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Old 03-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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What is it for?

I found a nearly flat pan(very shallow dish) ; 10 inches dia; no lip; grey metal; wood handle. What is it called and what is it for?
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Hi, don5! First, welcome to DC.

Now to your question. How thick is the pan and can you take a picture of it and post it? That would help a lot.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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It could be a crepe pan
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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It could be a crepe pan

Yes..I concur!
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indeed. :)
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:30 PM   #6
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Griddle? dlkjalkj added to make my message long enough!! ;o)
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It could be either a crepe pan or a griddle of some type. I was also thinking it could be some sort of flame tamer. Would love to see a picture, though.
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i will take pics. how do I post them?
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #9
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just upload them to the site directly from your pc, or host them with something like photobucket.com.

I am thinking crepe pan too.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:39 PM   #10
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I was not able to upload the pics. The pan is about 1/8 inch thick. No writing or numbers. I wonder if its for Mexican or indian flat bread.
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Take a look at these instructions for posting pics.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:19 PM   #12
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Sounds like a crepe pan to me, too, from the size and description.

But, just because it is a crepe pan doesn't mean it can't be used for other things like as a griddle to make flat breads - like tortillas, lavash, lefse, etc.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:32 PM   #13
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It could be either a crepe pan or a griddle of some type. I was also thinking it could be some sort of flame tamer. Would love to see a picture, though.
Don, thanks for emailing me the pictures. After looking at them it looks as though you might have a crepe pan. Is the inside concave? If it is, I would say it is definitely a crepe pan. If the inside is flat, it could be a type of flame tamer.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:12 AM   #14
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This is one of those cases where a picture is worth a thousand words ... and even more speculations.

Don or Katie ... if one of you will email me the pics I'll post them here.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:10 AM   #15
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For those who were waiting to see Don's pan - here are the 2 pics he had (thanks to Katie E. for forwarding them to me):

This one shows it from the top:




And this one shows a side view:




Given the shape, the color of the metal of the pan, and the color where the handle was fused/welded to the base of the pan ... all I can guess, like most of us from the original description, is: it's a steel crepe pan.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:56 AM   #16
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I think it is a Chinese "crepe" maker. Like for scallion pancakes or such. Definitely of Asian origin--and use, I would think.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #17
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Moo shu goodness! A chinese restaurant up the road from me has one of these hanging in his pot rack, I kinda freaked out the owner with my eagernes asking him about it.
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