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#103776 - 12/13/08 07:29 AM Re: Small, nonstick, light, aluminum? frying pan [Re: BpackerDon]
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Thank you Don. Reading Phat's post again, I have never had any luck with bare aluminum, the most miserable stuff I have ever cooked with. Plus, the stainless steel lid that comes with the MSR pots, worthless stuff. Even using oil, pancakes stick pretty bad. I used to buy Vegelene which was very good, you only needed a little to fry fish or pancakes.

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#103777 - 12/13/08 10:25 AM Re: Small, nonstick, light, aluminum? frying pan [Re: hikerduane]
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Duane-
When I use the "non-stick" Ti pan, I also use a little butter or margarine or oil. Makes the pancakes much less likely to stick, and gives them a nice browning as they cook. The teflon just comes with the pan, but I don't count on it for non-stick. Too much heat will make a mess of the teflon coating.

I am not familiar with Vegelene. Where do you get it??

Now if we could just get some ultralite cast iron pans--

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#103778 - 12/13/08 10:47 AM Re: Small, nonstick, light, aluminum? frying pan [Re: BpackerDon]
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I know about putting oil/shortning in before frying anything, I have been a batchelor a long time. That is why I look for the best thing for clean up.:)

The Vegalene or Vegelene? At one time, I was able to get it from bping stores, but haven't seen it for years. Not a hot item. The concessionaire who operates the cafeteria at work uses a spray version, so some sort of a version must be available somewhere. That stuff was great, better then oil or shortning. My mom uses a small cast iron skillet to do scrambled eggs in and for frying. If seasoned, they clean up pretty easy and the coating doesn't wear off to the point you throw out the skillet.

With technology the way it is, we should be able to have a satellite cooker in space and only have to set a container with what we are cooking in a spot with a homing device so it can be sapped, like something from Star Trek.

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#103779 - 12/13/08 11:54 AM Re: Small, nonstick, light, aluminum? frying pan [Re: BpackerDon]
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Hey thanks for the link... When I purchased my whisperlite int. on ebay, that was sent to me as well and I had no idea what it was. : )
Well now I know.
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