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De Buyer pan handles - flat iron or rounded steel?

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I'm after some advice...

I'm going to buy a couple of De Buyer carbone plus skillets but noticed that they either come with flat iron handles or rounded stainless steel ones. The later are cool touch ones but I'm interested to know how hot the flat ones are likely to get as I would prefer them unless I always have to use a towel to pick the pan up.

So, any advice and/or opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Sorry, firt post... wrong category!

    1. I would go with the flat handle, even if you need a mitt on to pick them up. I find round handles on any pan sometimes cause the pan to tip over while I'm picking them up! That is never a good th ing and can be disastrous.