If I’m totally honest here the hubs received the 14 inch All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan for Christmas a year before our wedding. At first I was a sceptic, after all I had a really nice brand name nonstick skillet that worked quite well, so why would I want to use this over-priced piece of equipment. I was afraid I’d “hurt” it in some way and he’d be upset. Plus, it was heavier than mine, and bigger, and took up the space of two stove eyes on our oddly spaced stove top.
Then a friend handed me a recipe for picadillo that would be a bit much for my trusty skillet, so I timidly took out the “big pan” as I call it. And guess what? It rocked!! No oil or no cooking spray necessary…because nothing sticks! The other really “cool” feature is that the stainless handle doesn’t heat up. So I can grab the handle after finishing sauteing onions and dump them straight into a mixing bowl for the next stage of prep. Now I just have to remember that our pots aren’t the same way or I’ll end up with a burned hand!
What about cleanup you ask? Well, that too was a breeze (even though it isn’t dishwasher friendly) because nothing sticks it easily washes clean. I have NEVER needed to use any sort of “elbow grease” to get anything out of it. Needless to say I was sold, enough that I gave my parents my 2 brand name skillets (they were still using some enamel-ware from the 70’s) and embraced the All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan in all it’s “big pan” goodness. I embraced it so much that we registered for an 8 inch “little pan” that we love for smaller jobs (plus it fits on our weird stove eyes a little better).
Total Score: 5 Mushrooms
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