Attn Dawgs Chefs/Cooks: Non-Stick, Stainless Steel, or Cast Iron?

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  1. koam

    koam Playa' Pimp

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    What's your preference in cookware?
     
  2. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

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    cast iron and takeout
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    Non stick daily use

    But cast iron for specialty shit
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    Cast iron for steaks and burgers.
     
  5. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    wheres the poll, asshole? :mad:
     
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    JJDealer VIP Extreme Gold

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    Cast iron. I have 3 sizes plus a grill pan. Great stuff
     
  7. Engaged Chicken

    Engaged Chicken VIP Extreme Gold

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    Not non-stick! :cuss: That is bullshit! Except for certain jobs.

    You can't brown anything in a non-stick skillet. And if you use a stainless skillet, it IS nonstick if you know how to use it right. (Heat the pan. THEN add the oil. Then let the oil heat up, then add the food. Wahla. Your food will not stick.)

    Thank you.

    And I'm not picky about brands, but I like All-Clad. I have Cuisinart that I don't even know if they make anymore, it's over 20 years old and it's great.
     
  8. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence VIP

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    Cast iron, you can't get much more non-stick than that

    I use it for everything except for acidic stuff
     
  9. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence VIP

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    even bought a cast iron pizza pan recently and retired the stone

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  10. FtM

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    Cast iron and ceramic :cheer:
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    Anyone try the ceramic nonsticks they advertise late night? Teflon touching my food is off putting.
     
  12. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    Mom pans
     
  13. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    Actually yes, I have one. It is great. I got one at Bed Bath and Beyond. It's not a high-end one (aeternum is the brand) so you can't bash it around too much or the ceramic layer chips.
     
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    First choice is cast iron.

    Second is stainless steel.
     
  15. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    all of the above, as well as enameled cast iron, aluminum and copper
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    :hat:
     
  17. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    I made myself very available!
     
  18. Gomez

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    All Clad , thank you , good night / thread

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    omg 100% wrong no wonder everyone hates you :pie:
     
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    Depends on what I'm cooking, I use all 3.