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Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 08:09 AM
OK, so my love affair with cast iron is both well-documented and true. But believe it or not, I do own pans and skillets that are not made of the metal from Heaven.

I've got a carbon steel wok that absolutely kicks ass, and I'm considering buying a few CS skillets. Thoughts?

You know anything about black steel?

I've got a few older non-stick, but thinking about getting rid of most of those, save one or two smaller omelet pans.

Simply Red
03-17-2009, 09:09 AM
OK, so my love affair with cast iron is both well-documented and true. But believe it or not, I do own pans and skillets that are not made of the metal from Heaven.

I've got a carbon steel wok that absolutely kicks ass, and I'm considering buying a few CS skillets. Thoughts?

You know anything about black steel?

I've got a few older non-stick, but thinking about getting rid of most of those, save one or two smaller omelet pans.


Hmm, no, no never have used them. Question, are they all non stick, because I seem to remember seeing them and they looked as if they'd stick, so I backed off. By the way, doesn't Crate and Barrel have an outlet outside of NMB? That's a great place for pure quality.

HonestChieffan
03-17-2009, 09:13 AM
Read carefully the care statements...some of the new non stick cant go through a dishwasher.

Nothing beats cast iron.

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 09:28 AM
Hmm, no, no never have used them. Question, are they all non stick, because I seem to remember seeing them and they looked as if they'd stick, so I backed off. By the way, doesn't Crate and Barrel have an outlet outside of NMB? That's a great place for pure quality.

They're kinda like cast iron. Once they're seasoned properly, they take on the characteristics of non-stick.

No idea about a Crate and Barrel outlet... I couldn't afford it even if they did. I have to keep up with my Lodge Outlet habit.

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Read carefully the care statements...some of the new non stick cant go through a dishwasher.

Nothing beats cast iron.

Carbon steel is old. WAY old. Been around a LOOOONNNNNNNG time. They're not non-stick.

But you're right. Nothing beats cast iron.

But I love my carbon steel wok.

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 10:43 AM
http://tinyurl.com/dhvvnn

Simply Red
03-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Carbon steel is old. WAY old. Been around a LOOOONNNNNNNG time. They're not non-stick.

But you're right. Nothing beats cast iron.

But I love my carbon steel wok.


I'll try one, honestly, I'm a little burnt out on cooking. I cooked for me 'Ex' like everyday, almost. Thank god that train wreck is over.

Simply Red
03-17-2009, 10:47 AM
http://tinyurl.com/dhvvnn

Good pricing, those look nice, too. Lately I've been spending my money on other things, like clothes, etc... but yeah, if I ever settle down again, I may look into buying some of those pans.

Donger
03-17-2009, 10:48 AM
Isn't "carbon steel" somewhat redundant?

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 10:48 AM
I think I'm going to buy one and give it a shot.

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 10:48 AM
Isn't "carbon steel" somewhat redundant?

Probably, but it's a clarification away from stainless steel.

BigMeatballDave
03-17-2009, 11:23 AM
Isn't "carbon steel" somewhat redundant?Heh, thats what I was thinking. I know 'mild' steel has a less amount of carbon. Its commonly used in fabrication. 'High' carbon steel is much harder.

epitome1170
03-17-2009, 11:41 AM
Isn't "carbon steel" somewhat redundant?

Yes, if it doesn't have carbon, then it is iron.

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 11:44 AM
Is carbon stainless magnetic? Would it work on an induction stove?

BigMeatballDave
03-17-2009, 01:40 PM
Is carbon stainless magnetic? Would it work on an induction stove?If it has iron in it, its magnetic.

ChiefButthurt
03-17-2009, 01:42 PM
Yuck...bunch of sissy girl talk in this thread.

Saulbadguy
03-17-2009, 01:49 PM
How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?

Fire Me Boy!
03-17-2009, 02:06 PM
How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?

Who?

Saulbadguy
03-17-2009, 02:07 PM
Who?

Van Patten

Simply Red
03-17-2009, 03:04 PM
Van Patten

:clap:

Delano
03-17-2009, 03:14 PM
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NewChief
03-17-2009, 03:35 PM
I, personally, really like my calphalon hard-anodized pro set. Nice and heavy and cooks like a freaking charm.