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You're contemplating purchasing a grill pan, but you don't know where to begin... Fear not! There are some important things to consider before hitting the 'Buy' button. Here's what you should be looking out for when buying your next grill pan:
Size of Grill Pan
Generally speaking, there are five different sizes to choose from 9 inches, 10 inches, 11 inches, 12 inches, and 14 inches. You can find more information on measuring your stovetop cooking area here. Usually, it's safe to go with the largest grill pan you can afford, however, there are exceptions to this rule. If your stovetop has a large heating element in the center of it, 12 inches may be pushing the limit of what will fit within the element's limits. You'll need to research your own stove to figure out what size would be best for you.
Dimensions of Grill Pan
Speaking of dimensions, it's important you know what size grill pan you're looking for precisely. The measurements I'm talking about are the outside ones (the diagonal length of the entire pan). While most pans come in 9 or 10 inches, some can still be too large unless your stovetop is very deep (for example the Martha Stewart Living 10 inch grill pan measures 11 inches on the diagonal).
Handle Style & Material
The handle of your grill pan can be made out of several different materials, including wood, silicone, and metal. Metal handles are my personal favorite since they tend to hold up better over time; however you'll need to make sure they can withstand the heat, or they'll become a safety hazard to you and your kitchen.
For those of you looking for a no-fuss grill pan, one with a decent nonstick coating should be right up your alley. Many times the manufacturer will have a special surface that helps cut down on sticking, so be sure to look into that as well.
Yes, this seems obvious, but you would be surprised at how many people go into a store with a specific price in mind. Do your research and get an idea of what the average market price is, and remember to check out any discount stores too. If you are looking for a top-rated grill pan for under $20, you can check out the one I have here.
Q: Can you put a square grill pan in the oven?
Yes, you can use it for broiling.
Q: Is there a difference between a cast iron grill pan and stainless steel grill pan?
Cast iron is different from stainless steel because of its weight. Cast iron is very heavy while stainless steel has almost half of its weight. As far as we know, we think stainless steel is more durable than cast iron.
Q: How to clean a stainless steel pan after cooking?
First, you need to remove the food from the pan with a spoon or spatula and it's recommended not to put a stainless steel pan in the dishwasher. Then place some water in your pan and add some washing-up liquid and bring it to a boil for about ten minutes. After that you should use a soft sponge and wipe the pan clean - rinse with water and dry it.
Q: How long can you keep grilling?
As long as your grill is still hot, the rule of thumb is to keep grilling for about 15 minutes or so. The grill will still be hot enough to continue cooking for a while, but if you are done with your grilling, be sure to turn the heat off and allow the grill pan to cool.