I wonder how much toxic teflon you ingested or inhaled from the old pans.
The "brushed copper" pans are really tempting, as they don't seem to need as much polishing as the shiny-finish copper. I want to get the "Falk Culinair" pans, but I'd prefer a chinese clone.
Also, where is cast iron? Too heavy for the rack? Cast iron skillet is an essential item!
Cast Iron is down in a cupboard with 4-Quart Pasta Boiler (also Calphalon). They're too big and unweildy for the rack. =)
Man I haven't found a cast iron skillet here yet!!@#@! It drives me nuts. I do, however, have a very heavy pan that acts very much like a cast iron one, so I'm not totally screwed. And there's just no room for it on those racks, I'm going to put another rack up for the stainless steel pans and the cast ironish one.
Brushed copper, shiny-finish copper, makes absolutely no difference. They both look the same when you polish them. (Polishing copper / stainless steel removes a very small layer of he material, therefore any brushing is made by you with your polish strokes!) :) These are brushed copper pans, and they look FANTASTIC when you polish them.
They kick ass, Calphalon pans with a copper exterior, aluminum core, and stainless steel inside. The polish from Calphalon does both stainless steel and copper. Absolutely marvelous. Not difficult to keep beautiful at *all*, I just ran out of the tiny amont of calphalon polish that came with the pans. It claims to be gentle enough to use every time you cook with them, which would keep them shiny and beautiful in an extremely easy way.
2006-07-17 12:20 pm (UTC)
I approve of this post. Nevertheless, I will stray off topic.
Do you remember what happened to that shirt I tried to get in Abu Dhabi? I thought I'd bought it, but my shopping bag and receipts suggest otherwise.
Where was your latest trip? Will you be in town this weekend?
2006-07-17 12:46 pm (UTC)
That's perfectly fine, as this is not a fascist journal. And I'm happy to have your approval.
Oh noes! It was totally on the counter and ready to be purchased! I liked that blue shirt... at least you didn't pay for something you didn't bring home, and there are 9,346 Pierre Cardin outlets in Dubai where you can find another like it.
I just came from Perth (no Jo'burg - I turned up for that flight and found out everybody had to be Switched Around due to a delay). Next is Dhaka, followed by Athens. But I'll be gone over the weekend! I leave for Dhaka on Wednesday night.
is there an ikea in dubai? ;)
Ours is great thanks to Don - he's put up so many shelves and things; it's much more than it was when we moved in.
Oh, our kitchens in Japan were beyond lousy. :/
You two just had an Upgrade! WooooHoooo!
I did a similar thing when I had my kitchen renovated. It feels really good!
2006-07-17 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: An Upgrade!!
Kitchen renovation... drool... The Calphalon pots were a wedding gift from my Uncle John. We thought we'd be gifted one or two, and then round out the set on our own, but we were fortunate enough to score the whole set at once! =)
The crummy pans came with my Emirates apartment (new - they were part of the employment package, along with lots of crockery and utensils and things), which was nice, but they didn't live very long. The Calphalons will outlive us!
Hehe, this Iraqi kid in the hall (heh.. KitH) was watching us and said, "Why do you make a photo?" I said, "Because we're celebrating!" But we sure did get a lot of good LJ dialogue out of these silly pictures. =)
God - I actually mistook Don for a marine/GI or something in the second pic - it's the hair, the glare and the shirt looking slightly like camouflage print at first glance. I seriously didn't recognise him!
He looks so different, doesn't he! That shirt is mostly pink, with stuff about cotton-pickin' all over it, so it's funny that it looks like camo in pictures. =)