My pet peeve? Eggs sticking to pans. Such a mess to clean up. But today I tried eggs for a sandwhich and wooohoo no mess! I like to just put a little butter in the pan, kinda mix the eggs after putting them in, and with the stainless pans that gets me nothing but mess. Did the same thing today with a DeBuyers and the eggs actually slid off the pan. Wow. And I don't even know what I'm doing.
Thanks to all who post the pan recommendations, helpful videos and techniques for fry pans. A while ago I picked up a pair of DeBuyers pans on sale and have been working on seasoning them. Best I can find around here is off-the-shelf lard, but it seems to be working ok.