I do a lot of high heat cooking/searing and I've been using...
1. a stainless steel pan. Performs great but often requires some serious elbow grease to get clean.
2. a nonstick pan. Cleans up very easily, but the high heat ends up ruining the nonstick surface.
3. a cast-iron pan. Amazing performance, but its weight makes it cumbersome to handle, it's hard to clean, and it has various cooking limitations (can't use anything acidic).
Are there any alternatives that I'm missing out on?