The Dicey Calculus of Contemporary Cooking  WSJ.com  37 views

What's the difference between a 10inch skillet and a 12inch skillet?

Not just a mere two inches. The larger pan has 44% more surface area.

the rate of evaporation of a liquid is proportional to its exposed surface area, a sauce in a larger, flatter skillet will reduce far more rapidly than one in a taller, narrower pan
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