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10 Inch or 12 Inch Stainless Fry Pan?

Philly Ray Nov 12, 2012 11:56 AM

RIght now I have a 12 inch All Clad nonstick fry pan (received it as a wedding gift some years ago). But now I'm a big boy and I think I can cook things in a stainless steel pan without worrying about them sticking. If you had to pick a size, would you go with a 10 or 12 inch?

Also noticed this and it looks like a good deal (compared to the standard 10 or 12 inch All Clad pans). It's a little flatter on the bottom than a "regular" fry pan, but it looks like it would do the job. And, it comes with the lid!


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    Philly Ray RE: Philly Ray Nov 12, 2012 12:14 PM

    Well, never mind all of the above. I found this deal on Cutlery and More and decided to grab it...


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      Chemicalkinetics RE: Philly Ray Nov 12, 2012 12:19 PM


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        Jay F RE: Philly Ray Nov 13, 2012 06:13 AM

        Good for you. I have the 12". I wish I had the 10" instead.

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          lovetalkinfood RE: Philly Ray Nov 13, 2012 06:29 AM

          yeah but the lid is nice on that other one...

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          sueatmo RE: Philly Ray Nov 13, 2012 01:52 PM

          Unless I only cooked for one, I'd buy the lidded French frypan. It looks like it would work as either a fryer or a saute pan.

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            Philly Ray RE: sueatmo Nov 13, 2012 02:56 PM

            What I find with my 12 inch pan is that it is too big for a two-egg omelet and if I want to make scrambled or fried eggs, I have to put a lot of butter in it to cover the whole surface. So, even though there are three of us, I think the 8 and 10 inch pans will work better for me on an every day basis. Plus, I already have a 12 inch cast iron pan that I do most of my frying in.

            However, thinking about next week, when I will be making stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner, that 13 inch looks awfully spacious.

            Maybe next year. One piece at a time.

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