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Non-Stick 12-Inch Skillet Recommendations?

by Melissa 14 years ago

(re-posting this from General Topics...) I'm looking for a non-stick skillet for under $100. I had read a while ago that America's Test Kitchen recommended the Farberware Millennium Soft Touch St...

Foil on a handle of a NON oven proof skillet?

by Novice Cook 14 years ago

Is it true you can wrap foil around a handle then stick it in the oven with no problem? I really don't want to melt my skillet handle!

First Cast Iron Skillet - what size?

by Alison 14 years ago

I'm considering buying a cast iron skillet. I've never bought one before. If I can only have one cast iron skillet, what size would you recommend - 10 in., 12 in.? I don't really know what I w...

What did I do wrong? re: seasoning cast iron skillet

by foodiex2 14 years ago

Kohls was having a huge sale last week and a I bought an extra large Lodge "pre-seasoned" cast iron frying pan w/ wooden handle for less than $12.00. I have had my current cast iron pan for 20+ yea...

I bought a used cast-iron skillet -- now what?

by wyf4lyf 14 years ago

I found a No. 8, 10-5/8" cast-iron skillet at a thrift store today for $7. Couldn't resist. There's no brand name on it, but it does say "Made in USA" on the bottom along with the size. It has 2 t...

Help! Your advice needed on oven-proof skillets.........

by shazzer65 14 years ago

I'd like to get an oven-proof skillet so that I can do magical things like brown a chicken on the stove and then put it into the oven to roast... Any suggestions? Le creuset? Others?

Help Me Christen My New Cast Iron Skillet!

by Dommy! 14 years ago

My parents got me a Lodge Preseasoned 12' Cast Iron Skillet for Christmas! WHEEE!!!! :) What should I cook first in it that will aid in getting it to that rich black glossy finish all us hounds...

seasoning cast-iron skillet problem

by Roch cook 14 years ago

I read through earlier posts and tried to follow directions. My skillets emerged from the oven bumpy with freckles -- the freckles were shiny against the dull surface underneath. Any suggestions ab...

Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy my cast iron skillet from K-Mart?

by Mr. Taster 14 years ago

Martha Stewart cast iron pan, on sale for $12.99 Any reason why I shouldn't buy it? I've never owned one before and am eager to make some cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving this year (and I'm s...

Cast Iron Skillet Advice

by Jane Hathaway 15 years ago

I've been thinking about buying a cast iron skillet for awhile and JeffW's pizza recipe below sealed the deal for me. I've been looking at a 10 1/4 inch or a 12 inch pre-seasoned one by Lodge Logi...

Skillet Corn bread

by dude 15 years ago

I've come across numerous recipes for this. The question is: Has anyone tried using their grill as an oven to make it? Aside from not wanting to use an oven in August, my wife has a need to use a...

Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

by valerie 15 years ago

So I just got a Lodge Logic pre-seasoned skillet and I really want to try it out. But I'm scared! According to the Lodge website, it says to just rinse it out with hot water, dry thoroughly and ...

Cast Iron Skillet in Long-Term Storage: What should I do?

by BabyLitigator 15 years ago

I have a cast-iron skillet that is one of the few kitchen implements I will be taking with me when I move from Boston to L.A. this week (I'm a student, and will be upgrading everything else and let...

ISO: De Buyer carbon steel skillets

by Mortadella Bodywrap 15 years ago

I recently discovered the joys of cooking on De Buyer carbon steel skillets. I'd like to buy other sizes, but I'm having trouble finding a source in the US. My local Sur La Table has a few, but n...

Rippin' hot skillets/fry pans

by the(jello)sound 15 years ago

I've always wondered about this and would love to hear about your insight/experiences. On several cooking shows and in cookbooks, they'll say something along the lines of, "Put some oil in the pan ...

Cast Iron Skillet - Need Your Help!

by nikki 15 years ago

This is very strange. I rested my hot cast iron skillet against the window sill and now it has white paint splotches across the bottom. How can I remove this? Oh boy!

Cast iron skillet smokin' me out house and home

by ADK 15 years ago

I have a cast iron skillet (made by Lodge). Initially, I seasoned it (baked it with bacon fat -- couldn't get a hold of duck fat) and have been using it regularly for a couple years. I know that ...

cast iron skillet

by vozick 15 years ago

Please tell me exactly what you cannot cook in a cast iron skillet. I understand that vinegar and tomatoes are acidic so they should not be cooked in this pot.Would acidic include wine? Thank you.

frittata, not in a skillet,

by steph p 15 years ago

two questions about frittatas what ingredient makes the egg rise a bit? i had a frittata recently that looks like it came out of a square pan instead of a round skillet and it had a edge that ...

cast iron skillet

by SpongeBobSquarePegs 15 years ago

I've always been interested in owning one but not quite sure if I'd use it all that much. So I'm wondering what do you use yours mostly for? I see a lot of pre-seasoned ones for sale. With th...

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