Searing Meats from Cast Iron, Non-Stick, and Stainless Steel: When to Use What (Slideshow)

Cast Iron, Non-Stick, and Stainless Steel: When to Use What (Slideshow)

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Searing Meats

Use stainless steel pans for searing meat like steaks, chicken, and chops. The heated surface will create a crust that locks in flavor. Use the caramelized parts, also called fond, that have stuck to the bottom as a base for pan sauces.