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If you are considering purchasing carbon steel cookware make sure that the base metal is carbon steel, cast iron, or in some cases aluminum but not stainless steel. There are many styles and sizes to choose from. The carbon steel cookware that is best for you depends on the type of food you will be cooking, the number of people you are cooking for, and the style of cooking that fits your needs. Enjoy the journey!

How Much Does a Good Carbon Steel Pan or Skillet Cost?

How Much Does a Good Carbon Steel Pan or Skillet Cost?

There are many factors that determine the cost of a carbon steel pan. Some of these factors are the size of the pan, how thick the steel is, who is the manufacture, whether the pan has rivets or welded handle, etc.

Carbon Steel Pans vs Cast Iron Pans

Carbon Steel Pans vs Cast Iron Pans

Carbon steel and cast iron pans can be considered cousins. It means that they have quite some similarities but some characteristics are used to differentiate the two. Carbon steel heats up and cools down quicker. Cast iron is slow to heat up and slow to cool down. Each has advantages.

Why Use Carbon Steel Cookware?

Why Use Carbon Steel Cookware?

Carbon steel is the preferred choice by chefs around the world. Carbon steel pans can be made non-stick which will rival the best stainless steel and other coated non-stick pans. These pans are durable will last a life-time.

Cast Iron Woks vs. Carbon Steel Woks

Cast Iron Woks vs. Carbon Steel Woks

Here we look at the differences between the two most commonly used materials for woks, cast iron and carbon steel. We also look at the similarities between the two, and finally, which works best for you.

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How to Season a Wok: The Ultimate Guide

How to Season a Wok: The Ultimate Guide

Any chef has their own favorite method for seasoning their woks. We explore four of the most popular, namely stove-top seasoning, salt seasoning, oven seasoning, and wok burner seasoning.

Carbon Steel Pans vs Non-Stick Pans

Carbon Steel Pans vs Non-Stick Pans

Carbon steel pans will last forever if they are properly cared for. On the other hand, pans with non-stick coatings usually require replacing every two years or when their surface is scratched. Which would you like?

What is a Crepe Pan?

What is a Crepe Pan?

A crepe pan is a flat or round-bottomed pan that is shaped to effectively cook a thin crêpe or French omelet. They have shallow sides so that you can get under the crepe or omelet with a spatula or wooden crepe spoon.

What is a Paella Pan?

What is a Paella Pan?

Paella pans are wide and shallow to create maximum surface area, allowing liquids to evaporate and form as much crispy golden crust on the bottom as possible. This golden crust is called "socarrat".

Is Carbon Steel Cookware Safe?

Is Carbon Steel Cookware Safe?

Carbon steel cookware is probably the safest cookware on the planet. It is made only from iron and carbon and contains NO toxic compounds or coatings.

What Are These Carbon Steel Splotches?

What Are These Carbon Steel Splotches?

If food is sticking to your carbon steel pan or skillet, you are not alone. Read to see how you can correct this food-sticking problem forever! It's easy!

How Thick Are the Vollrath, Matfer Bourgeat, and the de Buyer Pans?

How Thick Are the Vollrath, Matfer Bourgeat, and the de Buyer Pans?

The thickness of carbon steel pans is essential. Before you decide to purchase carbon steel cookware, it would be advised to look into the thickness of any pan you buy. Why? If you use very high heat in a carbon steel pan, the bottom of the pan can sometimes warp. I even have cast iron pans that have warped. This warping is not uncommon.

5 Useful French Cuisine Cookbooks for Your Kitchen

5 Useful French Cuisine Cookbooks for Your Kitchen

5 of The Best French Cuisine Cookbooks to compliment your French Carbon Steel Cookware in your kitchen. Bon appétit!

Stainless Steel vs Carbon Steel Fry Pans

Stainless Steel vs Carbon Steel Fry Pans

There are many differences between stainless steel and carbon steel cookware. As a user, I should think that the differences in usage of each of these types of cookware will be most striking. Chefs around the world prefer carbon steel cookware over stainless steel for some of the reasons pointed out in this article.

Why are Eggs Sticking to My Carbon Steel Pan?

Why are Eggs Sticking to My Carbon Steel Pan?

Eggs can stick to your carbon steel pan for several reasons. The pan could be too cold, too hot, not enough butter or oil, cold eggs, incomplete seasoning, and a variety of other reasons. Take a few minutes to reveal what I have discovered about eggs sticking to the bottom of carbon steel pans.

A Carbon Steel Pan Seasoning Method that Actually Works

A Carbon Steel Pan Seasoning Method that Actually Works

Seasoning by the two methods described in this article will be easy and will produce positive predictable results. You will see, in this article, that this method of seasoning just plain works!