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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 11:00:07 PM »
whatever cookware you choose to purchase, include a good old fashioned Wok. once you get the hang of using one, you might never use anything else.

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Especially when I was single, wok work made it easier to do variety without 17 pots and pans to wash, minimized oil use and was attractive to the visitors as it is so exotic.
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 02:26:19 AM »
Long story short - I caught most of mine on fire as well as melted plastic Tupperware inside of them. I have to blame the moped and the cabinet builders, even though I was the one that technically and UNKNOWINGLY lit the match.

Up until the last few days, I thought you could just go to Walmart and buy a set for $100 and I would be done. I was then instructed by the women in my life that it was time to buy “ADULT cookware.” This lead into a few confusing conversations as well as a lot of research on my part. I wasn’t really that fond of the nonstick stuff that I had. In all actuality it probably needed replacing anyway. I’d like for this to be the last batch of stuff that I buy, with the ability to add to if needed. I’m looking at stainless steel possibly All-Clad. If they last a lifetime then I have no problem shelling out a grand or so for what I think I need but DAMN! I had no idea that stuff cost so much money. Approximately $240 for a 4 qt pot, $150 for a frying pan... Does anyone here use them or have any suggestions that I should look at?
Stainless steel is good for boiling and maybe baking, but I like to sear meat and get flavor gristle going.  It would stick badly to stainless steel, so I use a ceramic frying pan.  Ceramic is pretty natural, kind of like enamel.  It doesn't scratch like teflon, so I use regular spatulas and even steel wool.  Everything comes off quickly.  I sometimes use just a dot of oil when frying, or a dab of water, because they aren't as nonstick as teflon.

Hard to get by without a crock pot, too.

Be sure to get lids - food cooks faster with a lid if you don't mind a little moisture in that particular dish.  You can always cook the last few minutes w/o the lid to dry it again.

I bought stainless steel tureens one year from a military surplus store.  They cost as much as anywhere else, but one handle cracked and the finish must have been painted on, as it faded right away.

As far as a ceramic pan, I got one in a department store by asking the clerk if I could take the display out of a very nice set (She said yes; clerks love me) and I bought another one at Goodwill for $1.  Both have worn at about the same rate, with lots of life left.

If you get any glass pans for baking, the temperature would need to be adjusted 25 degrees.

Don't worry what all the hens say.  I lived a long time with just a couple cast iron pans, one pot, a tureen, a crock, and a baking pan for brownies.

For health's sake, be sure to get a grill (if your oven doesn't come with one) that goes in the oven or toaster oven, so that the fat will drip into the pan and your broiled meat will be lean.  There is a miniature one on the market now, just right for 6 drumsticks.

Is a man complete without an electric griddle?  And an electric sandwich grill reduces calories, since no oil is needed.  If you supplement with some glass bowls with lids (Big lots has square ones since refrigerators are square), then you can pack your food right off the heat and into the fridge, if speed and health rules are important to you.  No plastic chemicals mixing with seared food.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 02:35:32 AM »
Since you are making a long term purchase, you might want to consider getting something that will also work with an induction cooker. I have a one burner that I like because it heats the pan fast and doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 06:00:36 AM »
Hard to get by without a crock pot, too.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 08:44:20 AM »
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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2019, 12:15:32 PM »
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I've seen 3 of those copper things in kitchens.

Every one of them was thrashed. 
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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2019, 03:53:12 PM »
@Sofia I’ve got pretty much everything else I think I need besides my main pots and pans and some new Tupperware, at least I think. I did realize last night that I may need to add some tongs for the grill. After an extensive search, I’ve come to the conclusion that they must have wound up in the flaming pile of plastic and metal shit inside the top oven. That or the Newport cigarette smoking black man lifted them from me when I wasn’t looking.

I was however interested in the ceramics. My father’s wife said she had some and it wasn’t worth a shit so she threw it away. She did say that she noticed that there was a brand new skillet that she has never used and would mail it to me if I wanted it. I was talking to a buddy of mine @Bluejay about what happened and he suggested one of those copper chef skillets. I’ve seen mixed reviews on the things.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2019, 03:57:42 PM »
Since you are making a long term purchase, you might want to consider getting something that will also work with an induction cooker. I have a one burner that I like because it heats the pan fast and doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

I thought about that too. I really had no idea what that was until after I converted from electric to gas. My mother bought one of those individual induction eyes, if that’s what it’s called, a year ago and loves the thing.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 04:01:20 PM »
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We have a full set of those in the Airbnb house and guests who cook there seem to love them. Some have even mentioned the cookware in the reviews.
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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2019, 04:09:18 PM »
We have a full set of those in the Airbnb house and guests who cook there seem to love them. Some have even mentioned the cookware in the reviews.

Thanks! - I just checked the price on the thing and for $25 I think I’ll grab one. If it doesn’t work out I’ll do a video on how to fry nuts & bolts.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »
The copper ones are at Target (in the "As Seen on TV" section). Maybe Walmart too. 

For the price, they may be a great deal but not like a burglar-killing, heavy duty, even-heating pan.
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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2019, 04:16:03 PM »
I’m leery of anything that looks like it might have come from Ron Popeil.

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2019, 04:22:03 PM »
@Sofia I’ve got pretty much everything else I think I need besides my main pots and pans and some new Tupperware, at least I think. I did realize last night that I may need to add some tongs for the grill. After an extensive search, I’ve come to the conclusion that they must have wound up in the flaming pile of plastic and metal shit inside the top oven. That or the Newport cigarette smoking black man lifted them from me when I wasn’t looking.

I was however interested in the ceramics. My father’s wife said she had some and it wasn’t worth a shit so she threw it away. She did say that she noticed that there was a brand new skillet that she has never used and would mail it to me if I wanted it. I was talking to a buddy of mine @Bluejay about what happened and he suggested one of those copper chef skillets. I’ve seen mixed reviews on the things.
Okay, I've had 4 ceramic frying pans.  One was collectible, old, and blue black enamel or blackened aluminum I think.  A nice one was sacrificed in a move after 3 good years.  The other 2 are great.  So, I really abide by them - none have worn out.  I suspect your father's wife might prefer other types metal, which conduct heat differently?  Maybe she's the cast iron type.  Beware of the woman who wants to give you a pan she chose to never use!!!  When you cook rice and lentils, or boil water, in a ceramic pan, one of the new ones, a geometric design among the pan's contents is created.  Pretty neat.  I like the copper ones, but have not tried them because I know the white ceramic coating is a hardened substance.  Not sure about the copper coating. 

Whatever you get, I hope you have fun, no scrubbing and no fires!  I'm glad nothing else was damaged  :).

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Re: Pots & Pans - Help Request
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2019, 04:23:46 PM »
Would you please describe your assailant?  Old, young?  Big, small?  Clean, dirty?  Heavy, light?
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