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Buying a second All Clad Frying Pan - Need Some Advice

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Buying a second All Clad Frying Pan - Need Some Advice

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KissMyFace | | Jul 22, 2011 07:59 AM

Hi All,

I've lurked here for years but now I need some straight up advice.

I bought my first piece of all clad at the start of the year, but I was limited by budget so I decided to get the 4qt Sautee/Simmer Pan from Williams Sonoma (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...) with the intention of buying a smaller pan when I could afford to.

While this is a great pan for cooking big meals (brown meat/veg, add liquid, into oven) - it's a bit too large and heavy (especially for my skinny wristed mother) for day to day use (although I have been using it day to day in the absence of anything else

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I'm unable to see the pans in person (my friend brings them back from the U.S to the U.K for me) so I'm looking for some advice.

I had asked him to pick me up an 8" pan (I didn't want two pans that were basically the same- by getting the 10" or 12" versions) but I'm now worried the the 8" will be too small for anything other than a few eggs. I don't wan to spend $100 on an egg pan!

I need something big enough for a few eggs (I do fry alot of eggs), but also a couple of medium sized steaks or a few lamb chops, a couple of fillets of fish etc, but it needs to be light enough for a woman in her 60's (not frail but quite small!) to use.

I'd like to leave the sautee/simmer pan for cooking on the bone means (shanks, chicken legs etc) and use this new pan for day to day cooking.

Can anyone offer some advice?

-Thanks

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