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what hand do you stir/hold a pan?

Posted by Vanessa45 
what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 05, 2018 11:31PM
I just bought a pan and the lip to pour is on the left hand side so to pour the contents I need to use my right hand. Thinking about it it seems logical BUT when Im cooking and stirring things - with my right hand, I tend to pour with my left. Im probably still holding the wooden spoon in my right too.

What hand do you stir/flip ect with and what hand wold you us to pour the contents out with?

Vanessa
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 06, 2018 12:15AM
I stir with my right hand while pouring with my left hand. There is no way I can pour with my right hand and stir with my left hand, because somehow my brain does a complete hissy-fit and my left hand acts stupidly and refuses to stir properly and my right hand starts doing stirring motions while its trying to pour. Can end up very messy. confused smiley

I can only flip food with my right hand too otherwise it goes against my brain-grain if I try to use my left hand. Funny how the brain acts.

Edited to add a two sided pan is excellent [www.farmers.co.nz]
Regards,
Dawn.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2018 12:17AM by Dawn.
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 06, 2018 01:09AM
If it's a big pan and I need two hands to pour, I pour to the left, small pan, to the right.
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 06, 2018 05:24AM
Genius a 2 sided pan!
I didnt even think there was such a thing.
Thanks
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 06, 2018 10:05PM
My Hampton & Mason set of 3 cast iron pans from Briscoes has lips on both sides. I love them! The pans, I mean, not the lips. Yes, well, them too, I suppose.
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 07, 2018 03:01AM
Im still trying to get my head around holding the pan in my right hand and moving the contents with a wooden sppon with my left - it feels so WRONG!
Its something Ive never thought about until now.
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 08, 2018 06:15PM
Stir and pour with either. Being a lefty righty has advantages. I am not ambidextrous but a close proximity.
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 09, 2018 02:05AM
right hand
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 10, 2018 05:30AM
Stephanie D, I'd give my right hand to be ambidextrous! drinking smiley
Re: what hand do you stir/hold a pan?
May 10, 2018 05:39PM
No Lorna, people often stare as I do things in a "weird" way. I am definitely left for some things and right for others but for some things I have my own way and there are some things that I am hopeless with no matter which hand I use, handwriting is a good example.
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