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Oil Catching on Fire

Xhale12 | Nov 1, 2011 09:11 PM

Hey guys. So I am new to using stainless steel cookware and cooking in general. I used my SS pan for the first time tonight to pan fry chicken. I have a rouxbe membership and used their pan frying video as guidance, doing the water test. When I thought the pan was at the right temp, I added the oil and it began smoking like crazy and caught on fire in five seconds. It was BLAZING, I almost burnt my face. Took me about an hour of scrubbing with BarKeepers Friend to get the black coating off the bottom of the pan. What did I do wrong?

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