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.

The 11 Best Direct-to-Consumer Cookware Brands of 2020

If you’re in the market for new cookware, you’re probably considering well-known brands like All-Clad, Anolon, or Cuisinart. However, there are some newcomers to the cookware scene, and they’re shaking...

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Yet another rondeau (a more specific) question

by ceasar2k6 24 days ago

I read/skimmed through 10 or so threads in the last 3 years pertaining to rondeau's. I do have a specific question about it. My main use for these would be to make bolognese, meatballs (in large...

Premium cookware prices increasing with the loss of small B&M stores or pandemic supply issues?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 26 days ago

I started shopping for a small saucier and noticed lines like Cuisinart 'clad' stainless being somewhere between 50% and 100% more expensive then what I paid about a year ago. All-Clad also seems ...

Do You Cover Your Induction Cooker’s Glass?

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

As part of my ongoing induction testing of 32cm frypans (deBuyer Prima Matera, Demeyere Proline, and Fissler OP Serving Pan), I decided to frolic off into the realm of assessing the effect of placi...

Should you baby expensive stainless pans with silicone utensils?

by kjonyou 28 days ago

I have used metal on metal for years, but my pans were mostly cheap. I am about to purchase some really high end stainless steel pots and pans and I don't want to ruin them. I know metal will not ...

The Great Nanobond Question

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

So on another unrelated thread, the issues of the relative weights and thicknesses of Hestan's two triply clad offerings, Nanobond and Thermoclad came up. When both lines were new, I concluded tha...

All-Clad Pulling Back from Indies

by kaleokahu 28 days ago

If you're an independent cookware store--or you like to frequent them--this is bad news. Frankly, I don't buy the stated rationale. Also, note that Lagostina will no longer be filling any ord...

Is Gordon Ramsay using a Lagostina Lagofusion sauter pan?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

Just saw this video with Mr. Ramsay cooking a glazed ham with some chutney. Is he using a Lagostina Lagofusion sauter pan to make the chutney or what ? Link: https://youtu.be/c5KOthuMywA ...

SOLIDteknics nöni

by Pertti 30 days ago

Came across this very interesting line and more precisely material. What makes this interesting, and wildly so, is the claim of highly conductive non-nickel stainless steel. Edit. (Debunked thi...

Exasperated with carbon steel pan sticking

by Skip2 1 month ago

Matfer small fry pan. I've followed every seasoning method out there but my fried eggs stick like glue. I did the salt/potato skins method, the thin wipe of oil and put in the oven for an hour me...

Who makes the best new cast iron skillets?

by Tristor 1 month ago

If I were in the market for a new production cast iron skillet, who is currently the best producer globally? There's numerous brands out there now that make what I believe are quality products, bu...

Do you season tin lined copper cookware?

by josemartinlopez 1 month ago

Stupid question, but does it help to season tin lined copper cookware? For example, if I have a tiny tin lined copper skillet used solely for eggs, is it helpful to cook a couple of sausages or bac...

What do you do when you're asked for a recommendation?

by ceasar2k6 1 month ago

Hypothetical here: a friend asks you for a recommendation for a pan or a pot or a knife or anything else you are considered to be knowledgeable about. What do you do? What questions come to your mi...

Clad vs disc bottom sauce pans/sauciers on induction

by chillaxboi 1 month ago

I recently got a Fissler skillet to use primarily on my induction unit after being dissapointed with the results I got with Demeyere Proline and All-Clad cookware on it. I was blown away at the...

Why does America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated rate Fissler cookware so poorly?

by chillaxboi 2 months ago

I recently got a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated and was surprised to see the bad ratings they’ve given to Fissler cookware. I’ve seen Fissler recommended many times here, so I was wondering why...

How do you decide between 10 or 12 inch skillet when usually cooking for one?

by josemartinlopez 1 month ago

How do you decide between 10 or 12 inch skillet when usually cooking for one? This has been asked several times here and the old threads skew to 12 inches, reasoning it's better to have a little mo...

Skillet for induction - best balance between even and responsive?

by babyraccoon 2 months ago

I'm considering a new 28cm stainless steel skillet. I have induction and lots of Fissler Original Profi, Demeyere, and one Lagostina Lagofusion. The Fissler is certainly the most even-heating and c...

deBuyer Prima Matera 27cm Fry Pan

by kaleokahu 10 months ago

So, on the heels of my review of the 28cm Falk Culinair CopperCore here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/falk-coppercore-initial-review-1086229, several people wondered aloud about how other i...

What size skillet for high heat to buy to complement a copper skillet collection?

by josemartinlopez 1 month ago

So I bought new tin lined 2.0 mm copper skillets in 16 (6.3 in), 22 (8.7 in), 26 (10.2 in) and 34 cm (13.4 in). The thinking was to get pans that heat up fast for light pan frys and sautes. The thi...

Tips for first use of copper cookware

by josemartinlopez 2 months ago

I'd like to thank everyone who has put up with my questions so far. It has finally dawned on me that several boxes containing almost 40 kg of copper pots and pans will be arriving at my doorstep an...

What? No Crispy Steelux Fans?

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

With all the recent hoopla over Fissler disk pans, I'm somewhat surprised it stops short of Triple Axel, Triple Lutz here about the Crispy Steelux texture. I handled these pans (along with All-Cad...