K17192 - Paula Deen Hammered Cast Iron 12" Everyday Pan w/Pour Spouts
Best skillet I've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!
My husband got this for me for Christmas and I love it!! This is a very heavy cast iron skillet, but that is ok. It cooks the perfect fried chicken every time!! Nothing sticks to this skillet either and it is extremely easy to clean. I will 100% be buying more items from Paula Deen in the future. I would highly recommend this skillet to anyone!!!
I had exactly the same experience as a previous reviewer. My pan also had irregular texture and finishing on the inside (as the other review said), it looked like it had been mechanically smoothed to try and even out the bottom, but was unsuccessful. The center of the bottom looks/feels much different that than the edges as though it was purposely worn-down, but there is still a high spot.
I plan on keeping this item due to the expense with returning and also hoping to use an a outdoor camping pan, since I don't use good cookware there.
I purchased this pan, and although it was touted as "pre-seaoned" food stick to the center the first, second... fifth tiime I used it! I made sure that I cooked high fat foods in it for the first few times, but the center portion always stuck even when frying bacon!
I agree that this item certainly looks and performs like a "blemished/second" quality item, however, I know QVC does not knowingly sell that catagory of product. The Quality Control at the manufacturer's factory needs to be more closely monitored as reading the reviews I think more than a few customers had the same experience.
Recieved this for Christmas and have been using it alot. Easy clean up no sticking and so much easier to handle with the 2 side handles. Hope it becomes available again would buy as gift.
Love this Pan!
This pan is just like Mom had back in the 60's. Follow the directions when you get it and it will be your favorite Pan. I use this pan just about every day. This is the best pan I have ever purchased.
I love this pan... wonderful... easy clean up... food comes out great... beautiful to look at.... and the price is just right! Thanks Qvc and thanks Paula!!
Where has this pan been??
I am a recent senior citizen (age), I had used my hand me down cast iron skillets for all my adult life. Then, I got carpal tunnel in both wrists, twice. Couldn't lift my skillets with one hand anymore and the handles were to short to use two hands on. Then a week or so ago I saw this Paula Dean Everyday pan with not one but two handles. Yea!!! It arrived and the first thing I made was old fashioned beef stew. It was great. I pulled a lid from one of my old stock pots and it fit perfectly. I would like to see this in smaller sizes as it is very heavy, but at least now I can use both hands to lift it. You Go Paula Dean!!!
Disappointed with quality
Ordered this item for a gift and coult not use it because the interior of the pan was extremely irregular with some spots obviously a different level and texture than most of the pan. This could only be considered a "second" quality. It was apparently mechanically smoothed after some high spots were left from manufacturer. Cost me 13.22 to return this heavy item but had no choice. This is the first quality issue I've had with QVC and certainly expected better of Paula Deen merchandise.
What a Pan!
This pan is big! In fact, although the specs are on the page and they are correct, it is still larger than I thought it would be. I almost sent it back because of that, but I decided it would cost too much, so I kept it, and I love it! Tonight I made paella in it; the recipe made 10 servings, and this pan was the perfect size. And because it is so nice looking, it went straight to the table for serving. One great thing is how tall the sides are - it's much better than a regular skillet for stir frying, etc, when things seem to jump out onto the range. Another great thing: nothing sticks and it cleans up so easily.
There are two cons: 1) as another reviewer mentioned, it is heavy. I think a small person would have trouble with it; 2) no lid - I needed one tonight and ended up using foil because none of my other lids are big enough.
I would recommend this to someone who cooks (even occasionally) for more than just a couple of people.
Best Pan Ever!
I absolutely LOVE this pan. It my main pan now and never leaves my stove top. I use it for absolutely everything. When I got it, I seasoned it more. Rub Crisco shortening all over it inside and out and bake at 400 for 2 hrs. Turn off oven and let it cool in the oven. Then the first few things I cooked were greasy... bacon, burgers, etc. Absolutely non-stick and great flavor! With cast iron, you do not want to use soap or scrub it. Just wipe it out and it is good to go.
OLD TIME FLAVOR
I have just had this for 3 days and already used it 5 times....LOVE this pan..had fried potatoes , steak ,sauted fresh veggies for a quick veg soup..seared my roast , added my veggies for pot roast and stuck it in the oven...it makes food taste like moms home cooking years ago......I'am also going to take it camping..
I SEASONED THIS PAN WITH BACON FIRST.I KEEP OLIVE OIL BRUSHED AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT IN USE. IT IS SO PRETTY KEEP IT ON THE STOVE. I HAVE A RED LID THAT FITS IT PERFECTLY(BOUGHT ON QVC) ALSO. SO THATS NOT A PROBLEM.WIPE IT OUT AFTER EACH USE NO PROB.WIPES CLEAN.COOKS GREAT!!!!. FRIED CHICKEN CAME OUT WONDERFUL.THE ONLY THING MY EGGS DIDN'T DO TOO WELL FAULT OF THE COOK NOT THE PAN. LOVE IT. GOOD SIZE AND PRICE. MOSTLY USE ANOTHER COOKWARE BUT ALWAYS KEEP A COUPLE OF IRON SKILLETS AND THIS PAN ON HAND.PART OF A COOKS WARDROBE!!! THANKS PAULA!!!
Just love these cast iron pans from Paula. They are just the greatest nothing sticks and they cook great. They take less heat and cook faster than my other cookware. Would not be without them. They would make great gifts for that special cook in your life.