stir fry pan
hello all- i'm looking for an easy to use stir fry type pan- not a wok or cast iron bc i know i won't be able to maintain.
I was thinking about either the calphalon one sir fry or the calphalon try ply. ideally under $75 but am looking to hear peoples experiences and suggestions. thanks!
I bought mine for less than $20 at a big store in Chinatown and it hasn't ever let me down - it's cast iron and with a glas lid. Heavy and all-purpose.
I would not at all recommend a non-stick. I gave mine away. I had some success with stainless steel. I recently purchased a decent wok/stirfry. They don't call it that, though, they call it a multi-purpose pan. It has a domed lid. It is stainless that has been treated by bombarding it with steel balls or something. It is not non-stick, but damned close. Cleans up like a dream. It will take lotsa heat for stirfry.
It is marketed by Starfrit, but the name on the pan is "Heritage" Got it from the Canadian HSN site (theshoppingchannel.com)
I am finally happy with my wok (Been through 4 of them)
I have a wok but after I bought it I realized that the wok ring wouldn't fit on my range and I was too nervous to use it without the wok ring so it ended up in the basement. My mom had given me an All-Clad chef's pan and I started using that instead and it works fine. (I love that pan - very versatile....)
I recently purchased a new range though, and it just occurred to me that I may be able to use my wok on this range with the wok ring. Have to dig it out of the basement...