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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 11-10-2008, 09:16 PM   #31
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I agree Constance. I picked my French Steel searing pan, but I also love my 15 litre stock pot. It has a heavy bottom and I can make mega pots of stews, soups, chili, etc. from browning the meat all the way to simmering it. I have a smaller dutch oven as well that comes in handy when I am not big-batching it!
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:15 AM   #32
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I'm one of those crazy folks that grab for what I need depending on what I'm cooking. I wouldn't grab a skillet if I wanted to make a pot roast - and I wouldn't grab a "dutch oven" to scramble up a couple of eggs or make pancakes.

Ok - I have turned a cast iron dutch oven upside down and used it as a small griddle when camping ...
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:55 AM   #33
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My favourite cooking pan is a non stick 'Kadai' with lid.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:03 AM   #34
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I'm one of those crazy folks that grab for what I need depending on what I'm cooking. I wouldn't grab a skillet if I wanted to make a pot roast - and I wouldn't grab a "dutch oven" to scramble up a couple of eggs or make pancakes.

Ok - I have turned a cast iron dutch oven upside down and used it as a small griddle when camping ...
Well, the question wasn't, do you use the right pan for the job or not, the question was, what is your favorite pan? I have a cast-iron Dutch oven that I used for years for stews, etc. (I recently replaced it with a Le Creuset), but it's not my favorite.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #35
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My farovite pans and the ones that I use most are totally different. My favorites are my big bubba copper pots. They are a joy to use, but are way too big to be used often. They range from 10 to 13 inches diameter, and weigh from 9 to 15 pounds. The largest is over 100 years old, hand made and has hammer marks. The ones I use most are cast iron skillets and small saucepans. I have around 30 or so pots and pans, and, like Michael, reach for the one that does the current job. 90% of my cookware lives within 3 feet of the oven and range.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #36
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My favorite is definitely my trusty 12" cast iron skillet. It can cook breakfast, the best steak I've ever had, and it can bake in the oven! I wouldn't backpack across the country without it (not that I plan to).
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:06 PM   #37
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How long before the next poll?
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