Through the years I have used many different pots and pans to do my cooking. I've had cheap skillets, aluminum based pots, T-Fal
(a really good one) and some old "Guardian Service" picked up from yard sales. Somehow I always find myself going back to my ole' cast iron skillets.
Cast iron really heats everything evenly, and for frying, it just can't be beat! I don't even know if it's possible to fry potatoes in anything else, at least to my liking.
Cast iron has one problem; you aren't supposed to wash it and when you do it can rust. I don't know about you, but wiping out a skillet I've cooked in just doesn't feel clean. The solution: I wash in a mild soap and water and dry immediatly. After drying I coat my skillets with a spray on oil like "Pam". I never have rust spots and best of all, my skillets are always ready for their next use.