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May 19, 2011 06:49 AM

No grill pan, what to use?

I have several recipes I'd like to try but they all call for a grill pan for stovetop cooking. Any ideas for a substitute for the grill pan? I already have too many pans, my kitchen is jammed to the hilt and if I bought a grill pan I'd have no place to put it. I own all kinds of fry pans, saute pans, griddles, and even an indoor "barbecue" plus 2 outdoor Webers, one a charcoal, the other gas. I'd like to have a panini pan too, but again, no more room!

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    1. I'll second that motion......Cast Iron skillet

      1. Either a cast iron skillet for the stovetop or your broiler pan for your oven broiler.

        1. Why not use one of the outdoor grills?

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          1. re: iluvcookies

            Agreed. The grill pan is really just an attempt to fudge the results of a real grill without going outside. The webers will give the OP even better results than a grill pan would have if he/she doesn't mind using them.

            Not sure why everyone is recommending a CI skillet when the OP seems not to mind just using the grill.

          2. I'll third or fourth or whatever the recommendation for cast iron pan.

            But, pray tell, what recipes specifically call for a grill pan for stovetop cooking?