Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
. When my wife passed away 2.5 years ago, I took stock and found some "non stick" pans, so I handed out our old cast iron (Griswold) to family members, figuring I would not cook very much.
Then I realized that I would do more cooking than expected, so I purchased one of those copper colored wonder fry pans. Non skid..eggs & pancakes are supposed to slip right out..no butter or oil needed...HAH ! Butter or oil needed, for sure !
I went looking to replace the cast iron..found a Lodge brand , US made.. The cooking surface seemed rough..but the directions bt Lodge, says that's fine, because the pan is "pre.seasoned"..just wash and use..
It didn't work well for me..so one day I will someday soon, take it out to my blacksmith shop and use my angle grinder to wire brush the cooking surfaces of the pan .
Meanwhile; I got rummaging around in the back of my cupboards, and found a stainless steel fry pan that my wife had squirreled away there..I have hopes for that pan.
No more "non -stick" pans for me...for the very reasons listed in the article Bob linked.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.. (Gen George S. Patton)
Last edited by ironglow; 01-17-2020 at 12:53 PM.