Professional Cast Iron Griddle Pan Red £7.50 @ Tesco Direct
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Professional Cast Iron Griddle Pan Red £7.50 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 6th Dec 2011
cast iron griddle pan - seems decent for £7.50 especially since the flimsy aluminium one is £8.50, these are usualy about £20-£30

Also instore.

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Been using mine for ages, very solid and heavy. paid 10.00 so have a little

good pan & good price

I've often wondered where professionals get their cast iron griddle pans from

It'll do for me! Nice find

Would this be ok on a electric glass top'd halagen hob? wondering if it cooks steak better than a normal frying pan? the steak ussauly ends up boiling in loads if watery grunge that come out the steak?

I would be very wary of these. Had two at the same price a couple of months ago. On taking them out the box both had the enamel crumbling off. Looking at the reviews online this doesn't seem uncommon. Just glad mine were like it from the start so I could return them immediately. Hardly what i consider to be professional.

Bought a cast iron one from home bargains for under a fiver, no enamel **** just an old school pan. Much better then a frying pan for steaks

There is the black one which is £1 more and non stick aluminium .If your into it oO

cant access the site which is annoying cos would be ideal for my son at uni ... I got 1 of the griddle pans when they were doing the vouchers ... and love it

Hot from me. I paid a tenner over a year ago for the same pan (half price in-store offer) and use it regularly for cooking steak. Perfect resaurant quality steaks cooked at home, chef not included!

It is not a regular pan for cooking everything and anything though. The only other thing we use it for is butterly chicken marinated in Nando's Peri-Peri. It would also make a great weapon against an intruder, you would kill somone instantly if you hit them on the head with it! Very heavy. Oh, and don't touch the handle without an oven glove...
Edited by: "anlygi" 7th Dec 2011

NahThenLad

Would this be ok on a electric glass top'd halagen hob? wondering if it … Would this be ok on a electric glass top'd halagen hob? wondering if it cooks steak better than a normal frying pan? the steak ussauly ends up boiling in loads if watery grunge that come out the steak?



They may not get hotter - as your pan can only get as hot as your hob - they do retain the heat better, so you should get a better sear on your meat. When using a normal thin pan, the temperature drops very quickly after you put your meat on it (hence the boiling you saw). With a heavy cast iron pan like this, the pan has much more thermal mass and the temperature doesn't drop as quickly or as much. Only difference here is that you need to let the pan heat up for a good 3-4 minutes before cooking. Also do not put oil in your pan - rather brush some oil on your meat and then put it in the pan.


Edited by: "mrbill" 7th Dec 2011

mrbill

They may not get hotter - as your pan can only get as hot as your hob - … They may not get hotter - as your pan can only get as hot as your hob - they do retain the heat better, so you should get a better sear on your meat. When using a normal thin pan, the temperature drops very quickly after you put your meat on it (hence the boiling you saw). With a heavy cast iron pan like this, the pan has much more thermal mass and the temperature doesn't drop as quickly or as much. Only difference here is that you need to let the pan heat up for a good 3-4 minutes before cooking. Also do not put oil in your pan - rather brush some oil on your meat and then put it in the pan.


Nice tips there MrBill! I'm vegetarian so don't cook meat but found your post interesting

I bought 1 from Marks and Spencer yesterday 24cm Non-Stick Aluminium Griddle Pan
£5.00
Product Code: T340902

BARGAIN IT WILL DO FOR THE XMAS BREAKFAST...

NahThenLad

Would this be ok on a electric glass top'd halagen hob? wondering if it … Would this be ok on a electric glass top'd halagen hob? wondering if it cooks steak better than a normal frying pan? the steak ussauly ends up boiling in loads if watery grunge that come out the steak?


*****
Your pan can't be hot enough. It needs to be *really* hot so any moisture that comes out of the steak is instantly evaporated. Also, oil the steak & not the pan. That should help.

Hpi_matrix

Bought a cast iron one from home bargains for under a fiver, no enamel … Bought a cast iron one from home bargains for under a fiver, no enamel **** just an old school pan. Much better then a frying pan for steaks



I got this too. Excellent quality.

Banned

amazon.co.uk/Kit…8-3

23cm for £6.50, no enamel to come off, free delivery

Banned

amazon.co.uk/Kit…8-3

23cm for £6.50, no enamel to come off, free delivery

I love the red colour of this one

Great pan!!
Also worth "curing" it first tho, preferably with bacon fat
Bake the pan in the oven for 2/3 hours on a high heat and allow to cool, I done this a couple of times and nothing sticks to the pan!

Also never ever run it through the dish washer, a quick swill with hot soapy water is all that is needed

Thanks - will look great with my red appliances.

griddle me this..............griddle me that....

darlowad

Great pan!! Also worth "curing" it first tho, preferably with bacon … Great pan!! Also worth "curing" it first tho, preferably with bacon fatBake the pan in the oven for 2/3 hours on a high heat and allow to cool, I done this a couple of times and nothing sticks to the pan!Also never ever run it through the dish washer, a quick swill with hot soapy water is all that is needed



Once you have 'cured' a cast iron pan I wouldn't even use soapy water. I just put water in mine and boil them for a few mins then wipe dry with kitchen towel. Cast iron pans are a passion of mine, my favourite being an american one that is eighty years old and has pock marks on the bottom from where it used to be used on an open fire. Eighty years later and it performs just as well on an induction hob or in the oven where it makes the best Yorkshire puddings!

Best way to cook a steak is to seal it in a pan then put it in foil and pop it into the oven.
200degees (preheated) for 5 mins will give you a medium rare steak.

Adjust times to suit preference!

Nah, the best way to cook a steak is to Sous Vide it, then 20 seconds in a hot griddle pan.... melts in your mouth!

What do you folk cook on your professional cast iron griddle pans?

Shirl

Nah, the best way to cook a steak is to Sous Vide it, then 20 seconds in … Nah, the best way to cook a steak is to Sous Vide it, then 20 seconds in a hot griddle pan.... melts in your mouth!



What equipment do you need for sous vide?

mccririck

What equipment do you need for sous vide?



When I first started experimenting with Sous Vide I used a slow cooker and a cooks thermometer. The slow cooker is quite big so the water didn't alter very much and when it got too hot I simply poured a bit out and added some cold. Works fine when you aren't right down low on the dangerous temps. Got a bit fiddly though so I invested in proper kit. I'm planning to do the whole turkey on Christmas eve!

I'd go for an uncoated one as linked to. The only advantage an enamelled one offers is you can put acidic things on it. Otherwise the uncoated will pick up a better seasoning and should last forever.

bought one to grill vegetables, being a Vegetarian... been after one for some time.. thanks heat added
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