Q. What is the best materiel for an all-round saute pan?
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Q. What is the best materiel for an all-round saute pan? For all types of cooking, like your go to pan.
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marchone
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Jun 10, 2019
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I have 30 years pro kitchen experience. We developed a battery that consisted of Matfer black steel saute pans, All Clad pots, Sitram stock pots and Meyer non-stick pans mostly for crepes. A properly seasoned black steel pan will not react with acidic foods.
Jun 10, 2019
Jbabo
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Jun 23, 2018
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I would recommend a stainless copper clad pan. Just because of how finicky non-stick can be and carbon and cast iron just can't handle simmering anything acidic.
Jun 23, 2018
SidPost
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Oct 20, 2017
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Most materials work well for a saute pan if they have thermal capacity (store heat) or you have a powerful burner. Generally, Stainless Steel will be best for most people but, iron or cast iron is why you will see in lot professional kitchens.
I really like my steel pans but, the Belgian stainless pans are wonderful too.
Oct 20, 2017
jkiemele
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Oct 19, 2017
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I prefer carbon steel. It combines the aspects of cast iron and a traditional stainless pan and does a wonderful job. I have a few different carbon steel pans and they are continually my go-to. Note that these must be seasoned like cast iron. Even so, well worth it. Massdrop will have this drop every once in a while: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/matfer-black-steel-pans
Oct 19, 2017
jkiemele
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Oct 19, 2017
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It's a process, but I find it worth it. There is an initial seasoning done, then every time you use it, the seasoning will continue to build up and become better. Over time you will have an outstanding pan that is literally priceless. Here's a good article about seasoning: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/9588-how-to-season-a-carbon-steel-pan
Oct 19, 2017
marchone
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Jun 11, 2019
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A quick method at home is to scrub the new pan with soap and water. Set the pan on a high flame for a half hour or so. Off the heat carefully fill the pan with vegetable oil and let sit overnight. Discard the oil, or save it to reuse on other new pans. The pan is now seasoned and ready for use.
Jun 11, 2019