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Skillets

Find great skillet recipes, advice on how to season and use your skillet, and suggestions on which brands to buy, all from the knowledgeable Chowhound community.

How to Make Any Burnt Pan Look Brand-New

The best way to clean a burnt pan depends on a few factors, including what it's made from and what's burned on. But these tips will help you clean burnt food off of most all your pots and pans. Whether...
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Copper skillet wanted; Dehillerin or ...

Sid Post
by Sid Post 3 days ago

I want to give a copper skillet a whirl. I want what is commonly a 10" Lodge cast iron skillet size as a minimum but, really want more of a ~12" skillet. Think two large hamburger patties or at l...

Your three "forever" pans

Angelus2013
by Angelus2013 3 years ago

So you find yourself down-sizing to just three cookware pieces that you'll use for the rest of your life. What would be the three you'll use? This question does not include lids or electronic cookw...

Does Anyone Make Domed Covers for Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pans?

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by westes 3 months ago

Lodge has cast iron skillets in 8", 10.25" and 12" diameters. The domes for these are relatively flat, as shown in the photo attached. Does anyone make a domed cover for these skillets that woul...

How to Season My Carbon Steel Skillet?

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by obillo 2 months ago

We had a gas leak in our building and it took a year to fix. Now the gas is back on and I crave opinions on the best way to season my Matfer B carbon skillet, which Amazon shipped to me exactly one...

Any actual users of Hexclad skillets have feedback?

sweet100s
by sweet100s 10 months ago

Any actual users of Hexclad skillets have feedback? I've had my eye on these, and Costco has them on special. Reviews are mixed.

Kitchenaid 7-Ply Stainless - OEM Demeyere Atlantis - Feedback

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by westes 4 years ago

It appears that Kitchenaid did a deal with Demeyere in 2013 and licensed a version of the Demeyere Atlantis product line - very slightly altered - as the Kitchenaid 7-ply Stainless series. Has an...

Do you season tin lined copper cookware?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year 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...

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

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year 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?

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by babyraccoon 1 year 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...

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

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year 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

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year 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...

2.5 mm versus 2.0 mm copper cookware - what is the quality difference?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

I've seen posts about the Mauviel 150 and 250 (1.5 and 2.5 mm) lines, and how older Mauviel lines for actual cooking began at 2.0 mm (with thinner pans made mainly for presentation, not cooking). I...

How to pan fry thicker fish fillets without oven?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

I've been patronizing a seller of pretty fresh barramundi fish fillets, cut into 6-7 inch, 200-250 gram fillets. The issue is the product is great, but the fillets can be uneven due to the shape of...

Are Demeyere Proline pans stickier than other clad cookware?

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by chillaxboi 1 year ago

I’ve noticed that food tends to stick more on the Demeyere Proline pans (when compared to say, an All-Clad D3). I thought that the Silvinox finish would help against sticking. Has anyone else notic...

Can you pan grill fish with no oil on a tin lined copper skillet?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

One of my favorite quick things to cook is to simply take nothing but a very fresh fillet cut of fish and put it on a skillet skin down on low heat for about ten minutes. The natural oil inside the...

Can you cook a chicken breast with no oil on a tin lined copper skillet?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

One of the simplest things I like to do cooking at home is to defrost a single chicken breast and just throw it onto a pre-heated stainless steel skillet with no oil. If the skillet is hot enough w...

6-inch tin lined copper skillet for frying single eggs - talk me out of it

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

As an indulgence, I'm toying with the idea of buying a 6-inch tin lined copper skillet for frying single eggs. You'll laugh, but some weekend mornings (or even late nights), I just want the perfect...

Is a 34cm (13.4 in) copper skillet too large (cooking for one)?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

I live alone and usually cook for one, and currently use a 10 inch stainless steel skillet for daily cooking under lockdown. I want to gift myself with traditional tin lined copper cookware (partly...

Is a solid silver or silver lined copper skillet the ultimate skillet?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

This is a very silly (think "if I win the lottery...") question, but is a solid silver or silver lined copper skillet the ultimate skillet? So my understanding is that silver and copper cookware wo...

Do you frequently use an 8 inch non-cast iron skillet?

josemartinlopez
by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

I'm thinking of buying an 7.8 inch (22 cm) tin lined copper skillet for my main skillet but am thinking hard on whether I should get a typical 10 inch skillet instead. I live alone and typically co...