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This section includes a bunch of “How to’s” along with some of my carbon-steel-pan “recipes”.  A few of my recipes have “flopped” so you will never see those!

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.

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.

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.

How to Make a Classic French Omelet

How to Make a Classic French Omelet

Classic French Omelets can be one of the most challenges egg recipes to make especially in a carbon steel pan. If you follow these instructions, take your time and be patient you will soon discover that making a classic French omelet will be most rewarding.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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!