Even heating with tough cast iron construction. Heirloom quality cookware looks great on any table. Pan comes preseasoned for a nonstick surface without added oil. Measures 10 x 16.5 inches. Weighs 6.2 pounds.
Manufacturer suggests hand washing, no dishwasher convenience.
You can cook a total of 16 oysters at a time. Includes a center slot for sauce or lemons. Made from stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. Can be used in the oven or on the grill. Pans stack for easy storage.
Sharp edges on the bottom may scratch tables, so use on a cutting board or pot holder. The wells are fairly shallow.
Can grill up to 12 oysters on the half shell or shucked. Constructed of heavy-duty cast iron for durability. Nonstick coating for easy removal and cleanup. Versatile pan can be used to make drop biscuits, cornbread, etc., or to serve chilled oysters on the half shell, deviled eggs, dipping sauces with crackers or veggies.
The pan is quite heavy, making it somewhat cumbersome to clean after use.
Made of premium 430 stainless steel. Very reusable and easy to clean. Each grill shell is the same thickness, guaranteeing even cooking for everything inside. A solid pick for oysters, clams, scallops, and even desserts.
This set doesn't come with a carrying case or bag, increasing the risk of misplacing shells.
Purchase includes 20 individual pans and a storage bag. Pans are a half-inch deep and can be used to cook a variety of other foods, from seafood to vegetables. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Made from stainless steel.
These pans all slant the same way, so they might be easier for right-handed diners to use.
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If the thought of a raw oyster on the half shell leaves you cold, perhaps you should try one cooked. Oysters can be cooked in a variety of ways, and while steaming or baking will do the job, there’s something almost magical about oysters straight off the grill.
Unlike burgers and steak, oysters cooked on the grill can be a little complicated. This is where an oyster grill pan shines. With one of these pans, you can easily and safely grill oysters without much mess. But what will you need to consider when shopping for an oyster grill pan?
In this guide, we examine all aspects of oyster grill pans to help you find the right one for your needs. From size and appearance to materials and price, we take a close look at these unique pans and highlight their important features.
An oyster pan can hold anywhere from 12 to 30 or more oysters. If it is just the two of you, you probably don’t need an oversized oyster grill pan, but those who like to entertain may appreciate a pan with a larger capacity.
Your purchase may include one or more pans. A single oyster grill pan is usually large enough to cook around a dozen oysters. It may have an all-in-one surface or a series of “wells” in which the oysters sit.
If you plan to cook for both small and large crowds, consider buying individual oyster pans. With these, you can easily tailor the number of oysters you cook to your event.
Cast iron: Cast iron oyster grill pans heat evenly and are extremely durable. These pans are often coated with enamel to minimize sticking and facilitate cleanup.
Stainless steel: Lighter than cast iron, stainless steel heats up fast and cleans easily.
Aluminum: While less durable than stainless steel, aluminum is lighter and can tolerate high grill temperatures. Aluminum distributes heat nicely, too.
Ceramic stoneware: Ceramic stoneware is less durable than the other materials we have mentioned, but oyster grill pans made from this material have a unique appearance.
Oyster grill pans usually have nonstick surfaces so removing your oysters is easy. Some pans have ribbed bottoms, which helps lower the fat content of the food.
Oyster grill pans with handles (one or two) are easier to manipulate on and off the grill. Well-balanced, stay-cool handles are ideal.
An oyster grill pan should ship with all the documentation you need to care for, cook with, and clean it. Extra credit is awarded to those companies that include a recipe collection to start you off on the right foot.
Low-end: Oyster grill pans that cost less than $20 tend to have a lower capacity, usually around a dozen oysters at a time. They also have a less durable build. Aluminum is commonly seen in this price bracket.
Mid-range: For $20 to $35, you will find pans made of a variety of materials, with stainless steel and cast iron being common. The bulk of these pans have a higher capacity for oysters than inexpensive pans.
High-end: Oyster grill pans that cost more than $35 usually hold 20 to 30 oysters. Popular materials in this range include enameled cast iron and ceramic stoneware.
A. Some are. Your best bet is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning cleaning, but we offer these general tips:
A. First, be sure that the pan is well-seasoned before using it to cook oysters; this minimizes sticking. Because cast iron can take a while to heat up, consider pre-heating the pan before adding oysters to it. Take extra care when handling the pan, as it can be considerably heavier than stainless steel or aluminum.
A. This depends on a number of factors: the temperature of the grill, the pan you are using, whether you are cooking with or without the shell. Here, we offer general guidelines.
If the oysters are already shucked (shelled), place them in the grill pan with a bit of butter, garlic, or whatever sauce you are using. Cook the oysters on the grill for five to six minutes or until the edges start to curl.
If the oysters are still in the shell, you can easily remove them by placing them, shell and all, on the grill. The shell will open in around a minute, at which point you can remove the oyster and cook it in the pan. Cut a minute off the cooking time, allowing them to grill for four to five minutes.