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Victoria
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I am considering making a signficant investment in some STAUB cookware.  Can anyone confirm that this is a good investment and the pans are safe?  I love to cook soups and stews that go from stove top to oven, such as lamb shanks, osso bucco, beef stew, etc., so these seem to be the ultimate for that type of cooking.

http://www.staubusa.com/

Please let me know if anyone is familiar with these!


What are they, Patty?  Is that enamel over cast iron?



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TJ, I'm personally not willing to risk a small intake of aluminum, since my dad had Alzheimer disease.

Both my grandmothers had senile dementia.  I just might pass on them myself, especially if I decide to give up the microwave.  I'm experimenting with no microwaving this week, and that means using pots and pans much more!
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Both my grandmothers had senile dementia.  I just might pass on them myself, especially if I decide to give up the microwave.  I'm experimenting with no microwaving this week, and that means using pots and pans much more!


  psssstt!  (think . . . toaster oven)  



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Yeah, I'm thinking!

See, my friends that I'm staying with now have hard anodized pots and pans, and they are sooooooo easy to cook in and clean!  I thought I would buy a set of them for myself, instead of having mom ship my pots and pans here when I get my own place.  So much for that idea.

I guess I just need to get in the habit of preheating my pans, and I should probably re-season my two cast iron pieces, also.
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I'm tellin' ya, TJ, a bit of that liquid lecithin added to olive oil makes a stainless steel or cast iron pan work like teflon.  



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What are they, Patty?  Is that enamel over cast iron?


Yes, Victoria, enamel over cast iron.  

BTW, I just bought a 10" saute pan on ebay made by Culinary Institute of America.  I got a good deal!  Thanks for the tip!


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I'm tellin' ya, TJ, a bit of that liquid lecithin added to olive oil makes a stainless steel or cast iron pan work like teflon.  


Liquid lecithin and olive oil . . . any particular ratio?  Does it matter?


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the spray bottle system I have mentioned here to all, works great for me

like having your own compliant PAM
a cup of olive oil, and a bout 2 Tbsp of liquid lecithin

shake well before using.....a light spray is enough....
or use a brush, before you heat the pan

also use for baking , when coating your pan
baked goods pop right out


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Yes, Victoria, enamel over cast iron.  

BTW, I just bought a 10" saute pan on ebay made by Culinary Institute of America.  I got a good deal!  Thanks for the tip!


Hope you enjoy it, Patty!  I'm sure enjoying mine with the EVOO/Lecithin coating.  Before Lola pointed out this non-stick tip, I was trying everything and was so fed up with stainless steel.  At last, I can make an egg over easy on a stainless steel saute' pan!  



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Great! did the liquid lecithin/olive oil thing with mushrooms and it worked great. then I did cod this morning. i heated the pan, thin layer of mixture, then added a little ghee and it kind of stuck. Should I use ghee at the end? or maybe I didn't use enough mixture? Do you have to heat the pan first? i did but didn't know if it's required And what if i want to sute in butter or ghee as well? I guess I need the ins and outs of success


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I agree with Victoria, all to avoid this disease, that is hitting deeply my mom since some years. it is a strong motivator to a healthy living, not for living more, but for living better, to add life to your years, not years to your life, what allopathic medicine can sometimes.


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My ratio is a little different from Lola's, but I'm new to using this mixture, and it may change as I experiment.  I'm using approx 1/4 C liquid lecithin to 3/4 C EVOO.  A few drops (a dozen) on a skillet, spread around with a paper towel.  

If the skillet is cold, I might spread it with my fingers, then rub into my hands.  

I don't apply to a hot skillet, since I like to spread it well to coat all surfaces of the pan.  If you are making a thinner mixture like Lola's, and spraying it on, you probably wouldn't need to spread it.

I haven't been adding ghee to the skillet since I started sauteing with this method.  Adding the ghee after food is cooked is working well for me and actually is helping me to keep tabs on how much fat I am eating.



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Victoria, thanks. I'll try ad I'm ding a little more lecithin and ghee after. It'll save on my ghee too!! I'm going to fry up some lamb pattys tonight so I'll try, maybe it was just the ghee. We'll see


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Victoria, did as you said, cold pan, paper towel, heat, sauted onions and mushrooms, they were great! New pan cleaned up perfect, I hate stained cookware! No ghee even after, put a touch on the lamb with a few kelp granules though. Thanks for the advice


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Quoted from Lola
the spray bottle system I have mentioned here to all, works great for me

like having your own compliant PAM
a cup of olive oil, and a bout 2 Tbsp of liquid lecithin

shake well before using.....a light spray is enough....
or use a brush, before you heat the pan

also use for baking , when coating your pan
baked goods pop right out


Thanks for this tip Lola (or another thread where you mentioned cooking with spray then adding ghee after cooking to better control the amounts.)

