Sunday, February 3, 2013

Change for better...?

I am not a product reviewer, but I am a product user.  I do have some opinions on what is expected and what is reality (for myself, at least).
There are some thing I would never change.  I have been married for almost 20 years, and would not change that.  But some things need improvement.
Ever notice how change can either be a good thing or a bad thing?

Our first stainless pans were these Circulon Commercial 10" and 12" fry pans.  We have had these for 7 or 8 years.  I like them, they just really have their limitations.


We just replaced them with these All-Clad non-stick 8" and 10" pans.  It is so different using these.  Cooking on them requires less heat, for one thing.  I use 1 click short of medium.  I would prefer an 8" and 12", or 10" and 12", though.

Our next stainless purchase was a Kitchen Aid 4 3/4 Qt.  It is 5-6 years old.  It sees a lot of action, but some dishes stick and lightly burn in this saute' pan.  We have a Cuisinart 5Qt non-stick that has been our go to pan for just about  everything.  The pan is a little warped and the non-stick is beginning to stick.

Enter the new world...☺

The latest purchase is a Demeyere Atlantis  4 1/4 Qt. stainless with a 7 layer base.  This pan is very heavy and extremely well built.  There are no rivets to get in the way or provide a place for crap to accumulate.  I have only made 1 dish in it so far, but the heat was VERY even across the pan.  Also, at 2 clicks below medium, I had to turn it down when browning hamburger for chili.
I can't believe how efficient it is.  It is very heavy like I said, so you have to be very careful , especially on a glass top.  
 I am very excited to put this thing through the paces and see what it can do.  I feel like I just bought a Jeep CJ5 and climbed a curb...yes it did it easily, but there is so much more to come!
Anyway, enough rambling for today, tomorrow is just a short sleep away...


  1. So really you save money by buying a nice pan because the stove top is on a lower setting....NICE

  2. This is the perfect segue for my next rant...but yes you cook at a lower temperature with better results.