Guy Fieri's braiser pan a useful tool in kitchen
We used the pan to quickly sear a pot roast which we then let simmer for some time in a gravy in the pan. We found it heated the roast evenly and kept the moisture in. The self-basting condensation bumps on the lid were effective, and a nice detail.
The width of this braising pan (12.5 inches) reminded us of a classic skillet but it is heavier (14.4 pounds) which makes it better for slow cooking and even heating. This pan is also oven safe to 500 degrees. Other than having to deal with the challenge of handling the heavy braiser, the pan was easy to clean by hand.
One is left to wonder what Julia Child would have thought of Fieri’s rockin’ style but we suspect she would have been impressed.
Fieri is launching six lines of cookware altogether: stainless steel, hard anodized, porcelain enamel cast iron, lightweight porcelain cast iron, pre-seasoned cast iron and non-stick aluminum. We especially like the look of Fieri’s skillets which feature designs by his personal tattoo artist Joe Leonard. You might be tempted to display them as art.