Ok so I have to say you guys are a bad influence.
I had been playing nice. Hunting here and there for pieces to replace some older cookware and fill in some gaps. Then suddenly...boom.
Needed a larger skillet to do things like Brick chicken or multiple steak sears. Read a lot here, talked to some 'professional' friends. In the end, I just could not pull the trigger on the full Atlantis/Proline 12.6" fry pan. So I decided to go with the Industry 5. Had a gift card from SLT that covered a good chunk.
After a few uses I realized, I liked cooking in this pan a LOT more than my cast steel pans or my cast iron. Great sear, quick temp changes, cleans nice. But jeez, the wife is not going to go for an 10" and an 8" at these prices. Certainly not when there is an AC 4qt. Saute sitting in the rack.
Back to the web. Hmmm...no Mr. Internet, I did not know that for a brief time Demeyere made high quality 7 ply Stainless steel cookware for KitchenAid. Really? You can find some on sale sometimes? Why yes, it does look remarkably like the Industry 5 pans. Let's see...ehh...hard to find a 10". How about an 11"? Yes. Oh and there is an 8" too.
Third party crazy talk aside, I have two more pans inbound. Anyone using these? Our friend over at Centurylife speaks highly of them. Now I just have to find a way to blend them into the rack without them being so obvious.
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