The pan is not quite described correctly
When I ordered this pan I was looking for something large that could cook many slices of bacon and several eggs at once. Generally, the large cooking area is what I wanted.
The pan IS NOT 12'" x 12" as advertised.
Here are the dimensions I measured:
depth as measured vertically from top edge straight to inside bottom of pan 1.75"
Actual cooking surface that is in contact with a grill: 9.75" x 9.75"
All 4 sides flare up at approx. 65 degrees.
Outside top dimensions 11.625" x 11.625"
There is nothing that is 12" on this pan at all.
So, the pan is much smaller that I thought it would be. That said, I did season it, cooked bacon and eggs, and it did OK. I do like the high sides.
Big Complaint: shipping tape was put around the inside surface of the pan and went up 2 of the sides. I spent a good 45 min getting it all off. Ended up getting a wire brush attachment for the electric drill and getting it all off that way. Please, Please , Please, don't put any tape on this pan!
if it truly was a 12 x 12 cooking surface area pan and if the shipping tape wasn't used, this would have got a much higher rating from me.
Hope this information helps!
I haven't bought one from boundary yet! BUT I have used this pan for 27 years as a Master Maine guide! My friend and I bought 6 at a sportsman show in the 80's for each guide at the lodge. I only have one! I am buy 4 today! As I have looked fir years to fund them again. One for my nephew who is becoming a Montana river guide 22years old. One for a guide friend that has used mine to many times to count AND. Another pair for me as two together make a great oven too.
I have used my current pan in Alaska at least for salmon, caribou to sheep. Maine for ever cooking grouse and raspberry pancakes..and in laborador with huge brook trout over open fires. THESE ARE INCREDIBLE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED,
Perfect for 2 Burner Stove
We used 2 of these on a 3 week canoe trip with 10 people. They fit perfectly on a 2 burner propane stove. Lots of surface area for cooking bannock, eggs or fish. We looked at nesting them to make a Dutch as mentioned by Quitco Paddler - Look at the Woody Dutch Oven on this site.
Best piece of equipment I bring
I've had this pan for 15+ years and you will never wear it out. Pancakes, fish, does not matter what you cook. always dependable....use right on a wood fire. Best item I take on my trips
Can't beat cast cookware for using over the fire. I hope that someday BWCA Griddles will produce a slightly smaller fry pan, as well as the current one, that will exactly mate up with the griddle so that the griddle can be used as a lid and they can be easily stowed in the same bag.