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14" stainless fry pan recommendations

I have a store-brand one with a copper base for even heat distribution and a bolted on stainless steel handle, and it works great for any of the classic techniques.

I can't speak for any of the name-brand pans, but mine is still good as new after a couple months of pretty heavy cooking with it (deglazing and all). Oven safe. My advice would be to go out and see which pan feels good to you, but aside from that, good luck with your pan-hunting!

Nov 02, 2010
asukara in Cookware

$18/week

In terms of produce, I've found that potatoes, onions, and carrots are available for unbelievably cheap depending on where you buy them and a 3-lb bag of any one of the three can easily last two weeks.

I've found soups--in particular, chickpea soup-- to be relatively inexpensive. I know using this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/App..., each bowl basically comes out to a couple cents, and you can probably get at least 8-10 servings from the recipe.

Depending on where you're at, you might be able to buy meat for cheap as well. The local store sometimes sells pork stew meat for around $1/lb, which is another way to spread money (stew).

Nov 01, 2010
asukara in Home Cooking

how often do you have to use your wok. cleaning safety.

I'm thinking, if you want to pour out the oil, you could probably just quickly re-season it on high heat with some fresh oil for a couple minutes. And yes, the smoking heat from preheating the wok should be hot enough to kill any germs on the surface.

Oct 31, 2010
asukara in Cookware

Wok in Edmonton?

Thanks for the replies so far! I was hoping to save a trip or two to Chinatown, but looks like that's where I'll be heading. I heard Lucky 97 has carbon steel woks? The Real Canadian Wholesale Club is somewhere I haven't been in a long time, but it sounds like a promising lead.

Oct 31, 2010
asukara in Prairie Provinces

Wok in Edmonton?

The idea of hand hammered woks is a nice one, but I've heard that its possible to buy carbon steel ones for around $10-20 and they'll just work fine. Can anyone verify that T & T has them without the coating? Thanks

Oct 30, 2010
asukara in Prairie Provinces

Wok in Edmonton?

Hey all,

I'm totally new to this site, but it looks like a cool place to be. I'm looking for a bit of local advice on a question thats been plaguing me for a while...where does one buy a carbon-steel wok without the coating in Edmonton?

I've been checking out all of the major chains, as well as many smaller stores, but I can't seem to find a good sized (around 14") carbon steel wok that doesn't have the non-stick coating. I've used one with the coating before, and as soon as you get anywhere near restaurant level heat, the coating literally bubbles off. Just wondering if theres any advice out there...I haven't made a foray yet into chinatown

Oct 24, 2010
asukara in Prairie Provinces