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One Pan to Rule Them All

aesir | Nov 14, 2010 04:40 PM

I'm in the market for a new frying pan/skillet. Specifically I'm looking for a versatile, durable pan that can take punishment and be suitable for all of my various culinary endeavors, including:

-searing meat, then finishing in the oven
-stir-frying in a vaguely Asian manner
-caramelizing onions
-deglazing/reducing pan sauces
-knocking people unconscious

I find that cast irons are too heavy for my weak arms to handle (I also move apartments a lot) and I've already got (read: my roommate has) a nonstick for all of my omelet needs. Would carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum be best for my needs?

Thanks!

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