Easy vs "Easy"
February 26, 2010 5:14 AM Subscribe
Are cast iron pans easy or "easy"?
posted by DU to Food & Drink (79 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I just threw away a frying pan with the teflon peeling off. I really hate throwing away so much good raw material merely because the surface has degraded, so I thought maybe I should use a traditional cast iron pan instead.
I've heard they are easy, all you do is blah blah blah. Whatever, the exact steps don't matter. My real question is: Is it really easy? And by "really easy" I mean is the pan in charge of me or am I in charge of the pan?
To me, ease of maintenance is less about the time spent or difficulty of performing the maintenance and more about the rigidity required. If I can go several months doing nothing, notice it needs doing, then put it off a few weeks more, I'll be pretty happy. If I have to adhere faithfully to a strict schedule I won't be able to handle it.