Field Cast Iron Skillet No. 8
We’ve tried a bunch of different cast iron pans (trust us on this one!), and this one made the cut. Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs love its modern design, cast from a single, solid piece with a helper handle on one side, and an ever-so-slightly raised ridge on the main handle for easy gripping. Thanks to modern machining techniques, its surface is incredibly smooth and gets more nonstick over time (but don’t worry, you’ll still get that perfect cast iron sear and sizzle). Whether you’re using it at home on the stove or over the coals outdoors, your wrists will thank you: Field skillets are made with a thinner gauge iron so it’s 25–50% lighter than most cast-iron cookware with the same durability. And about that durability: This is a pan you’ll be passing down to your grandkids—it’s guaranteed for life.
Photography by Ty Mecham & James Ransom
Details & Materials -
Cast iron with grapeseed seasoning
10.25″ top diameter, 8.75″ cooking surface diameter, 2″ high; 4.5lbs; Capacity 8.25 cups of liquid
Care & Notes
Cast iron can rust. Do not put your cast iron pan in the dishwasher. Do not leave standing water in cast iron for longer than 10-15 minutes trying to “soak off” debris.
After cooking, gently scrape and smooth the surface of the pan with a spatula or scraper.
Wipe out excess oil and food residue with a paper towel or cloth. Often times, this is all the clean up needed before you cook your next dish, assuming the flavors work.
If you decide to clean with water, always dry the pan immediately with a towel and then heat on the stovetop to evaporate any remaining moisture
Always leave your pan with a thin coat of cooking oil or fat on the inside and outside. A bone dry pan is an unhappy pan. We recommend saturated fats as they are more stable at room temperature and less likely to turn rancid (oxidize). If you’re cooking in your cast iron daily, use any oil you’d like. If you’re going to put a pan away for a week or more, use a saturated fat like coconut oil, lard, or butter.
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