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Do You Own a Grill Pan?

In the Summer, I prefer to eat light flavors and — especially if it's as hot as it is in San Francisco today — avoid the oven as much as possible. For these reasons, I'm obsessed with my Calphalon grill pan, possibly the best $40 investment in the world. What about you? Are you a frequent user of the grill pan?

jelibeann jelibeann 9 years
we, too, have the lodge reversible cast-iron grill top, which i do love, but agree that clean up is a b****...we like to bbq outside when we can, but have to use a charcoal grill at our apt complex, which can be time-consuming when you're not starting dinner until 8:00 pm
Zulkey Zulkey 9 years
I just got an All-Clad one as a shower gift and used it this weekend and made my best bacon yet. And easy clean-up! I have seen the light. Now I just need a reason to use my new griddle.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Yes, I have one however the house we moved to doesn't have the right stove to use this on (the one I have is for range stove tops.)
Just-Oh Just-Oh 9 years
I wouldn't mind having one -- and I would use it, especially in Winter months -- but I just don't have sufficient kitchen ventilation to make it work.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm not sure I'd know what to do with one of these. I have an indoor/outdoor grill anyway.
Marci Marci 9 years
I have one and use it about twice a week. Love it!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
Schaianne, are you in Virginia? I'm in TX over here.. so it's always Too Hot or humid to grill. Grilling down here is like sweating in a sauna.. summoning up mosquitoes and asking for a nightly fever and maybe malaria. It would be a perfect purchase for me, unless I had a handle grill person to do my grilling. My dad was great like that. (My husband, now, can only whip up a sandwich, ha ha.) So yeah, I only like to grill during fall or spring down here. I love your Unicorn tattoo, btw.. very neat.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
I would just find this a waste of money. I have a grill outside that I use. And mine's propane so no hassle with charcoal! :D
ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 9 years
no, i don't but i need one!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
Woah, thank you for posting this. I've been looking for something like this for about a year now. The George Foreman just doesn't cut it for grilled meat and veggies. It makes food feel like plastic in my mouth and stuff taste... just wrong, even with spices. I'm going to tell my mom I want that for my birthday soon. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
yes i do have one and it gets a lot of use by my man since he's always trying to find ways to grill meat/fish/chicken while we're stuck in our little apartment in NYC. :) i don't know what we would have done w/o it since sometimes you just can't do a product justice when you pop it in the oven.
vunder vunder 9 years
i use it in the winter, in the summer we pull out our little grill.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
We have one, but it's mostly just used in the winter time. My husband has a gas and a charcoal grill outside so those are the ones we use the most. The other is reserved for when it's too cold or raining outside.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I own an All-Clad grill pan... but sadly, it does not reside with me and is in storage, as my kitchen does not have room for all my assortments of cooking things, and I had to pick and choose what I use the most. Once I am no longer in a long-distance marriage and we are not paying for two places in two of the most expensive cities in the country so we can afford something bigger, I'm sure I'll use it again!
Cocoangel Cocoangel 9 years
I have a non-stick grill pan and we use it all the time for sandwiches, chicken, quesadillas, veggies. It's so great I just recently gave away our panini maker.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I love mine but agree the clean up is horrible. Lucky me, hubby does it for me. And the outdoor grill is just as easy and better tasting, but if we just want a grilled veggies sammie, indoors works fabulous. All in all, I love mine.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
My parents got me the Le Creuset one for my birthday. I still haven't tried it yet though.
hanako66 hanako66 9 years
My mom bought me a le creuset grill pan several years ago and I use it all the time! It is now my go-to wedding gift for friends.
daddio49 daddio49 9 years
These are ideal for apartment dwellers with a tiny terrace - I use my Emerial pan all the time! And it flips over for pancakes!
frogandprince frogandprince 9 years
I don't know if I'd use a grill. When I cook hamburgers indoors, there's too much smoke and grease, and the house ends up smelling like meat, so I only grill outside.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
i would really love to have one! i'd cook more often if i did :)
courtneyd courtneyd 9 years
I have one - it was free with the purchase of the rest of my cookware. However, I rarely use it since I generally use the outdoor grill - the mild weather of the Bay Area allows for that pretty much year round. But, I do love it when I use it!
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I have the le creuset heavy square pan. I love their other cookware, but I don't like the surface on this pan. the clean-up, as danaruth says about her cast iron pan, is TERRIBLE. I want a non-stick grill pan. swertygirl, I don't always feel like starting the charcoal and waiting forever if I'm just throwing on a quick veggie burger or something --- but I'll admit there is something extra yummy about food that has been cooked on my "real" grill
swertygirl swertygirl 9 years
I don't get the purpose of owning a grill pan.... My BBQ is just three steps outside my backdoor, right outside my kitchen window. I'd rather grill on a REAL BBQ, thanks!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Thanks for showing me yet another thing I now desperately need!
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