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  1. #1
    donny Guest

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    For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    donny <[email protected]> wrote:

    > For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    > pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    > this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    > stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.


    It's worked for me for over 20 years...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  3. #3
    Susan Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > donny <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    >> pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    >> this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    >> stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.

    >
    > It's worked for me for over 20 years...


    I'd never allow a non stick pan into my house for any purpose, frankly.

    Susan

  4. #4
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > I'd never allow a non stick pan into my house for any purpose, frankly.
    >
    > Susan


    They are good for frying eggs. They are OK for a few other things, but not
    really needed. Not allowing them in the house is a bit extreme, IMO, but
    hey, its your house.



  5. #5
    Susan Guest

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    Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    > They are good for frying eggs. They are OK for a few other things, but not
    > really needed. Not allowing them in the house is a bit extreme, IMO, but
    > hey, its your house.
    >
    >


    IMO, eggs fried in them are disgusting. Butter is much better. They
    also emit fumes that I don't want near my house.

    Susan

  6. #6
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Omelet wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]>,
    > > donny <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    > >> pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    > >> this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    > >> stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.

    > >
    > > It's worked for me for over 20 years...

    >
    > I'd never allow a non stick pan into my house for any purpose, frankly.
    >
    > Susan


    I meant Cast Iron Susan. :-)
    I have a nice collection of Griswolds!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > > They are good for frying eggs. They are OK for a few other things, but not
    > > really needed. Not allowing them in the house is a bit extreme, IMO, but
    > > hey, its your house.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > IMO, eggs fried in them are disgusting. Butter is much better. They
    > also emit fumes that I don't want near my house.
    >
    > Susan


    Susan, I used to use butter, lately I've switched to Coconut oil.
    It has specific health benefits, has a higher smoke point, and it's
    delicious. ;-d

    You should try shrimp with it!

    I used to swear by shrimp in butter and olive oil until I tried
    coconut...

    I have a pet cockatoo.
    Non-stick is verboten here too except for my electric grill.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  8. #8
    Susan Guest

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    x-no-archive: yes

    Omelet wrote:

    > I meant Cast Iron Susan. :-)


    Yes, I knew that.

    Susan


  9. #9
    Susan Guest

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    Omelet wrote:

    > Susan, I used to use butter, lately I've switched to Coconut oil.
    > It has specific health benefits, has a higher smoke point, and it's
    > delicious. ;-d
    >
    > You should try shrimp with it!
    >
    > I used to swear by shrimp in butter and olive oil until I tried
    > coconut...
    >
    > I have a pet cockatoo.
    > Non-stick is verboten here too except for my electric grill.


    I have coconut oil, but I'm not a convert. I've been aware of the
    studied benefits of MCTs for years, though.

    Susan

  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    > > I meant Cast Iron Susan. :-)

    >
    > Yes, I knew that.
    >
    > Susan


    Ah! My bad, sorry!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  11. #11
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    > > Susan, I used to use butter, lately I've switched to Coconut oil.
    > > It has specific health benefits, has a higher smoke point, and it's
    > > delicious. ;-d
    > >
    > > You should try shrimp with it!
    > >
    > > I used to swear by shrimp in butter and olive oil until I tried
    > > coconut...
    > >
    > > I have a pet cockatoo.
    > > Non-stick is verboten here too except for my electric grill.

    >
    > I have coconut oil, but I'm not a convert. I've been aware of the
    > studied benefits of MCTs for years, though.
    >
    > Susan


    You got it sooner than I did. <g>

    Cheers!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Susan wrote about nonstick pans:

    > IMO, eggs fried in them are disgusting. Butter is much better. They also
    > emit fumes that I don't want near my house.


    I fry eggs WITH BUTTER in a nonstick pan all the time.

    Regarding the fumes, it's true that if you put an empty nonstick pan over
    high heat for five minutes or more, the pan can release dangerous fumes. If
    you use the pan CORRECTLY there's no danger. Do you just not trust yourself
    to remember that you have an empty pan on a hot burner?

    Bob




  13. #13
    Sheldon Guest

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    On Feb 1, 11:58�am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <6ulv76Ffue6...@mid.individual.net>,
    >
    > �Susan <su...@nothanks.org> wrote:
    > > x-no-archive: yes

    >
    > > Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    >
    > > > They are good for frying eggs. �They are OK for a few other things, but not
    > > > really needed. � Not allowing them in the house is a bit extreme, IMO, but
    > > > hey, its your house.

