Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Well DANG!  I think my farmer is rubbing off on me!  Tall Guy takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to make a decision, and that is what happened to me and my decision to buy new fry pans.  I was going to include cooking pans, but I am still pretty good to go with some hand-me-downs from my mom and grandma.

BUT I most definitely needed to make a decision on the fry pans, and believe it or not, Tall Guy has an opinion on the matter.  He was really pulling for me to buy stainless steel, but I think I would have used it more like Maximus did on Tangled after my first attempt to make pancakes in one!


Note that I believe Maximus' choice of weapon was cast iron.  Even he did not want to use stainless, and neither did I, at least not for pancakes and eggs.

See folks, my family pretty much likes their food to be naked; I am the exception to the rule.  It's plain ol' beef/pork/chicken and plain ol' veggies around here, and that really isn't too bad.  A lot of the stuff we add to these two main ingredients are soups and salty mixes, so it's ok by me.  I do like my omelets stuffed with goodies though.

So with a promise to Tall Guy to keep an open mind, off I went to find the perfect frying pan(s).  I didn't go to Wal-Mart or Sears or Kohls.  I decided to go big or go home, and going big around these parts means heading to a lovely little store called KitchenArt.  I knew I was in the right place; I'm just glad I brought the "big guys" with my in my purse!

After explaining my need, here is what I came home with: Swiss Diamond pans 12.5" and 10'!




The nice lady said NOT to use any spray oils on it; just drizzle a bit of oil in the pan if I think I need some or spray on some from a hand-pumped spray bottle that you pour real oil into.  No need for a really high heat.  Everything so far cooks well on low-med.  LOVE THIS!

It handles Breakfast!






Can you hear the "swoosh" as my omelet slides out of the pan?


It handles veggies



It even fries chicken and squash!





So there!  I made a decision, and I am 100% happy with it.  It was an investment, but I think these pans should last about as long as I will on this earth, so I'm good with it :-)

P.S.  Both pans are a BREEZE to clean!  Gotta love that!
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4 comments:

  1. KitchenArt was always a stop when I was in Lafayette. Now that my son has graduated, no need for me to head down that way. However, my daughter-in-law is getting her PhD through Purdue so we'll be heading down for her graduation--December, hopefully. I'll allow enough time to stop in and wander those wonderful aisles of kitchen "things". I purchased our cast iron griddle from them years ago and seasoned it well. Nothing sticks! I also use a 60+ year old cast iron 10" skillet to which nothing sticks. My pots and pans are 30 year old All Clad which has served me well.
    I haven't heard of the pan you purchased but will give it a look.

    Happy cooking!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Congrats, Lana.... I've seen those 'diamond' pans advertised on TV... We've been talking about getting some of them.. That is exactly what we need.... SO glad you got some.... I've written down Swiss Diamond at KitchenArt .... Thanks so much.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Looks like you made a great choice!

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  4. Sounds like these pans were worth the investment. Stainless just can't do some of those things without sticking. Such a mess. :)

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