August 4, 2010
recently purchased the 10" high polish version. I
must confess to some degree of initial apprehension
owing to my doubt as to whether
polished aluminum could possess the non-stick
characteristic necessary for a great omelette.
Although I have always been a Julia fan and was
moved by your customer testimonials, I did have
visions of stuck
scrambled eggs rather than silky classic
omelets. I seasoned the pan per your instructions
and soon discovered that my fear was utterly
unwarranted: the pan performed beautifully. It is
also aesthetically impressive. You have a gem of a
product and I commend you for your company's
endurance. If I can do anything to help spread the
word, please let me know.
June 23, 2009
I am delighted that the Internet allowed me to
come around to your site for the purchase of a new omelet pan. I was
given one of your originals some forty years ago and used it this
morning at our inn on the Vineyard. When I was young ( and the
youngest of 5) my father and I used to wake ahead of the rest of the
household and often collaborate on the making of the "perfect egg" .
Our Mom had been a rabid Julia
Child fan and had your omelet pan in her arsenal. I learned
the process of fine French omelets then with your pan and was
subsequently given one (granted a
for a 12 year old Carolina boy) and have used it often ever since.
My wife and I cook breakfast every day for the
guests at our seasonal Vineyard inn, The Outermost Inn and
twice weekly I crank out at least 14 custom made omelets off your
pan. I've burnt the pan badly enough to have the handle catch fire,
but it still seasons quickly with little effort.
Congratulations for keeping this fine product out
there. It is without doubt the best omelet pan and, when given as a
gift, should be a cherished legacy to any lucky recipient...forever!
Thanks, Hugh Taylor
pleasure it was to chat with you the other day about
omelette pans and Julia Child and the many years
that I have enjoyed the pan I bought in the early
pan is still in perfect condition and has been used
to teach two generations of girls and boys to flip
crepes. I gave my two daughters cooking school when
they were young and taught them to make and flip
crepes high in the air. Then their daughters came
along and I gave them cooking school too, complete
with the day learning to toss those crepes high.
they went home their brothers said it wasn't fair
that I only taught the girls to make omelettes so I
had a grandson's day. In our church (the church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormon
Church), our boys all serve missions so it was a
good investment in their two-year stints away from
home somewhere out in the world.
teaching my own family, I have also taught many
others — surrogate grandchildren — to make and throw
those yummy omelettes. So, it is imperative now that
I supply a few of them with the perfect pan. See the
next page for my order.
Professor Ann M
The professor then ordered nine omelette pans, one for
each of her nine grandchildren.
Post Card Courtesy of Ann M. Provo, UT - September
Julia’s above reference is to the Pot
Shop’s French Chef Omelet Pan.
omelette pans have seen duty on the front lines of
my restaurant, the Black Rabbit Inn, which was open
from 1968 to 1972 in Los Angeles. We ran a
successful operation and our Sunday Brunch was
famous. My chef, Frank Simonetti, was an omelet
master who used The Original French Chef Omelette
Pan to create his masterpieces.
were to make a conservative estimate, I would say
that we turned out 15 to 20 thousand omelettes in
our time. The pans held the heat and gave us the
omelettes for which we were famous.
some thirty years later, I still have one of our
omelette pan trophies. I use it every week and the
only time it ever needed fixing is now. I need a new
wooden handle. I have practically evaporated the
original, the remnants of which I enclose.
are still going strong,
Los Angeles, CA
originally purchased your large omelette pan, maybe
thirty years ago from Abercrombie and Fitch. There
is nothing like this pan anywhere else on the
market. It is the best omelette pan you can buy.
President and CEO
U.S. Dialtone Corp.
delighted to learn you are still making the French
Chef Omelette Pan. I was given one as a gift in the
early 1960s and have been doing Sunday omelettes for
my grandchildren for many, many years. They think
the wonderful omelettes are my doing, but I know
it's the wonderful pan.
plan to present each of my seven grandchildren, who
are now young adults, with a French Chef Omelette
Pan this Christmas.
