So I have this lovely cast iron skillet. A griswold #10. Whatever I cook does well in the middle and kinda wimpy around the edges. I'm thinking that the raised edges of the skillet are acting a bit like a heat sink.
So my inner mad scientist wants to come up with a solution.
My first thought was to use cotton to make a "skillet scarf" to go around the edge and provide an inch or two of insulation. But I now think cotton would catch on fire too easy.
So now I'm wondering about using wool. Perhaps as a bit of felt - sort of smash it into a shape that goes around the skillet.
Have you tried re-positioning the skillet over your heat source?
I'm just thinking... usually, human nature would be to center the skillet over the flame (I assume a gas stove since that's all I've ever used). I would think that naturally the center - the part directly over the flame - would be warmer than the edges.
What happens if you purposely set the skillet way off to the side, so the flame is more under a part with the edge? Granted the far side would be even cooler.
I wonder if instead of a scarf, you simply need a bigger burner.
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Why not remove the edges entirely and have them curve upwards to keep the contents inside? Think of the shape as a flatter styled wok. This would keep your food in/on the skillet and would eliminate the edges.
Brian Legg wrote:Why not remove the edges entirely and have them curve upwards to keep the contents inside? Think of the shape as a flatter styled wok. This would keep your food in/on the skillet and would eliminate the edges.
Like a griddle.
This is another approach.
But the thing is, that once I have perfected "the skillet scarf" I intend to build on these designs for other world domination projects.