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Author Topic: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?  (Read 1219 times)

Larry Ashcraft

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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2021, 09:25:35 AM »

Alton Brown had an interesting program on carbon steel a week or so ago on "Good Eats Reloaded".  He has gone over to using them over non-stick, which he says "Non-stick is a temporary condition, at best".

He found it amusing that cast iron is 3% carbon and carbon steel is 1% carbon.

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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2021, 10:43:17 AM »

Do you remember what the main body of the episode was? I'd like to take a look at that one.

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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2021, 09:23:05 AM »

I don't remember for sure.  The old episode started out with (young) Alton using a non-stick pan, and (older) Alton stepping in and explaining why he doesn't use them anymore.  I googled "Alton Brown carbon steel" and got a few hits.  Might be his fried egg episode (one of them).

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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2021, 11:30:44 AM »

OK, I think I found it, looks like it's the  Egg Files Reload.I'll keep an eye out for it
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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2021, 12:55:58 PM »



He found it amusing that cast iron is 3% carbon and carbon steel is 1% carbon.

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Re: Carbon steel pans... yes? no? maybe?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2021, 01:46:38 PM »

well, about the only thing I've found that I don't like to cook in my new carbon steel pan is eggs. More specifically, Egg Beater's style no-fat egg substitute. I generally eat those because I can eat more for the same calorie load.

They're made pretty much entirely from egg whites, which means that they are all protein. No matter what, no matter how much fat I use, they stick for me, so I've gone back to a non-stick pan for my weekend breakfasts.

Everything else I've cooked in the carbon steel pan, though? Turned out great.
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