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DARTO pans

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18 hours ago, rotuts said:

@&roid

 

I wasn't aware you had to sacrifice a few eggs first

 

when I tried ' low-temp "  scrambled didn't work at all

 

LT = when butter melts but does not sizzle.

 

I then thought for the slick coating to work , it had to be brought up

 

to "  temp " first

 

Having seen your experience earlier in the thread I tried a different technique to my usual low temp method. I did them really quickly over a medium/high heat which I turned off after just 30 seconds or so. I’ll try some low temp ones today but if it ends up like you described I think I can live with the quick way of doing them - they were good eggs 😊

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On ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 1:36 AM, &roid said:

Interestingly I just found this video (while going through a bit of baby-induced insomnia, might as well use feeding time productively right?).

 

Red wine also works for baby induced insomnia,

 

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4 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Red wine also works for baby induced insomnia,

 

 

I tried that - think he prefers white 😂

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Well...I started using the pans, frying up some sausage and some bacon...after 6 coats of flax seed oil...and they acted like carbon steel pans with a moderate amount of sticking. I am going to use them, use them and use them...for frying, and use a moderate of oil in them until they build up some non stick to them...Its hard sometimes breaking in new pans..and you always want to go back to your old tried and true standbys..

 

But I will stick with it.

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Got an email from Darto this morning (in Spanish), which my broken Spanish and an assist from Google Translate tells me they are putting all their "seconds" on sale at 50 percent off starting Jan. 18. Of course, there's still the astronomical shipping to contend with, but if you ordered enough, you could likely still get some decent deals.

 

According to the letter, the seconds may have "stripes, blows, pressing problems, but in all cases we consider them perfectly functional." The one exception is the #27, which was made by mistake from 4 mm steel instead of 3mm, and they're just going to sell those as usual and not make any more.

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@kayb

 

very interesintg

 

my Gmail can't be bothered to work

 

In interested in a CSO pan a bit smaller than then one I have

 

its the Max

 

that being said   ...

 

im sure I other things that might work.

 

But ................

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23 hours ago, kayb said:

The one exception is the #27, which was made by mistake from 4 mm steel instead of 3mm...

 

Hmmm, this might be worth having.

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the DARTO sale is a bit of a bust.

 

50 % off , but everything out of stock !

 

you can get the 4 mm # 27 for 100 USD though 

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4 hours ago, rotuts said:

the DARTO sale is a bit of a bust.

 

50 % off , but everything out of stock !

 

you can get the 4 mm # 27 for 100 USD though 

$50 too high.

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Anyone pick up the n.27 4mm SE? That sucker is like 6.5 pounds, would love to hear about your experience with it.

Also any one have a 25, 23 for sale, I'm in NJ.

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After asking about future projects via email I got a response stating that there should be a Sautee no.30 possibly becoming available next year

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I couldn't pass up the 4mm #27.

 

now , , , it's my first foray into "black iron pans" - so I've got no background to compare to other similars comma however:

(side note:  natural gas cooktop....)

 

- sides are relatively vertical making for a (large-larger-largish) flat area in relation to it's overall diameter

- compared to a Bourgeat 3690.28, it pre-heats faster

- compared to an ancient Griswold, it pre-heats at warp speed

- seasoning:  I just cook fatty stuff in the pan until . . .  it's about 1/2 'perfectly' seasoned at the moment

- the sear on scallops, roasts and crab cakes is superb. 

- it sears better than the ss/copper (? spread heat _too_ fast...?) and 'easier' than the cast iron (heats faster / sears 'faster')

- releases quicker than either of the CI or ss/copper.

 

I'm very pleased with it.

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Man, I really want that error #27. I think I might do it just for laughs, but I think I'd get cross looks from my dear sweet wife. I've been waiting on a #31 forever, and it seems like they're doing a #30. But they told me last year that the #31 was coming this year... and I couldn't wait. I ended up with a 12" All Clad D7. It is the freaking truth. I love it as much as my Dartos, and the fact that I can do acid in it without worry is a boon. It's thick as nards and weighs 1965g. Only 4.5 pounds, but because it's D7 the evenness and heat-up time are unrivaled [relative to cast iron and reactive steel]. I got a new open box one direct from the factory for roughly Darto prices.

 

I season mine with Bar Keeper's Friend because I like to ride eternal, shiny and chrome.


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