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When? September 22, 2011
Where? Bed, Bath and Beyond
Why I wanted to do this: Below is a picture of what we have been cooking with for the last 7 years (the first and last time we bought pans) we are down to two dinky, gross saucepans. Yes, this is what we have been cooking all our meals in, and yes this is totally pathetic- something only a 21 year old bachelor could get away with. Why have we not replaced our crapola pans whose handles broke? That is seemingly easy enough....for most people but I have 2 philosophies when it comes to making purchases:
1. I do not buy a new item until the current item has completely failed itself.
2. I only like to spend money on things that I have my heart set on and I know I will have until the day I die. To me it is pointless to spend money on things you don't want that badly and you know you will replace in the future. I would rather go without than spend a dime on something's that "EH".
(and I thought they would be MUCH more expensive)
Cost: $79 for 5 different pans (with coupons about a $30 savings) and I have been assured that with proper usage and care they will last my lifetime, my children's lifetime and my grandchildren's.
How I paid for it: I had been saving up for a trip next summer (to the Maine Lobster Festival) but I don't think we'll be going now so I just took some from my previous fund now called the 'LIFE LIST FUND'
What I would do differently: Have bought them sooner!
Something I would recommend? For sure!
Would I do it again? Yes! And now I will keep an eye out for good deals on cast iron!
Was it life changing? Sure! When I buy something new that's nice, it just makes me feel better about myself. Not only that, we haven't been cooking all that much because of the lack of cookware so now we can start cooking better meals. I FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON WITH MY CAST IRON PANS!
Would this make a good gift? Of course! It's something everyone uses and it's something that nobody likes spending money on....go out for drinks? or buy pans? buy new clothes or pans?
My review of the pans: When I moved from home I didn't know any better and we bought the cheapest cookware we could find, but I had always wanted to get cast iron thinking it would be several hundred dollars I put it on the back burner. I wanted cast iron because I knew it was high quality but until last night I had no idea just how nice it really was. Based on my thorough research it seems that using cast iron cookware is like being a wine aficionado. People really take pride in their cast iron pans and have specific opinions on how to care for them and are certain that their food tastes better with C.I. - proper maintenance includes....
2. WAIT UNTIL PAN IS HEATED TO ADD FOOD
3. NEVER ADD COLD LIQUIDS- IT WILL BUST THE IRON
4. LIGHT CLEANING-NO SOAP
5. DRY THOROUGHLY - OR THEY WILL RUST!!!
*Can also be used in the oven, camping and as a weapon.