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Old 06-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Looking for a Huge fry pan

Does anyone know where I can get a very large fry pan. The one I once used was about 18" in diameter and 5 to 6" deep. The sides curved into the bottom, it was non-stick, and had a long handle on one side and a small handle on the other. I have searched the web far and wide, on retail and professional sites, and can't find anything similar.

I used a pan like this in Italy with my wife's "distant cousin" (they share a common great grandfather). It was great for sautéing lots of vegetables and then adding a pound or two of pasta. It was easy to toss everything together and he even brought it right to the tabele. Unfortunately his pan has no manufacturers label on it I'd really like to find a pan like this and hope someone can help.

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Does anyone know where I can get a very large fry pan. The one I once used was about 18" in diameter and 5 to 6" deep. The sides curved into the bottom, it was non-stick, and had a long handle on one side and a small handle on the other. I have searched the web far and wide, on retail and professional sites, and can't find anything similar.

I used a pan like this in Italy with my wife's "distant cousin" (they share a common great grandfather). It was great for sautéing lots of vegetables and then adding a pound or two of pasta. It was easy to toss everything together and he even brought it right to the tabele. Unfortunately his pan has no manufacturers label on it I'd really like to find a pan like this and hope someone can help.

If you've searched, I won't bother, but how about a paella pan?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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I looked only at Calphalon for a quick peak. They have pans to 14 inch size. I see what you may be up against. I'm not sure how you get an 18 inch fry pan to evenly heat. Or if it's full, how to carry it from stove to setting on a hot pad at the table without getting all wiggly wobbly.

Try Cabella's (on line) or do you have an REI in Mtn View, or else look at their on-line catalog too. Camping and roughing it in the great outdoors for larger group size meals.

Google Large, extra large and Jumbo Fry pans. ( thank goodness this is cookware and not clothes). But if you find one, check out your waist size before and after

Maybe you could look at electric fry pans. They come in larger sizes.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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does it need to have a lid?
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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My parents have one hanging in the garage--it is about 2 ft across and 4-5 inches deep, no lid. I can ask where they got it. They used to use it for shore lunches when we had about 12 people out fishing.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

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If you've searched, I won't bother, but how about a paella pan?
That's the back up plan I guess if I can find one deep enough

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does it need to have a lid?
No, not necessarily, but it would be nice.

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My parents have one hanging in the garage--it is about 2 ft across and 4-5 inches deep, no lid. I can ask where they got it. They used to use it for shore lunches when we had about 12 people out fishing.
That's very kind, thank you
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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I was thinking it sounds like a military surplus item...or check a restaurant supply shop.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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If you search eBay for "huge frying pan," you right now find at least two 20-inch cowboy type pans.

You can also get them new:
Big Daddy Skillet

La Tienda has a 32-inch steel pan:
LaTienda.com - Extra Large 32 Inch Traditional Steel Paella Pan

If you want really big (for really big money), you can get a 60-inch.
60" Carbon Steel Paella Pan (150 cm) | La Paella

Woll makes a 17 inch non-stick:
Woll Huge 17 Inch Fry Pan by Woll Cookware
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #9
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Go to a restaurant supply store. You'll find all kinds of frying pans, large and small. If you're lucky, you'll find one on sale.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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We got our big one at a restaurant supply store.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #11
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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This is more like what you're looking for, but not quite deep:
Carlisle 603018-Signature Select Fry Pan (603918) 18" Carlisle Food Service 603018 Carlisle 603018 by Carlisle

edit: dang .. that pan is $400+
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #13
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Here's a picture of your Pan!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #14
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hehehehe

i am forever needing things that cost $400. i hate that.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #15
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There are a number of brands of steel frying pans 18" to 20.5" if you look under camping cookware. None that I've found are nonstick, but at least one comes preseasoned. This one at Amazon.com is seasoned, not terribly expensive. Fry pan link

The largest nonstick I know of is my 14" that I bought at Sam's Club under the Bakers and Chefs brand. I also have a Simply Calphalon 12" chicken fryer w/lid which is about 4" deep which holds a pretty good load of pasta.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #16
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large frying pan

You might find what you are looking for here:

Click here: Non-Stick Frying Pans | Commercial Cookware | RestaurantSupplyPro.com
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:33 PM   #17
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Will this one do?

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Old 12-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #18
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Will this one do?

Sorry, I need one that's 15' 1/4"...that one is only 15'.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:52 AM   #19
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I have the same pan I lived in South San Jose my mother in law got the pan for me at Costco. I love it but its now wobbly so I am also trying to find a new one!
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