The Orange County FUN Cooking Group Message Board › Good Sources for Grill Pans
Lake Forest, CA
A while back we had a class on cooking fish. The instructor had her square Grill Pan there and told us they were the best thing to use for cooking fish and demonstrated it at the class.
The basic Grill Pan has a handle on both sides to facilitate lifting and high ribs on the bottom to allow the fat to drain away.
They can be made of various materials, but my favorite is cast iron.....a bit heavy but has great heat distribution and stays really hot if you decide to serve directly from it after cooking.
Did some research and here is what I've found on the Internet:
In the Walmart.com catalog:
The last one above, from the Walmart Catalog, is Lodge cast iron cookware made in Tennessee and costs under 20 bucks with tax...plus shipping. You can avoid the shipping charge by having them send it for free to your local Walmart store where you can pick it up.
Here is what Walmart says about using it on their website:
"It's best to heat the skillet up in stages. You can take the temperature up to about 50% and let it set at this level for 5-6 minutes and then take it up to the cooking setting and leave it alone for another 5-6 minutes before beginning to cook. As for cleaning up afterwards: use hot water only with a plastic brush after it has cooled; no soap, no dishwasher, no S.O.S. pads. After cleaning towel dry and allow to air dry thoroughly before storing."
Hope this is helpful to anyone looking at Grill Pans !!
Edited by Dennis Fletcher on Nov 12, 2009 1:43 PM