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What Size Is My Skillet?

Fine Cooking Issue 57
Photo: Scott Phillips
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Quiz time: When a recipe calls for an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch slope-sided skillet and you don’t know what size your skillet is, do you measure the pan across its top or its bottom?

Answer: The cookware industry standard is to measure the skillet across its top.

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  • Dannei | 08/22/2020

    My understanding is that with a cast iron skillet you measure it across the bottom.

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