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pour spout on the wrong side of the skillet?

alkapal Oct 17, 2008 06:38 AM

while looking up a skillet recommendation, i noticed the pour spout of this skillet is on the right side, as one holds it. http://www.target.com/Lodge-12-Pre-Se...

if one is right handed, that means you pour away from the body, holding the helper handle? is it unwieldy but safer, since you'd be forced to pour away from the body? i'd like the pour spout on the left side; it seems more natural (imo) to hold and pour that way, as a right-hander.

am i foolish to want the spout so it pours toward me (and i can see into the skillet's interior)?

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    FlyFish Oct 17, 2008 06:52 AM

    It's just an artifact of how the photo was taken. If you look carefully, you'll see there's a pour spout on the other side as well. (But I agree, if there was only one, as a rightie I'd want it on the left side.)

    ETA: I know the description refers to a single spout, but if you look at the same photo on the Lodge site the second spout is more obvious.

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    1. re: FlyFish
      alkapal Oct 17, 2008 07:17 AM

      flyfish, i think you're right. thanks.

      do you pour toward or away from your body? pouring away always makes me think of how awkward the tv cooking show hosts appear pouring things away from their bodies and toward the camera.

      1. re: alkapal
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        FlyFish Oct 17, 2008 10:16 AM

        I agree with you - pouring toward you is much more natural.

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          mpalmer6c Oct 17, 2008 05:55 PM

          I always pour to the side.

      2. f
        fluffernutter Oct 17, 2008 10:34 AM

        I have a Lodge skillet -- a great product. It has two spouts. I pour to the left.

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          RGC1982 Oct 17, 2008 04:14 PM

          You are much more likely to splatter something hot on yourself when you pour toward your body. It is actually safer to pour away.

          1. paulj Oct 17, 2008 09:53 PM

            My 2 cast iron skillets are the only ones with spouts (both sides). They are also among the least likely to need them. I don't cook many liquids in them. Come to think of it, most of the other pans and pots came with lids. Lids and spouts don't go together very well.

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            1. re: paulj
              RShea78 Oct 17, 2008 10:30 PM

              ""I don't cook many liquids in them.""

              How about food grease, like from frying pork or beef?

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