I have yet to find a good quality spray bottle or liquid lecithin, but I did find cooking spray at Trader Joe's that consists of "extra virgin olive oil, lecithin, and propellant." I don't know what's in the propellant, so I eventually want to make my own spray, but for now I think it's better to use this product and cut back on oil consumption than it is to avoid the propellant and continue eating way more oil than SWAMI suggests for me.

After Passover, I'll look into the spray bottle and  lecithin. Until then, I'll have too many other expenses (and now is NOT the time to stock up on things like soy lecithin that I can't use on Passover.)


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I have yet to find a good quality spray bottle

Here is an oil spritzer:
http://www.pamperedchef.com/or.....23&outletSubCat=

My WW says she has heard talk of one at Target, as well.  We haven't looked there, though.

Liquid Lecithin:
http://www.iherb.com/Lecithin-Liquid?gclid=CKmLsrCx06cCFQ10gwodsQcW_Q


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Another (less expensive) option for a lecithin/olive oil container is to reuse the squirt bottle that most 10 ounce agave comes in (looks like a condiment-stand mustard container, only smaller). Back when I was using a lot of agave syrup, I saved these bottles, and now use them for lemon juice (when squeezing fresh, I can squeeze a whole bag of lemons at once), liquid lecithin (makes it easier to pour than from the original glass bottle), and now olive oil/liquid lecithin mixture.


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Ruthiegirl, many years ago I bought a Kitchen Spritzer made by The Pampered Chef.  It is meant to be used to spray oil on cookware.  I don't know what your budget allows, but it is $12.50.  Below is the link.  I plan to go and buy the liquid lecithin in a day or so.  I just purchased a Culinary Institute of America pan on ebay for a really good price, so I plan to try it with that when it arrives!  

http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/prod_search.tpc


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In the long run, I think it will be cheaper to buy the spray bottle and the lecithin. Since it's made by NOW, I can probably find the lecithin in a local store.

But Passover is a little more than a month away, and any "extra" money needs to go towards housewares that I can use for that week, especially since last year I had to discard some items that broke, and those need replacing. And that bottle of lecithin will probably last me several months- and I'm trying to use up "bulk packages" of things before Passover.

I'll stick with the TJ's spray for this month, and then I may or may not buy a can of kosher-for-Passover pan spray to use on Passover (and afterwards, until it's used up.) Then I should have extra money to invest in the spray bottle and the lecithin, and I won't buy more pan spray.


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I posted this link in the Cook Right 4 your type section, too.

The chef in the YouTube video cooks salmon in a stainless steel pan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqHKWBHhCuM

He discusses the cooking process and how to prevent food from sticking to the pan and burning.

I tried this with salmon (without the black pepper because I am trying to be straight GTD right now and not adding any black dots for now) and also with liver and sauteed baby spinach (got sick of onions and wanted something different).

Lo and behold, it worked! I was using way less oil and not scorching my food (not to mention the messy oil splatters)! I thought it was my lack of cooking expertise and thought of getting lecithin (but none is needed after watching this vid) for frying. I also have a cast iron pan on order because I thought it was the stainless surface that was causing the problem but now, I know better. It just means I have 2 nice pans now! Yes, I tossed out the 3 yucky teflon pans.


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When I was making up a batch of evoo and liquid lecithin, I made kind of a mess with the lecithin, and found another use for it! It softens cracked fingers!


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Lecithin is great for cosmetic uses. Most higher end shampoos/conditioners and face creams have lecithin.

You can use lecithin in your smoothies, too. There are many great uses for it.

You are going to have wonderfully beautiful hands!

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When I was making up a batch of evoo and liquid lecithin, I made kind of a mess with the lecithin, and found another use for it! It softens cracked fingers!




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When I was making up a batch of evoo and liquid lecithin, I made kind of a mess with the lecithin, and found another use for it! It softens cracked fingers!


Too funny!  Maybe I should try bathing in it.    My skin is so dry I creak when I move!!!  But winter is almost over!  I will try the lecithin for cooking and skin softening!


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You can also use lecithin as a face mask and hair conditioner. I think I am going to get some lecithin for that. I ended up drying out my hair due to using a tanning lamp to encourage vitamin D production.

Okay, EEVO and lecithin, it is. Hopefully my hair will be as smooth as the non-stick pan surfaces!


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