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Can I make pancakes with a normal frying pan?

I want pancakes and the recipe says use a skillet
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Serious buildup outside of cast iron skillet

I recently was given an old family cast iron skillet and noticed that the outside of it had serious buildup. Basically I can take my fingernail and lift several, thick, black pieces off. The inside of ...
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What can deform/bend a stainless steel skillet? [duplicate]

One month ago I bought a set of stainless steel cookware from Cuisinart. Today I noticed that the smallest pan is not flat - the base has bended so that the center is a little lower than the edgees. ...
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Can I save the seasoning on my cast iron skillet or do I need to strip it and start anew?

I have a Lodge 12" cast iron skillet that I have been cooking in almost every night for about 6 months. I recently scrubbed a little to hard and created a "bald" spot into he middle of my pan. I ...
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How Can I Spread Crepe Batter Before It Cooks?

I am trying to make crepes in a non-stick skillet. I've got the batter ready, well refrigerated. However, I am having trouble getting the batter to spread enough to cover the whole skillet before it ...
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What's the purpose of adding water to a skillet when cooking solid food?

I recently came across a recipe for cinnamon skillet apples. One of the steps was to put the chopped apples into a skillet, along with half a cup of water and ground cinnamon. This reminds me of the ...
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Cast iron skillet iron leakage [closed]

I want to buy a cast iron skillet but I'm very wary of health hazards. I will use it every day to cook meat, eggs and other regular food. Is there any evidence that this usage of a cast iron will leak ...
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Cast Iron Skillet / Pan stains

I just bought a new lodge cast iron skillet today and used it to cook a Japanese Waghu A5 10+ BMS Ribeye... was worth the hype, yummy. I washed the Skillet with hot water and salt and then heated it ...
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Identify this iron cooking piece for me

My dad gave me this - what is it? How would I season it? What would you cook on it?
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Electric skillet probe control burnt at end

I'm wondering if it's normal for the end of the probe of an electric skillet to look a little burnt and misshapen (used it twice). (Not asking if it's safe but wondering if others have seen this ...
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Is it really necessary to wash a skillet that will be heated up again soon?

I made some eggs in a cast iron skillet yesterday and didn't wash the skillet. Today I want to make eggs again. Is it really necessary for me to wash the skillet before making more eggs? It would ...
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Is it really necessary to avoid using soap on a cast iron skillet?

Hello Seasoned Adviced community! When talking about cast iron skillets, it is common to hear the advice "don't ever use soap to wash the skillet." However, I rarely hear specific reasons for why it ...
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What skillet pan to use for making spring rolls wrappers?

I'm trying to make spring rolls wrappers. My dough looks fine, but it doesn't stick to the skillet. What skillet is the best? I'm trying with non-stick ones (teflon and seasoned cast iron) but I ...
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How to remove commercial seasoning from skillet?

We bought a new skillet that was "pre-seasoned" a few years ago...but haven't really used it once yet because that seasoning is basically some black gunk that comes off into the food that's cooked in ...
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Is convex surface normal in cast iron skillet?

I am new to cast iron skillet. I have cooked with it several times and found the Lodge 12" cast iron skillet has a convex surface which is not observable unless you pour oil on it. When I cook, the ...
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Skillet rust (?) and next steps with regard to seasoning

Yesterday, I got a cast-iron skillet, and the first thing I did was try to season it. I washed it vigorously with soap and water, then rinsed it for several minutes. After drying it with a paper ...
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Browning bones in a skillet

I want to try out some recipes that require a bone stock. Ideally a bone stock should be made with bones that have been roasted for 45 minutes, I just moved and do not posses a oven. Is it possible ...
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How to avoid too hot pan that causes fire

I've start cooking large batches of food on Sunday in preparation for the week. One item is cooking chicken at a high temperature on my cast iron skillet until it is cooked through. Last night as I ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages to using a griddle instead of a cast-iron skillet?

I have moved into a house with a nice Wolf-range griddle, and I would like to know what the primary advantages of the griddle are over a cast-iron skillet, including, is there anything I can do with a ...
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Can I put my cast iron pan with wood handle in the oven?

