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#1 pitzinoodles

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

I'm a full heat kinda cook, especially for things like steak.

Can anyone recommend what sort/brand?

#2 BVB09

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

TEFAL non-stick fry pan !

#3 lisacat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I second the tefal. I have 2 and love them.

#4 sad small umbrella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

No effing way to a nonstick pan if you want it hot.  Nonstick +heat =wrongsauce.

For a pan you can heat with no concerns about teflon, a solid iron frying pan from a camping shop is excellent.  You do need to season them but once they are seasoned you can heat them and they are nonstick and you get an excellent mailliard reaction.

#5 pitzinoodles

Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (lisacat @ 07/01/2013, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I second the tefal. I have 2 and love them.


Can you use them on high heat, I have a scanpan frying pan and the instructions are definitely not to use on high heat.

#6 sad small umbrella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Teflon cannot be used on high heat.

#7 katrina24

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

I also love my tefal and scan pan but would definitely noy use them for high heat cooking.  My dad is a steak lover and he uses a cast iron pan.  I use y scan pan, I brown first over the stove and then finish in the oven. Great results.

#8 CountryFeral

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

No, no, no and NO to non stick and high heat!

As PP said nip down to a camping store and get a cast iron pan (we have a grill type one so we can have stripes on our steak) and season it well.

How to season a pan

#9 *LucyE*

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Cast iron or carbon steel. You can get cheap or expensive versions of both. The main difference is that the expensive ones are made using a one use cast so there are no seam lines and it should be smoother. Not really a big deal for the often 10x price difference.

#10 Chelara

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Cast iron, there were some sets of preseasoned ones at aldi- with a camp oven etc. I use cast iron BBQ plates for steak and indoors a cast iron skillet or griddle pan. Any other high heat cooking is done in a wok. Otherwise I have stainless steel sauté pans for shallow frying or making spaghetti Bol etc.

#11 9ferals

Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

We bought Allclad pans last year and I LOVE them.
They aren't non-stick but they are so easy to clean and great to use on low or high heat.




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