Frying Pans

A good frying pan is essential for a cook. Get advice on which size and type to buy, plus discuss cooking techniques, care and storage, and more.

Teflon, Ceramic, Anodized Aluminum: A Guide to Nonstick Cookware

Teflon, ceramic, anodized aluminum...if you are on the hunt for new nonstick cookware, you may be overwhelmed by the options. With nearly a dozen different varieties of pots and pans to choose from...

Fissler Original Profi serving pan

by VFish 16 days ago

So the Fissler 32 cm serving pan arrived today. I got the blasted domed SS lid! Oh, I know some of you like this lid but I have no idea why this is so great and it takes a lot of space. The whol...


Help me make a decision - All-clad vs Demeyere

by john_ca 3 days ago

I have been cooking with All-Clad tri-ply for quite some time, but find that the heat in the pan is really inconsistent (glass-top electric range) and has hot spots. Based on my research, I have b...

How useful is a rondeau?

tim irvine
by tim irvine 13 days ago

Is it useful if you already have a saute and a Dutch oven, or is it just another pan in the kitchen? My saute and DO are both 24cm. I rarely cook for more than six. Would I think I had just adde...

Buying advice SS saute pan ( 28cm / 11 inch )

by VanquishNL 9 days ago

Hi all, I live in the Netherlands (sorry for my English) and I'm looking for a new sautepan, I currently use the Sola 'hapjespan' 28cm / 11'' with high walls: Sola sautepan ( https://sola.nl/pr...


Flat cookware that isn’t flat

by MartinG 5 days ago

Let’s see if I can explain this - in my second language... Most cookware are designed with a slightly convex bottom. When the pan is cold, the material that toutches the stove top is the outer s...


Heat tint from burner on copper pan

by coppernew101 6 days ago

Just started cooking with copper. Got a 34cm, 3mm, tin lined hammered two handle pan from Bottega del Rame. Made pancakes and sauted some onions. I have 2 concerns. First is I have burner heat tin...

Advice needed on new cookware purchase

by noobiecook 25 days ago

Greetings chowhounders! I’m a new member to the forum and this is my first post. During the past couple of months I’ve been reacquainted to cooking, first out of necessity and lately have evolved i...

Induction griddle/grill

by Pandy05 12 days ago

Can anyone suggest a rectangular grill/griddle that is TRULLY induction cooktop compatible? Many companies say they have but reviews say otherwise. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

Seasoning carbon steel pan without removing the beeswax

by MartinG 18 days ago

Can you do that? De buyer states that the beeswax ”helps the seasoning process”. How, IF the beeswax is removed? I have seasoned a lots of carbon steel pans with good results and I guess I never ...

Stainless steel cookware: Le Creuset vs Mauviel

by Ajwheatley96 21 days ago

I'm looking into both manufacturers and cannot decide which would be the better investment. I'm aware that the stainless steel cookware from Le Creuset is actually manufactured in Portugal, but ...

"Non-stick" and cast-iron skillets

by shmulik 21 days ago

Hello! New to this forum and wondering whether the collected minds here might help me figure something out. I have a small cast-iron skillet that I received as a gift sometime around 2004-2006. ...

Not associating minimalism with inexpensive

tim irvine
by tim irvine 30 days ago

On another currently active thread it was said that it was wise not to associate minimalism with inexpensive. Intuitively I agree, but I am not sure why. If I had a batterie of a dozen carefully ...

Le Creuset 3ply stainless steel

by shoplife2019 11 months ago

Anyone have any experience or opinion on this line of stainless steel pots and pans? I know LC is the giant in the Dutch oven game but how does their SS range fair? Is it worth it? I’m looking at ...

Help Needed: Furnishing An Efficient, Minimalist Kitchen

by zabritt 1 month ago

Hi Chowhound! Let me begin with a special thank you to all contributors who have greatly expanded my knowledge of and contributed to my passion for all things cooking. Apologies in advance for t...

Matfer carbon steel thickness

by MartinG 28 days ago

I’ve bought a 28 cm (11 inch) Matfer carbon steel pan recently. The Matfer 2020 catalogue says that all their carbon steel pans are 3 mm in thickness, but mine really looks thinner compared to my M...

Carbon Steel SOS

by droolingdoggie 30 days ago

I recently bought a carbon steel wok and would like to seek your wisdom. This wok cost me $100 and thus I don't want to throw it away: 1. Do I have to wash it *immediately* after cooking? I woul...

The ‘What cookware is this chef using’ thread - chime in

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I would like to start a thread where we all can discuss cookware and techniques used by professional chefs and amateur cooks in their kitchen. I would like to start by sharing this video with y...

Mix or Match? Suggestions on buying GOOD pans finally!

by mbargeron 1 month ago

Hi Folks! Been looking at lots of beautiful pots and pans used by various chefs I follow and would like to up my pan game. I've been using Tramontina SS for the last few years, but really like to g...

28cm Demeyere skillet in oven

by bowman84 2 months ago

Hi Just ordered my first high end pan for my kitchen- Demeyere Proline 28cm / 11” I’ve got a ‘standard’ size oven- the unit is ~59 cm wide and I think the oven itself is around 48x42 cm (widt...

Best STEEL skillet at a reasonable cost?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 1 month ago

I am shopping for a new STEEL SKILLET! I have been using a 10" and a 12" Lodge cast iron skillet for a lot of things but, the tall sides and excessive weight are becoming a problem. I think my ...