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Old 10-26-2018, 08:58 PM
Susan_A Susan_A is offline
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How many of you folks are into the smaller skillets? If you are, do you actually use them for cooking or mainly for display? From my perspective at least, most vintage is so light that the smallest I've held onto these days is a #5, and frankly I usually don't use anything below a #6 all that much.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:19 PM
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My #3's are used for eggs or as a press. I've seen people use them for individual desserts or serving dish for small meals.

Individual cornbread works well also.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:40 AM
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That is a really good point about using the smaller skillets as serving dishes or for desserts. I've seen Jeff Rogers do this in a couple of his videos for serving pot roast and roasted spiral potatoes. Seems both charming and practical in order to help keep food warm, especially if you heat them up a bit first.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: Smaller Skillets?

I use my 5's and 3's all the time for individual breakfasts.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:53 PM
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My mother used a #3 Wagner to make her manicotti shells. She is gone now but I use it for the same. Nothing else like it.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:31 AM
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I find myself using smaller skillets (#5s and #3s) quite often. Especially during complex meals or for individual servings (my mother likes 3 eggs in the morning and she prefers them thick, so I use a #3). They can be good for frying up a single burger or sausage patty, or browning onions or mushrooms for steaks or burgers. I think the minimum skillet set is 1 #10, 2 #8, 1 #5, 1 #3.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:40 AM
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I have 3 lodge mini skillets (LMS/01AT/ashtray) that I have used to make my version of egg muffins (don't want to use McDonald's name for it).

I don't use them for much else though. All three of them are different versions, yet the same size. 2 are ashtrays with different markings and one is the 'Honey, I Shrunk The Skillet'.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:11 AM
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There's a local restaurant (Hometown Roots, Henderson Ky) that serves a little #3 skillet of cornbread as an appetizer to nibble on when you are first seated (usually before you place your order)... they aren't vintage skillets, but it still kind of 'sets the mood'. I think they also do a couple of desserts in little skillets as well... but I've never had room for dessert when I've eaten there.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:45 PM
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I use my #3 to melt sage butter that I use for roasted Cornish hens. Works great to keep the heat in and the butter melted.
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