Can I put my cast iron pan with wood handle in the oven? This is what it looks like.
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How to cook chicken cutlets in a cast-iron skillet

We want to cook healthy chicken cutlets and were wondering if the best is to use our cast-iron pan rather than a regular pan. Any advice on best practices for chicken cutlets cooked in cast-iron? ...
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Even heating: skillet thickness vs. electric element size

I've recently started transitioning to stainless-clad aluminum-core skillets, and one oft-compared property of various offerings is the thickness - generally a thicker sandwich contains a thicker ...
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Why does my skillet burn even when using peanut oil?

When I use peanut oil which is one of the highest smoke point oils the oil still burns. Why is this happening? Is it the burner that's too hot? I have used the burner mainly on high
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Do flavors remain on an enameled skillet?

A simple test to determine whether particles from cooking remain in the skillet and get absorbed by a subsequent meal is to cook fish (or something particularly spicy) and then wash the pan carefully. ...
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Cooking Chicken in Skillet?

So Im paranoid when it comes to raw meat/undercooking stuff. Sometimes however I want to stick with something simple: IE chicken in a skillet w/ a simple glaze (like sesame/etc....) However like I ...
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Keeping a Bakers and Chefs stainless steel10 skillet from burning foods [duplicate]

I have a 6 inch and a 10 inch skillet that I can't keep from burning foods. High heat low heat. NOTHING. I am trying to use the 6 inch pan for eggs, and they stick. Using butter or Chefs Secret spray.....
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Why isn't my steak fat cooking?

Recently, I've been experimenting with trying to cook steak on the stovetop (or in the oven), and I'm having a problem with each one that is really frustrating me. Typically when fat is left in a ...
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What causes sticking and what can I do to reduce food sticking to my cast-iron skillet?

I enjoy using my cast-iron skillet, but how can I minimize the amount of food that sticks to it while cooking? I apply oil after cleaning, and for the most part, I only clean it with hot water and a ...
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Stainless nonstick, not vs, but both? What's the point?

I bought a stainless steel 12" skillet and when it arrived it has a Non stick coating on the inside. I didn't realize that. I already have a non stick set, anodized aluminum I think, so I wanted to ...
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Cast iron, stainless steel, or anodized non-stick: which makes the resulting product taste best? [closed]

The thing with a cast iron pan and stainless steel pan is you've got to season them. Once they're seasoned, they have a non-stick (more or less) layer that's transformed olive oil, vegetable oil, or ...
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Lodge 12sk lid, what can I use?

I have Lodge 12sk(13") skillet. I would like to find a lid, glass or stainless steel, the lodge cast iron lid is too heavy for my spouse. And recommendations would be appreciated. I was thinking that ...
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Cast iron pan flaking

My cast iron pan has started to give off tiny black flakes after 3 months of use. Are these dangerous in any way? Are we ingesting iron? There are patches on the skillet that are now a little ...
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Maintenance and safety of cast iron skillet

I come from Stack Overflow and this it my first post on this branch of Stack Exchange! I write here because I received a small skillet as a gift (I assume its material to be cast iron), and I don't ...
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Frying pan - Heat Distribution

I have a frying pan and I want to fry 3 sausages. I want to heat them thoroughly, and want to know the most effective way to distribute heat when frying multiple items in a single frying pan. Do I ...
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Why do some recipes require or insist on the use of a wok over the use of a skillet / pan?

I have an electric stove. Many of the recipes from my Asian cuisine book call for a Wok to be used rather than a typical flat based pan. Why is there so much stress on the type of pan when the purpose ...
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Baking with regular skillet vs. cast iron for apple pie

I have a recipe for apple pie I want to use. The recipe asks for a cast iron skillet. Can I use a regular skillet in the oven instead of the cast iron skillet?
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Using a Dutch Oven as a Heavy Skillet replacement

I don't own a large heavy skillet - the one I do own is small and can't hold much. Is using my Dutch Oven on the stove a reasonable replacement, if I leave the lid off?
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cast iron pan rusting on bottom surface

I have a great cast iron skillet that I use frequently and also take superb care of. Until I noticed the bottom is coated in rust. I believe the high heat that I use from the range top cooked off all ...
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Can I use a regular pan instead of a cast iron skillet?

I am cooking chicken tonight and the recipe says to cook the chicken in a cast iron skillet, well I don't have one, will just a ordinary pan work? I am just learning how to cook, so I don't know to ...