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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!

Best Foods to Cook in Carbon Steel Pans

Best Foods to Cook in Carbon Steel Pans

If you are looking for some of the best foods to cook in your carbon steel cookware you have come to the right place. I have included several foods that you could easily cook including, eggs, steak, vegetables, cornbread, pizza, and much more. Explore the wonderful world of cooking with carbon steel cookware.

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.

How to Restore Your Carbon Steel Pan Seasoning!

How to Restore Your Carbon Steel Pan Seasoning!

Is your Carbon Steel Pan in need of re-seasoning? This will show you how to restore your carbon steel pan's seasoning like new.

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.

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.

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!

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!

What is the Best Oil for Seasoning Carbon Steel Cookware?

What is the Best Oil for Seasoning Carbon Steel Cookware?

There are many oils that you can use when cooking with carbon steel cookware. My preferred choice of oils is Avocado oil, Grapeseed oil, and Coconut oil. There are many reasons to select the oil that you choose to use. This article should help to make your selection a bit easier.

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.

de Buyer French Carbon Steel Fry Pans

de Buyer French Carbon Steel Fry Pans

Since 1830-De Buyer manufactures one of the best French carbon steel frying pans available today. Cooking with carbon steel pans is something to be experienced. Whether you find cooking with carbon steel pans from the de Buyer’s line of fry pans or crepe pans. You will not be disappointed with De Buyer.

Vollrath French Style Carbon Steel Pans

Vollrath French Style Carbon Steel Pans

This Vollrath carbon steel fry pan is perfect for frying, sauteing, searing, scrambling, and more! Carbon steel is an excellent conductor of heat, making it a favorite for high-temperature cooking. Once seasoned, this French-style fry pan distributes heat evenly for a fast, uniform cook. It’s ideal for any home or commercial kitchen and can be made NON-STICK by seasoning it correctly.

What is the Best Carbon Steel Skillet?

What is the Best Carbon Steel Skillet?

Carbon Steel Cookware is proud to present the Matfer Bourgeat line of fine French carbon steel fry pans. Cooking with the Matfer Bourgeat carbon steel skillet has to be experienced in order to be appreciated.

Using Carbon Steel Pans When Camping

Using Carbon Steel Pans When Camping

If you use Vollrath or Matfer Bourgeat pans, you will find that the inside of those pans are smooth where the rivets attach the handle. This is a big deal when cleaning up because when I camp I don’t want to spend hours trying to get my cookware clean. Cleaning is easy when handles are welded rather than riveted.

Why are Eggs Sticking to My Carbon Steel Pan?

Why are Eggs Sticking to My Carbon Steel Pan?

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!