Corpus Christi, Texas
husband tells me we may have one of your omelette
pans again for the price on the check you will find
enclosed. Believe me, there is none anywhere
like it! We've spent four years looking!
is to let you know that the third omelette pan I
ordered has arrived, along with the omelette recipe
book. Thank you very much! The book is filled with
so many good recipes. I will be trying as many as I
and lasts and lasts!
At least 80%
of the testimonials given were by people who bought the
lowest price natural finish pan. It's porous nature
allows the seasoning to collect and remain in the pan,
therefore increasing it's lubricity. Then just wipe it
with a paper towel — never wash!
The Original French Chef Omelette Pan
heavy cast aluminum in these pans transfers heat
evenly, so omelettes cook quickly and retain a
light, moist texture; the shallow sloping sides
and sturdy wooden handles facilitate easy
flipping. Just as notable, though, is this
vessel's original beneficiary, Julia Child,
who in 1962 urged the Pot Shop's management to
craft this pan especially for her.
Members of our family have been using this pan for
over thirty years. The original pan was given to my
late mother, most likely in the mid-sixties by her
late brother, who lived in Hillsborough, California,
near San Francisco. Since you said you used to sell
to Gump's, that was probably where he and his wife
purchased the pan, as it was their favorite store.
My mother loved her pan so much, she gave a pan to
my sister when she married in 1967 and then one to
me around the same time.
Now, a Brazilian caretaker who helps my father has
noticed the pan and has expressed a desire to
someday find one. Since he is getting married on
December 26th, we thought of a pan.
Enclosed is a check for the pan, the recipe book and
shipping. This is going to make a lovely gift. Thank
you so much for continuing to carry the pan!
La Canada Flintridge, CA
an omelette pan for yourself
truly enjoying using the omelette pan I finally
received for myself earlier this year. As I told you
on the phone, I waited 35 years to replace my first
pan, which was given to me as a wedding present by a
friend of my husband from Boston. Unfortunately, I
preheated the pan too long while I was busy and
forgot about it. The wooden handle got scorched and
came off. I regretted my carelessness, as I did not
know where I could but another of these pans.
the Internet happened to help me this year, and I
found your company name and location (Eureka!).
pleased to find a replacement finally, and my
husband is the happy recipient of the good result.
He loves the omelettes I make using your pan. It
really makes the best omelette; it has the right
weight/thickness for even heat distribution, and the
handle is correctly angled.
other two omelette pans I purchased this year will
be given to our friends' children for their
weddings, wishing for them happy marriages (like
ours) by making good omelettes.
wedding in the offing, I asked my daughter Tria for
some idea of what she would like to have in the way
of kitchenware. Immediately she said, “See if you
can find a pan like that great omelette pan we've
used all these years.” As I think about it, the pan
is probably older than she is, and holds its place
as a very special cooking utensil in our house.
Things that are designed well and work superbly are
hard to come by. It is a pleasure to find you are
still in business.
when you need to replace a panhandle (after years of
use), we do it quickly and at low cost to you!
Enclosed please find my check for the repair of the
handle on my French Omelette Pan. In this day when
companies seem more interested in sales than
service, I am amazed to have it returned nicely
repaired with five days. This included two days each
way in the mail. It is obvious that you made the
repair and reshipped it the same day you received
it. Such attention to service should not go
unrecognized. Thank you. The pan is now like new and
should serve another 25 years. If we ever have
another problem you will hear from either my
children or my grandchildren. Thanks again for
mother bought an omelette pan probably in 1962, and
didn't use it much. She gave it to me in 1963 when I
was married. We have used it for omelettes and
crepes for 35+ years now and still love it, so now
we are giving omelette pans for wedding gifts! They
last forever — sometimes longer than the marriages!
I like the new handles better and am finally have
the old handle fixed.
The pan has been used in four states and three