Posted by TJ on 4th May 2017
Thanks to other reviewers and to Ben for answering questions about relative sizes of the Paderno carbon steel skillets, I recently chose to buy the 9 3/8-inch skillet. I'll be using it to cook for my husband and I in home and when camping, as a replacement for a non-stick skillet. My main requirements were that  the skillet should be deep enough for basic one-pan meals,  have sloping sides for easy flipping and sliding food to plates/bowls,  that it be hardy enough to hold up to high heat for baking bannock and good browning of other foods,  and most importantly, that eggs would cook without sticking/burning or requiring too much fat.
The Paderno 9 3/8-inch size is just right and meets all the stated needs. BE SURE TO SEASON YOUR SKILLET PROPERLY BEFORE USE. After thorough washing and drying, I followed the instructions provided, repeating the oil-heat-cool-wipe procedure three times, which resulted in perfectly fried eggs without any sticking.
In case you, like me, wonder about the full dimensions, the 9 3/8-inch skillet has a base that's about 7 inches in diameter and the pan is 2 inches deep. It holds four eggs comfortably, fries potatoes and onions, and cooked hamburgers beautifully. I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces in camp.
Posted by William Crowder on 27th Feb 2017
9 3/8" is a good size for packing, can cook small meals for one to two people with no problem. Everything tastes better in steel. I did season this pan after getting it and took very well. Really surprised how thick it was for the price.
Posted by Jerry Bowman on 1st Jun 2015
I cooked breakfast, lunch and fresh walleye with potatoes and onions for dinner. Seasoned perfectly. Thinking about buying another.
Posted by Adam on 13th Jan 2015
Nice little skillet. I bought the small one for bushcraft, but my wife took it over. I'll be buying the larger version soon. The small one is pretty small for reference one or two eggs could be fried in it at one time. One egg will fill the bottom, but you can crowd two in. Heat distribution is great. Keep it oiled and let it season to help prevent surface rust.
Posted by bobby on 2nd Aug 2014
a little heavy for a pack trip, but excellent for a canoe trip, very sturdy and i have used it 4 times already and have not had anything stick to bad like thinner lighter skillets
Posted by DC on 5th Jan 2014
Bought these as gifts.Recipients very satisfied with them.