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Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by dutch oven, Mar 12, 2013.
Anyone- like 'em, hate 'em?
I like them for some things, hate them for others. Usually use them for eggs, fish, fricos and such.
I'm mostly a cast iron guy, but I have a few non-sticks that are OK. I just starting using my Calphalon griddle again after finding it hidden in a cupboard.
I use cast iron for many of the same purposes and more. But scrambled eggs and omelets are still best in teflon for me.
Cheese and cast iron are also a poor combo.
I do grilled cheese sandwiches in cast iron, but that's different. I have a small non-stick pan that only gets used for eggs, rarely anything else.
i have many
Fricos work well in cast iron. You have to cook the cheese enough to crisp it up and then it releases fine.
That's a Teflon pan? I thought it was a well seasoned wok. Time for a new pan gunga
Are the same pans?
My God, SIM. Have you done a Teflon test with your local practitioner? You may dying from Teflon poisoning.
I thought having syphilis was bad. Geesh. LOL!
im fine, my knees are bad but thats another story
With my arthritis and bad back I had to give up my cast iron (have days I can barely close my hands, and lifting a heavy pan has tweaked my back). I use teflon for all low to medium heat applications and some copper bottom stainless for high heat sears.
Gunga, it's very dangerous to have a teflon pan like that - I have a couple that I use for quick cooking like the others but I throw out at the first sign of a scratch.
Great advise, Kouk.
Non-stick pans are fantastic for many applications, but teflon and the chemicals that go along with it are horrible. Non-stick pans are great for easy cleanup and sticky foods like eggs, fish, etc... One thing they do not give you is fond, and this is needed if you are making a pan sauce or need some of the food to stick. Also, you do not get as good as a sear on things like scallops and meat with a non stick, but you do not have to worry about ripping and tearing your product. Teflon is terrible for you especially when it is overheated. A good option to think about is investing in Scanpans. They are a non stick product, and the best non stick I have ever encountered. For example, I can cook an egg on it raw with no butter or oil and it will not stick. You can use metal on the surface, if you want to. Finally, it is BPA free which does not give off harsh chemical as you are cooking. Teflon can also chip and get into your food as the coating wears off. Here is the link to Scanpans.
Teflon for eggs only. The temperature will never get high enough to release anything harmful and they will last for years. Rubber spat only duh! If you hear your eggs cooking.... It's too hot.
Learned to cook with cast iron...
Taught my kids to cook with cast iron...
I refuse to allow any Teflon in my house...
If your pans are seasoned well then sticking should not be a problem..
In my NOT so humble opinion /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif
What do you think of the condition of gunga sims pan?
..heres another pic, there fine