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Please help me choose my first pieces of cast iron cookware to replace teflon/nonstick pans

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Please help me choose my first pieces of cast iron cookware to replace teflon/nonstick pans

notquitethereyet | Apr 26, 2010 05:07 PM

My husband and I are trying to minimizing platic, teflon etc. in our cooking. We're hoping we can use cast iron instead of nonstick/teflon cookware that can have a toxic lining.

We will be cooking mainly for two but do sometimes cook large portions for later freezing, for guests, etc. so we don't want something too small. We are looking to start with one pan that can replace our George Foreman girll and one that can replace a nonstick skillet we have. We are vegetarian if that makes any difference in the decision.

I'm thinking to get one of the grill pans and one skillet but have no idea what size to get and if these two choices are good ones. Do I want a deeper skillet (fryer?), or a shallower one, do I need lids also? If so is glass better or cast iron?

I am fairly ignorant when it comes to kitchen equipment and terms so any advice here would be much appreciated both in terms of cast iron products and in terms of using less toxic cookware and kitchen equipment in general.

Thank you!

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