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Cookware Musings from the Peanut Gallery

by Libranflight 1 year ago

I have not really been able to cook much for a while, I was working so many hours, but I have noticed when I do cook, that there are a lot of pieces I do not touch. My LC skillet is covered in d...

Feedback on your new Fissler/Paderno/Silga

by damiano 2 years ago

A few of us here have recently jumped on deals on Fissler original profi, Paderno 1100 Grand Gourmet, and/or Silga Teknika pots and pans. Now that there are more people using these, I'm eager to le...

Italo Ottinetti Aluminum

by Angelus2013 1 year ago

Does anyone have any experience with this Italian brand? I found three bare aluminum frying pans being sold at TJMaxx. Originally sold for about $20, they've been marked down to $15. They sure look...

Caja China vs. Caja Asadora???

by kristabat 11 years ago

I'm trying to figure out if there's any huge difference between La Caja China and the cheaper La Caja Asadora (by Bene Casa). When comparing the largest Caja China to La Casa Asadora they seem com...

Tips on using disposable chafing dish

by Beetlekat 15 years ago

I just purchased a disposable chafing dish at a party store. I plan to use it for a party we are having this weekend. Does anyone have any tips on using this? I have never used one before. It h...

Panasonic KY-MK3500 Induction Hob that accepts aluminum and copper Pots and Pans

by drrayeye 1 year ago

high energy--IR temperature control--takes all metals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjP3E8aB4A Buy one at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Commercial-KY-MK3500-Met-All-Induction-Cooktop/...

Zwilling Prime

by am47 2 years ago

I'm curious whether anyone here has experience with Zwilling Prime cookware. All the pieces apart from skillets appear to have some of the best features of the Fissler Original Profi and Demeyere A...

What's the grey residue on my new aluminum muffin pan?

by syb 10 years ago

I just bought an aluminum covered steel muffin pan made by Chicago Metallic. As I was greasing the tray with melted butter, I noticed my brush was turning grey. Then I tried to clean the pan with a...

Put the lid on while hot?

by susanrdrgz 1 year ago

I used a Nordic Ware aluminum covered cake pan (aluminum lid) to make my baked beans in because I wanted to do them in my Breville Smart Oven Air, and it seemed like the best vessel for the amount ...

Bare Aluminum Cookware

by Libranflight 2 years ago

What is the best thing to cook in bare aluminum? What is the worst, grated potatoes? Does it warp easy, and do I get it hot before adding fat or add fat and then heat up? Is there any reason to ...

Is it only aluminum wrapped baked potatoes that are at risk for botulism?

by OctoberOrchid 2 years ago

Last night I baked a bunch of potatoes, some white and some sweet, and I left them in the oven over night. They were not wrapped in aluminum foil, I baked them on a cookie sheet covered with parch...

Salad Bar Idea

by WINDELLA 2 years ago

I was thinking of using the colored chafing steam pans for a salad bar. I will add ice water instead of hot water. Is there anything in particular I shouldn't add to aluminum? These pans come in s...

Tramontina Deep Fryer: Anyone Tried This?

by Libranflight 2 years ago

Anyone used this? It seems very versatile and inexpensive, and somehow has rivets on the outside, but not on the inside. I like not having rivets inside pots. I was asking questions on Amazon ...

The Point Two Five Skillet - Any Owners

by mobiledynamics 2 years ago

In light of the recent Non Stick thread, this has revisited my ponderings on the NS in my kitchen foray (2 sized skillets for eggs, starches) etc. Going to be a tough one on the 12" Anolon Copper ...

Cast iron/carbon steel skillet with aluminium/copper base

by rbt92 2 years ago

Hi folks, I'm in the process of buying a new skillet and came across an idea: cast iron and carbon steel can be seasoned to develop a non-stick finish. Nevertheless they perform poorly in terms ...

No Knead Bread Vessels

by Libranflight 2 years ago

Like many, I got an ECI dutch oven because of the "no-knead bread" craze. I then heard why EH may or may not be better than ECI for these things. And then I find out Duffy did just fine in a sauc...

Copper—Aluminum equivalents

by cameronreddy 2 years ago

Decided to make a little cheat sheet to get in my head the aluminum equivalents to copper thicknesses. This is based on what you guys have posted is a baseline of 2.6mm of copper being about the sa...

Help me ID this pan type/brand

by lcerva 2 years ago

Hey guys, I follow this restaurant on instagram. And they happen to show this saucier they use to reduce sauces for pasta. I’ve been trying to find out what kind of brand or type of pan it is. I ...

Are cast aluminum pots still produced anywhere?

by Vexorg 13 years ago

My parents have had a large (I believe 5 quart dutch oven) cast aluminum pot (Club Aluminum Classic) that has seen close to 30 years of regular use now and held up very well for it. I wouldn't min...

Demeyere Apollo Oval Pot - Opinions?

by Politiceaux 2 years ago

All, I'm considering buying one of these. I have an Atlantis 5.5 qt casserole and a 7.2 liter Fissler rondeau en route. I'm thinking of using the Apollo Oval over two burners and the bridge elemen...