Okay, I’ve had it with my calphalon omelet pan. I’m not even going to bother returning it for a new one–this is already my second one, and let me tell you, I babied it. I have other calphalon that have been fine, but I guess something about the omelet pan is just poorly designed.
ANYWAY–I want to try cast iron, since in my experience, my cast iron skillets have the best non-stick properties, with the least fuss. So any recommendations as to size and model? 8 inch or 10 inch for a 2 egg filled omelet? Is there a model with sloped rather than straight sides?
Anything else to look for?
hello, the vintage skillet I have, perfect for that use, is marked 9 3/4 which is its rim to rim diameter. The cooking surface is 8 1/2 in. across, so if 8 in. corresponds to that and not the rims, it should be fine. Nearly all of my skillets I found in ‘junque’ stores so I’m useless for model and mfr. info. have fun
Could you explain what type of omelets you’re making? And why you’re having the trouble with the calphalon pan? This is not a defense of the calphalon but an attempt to understand what you need. I’ve used aluminum fry pans, like the ones they use in restaurants, to make omelets; I’ve used stainless fry pans, like the ones they use in restaurants, to make omelets; I’ve used calphalon; I’ve used cast iron Lodge pans; I’ve used non-stick. All made good omelets. Be glad to help if we can understand what the problem is.
LGalen, if you’re still monitoring this board, buy a blue steel crepe pan from Williams Sonoma. They’re about eight inches and should run you less than $20. The thing is SPECTACULAR for omlettes, just big enough for three eggs. I just started using mine for them the other day and I can’t get enough.
I’ve now had my pan for three months, and I must say, thank you to all the hounds who told me about this. I love my new pan, works great for all kinds of omelets and crepes, light weight, easy to clean–pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Who knew?
Chiming in late, I never wash my egg pan if I can help it at all. Jut wipe it out and that’s it.
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