Which Pan should I use?

By Alex Dunlevie

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Anyone that cooks, from your seasoned foodie to the college student making mac’n cheese, has to choose a pan to cook their nightly meal. A few weeks ago I wrote about cooking the perfect steak at home using your oven and a saute pan.  When choosing what type of pan to cook a steak on, there are pros and cons to each choice. It is worth mentioning that nonstick is generally unnecessary for steaks, because in any steak searing scenario, the item being seared will tell you when it is ready to flip. If the steak is still sticking, simply allow it to cook a little longer until it releases naturally from the pan. If its still stuck, it isn’t seared yet! This will hold true of most seared foods, although delicate, flaky fish will require more care than others. Continue reading

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