For my birthday yesterday, Pere got me a 14" stainless fry pan from All-Clad. I've been wanting a large fry pan for some time now as my current 10" fry pan and 14" chef's pan are just too small to make four portions of some foods. This pan is the first piece of stainless cookware we've added to our collection. Everything else we have is either anodized aluminum or enameled cast iron. I've been wanting to try the bonded stainless (stainless wrapped around an aluminum core), and this provided the perfect opportunity.
So far, i've got it hanging on my pot rack just waiting to be used. The real question, though, is what to make first? I need something to put the pan through its paces for a proper review. Any suggestions? I'm leaning toward trying a steak that I start on the stove top and finish in the oven, but I'm open to suggestions.