Favorite Pans?

@webeishere (36377)
United States
January 4, 2008 11:54am CST
Okay this photo is a tad gross. I use this cookie sheet a LOT. As you can tell from it's appearance it's been used many many mnay times. HAHAHAHA! The thing is I bought 4 new cookie sheets recently and hardly use them. It's like those are for special purposes or something. I use this mostly for small snacks in the oven like chicken nuggets,fries,etc. I use the new ones for cookies and biscuits. Do you have a favorite pot, pan, or item that is very old and groos that you just can;t get rid of? I can't bring myself to throw this thing out. It's so well seasoned from the years of foods cooked on it. Hee hee!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Fishmomma (11507)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I have one also. Its hard to get rid of it, as its like a good pair of used shoes. I'm aware that getting food off of it is difficult.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
5 Jan 08
I do line it with foil for some things. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jan 08
hahahaha well seasoned huh? too funny!!!! We bought new pots and pans when we arrived in the USA August 2006 and have not cooked enough in them to want to throw them out LOL
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Jan 08
VERY, VERY well seasoned actually. I think this cookie sheet is at least 20 years old or maybe older. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
4 Jan 08
I have a flat yellow iron skillet. The bottom is sunken out from use over the years on a gas stove and I think it's older than me! I use it to make eggs and heat up ham or bits of bacon. It's not grungy... just a bit beat up. I don't have the heart to get rid of it even though it sits a bit wobbly on a flat electric range.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Same here, I can't bring myself to toss this thing out even though it is very grungy looking. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
8 Jan 08
HoHO..I sure understand where you're coming from...I haven't bought any new cookware or pots and pans in a LONG and many of the cookware I have is a real sorry sight but like you refuse to part with them. For instance I have genuine Cuisinart stainless steel small skillet, large skillet, and large saucepan and dutch oven. Don't ask how old, maybe almost thirty years old. The lids no longer have the handle thing to grasp. The large saucepan doesn't even have a handle period, but many a meal has been prepared in each and every one of them..and the inside of them at least is sparkling shiny...uh, the outside..can we say burn marks and black looking? Like you, my cookware is VERY well seasoned. LOL
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
5 Jan 08
Since I seldom use the stove/oven, I don't have many pots/pans let alone one to call a fave. I do, however, have a tupperware cook system that I use ALOT and it shows. lol Really want to get a couple more sets of them but they aren't cheap.
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• United States
4 Jan 08
I have some like that too. Ha,Ha!! It seems they are my favorite pans because I'll use them before I use the new ones.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I have 4 LARGE pizza pans that I've had for years. I use them for everything from pizza to cookies, to sitting dishes on in the oven that are heating, heating fries and tator tots, you name it...they are worn and look like their never washed but actually they are scrubed everytime I use them. I bought them at Walmart when Hubby and I met. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
8 Jan 08
yes we all have those don't we. Like I have a new towel but still keep using the old one for the table because i just can't bear to 'dirty' the new one. so the old one gets dirtier and dirtier even though i rinse it after each use. and the new one never gets 'dirty' enough to be used to wipe the table! my current bright idea is to use it to clean the dishes so much till it gets kinda not so new which is when i don't feel so bad using it to mop up spills on the floor and the like. oh yes that is also the case with my current mop. dad bought us a spanking new one that is quite expensive but my hubs insists that we use the old one till it gives up the ghost before starting on the new one. i personally think the old one has quite outlived its prime already!
@dfinster (3538)
• United States
7 Jan 08
This made me giggle when I read it. If you could see some of my favorite old pans you would wonder how I can still use them. One of my faorites is an old stock pot. I think it belonged to my grandma. It's a really nive heavy steel and the handles are falling off. I can't find a cover that fits it either. I have to take a cover that's totally huge and use that. I also have an old cast iron frying pan that was my dads. He was going to get rid of it so I took it. Of course he taught me that you don't wash them with soap and water so they stay seasoned, hehehe. That old frying pan still makes the best hamburgers, skillet steaks and bacon I've ever had.
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
6 Jan 08
HAHA! I know what you mean Grandpa. My Dad has a pot (aluminum) that belonged to my Mom's sister that we are certain is 35 years old, and perhaps older! It is still going strong. He primarily uses it to make popcorn on the stove. He just puts a dab of olive oil in and 1/2 cup of kernals. AFter popping, he wipes it out with a papertowel. That pot will likely outlive all of us! Ha!
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Jan 08
LOL Actually it looks like a good sturdy pan to me! Not like the new flimsy junk you get now adays! I have some brand new pans and I use my opld ones more because they are just better pans. I spray mine with oven cleaner every so often and let it set for at least 24 hours. That gets a lot of the gunk off them.
• United States
5 Jan 08
Erma Bombeck once wrote "Never trust a woman with a shinny new cooking sheet." I agree with her. The ones that have stains are the ones that are used and make the best food.
@nichole1983 (1189)
• Canada
5 Jan 08
most used in our household are cookie sheets, cake/brownie pans, crock pot, skillet and wok... well the crock pot skillet and wok do need to be replaced when they stop working or i would be eating raw food alot as they are elctric... the cookie sheets and cake and brownie pans.. i do a deep clean of them once a month and they are like brand new again... the products that i use for them is through a product called mellauca... another good one to use is metal cleaners.. just have to make sure to really disinfect them and clean them really well.. dont use this method too often.. clr would be another one that you could try but i have never tried it on cookies sheets or anything like that...
• United States
5 Jan 08
Ah, Old faithful. I do the same thing with alot of items from pots and pans to my favorite shirt. I have a stone that is so ugly but cooks food so well. Even though it looks gross it's not, and I will keep it around until I drop it or something. :)