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Old 02-04-2010, 09:36 AM   #21
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Just made fried eggs in the skillet this morning. They tasted great, but I had to be pretty diligent to not let them stick. And I will say that I am not the best fried egg maker in the world!
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #22
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I generally avoid frying eggs in my CI skillet.

99% of the time I'll break the yolk when turning it over (I avoid using the word "flip" in this case!) Eggs are something I'll keep cooking in my teflon skillet.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:01 AM   #23
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I generally avoid frying eggs in my CI skillet.

99% of the time I'll break the yolk when turning it over (I avoid using the word "flip" in this case!) Eggs are something I'll keep cooking in my teflon skillet.
Yeah, I just wanted to try it out. I made 3 eggs though and no broken yolks.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:04 AM   #24
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No broken yolks!? You should make a video so that people like me can learn how to do that using CI.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #25
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Well, I noticed that they had a tendency to stick. So I stood there and loosened them with a plastic turner now and then. The "flip" wasn't real graceful either. Not even a flip really, more of a gentle rollover. Some of them seemed to release ok and I could scoop them with the turner and flip over.

I remember watching Alton Brown make fried eggs in a teflon pan. He loosened the egg, then flipped them with the pan. He brought the pan up to meet the egg so as to reduce impact. Don't think I'll be doing that with the CI!
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:50 AM   #26
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Just made bacon, hashbrowns, and omelets in the skillet. Everything worked very well! I was pleasantly suprised that nothing stuck. I remember making hashbrowns in CI before, and they stuck pretty bad. But of course the bacon grease helped the potatoes not stick. I actually had too much grease, and I had to dump some out because the potatoes weren't browning. Then for the omelets I ran some hot water in the pan to get all the excess bits and grease out. Then I added butter, and made omelets. They didn't stick at all! So tell me, could I have just used the bacon grease with the omelets?
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:45 PM   #27
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Lodge cast iron RULES!
It still does.
Just got a 10.25" deep skillet to use primarily for frying. I have a set of their skillets (including their monster 17" skillet) but this one is 3" deep, perfect for frying.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:05 PM   #28
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I agree about Lodge... Used them for years...

That said, when I moved here without pots & pans, etc., I stopped into a kitchen store to pick up some things.. While looking, I spotted a Calphalon 10" cast iron skillet.. I bought it because I really wanted a CI skillet immediately upon moving into my apartment..

I have to say that I really like this brand of CI skillets..

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Old 02-21-2019, 08:41 PM   #29
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Never seen Calphalon cast iron
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:56 AM   #30
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Never seen Calphalon cast iron
I had not either.. Its only been 8 months but I use mine a lot and really like it..

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Old 02-22-2019, 03:30 PM   #31
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New Lodge 10.25" skillet

Along with my new skillet I also got an organizer rack for my frequently used CI pans and skillets.
If this rack works out well, using it vertical or horizontally, I might get another or custom make one out of hardwood boards to organize the dozen+ other CI pots and pans I have which are currently stacked on top of one another in a cabinet beneath the counter and a real pain to retrieve.Click image for larger version

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