Cast Iron Clash

Are you ready to grill like a pro?

As the Grillionaire, I've got you covered with everything you need to know about grilling and barbecuing. Today, I'm excited to share with you my experience comparing two of the best cast iron pans on the market: the Finex and the Griswold.

In my latest YouTube video, I cooked two New York strips, one in each pan, using beef tallow, garlic, rosemary, and ghee on my Monument Grills gasser at 450ºF. Both steaks were cooked for the same amount of time, with the same heat and ingredients. But the question remains, which one cooked the steak better?

Finex 10 Pan

The Finex cast iron pan is a work of art. Its unique octagonal shape is not just for aesthetic purposes, but it also provides more surface area for cooking. This means you can fit more food into the pan, and it cooks evenly across the entire surface.

One of the most impressive features of the Finex pan is the polished cooking surface. The surface is incredibly smooth and is polished to a mirror finish. This results in an ultra-nonstick surface that allows your food to slide right off the pan, even without oil or butter.

The Finex pan also has an innovative handle design. The handle is made from stainless steel and is securely attached to the pan with brass rivets. The handle is contoured for a comfortable grip and is designed to stay cool even when the pan is heated to high temperatures.

Griswold 7 Pan

The Griswold 7 pan from the 1920s is a vintage cast iron pan that has stood the test of time. It's a highly sought-after piece of cookware among collectors and enthusiasts, and for good reason.

The Griswold 7 pan is a classic design, with a smooth and flat cooking surface that provides even heat distribution. The cooking surface is also pre-seasoned with a thin layer of oil that enhances the natural nonstick properties of cast iron.

One of the most notable features of the Griswold 7 pan is its handle design. The handle is made from cast iron and is attached to the pan with two small loops on either side. This design allows the handle to stay cool to the touch, even when the pan is heated to high temperatures.

What Were The Results?

Well, I have to say, the Finex cast iron pan had a slight advantage over the Griswold because of its incredible design. The Finex pan has a unique octagonal shape that provides more surface area for cooking and distributes heat evenly across the steak.

However, both pans did an excellent job of cooking the steaks evenly and to perfection. In the end, it's up to you to decide which one suits your grilling needs best.

If you want to see the comparison for yourself, be sure to check out my YouTube video (below) where I put these two cast iron pans to the test. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more grilling and barbecue tips and tricks from the Grillionaire himself!

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