Usually ahead the game in the Christmas shopping arena, I thought I would let my husband know that I would love some new pots and pans as a gift. I still needed to do some research on the best kind, but I knew that I wanted a cast iron skillet to replace the large T-Fal frying pan that I have been using forever. As the T-Fal is getting worn down, there is no doubt that some of that coating is making it’s way to my food. (Do they even make T-Fal anymore…?)
As packages arrive somewhat daily at my house pre-Christmas (David is quite the shopper…), I did’t think anything of the heavy box that arrived the other day. But when David got home, he told me to open it and, sure enough, there was the largest cast iron skillet I have ever seen! (15 1/2″ to be exact). I told David to put it away for Christmas, but he insisted that I keep it out, as I do cook all the time and would surely use it.
I will have to store it in the oven, as it will never fit anywhere else. I could potentially use it as a weapon, assuming I could ever lift it! 🙂 All kidding aside, I am sure I will put it to good use, and am grateful to David for getting it for me. (For those who know David’s shopping prowess, it goes without saying that it was on sale!)
To provide some perspective on how big it is, here it is in proportion to the stove top:
Cast Away (2000) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/