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Old 03-17-2018, 00:04   #1
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If I'm going to do Keto, I might as do right, eh? LOL
I found this at No Frills for $10.

Now I need to find one with a smooth bottom.

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You can find flat griddles at hardware stores. Also Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. I just gave away all my cast iron except for an 8" pan and the pancake griddle because they are just too heavy for me now.
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I used to have a 12inch pan at our last home. It was so heavy, it crushed the metal that was part of the replaceable burner on my stove.

I loved it and used it as my primary pan. NSMom hated it and refused to use it.

This new pan is quite a bit lighter.And, I am proud to say that it was NSMom that suggested that we buy it.

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I love cast iron. That's a beautiful pan.

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I was sorta interested in cast iron - until I read up on it. For me, it seems like too much maintenance - rust prevention, seasoning, etc. And when I handled one, it felt like a barbell.
I'm not much of a chef, anyway & I don't enjoy cooking, so a stainless steel pan is fine.

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I was sorta interested in cast iron - until I read up on it. For me, it seems like too much maintenance - rust prevention, seasoning, etc. And when I handled one, it felt like a barbell.
I'm not much of a chef, anyway & I don't enjoy cooking, so a stainless steel pan is fine.
xring, nowadays they actually sell pans which are seasoned at the factory. A good seasoning and a little care after use will keep cast iron ready to use. It won't solve the "barbell" issue, though.

I do like to cook and I have a couple of cast-iron pots but my frying pans are commercial-grade aluminum and I love them more than any frying pans I've ever had.

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It's all good. I respect your opinion. It's a personal choice, especially with all the great choices we have.

My wife and I have a stainless steel pot set that was a wedding present from my parents. They are our primary pots.

We also have a deep non-stick pan with a glass lid, it is our primary frying pan. It's non-stick coating only lasts a few years, but we're are usually able to replace it for $20-$30.

I have a cast-iron crock pot that I like to use camping. My crock pot is in storage about 6 months out of the year, so I bought an enamel coated pot. It won't rust on me. I like to make chilli in it, I think tomato based foods aren't recommended in traditional cast iron pots.

My cast iron frying pan will never go into storage. It will take its welcomed place on my stove. Cleaning is a simple as running it under hot water while scrubbing it with a plastic brush. Then I put it back on the burner to dry it off. A silicon brush for a light coating of oil. It is heavy, that is for sure, my wife won't be lifting it.

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Almost all my cooking is done in cast iron , with the exception of things like a sauce that is high in acid I would say everything else is in cast iron.
I probably have a couple hundred pounds of cast iron I have accumulated over the past 40 years , griddles , dutch ovens , fry pans , individual serving dishes. We use it all.

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It's hard to get a good seared edge on meat without cast iron due to the high heat that you need to use. The weight is the only problem, since the care is pretty easy unless you are like my sister and put everything into the dishwasher (she hates to cook, so I don't say anything). I have a set of waterless cookware that I like, but not sure that I like it more than the 1940s saucepans that I've been using the last decade.

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