Ever Wonder Why You Don’t Keep Pans In The Pantry?

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Jack Kocsis Director of Commerce
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A thought just occurred to me. We all have a storage space in our kitchen called a “pantry.” Yet none of us store pans in there. The pantry contains snacks, spices, pasta, a whole bunch of foodstuff that is not pans. What gives?

Wikipedia had to remind me that the rood of pantry is “panis,” which means bread. (My Latin teacher must be rolling over in her grave since I forgot). But wait a second. You don’t keep bread in your pantry either–that’s what the breadbox is for!

So, I don’t know. I’m very confused. Turns out “pan” doesn’t even come from the same root. Language is confusing. (Maybe I need to see “Arrival” a few more times). The only good outcome of this whole cat-and-mouse chase that I just embarked on with regard to these words is that I found out that pans are on sale today at Amazon. Not a bad consolation prize.

Normally $24, this sauté pan is 38 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $24, this sauté pan is 38 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

T-fal A91082 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cookware, 5-Quart, Black on sale for $14.99

Normally $28, this #1 bestselling plan is 31 percent off (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $28, this #1 bestselling plan is 31 percent off (Photo via Amazon)

T-fal E93808 Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Fry Pan, 12.5 Inch, Black on sale for $19.49

Normally $36, this griddle is 59 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $36, this griddle is 59 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

T-fal A80715 Specialty Nonstick Giant Round Pancake Griddle Cookware, 13-Inch, Black on sale for $14.87

Normally $86, this 12-piece cookware set is 41 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $86, this 12-piece cookware set is 41 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

T-fal C085SC74 OptiCook Thermo-Spot Titanium Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Fry Pan Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black on sale for $51.18

Normally $25, this three-piece pan set is 39 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $25, this three-piece pan set is 39 percent off today (Photo via Amazon)

T-fal A857S3 Specialty Nonstick Omelette Pan 8-Inch 9.5-Inch and 11-Inch Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Fry Pan / Saute Pan Cookware Set, 3-Piece, Gray on sale for $14.99

I’ll tell you one thing. Even though I’ll probably get some of these pans (since the prices are so good), I definitely will NOT be putting them in my pantry.

This pan is not in the pantry (Photo via Shutterstock)

This pan is not in the pantry (Photo via Shutterstock)

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