I planned on getting the 12-inch fry pan until I came across the 14-inch French skillet (which is both bigger and about $40 cheaper at just $99). What would you recommend getting? Are there any significant differences that I'm not seeing? Is there anything the fry pan can do that the French skillet can't?
Sent by EvanEditor: Evan, congratulations on your new collection of All-Clad! We examine the differences between the All-Clad fry pan (pictured above on the bottom) and newer French skillet (pictured above on the top) here:
They are basically slightly bigger, lighter, and deeper. We really like the way they look and we are always in favor of a little more depth in a frying pan, and we also always feel that bigger is better when you are talking about skillets. So that would be our pick.
But what do the readers say?