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1 Cookware question on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Bugster2

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Do you think it is possible to cook and still keep your cookware in pristine condition? I am talking serious cooking, like using spoons, whisks, etc. in the pans and moving the pans across the grates. Is it possible to keep your pans scratch free, at least along the outside. If so, how?



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2 Re: Cookware question on Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:22 pm

bethk

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Nope.

I think a battered up old stainless steel pan with some stained/burned on oil stains on the outside looks better.

Only way to keep anything "pristine" would be to keep it in the box it came in on the pantry shelf.

JMO

3 Re: Cookware question on Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:09 pm

Barbara101

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yes I do.Oddly enough they are the oldest pots I have.Farberware stainless from 1970.I tossed out the skillets right quick.Hate them,everything sticks.I got a new skillet not long ago ,a gift,I would never ever buy one.And everything I cooked stuck.I know she paid $125 for it.I turned around & sold it Embarassed Hated it..BTW I clean then with bartenders,when needed.

I have one other pan I love love,it is really really old too.Club skillet large with a great heavy lid.I am pretty sure it is aluminum.It is almost black,it came that way.Nothing sticks & so easy to clean.it is still perfectly clean,inside & out.

Every pot or pan I have bought since ,other then CI is not pristine.I have tossed out so many pots,Cheap & expensive.Two of them where Emerils.Junk.
I do like my non stick Calphalon.I like the glass lid too.They are about 2 years old & are pristine.They have them at Wal Mart now & I am going to get some new skillets.

4 Re: Cookware question on Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:40 pm

JanaAZ


Mine have a few scratches in them from spoons, whisks, etc., but not a bit of burned on food. Barkeepers Friend is my best friend. You all know that I use my pans a lot, too.

5 Re: Cookware question on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:39 am

Bugster2

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Jana, do you use Bar Keepers on polished stainless? Doesn't it mar the finish?

6 Re: Cookware question on Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:31 pm

JanaAZ


If by 'polished stainless' you mean the stainless that is smooth inside and out....ye I do. It definitely does not mar the finish.

Sometimes the interior of the pan turns colors from too high heat and BKF cleans that away in about 5 seconds.

I also saw that they now have one for cookware. Don't know what the difference is but it's more expensive than the regular so I haven't bothered with it.

7 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:09 am

Niagara Visitor


When you look at used cookbooks, look for the dirtiest one, because it will be the best. Same for pots and pans "previously loved" comes to mind here.

8 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:18 am

Bugster2

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You should see some of my books - filthy with pages glued together with food splatters.

9 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:29 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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If.., I had my own set of pots and pans....they would be in top condition.
I am so fussy with pots, it's actually rediculous. haaaaaa
The other users ( I won't mention names ) burn and scratch the heck out of the pots.
Most of the cookware we have are the chrome shiny Farberware.

10 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:44 pm

Barbara101

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Farberware.



I have had mine since 1968.. I kid you not.They look as good today as they did then.If I had the money back from all the crap junk I have bought over the yrs,I would be filthy rich. santa 

11 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Barbara101

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so yesterday I wanted to make french toast.Did not want to bother with my CI. I used a big old skillet. That thing did not sit flat on the burner  Evil or Very Mad took forever to cook to slices of bread.Then I drag out the flat griddle thing.Of course it only fits one burner not 2.That thing did not lay flat  Evil or Very Mad another PIA pan.I said to he11 with it.Both of them are in the pile to goodwill.

Next time I want to make French T I will bring out my old old old Sunbeam electric skillet.

12 Re: Cookware question on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:59 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:so yesterday I wanted to make french toast.Did not want to bother with my CI. I used a big old skillet. That thing did not sit flat on the burner  Evil or Very Mad took forever to cook to slices of bread.Then I drag out the flat griddle thing.Of course it only fits one burner not 2.That thing did not lay flat  Evil or Very Mad another PIA pan.I said to he11 with it.Both of them are in the pile to goodwill.

Next time I want to make French T I will bring out my old old old Sunbeam electric skillet.

I always use the electric skillet for french toast. Actually, I use it for controlled frying and cooking. We do have one of those electric griddles, but it's sometimes way too big for just 4 slices of French Toast. Tina cooks the Welch cookies on it.

13 Re: Cookware question on Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:19 pm

LisaSD

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Jana's pots and pans look like new...and I know she uses them a LOT!

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