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Very satisfied, produces great results with the right technique, I use it more than I expected
on July 31, 2014
This is now my go-to pan for cooking chicken, steak or pork. I sometimes use it for burgers, and I've used it for vegetables once or twice. It does a fantastic job, and I have to say in particular that my chicken has never come out better.
What's important to know is that getting good results from this pan requires the right technique: get the pan very hot on high heat without adding anything to it (the old test of dripping water on the pan and watching it "dance" or skitter on the surface to tell if it's hot works well), reduce the heat down to medium-high, then add a small amount of oil brushed on either the pan or the food, and finally add the food to the pan and don't move it until it's time to turn. This will get you very well-defined grill marks, great texture, and food that's cooked through while still being juicy and delicious.
Cleaning is a mild nuisance (getting between all the ridges takes about as much effort as you'd expect) but the coating of the pan is great. It does not damage easily, and it always cleans up nicely.
Compared to using a "real" grill outdoors with charcoal or gas... I still love to barbeque, and it does impart a certain something (especially with good charcoal). However, I barbeque once a month or less, and I use this pan twice a week. I think that speaks for itself.
Great pan, very happy I bought it, gives me the results I want, and looks fantastic.