So I heated my trusty 24cm LeCreuset frying pan for pre-frying some eggplant today, and now there are some moon-like craters on it... [more inside]
posted by Namlit
on Oct 31, 2013 -
What are some tasty vegan recipes that can be prepared mostly ahead of time and heated (or reheated in an electric skillet? [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa
on May 12, 2013 -
How do I make sure that my refurbished cast-iron skillet has no oven cleaner residue? [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Nov 12, 2012 -
I've ruined my All-Clad non-stick frying pans. Help me find some new ones that I can't hurt. [more inside]
posted by Leezie
on Mar 21, 2012 -
Speaking of cast-iron skillets, I have two, and they worked brilliantly on a gas stove. But now that I have a flat-topped glass stove, they work less well because they're not perfectly flat. One is a bit convexly rounded
on the outside, so some of it gets hotter than the rest; the other is concave
on the outer bottom and sort of mounded on the inner bottom, so that oil pools around the edges, around the mound, if you can picture that. Both pans work great for baking stuff like cornbread, but not so good for steaks or such. So I've got two pans I love but now understand why I could buy them cheap at thrift shops.
Question: Is there any way to make the bottoms of these pans perfectly flat again so they'll cook well?
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Oct 20, 2011 -
I just picked up a cast iron skillet from a thrift store and need help identifying the manufacturer/year, if possible. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor
on Oct 20, 2011 -
Left my stove burner on LOW for more than 24 hours; my roommate's cast-iron skillet was on it. Explosion narrowly averted, but the cast-iron skillet now powerfully smells metallic when it's heated. [more inside]
posted by greggish
on Dec 3, 2010 -
I'm re-seasoning my workhorse Lodge 12" cast-iron skillet. I've seasoned pans before to pretty good results, but I want perfection. What kind of oil/fat is going to give me the hardest, strongest, blackest finish, and what temperature is going to get me there?
posted by wabbittwax
on Dec 2, 2010 -
"I know that you're a rounder, but are you a skillet stealing man?" I remember those lyrics and the blues-y female voice of the song; do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns
on Feb 3, 2010 -
I decided to store my cast iron skillet inside the oven, even when I am using the oven. I figure it's acting like a heat stone, keeping the oven temp stable. Is this bad for the skillet?
posted by jclovebrew
on Jan 4, 2006 -