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Old 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM
TedW TedW is offline
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Default CI vs Stainless... What does CI Do Better?

Every product has it's niche. Looking at Skillets, when would you reach for Cast Iron vs Stainless?

Some examples:

Like browning meat... the mass of the CI is a big helper.

Chefs pan when I'm browning and tossing (whether acidic or not) I'm reaching for my Stainless Chef Pan, not CI

So I'm curious what people feel is a job best left to Cast Iron?
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:54 PM
ChaseClayton ChaseClayton is offline
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Default Re: CI vs Stainless... What does CI Do Better?

Baking breads and almost everything else. Lol biased
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:21 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: CI vs Stainless... What does CI Do Better?

It helps to view cookware as tools. If you need a hammer, you don't reach for a screwdriver. If you need to saute, you don't reach for a #12 CI skillet. If you need a pan to react quickly to changes in heat source temperature, you reach for a pan that can do that. CI excels at heat energy storage and maintaining an even temp, so roasting, braising, searing, grilling, and baking are its fortes.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Ken Davis Ken Davis is offline
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Default Re: CI vs Stainless... What does CI Do Better?

Doug beat me to it.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:33 AM
Jeffrey R. Jeffrey R. is offline
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Default Re: CI vs Stainless... What does CI Do Better?

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It helps to view cookware as tools. If you need a hammer, you don't reach for a screwdriver. If you need to saute, you don't reach for a #12 CI skillet. If you need a pan to react quickly to changes in heat source temperature, you reach for a pan that can do that. CI excels at heat energy storage and maintaining an even temp, so roasting, braising, searing, grilling, and baking are its fortes.
Wait, I thought that if something goes not work, just get a hammer presto fixed. Chisels are screwdriver. You touch mine, I break you fingers.

Baking bread in my dutch ovens, now you are talking.
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