The first is this cute little one I use for frying eggs, it's the perfect size for it and it gets daily use.
The second is a 12 inch skillet that's great for frying (like the chicken fried chicken). Though I use it mainly for potatoes.
The last couple of times I've made potatoes (seasoned cubed potatoes or hashbrowns) I've filled this guy to the brim, so full that every time I stirred some fell out the side. At dinner the potatoes were the first thing to run out. So, I've been eyeing a bigger pan. I looked on Amazon and found this one but I just wasn't up to paying $69.99 for it.
Then last night we went out to the store looking for a couple of things, cookware wasn't even a thought I had. We're walking through the store and I ended up on the kitchen aisle, actually pricing muffin pans (mine need replacing). What I found though was this guy:
A giant 17 inch cast iron skillet....exactly like I wanted! Anticipating a large price sticker, I looked down and saw $36.99, I was excited!!
But wait, I stood up and saw another sign saying they were on sale... the final price $27.99!
I bought it.
Now I can't wait to see how many potaotes I can cram in that puppy :)