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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 11-07-2008, 01:39 PM   #21
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i voted for my 5 quart ss tramontina deep saute. it's not fully clad, but it was a great deal at costco for around 30 semolians.

a close second was a 50 year old 8 quart ss stock pot that my mom gave me when i got my first apartment. it was her first pot as well, so it holds more than just good food for me.

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Old 11-07-2008, 01:42 PM   #22
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I have more pots and pans than I can use in a week! Copper, enameled cast iron, French carbon steel, tri ply clad, cast iron raw, etc. My fave pan is a hand spun copper saute, tin lined from Tasmania. A German smith set up shop there years ago and his wife got him to making cookware for her and then everyone else. It's just a great pan, instantly responsive and well balanced. And nothing sounds so fine as food sauteing in a tin lined pan. Check out Lara copper if interested.

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Old 11-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #23
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My 8" Griswold iron pan.

Everything else is so far behind I can't think of a number 2, unless its the Griswold fried chicken pan.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by gadzooks View Post
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.
Oh, mine is well carboned up. The key is NOT to scrub it much with soap and water (and NEVER soak it).

Once a month I heat it up with some kosher salt until the salt goes a bit grey then rub it all over the inner surface. Cleans off a lot of the burned on food without taking away ALL the flavours and seasoning effect.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:05 PM   #25
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I have an old cast iron 2 pc dutch oven set that ranks as my favorite. Each piece can be used as a skillet or put together it is a great dutch oven.

I think I use the deep section just a little more than the shallow one.

My most cherrished pan is my fish fry pan that my Dad made for our fishing trips. This is about 9X11. I don't know what the material is but it is the weight and feel of cast iron. He was a welder so no telling what he made it from. There is nothing better than a bunch of brookies for breakfast cooked up in this pan.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:59 AM   #26
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My favorite is a square panini/ omelete pan I bought from QVC. Nothing sticks to this pan and I love using the press to cook nice flat bacon.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:30 AM   #27
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My favorite is my 3 quart sauteuse. Wonderful for braises.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:31 PM   #28
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I voted for my 8 quart stockpot. (saucepan on the above ballot) I have two. All Clad Stainless Steel.

Amazon.com: All-Clad Stainless 8-Quart Stockpot: Home & Garden

I swear to God, if I didn't have that pot, I'd be lost. That and my favorite wooden spoon.

I make EVERYTHING in that pot. Soup, chowder, sauce, rice pudding, chicken braises, potatoes, pasta, risotto, chili... EVERYTHING! I love it.

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:55 PM   #29
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I am not sure if its a pan, but my answer is Wok. Use it for so much.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #30
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The reason I chose the Dutch oven is because you can do anything in it, from frying bacon to making soup. If I could only have one pot, that would be it.
I'm also very fond of my electric skillet.

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