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Oil Moving To One Side Of Pan Help Help

post #1 of 11
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HI
NO MATTER WHAT I DO
when I fry or saute the oil collectes to the side of the pan closest to me!
I have ALLCLAD 12 in saute
AND CHECKED IF MY STIVE WAS LEVEL AND IT IS
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!?!?
post #2 of 11
Do you have either an electric stove with exposed coils or a gas stove with cast-iron grates over the flames? Even though your stove(top) might be level, those might not be.

Also, even All-Clad pans aren't perfect :eek: (heresy from an AC lover like me!) -- it could be that the pan is ever so slightly warped.

Maybe if you try using less oil, you won't have it collecting.
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post #3 of 11
Have you turned the pan so the handle faces a different direction? That will tell you if the pan is warped.

And have you tried it on different burners? It's possible that the burner ring is warped.

Other than that, if the stove is truly level, I can't imagine what's causing it.
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I will check both those things!
I HOPE MY PAN IS NOT WARPED it looks like it will be such a pain to send it to ALLCLAD :(
post #5 of 11
Is it a nonstick pan? Oil will never spread evenly on a warm nonstick pan.
post #6 of 11
I have a set of AllClad seconds bought at an outlet store for 1/3 price that are DEFINITELY not level.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
No I got these at Bed Bath and Beyond
post #8 of 11
Oil will always go to one side of the pan. A very very very slight tilt will send it to one side of the pan. Such is the nature of oil. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
post #9 of 11
It's true! Tried it tonight. I have good solid pans and a levelled cooker and the oil slid to the right. Maybe it has a comfort zone
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post #10 of 11
The weight of the handle will tip a lightweight pan just a tiny bit when it's nearly empty, in my experience at least.
post #11 of 11
Carl - you have an evil pan. Get it exorcised :)

But seriously, would guess from what the others say, the pan and/or your hob is not level.

I've just moved house and have had to adjust where I place my pans on the hobs for best results. Each situation is unique - go trial and error and find the best spot for that pan.
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