    >
    > > IMO, eggs fried in them are disgusting. �Butter is much better.�They
    > > also emit fumes that I don't want near my house.

    >
    > > Susan

    >
    > Susan, �I used to use butter, lately I've switched to Coconut oil..
    > It has specific health benefits, has a higher smoke point, and it's
    > delicious. ;-d �
    >
    > You should try shrimp with it!
    >
    > I used to swear by shrimp in butter and olive oil until I tried
    > coconut...
    >
    > I have a pet cockatoo.


    Who you kiddin'... it's been 20 years since you pet a cockatwo. hehe



  14. #14
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    >> They are good for frying eggs. They are OK for a few other things, but
    >> not really needed. Not allowing them in the house is a bit extreme,
    >> IMO, but hey, its your house.

    >
    > IMO, eggs fried in them are disgusting. Butter is much better. They also
    > emit fumes that I don't want near my house.
    >
    > Susan


    I do use butter. As for fumes, you have to overheat them for that.



  15. #15
    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 1 Feb 2009 06:35:46 -0800 (PST), donny
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    >pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    >this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    >stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.


    Once it's well seasoned, you can cook eggs in it too.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  16. #16
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:47:22 -0500, Susan wrote:

    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Omelet wrote:
    >> In article
    >> <[email protected]>,
    >> donny <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    >>> pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    >>> this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    >>> stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.

    >>
    >> It's worked for me for over 20 years...

    >
    > I'd never allow a non stick pan into my house for any purpose, frankly.
    >
    > Susan


    i've never liked non-stick. i guess they're useful if you want to cook
    with the very least amount of oil, but i don't see much advantage from a
    clean-up standpoint.

    your pal,
    blake

  17. #17
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    >
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > donny <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > For Christmas I got a Cast Iron Skillet. I have been using non-stick
    > > pots/pans for years. Was I ever wigged when I saw how wonderfully
    > > this skillet can brown meat, onions etc. I'll never go back to non-
    > > stick stuff for stews, meats etc. Eggs, yeah.

    >
    > It's worked for me for over 20 years...


    The lid to my cast iron pot developed a huge crack
    in it a few days ago, and only has a few more uses left.
    It's only 28-29 years old. Shouldn't cast iron last
    longer than that?

    I had a chance to buy a second pot and lid at the same
    time, and now I wish I had it. The first one only cost
    $9.99 plus tax.

  18. #18
    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:12:01 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    >
    >The lid to my cast iron pot developed a huge crack
    >in it a few days ago, and only has a few more uses left.
    >It's only 28-29 years old. Shouldn't cast iron last
    >longer than that?
    >


    The liberty bell cracked. So can your lid.

    >I had a chance to buy a second pot and lid at the same
    >time, and now I wish I had it. The first one only cost
    >$9.99 plus tax.


    Go to the restaurant supply store and get an aluminum lid that fits
    your pot. Mine is Pyrex. Not sure if it came with the pot or if it's
    a lid to a long gone pan.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  19. #19
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > Go to the restaurant supply store and get an aluminum lid that fits
    > your pot. Mine is Pyrex. Not sure if it came with the pot or if it's
    > a lid to a long gone pan.


    Local Asian food stores also carry glass lids,
    but it isn't the same. Won't store heat like
    thick cast iron.

    I've been thinking of buying one for my slow
    cooker, though, to replace the cheap plastic
    lid it came with.

  20. #20
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >>
    >> Go to the restaurant supply store and get an aluminum lid that fits
    >> your pot. Mine is Pyrex. Not sure if it came with the pot or if
    >> it's a lid to a long gone pan.

    >
    > Local Asian food stores also carry glass lids,
    > but it isn't the same. Won't store heat like
    > thick cast iron.
    >
    > I've been thinking of buying one for my slow
    > cooker, though, to replace the cheap plastic
    > lid it came with.


    Find a store that caters to campers (the kind that really camp and don't go
    for the pretty outfits). Such a store around here sells the cast iron
    pots,pans and lids separately. Ours is called the Army/Navy Store. Or find
    a store that deals in surplus. These stores offer a huge range of sizes and
    oddments in cast iron.
    Janet



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