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    Doug Weller Guest

    Default Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel

    My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    My single induction burner says the same thing.

    So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction burner?
    That doesn't sound right.

    Doug
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    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel

    Doug Weller wrote:
    > My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    > My single induction burner says the same thing.
    >
    > So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction burner?
    > That doesn't sound right.


    Says nothing about heating an empty pan, says not to "over heat". I
    can't see why you couldn't use your pan for pancakes, just don't over
    heat the pan... it's not advisable to cook pancakes on a smoking hot
    pan regardess which pan.

    http://www.lecreuset.com/en-us/Care-...ainless-Steel/

    I wouldn't choose that type of cookware for pancakes anyway, the high
    sides of a saute pan would just get in the way of flipping, and round
    cookware is not the best configuratioin for pancakes, squar/
    rectangular is best... get an inexpensive cast iron or heavy cast
    aluminum griddle... I much prefer the cast aluminum, same as waffle
    irons (there is no iron in modern waffle irons -- cast iron is for the
    Neanderthals, or Golds Gym).... there are excellent electric griddles
    for home use, thermostatically controled, non stick if you like, very
    inexpensive, typically under $40.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10779323




  3. #3
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel

    Doug Weller wrote:
    > My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    > My single induction burner says the same thing.
    >
    > So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction burner?
    > That doesn't sound right.
    >
    > Doug


    Doesn't the butter, oil, or whatever count? I hope so.

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel

    Doug Weller wrote:
    > My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    > My single induction burner says the same thing.
    >
    > So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction
    > burner? That doesn't sound right.


    Don't you put butter in there to melt?

    nancy

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    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel


    "Doug Weller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    > My single induction burner says the same thing.
    >
    > So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction burner?
    > That doesn't sound right.
    >


    Probably written by a lawyer. Overheating an empty pan can cause warping,
    but I always pre-heat and add some fat and cook. Tri-ply pans are more
    prone to layer separation from overheating that anything that could happen
    to a solid aluminum or cast iron pan. Just us common sense.

    Pancakes are best made on a flat griddle though.



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    flitterbit Guest

    Default Re: Never heat an empty pan? Induction & stainless steel

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Doug Weller wrote:
    >> My Le Creuset tri-ply saute pan says 'never heat an empty pan'.
    >> My single induction burner says the same thing.
    >>
    >> So I can't cook pancakes in the Le Crueset pan or on the induction
    >> burner? That doesn't sound right.

    >
    > Don't you put butter in there to melt?
    >
    > nancy
    >
    >

    I always add whatever fat I'm using to an already-hot pan.

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