Cheap, yet effective. Certainly better then that Pistol that charity donated to you. Tied in with the M1 Garand, this is a good weapon to have.
A frying pan, frypan, or Tinpot is a flat-bottomed pan used for frying, searing, and browning foods. It is typically 200 to 300 mm (8 to 12 in) in diameter with relatively low sides that flare outwards, a long handle, and no lid. Larger pans may have a small grab handle opposite the main handle. A pan of similar dimensions, but with less flared vertical sides and often with a lid, is called a sauté pan. While a sauté pan can be used like a frying pan, it is designed for lower heat cooking methods, namely sautéing.
The Tinpot does not use energy which is great if you need to sprint after an intense close-up battle.
The Tinpot does not destroy doors, planks, or windows unlike the other melee weapons.