Well, I ordered some new pans. I don’t really need them. I already have a really nice stainless steel set that I use 99% of the time, and I have a few non-sticks that are occasionally a good option. But, the price was too good to pass up.
I ended up picking up a 10″ skillet to replace the aging skillet that I must have bought at least 8 years ago. I also got a 5.5 quart saucier pan, and a ridiculously-cheap butter melting pan. Here they are:
Yep, it’s a skillet. My current favorite skillet is also a Farberware, and it looks remarkably similar. I bought it on clearance from Kmart in the 90s for something like $10. It has lasted years and years, and only now are the rivets starting to loosen a bit. I expect this new skillet to be pretty nice. And judging by how often I will use it (not very), it should last a long time.
Saucier? Never heard of it. But for the price, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve been trying to learn how to make different sauces lately, so this pan should work pretty well. It’s big, no doubt about that, but it should be fun to play with. I’ll have to get a plastic whisk, though, so I don’t scrape the non-stick off.
Butterwarmer? O…k…a…y… But again, the price was right. Jaime and I eat crab fairly regularly, so this should come in handy for melting butter. This pan seems just small enough that there will be a thousand uses for it, and the pour spout should be pretty convenient.
So, how much did I pay? Well, it was a good deal.
|Saucier:||$8.99 +||($67 list)|
|Butter:||$5.99 +||($15 list)|
All that and they’re shipping it for free.
So if you believe their list prices, I’m looking at a total savings of $117.03, or 83%. I’m apparently saving nearly 5 times what I ended up paying for these three pans.
Not a bad deal.