Monday, April 13, 2015

HSN Curtis Stone Forged-Aluminum Frying Pan Set

I’ve said it before that I enjoy cooking, but my pans have seen better days. Some of the pans I’m using are God knows how old and should be retired. So when I had the chance to try new DuraPans from Curtis Stone .I was excited because chef’s know pans, and know what’s needed to make a great pan great.
Available in a pair because everything is better when it has a buddy, these two pans are really spectacular. The DuraPans are available in either red or black (we have red) with lids that make my life easier because most of my lids are mismatched. 
Curtis Stone 4-piece 12" Forged-Aluminum Frying Pan Set
Your guests may seem a little excited when you bring out the good stuff, and we ain't talking about the 30-year-old Scotch. This set of two 12" frying pans is when it's time to whip up the stuff, in the form of a fabulous breakfast or dinner. They feature forged aluminum bodies for durability and painted exteriors for stovetop-to-oven-to-table versatility. 

What You Get

  • (2) 12" frypans with lids
  • 4 Recipe cards
  • Use and care sheet
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
I couldn’t wait to test them out so I made a stir fry for dinner, and my husband went to pour it out onto his plate, and since he’s used to our old pans he just out of instinct jerked the pan to help it because he figured the non-stick was old and beaten and sticks…..well he almost lost his dinner because the DuraPan is non-stick and it really is NON-STICK!
I noticed when cooking how things were so much easier to mover around the pan and it made cooking a delight, I love not having to fight with food that gets stuck to the pan. And at 12 inches these pans can handle what you throw in them day to day: steaks, chicken, French toast or pancakes are a breeze to cook in the DuraPan.
I have a wonderful recipe courtesy of HSN to get you started with your cooking.
Curtis Stone’s Seared Pepper Steak with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes      

Cook Time: 22 minutes

1 tablespoon black peppercorns
Six 6-ounce center-cut beef tenderloin steaks (1½ inches thick)
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
3/4 cup dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

To cook the steaks:
  1. Using a mortar and pestle, coarsely crush the peppercorns. Season both sides of the steaks generously with salt and sprinkle the coarsely crushed peppercorns over both sides of the steaks, patting to adhere.
  2. Preheat a Curtis Stone 12-inch Frypan over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the steaks. Cook the steaks for about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.
  3. Add the wine to the pan and simmer 30 seconds. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let rest. Continue simmering the wine until it is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, to prepare the Brussels sprouts:
  1. In another Curtis Stone 12-inch Frypan, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil over high heat. Add the sprouts, cover, and steam for about 3 minutes, or until bright green. Add the butter and cook uncovered over medium-high heat, tossing occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are golden brown. Season with salt.

To serve:
  1. Place the Brussels sprouts on plates. Slice the steaks across the grain and arrange the steak slices alongside the Brussels sprouts. Drizzle with the wine reduction and any accumulated juices from the steaks.

When the cooking is all done cleanup was about as easy as you can get. Being a non-stick pan that is truly non-stick there wasn’t all the much to clean up. My husband who is usually head dish washer noticed how fast he cleaned the pans because he didn’t need to really use elbow grease. From start to finish I am 100% impressed with my new DuraPans from Curtis Stone, if you’re a cook of any skill level you need good pans, and these are as good if not better and affordable as any out there.
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You can purcahse the  Curtis Stone 4-piece 12" Forged-Aluminum Frying Pan Set on HSN

Could you use a new pan set like this?


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Unknown said...

I also have these pans and they are the best investment in cookware I have made. Susan's reviews are spot on. I have recommended these pans to everyone I know.

James Graham said...

Nice sharing!

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