle is perfect for my hand. I also use my All-Clad French skillet a lot, but it doesn't have a lid.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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I love any cast iron frying pan, no other way to sear meat but on a cast iron pan. I`ll use my one at home for veggies and everything. In a real kitchen though gotta go with a regular steel saute pan, the most handy for most jobs because of the high sides to keep the mess in and keep my mise en place clean. Depends on what`s cooking, though.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:37 AM   #17
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My favourite (voted under other) is an 8" french steel searing pan. We used them at school and I love the fact that you can get it to a real high heat quickly on a lower flame and it sears the meat quickly and perfectly every time. For small quantities of meat I will just sear it and stick the whole pan in the oven to finish it off. Best $15.00 I ever spent. I want to get a bigger one next!
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:41 AM   #18
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That's mine too. I use it more than any other pan.
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Mine is my All-Clad 3-quart saute pan - I reach for it first most of the time. I often use it for pan-frying as well as sauteeing, because the high sides keep more of the spatter inside the pan, and since it's larger than my largest skillet, I can usually fit in it comfortably the meat and/or sauce I'm making.

What's your favorite?
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:29 PM   #19
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My favourite (voted under other) is an 8" french steel searing pan. We used them at school and I love the fact that you can get it to a real high heat quickly on a lower flame and it sears the meat quickly and perfectly every time. For small quantities of meat I will just sear it and stick the whole pan in the oven to finish it off. Best $15.00 I ever spent. I want to get a bigger one next!
I have one of these, too. 24 cm French steel. For $1, in a thrift store. It was obviously used for searing, too...carboned up to the point it could only be used for searing. I cleaned it up, and am starting it over. Sweet little pan.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:34 PM   #20
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A big Lisk enameled, covered roasting pan- Graniteware?
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