Top positive review
52 people found this helpful
Hints to using this pan
on August 27, 2012
I love this pan I bought it back in February, and it still works well. I did have to season it again after six months, but it still works great. I'm not sure if the people who are having problems with the pan are putting it in the dish washer, but they really shouldn't/don't need to.
Tip 1: Don't use too much oil when you season the pan. You may have read some people who had the oil turn black.
A. they put on too much oil or B. they used high heat rather than medium heat. (Know your stove)
Tip 2: Treat this pan like you would your cast iron pan. ie: don't put it in the dish washer and don't soak it in the sink for more than a few minutes. I rarely needed more than hot water to wash the pan, but if you are one of those people who has to use a ton of soap and make sure that your cookware is perfectly sterile, this isn't the pan for you.
Tip 3: If you do have to wash it with a lot of soap, you are going to have to season it every time just like you would with a cast iron pan.
I'm a chemist, so as a piece of wisdom, soap helps oil dissolve in water therefore, if you are using soap it will remove the oil from the pan. Neat how that works isn't it.
I love this pan, because I don't have the ability to grill due to a number of factors, and I am able to get food that tastes as if it has been grilled (obviously without the smoky flavor unless you add liquid smoke). I hope the bad reviews won't keep you from purchasing this.