While we can't exactly cook a whole meal in this little skillet, it's great for all the little side-tasks: toasting spices, browning butter, roasting a handful of nuts, infusing a little olive oil, or crisping up some bacon to go on top of a soup. We've used it as an improvised double broiler for melting chocolate and to cook ourselves a single egg on the nights when we're eating alone.
This isn't the kind of tool that we'd recommend rushing out and buying, but keep your eyes peeled at garage sales and thrift stores. If you can find one for relatively cheap (ours is a hand-me-down from an aunt!), then we think it's worth picking up.
Do you have a tiny skillet like this? How do you use yours?
(Image: Emma Christensen)