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How long can you preheat a Calph grill pan?

xnyorkr Mar 28, 2007 12:11 PM

Hi! I have a long Calph grill thing that is 1/2 ribbed and 1/2 griddle. It is long enough to cover two stove burners. I have an electric stove. I think the grill/griddle is from their non-stick line (not anodized or stainless steel). I want to grill meat, and I know I have to preheat it, but how long can I safely let it pre-heat on high heat? I had a lovely huge Calph fry pan that warped, I think from too high heat (I never did figure out how it warped). I'm afraid of warping or otherwise ruining this thing. Any idea how long I can safely let it pre-heat on "high"?

Thanks!

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    Alan408 RE: xnyorkr Mar 28, 2007 12:41 PM

    My Calphalon (anodized) advises against using high heat.

    Your pan probably warped from high heat.

    All of my non stick that came with directions advises against high heat, a recent purchase of non stick recommended med or lower.

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      JoanieBalonie RE: xnyorkr Mar 29, 2007 12:23 PM

      Nothing beats plain old cast iron for high heat stove-top grilling...

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