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Resistance to New Pots and Pans

mikie | Jan 24, 201112:51 PM

My wife doesn't want new pots and pans, can someone tell me what's wrong with her? Her pots and pans, I say her's because she had them when we got married, well there's nothing wrong with them, if you discount the fact that they are about 40 years old, the phenolic handles look like they are 140 years old, and of greatest signifance, in most cases the bottoms are domed up so the oil all runs to the outer edge. We also have some old Revere that was grandma's, so it's over 60 I'll bet if it's a day and they're not flat bottomed anymore either. Not that I have a problem with old age, but this stuff looks like it has served it's purpose and then some. We do have new enameled cast iron and she really likes it. Do women get attached to pots and pans like men do to old sneakers?

The real question is how do I sell my wife? er, on new pots and pans. Help me explain why domed bottoms don't cook well. And, someone put together a list, don't remember what thread it was on, as to what type of pot or pan construction was best for which type of cooking utensile. Something along the lines of copper or multi ply SS for a frying pan for example or disc bottom for boiling water. She's going to regret the day I learned to cook, even if that was just last month. I want new pans with flat bottoms, I just have to convince here she does too. If I hadn't bought new knives, she'd still be using a piece of scrap metal with a duct tape handel she sharpened on the prison wall. Just kidding really, it was the back step.

Thanks for suggestions and wish me luck,

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