Carbon Steel

Shopping for carbon steel cookware? Get expert advice from Chowhounds on everything from knives and frying pans.


Who makes the thickest carbon steel frying pans?

by CHSeifert 12 days ago

I already own a duo of De Buyer Mineral B Pro carbon steel frying pans for searing steaks. They are 3.2 mm thick (24 cm frying pan) and 3.5 mm thick (28 cm frying pan) I’m now looking to get the...

The different De Buyer Carbon steel lines confuse me - can you help?

by CHSeifert 8 days ago

I’ve now written to De Buyer two times via their website in my broken English. No reply yet and I wrote my first question weeks ago. I’m looking to get the thickest possible De Buyer Carbon...

What’s your preferred searing pan?

by CHSeifert 13 days ago

I cook on gas and I own far too many pans. I still wonder what type of pans will give me the best sear on a steak and a large piece of meat. Of the pans I’ve owned and still own, the worst ...

The Lemme List

by HabaneroLady 4 years ago

I picked up a copy of "Consider the Fork" by Bee Wilson recently. In chapter 1 she mentions an American engineer named Chuck Lemme who, in 1988, rated all the available materials that cookware was...

Seasoning at room temperature?

by MartinG 2 months ago

Since I live in an old house I’m familiar with traditional paints, especially linseed oil paint. Linseed oil dries at room temperature within a day or two, same with flaxseed oil, wich is the food ...

If you had to own only 1 CS pan

by mobiledynamics 3 months ago

I have ZERO. Have tried 2 DeBuyers in the past. Never was a fan.... Sold them.... With all this yakkking about CS pans recently, if one was to own only one 11" CS frying pan. Which would it be. ...

Best oil for seasoning/maintaining a carbon steel pan?

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

So Andrew pointed out to me, that rapeseed oil - even in a very thin layer - will go rancid, when used as seasoning/maintenance oil in a carbon steel pan. What type of oil would you recommend me...

Made-in carbon steel sale

by GH1618 3 months ago

Made-in specialty carbon steel pans are 25% off today, 13, October.

Cast iron and carbon steel in the oven - fumes of smoking oil

by MartinG 3 months ago

Both cast iron and carbon steel works well in the oven - when you bake bread, cakes, pizza and so on (or just use it as a solid baking tray), often at pretty high temperatures. But if you constantl...

Darto Presale Today

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

With all this talk about carbon steel pans... It's that time again. This year, Darto is offering two 20cm pans for the price of one. But it is TODAY only. Get 'em while you can.

Best STEEL skillet at a reasonable cost?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 9 months ago

I am shopping for a new STEEL SKILLET! I have been using a 10" and a 12" Lodge cast iron skillet for a lot of things but, the tall sides and excessive weight are becoming a problem. I think my ...

What pan should I buy?

by aakaak123 4 months ago

I recently upgraded my cookware and bought an All Clad 10" fry pan, 2-qt. saucepan, 3-qt. sauté pan and 6-qt. covered stockpot. I also bought a Darto 25 (10 inch) carbon steel pan. I own a Dutch ...

Help with vintage Ho Ching Kee Lee Cleaver

by spinn1 8 months ago

I picked up this cleaver on Ebay recently. It looks like it's carbon steel. It was in so-so shape. Started to restore just using a rust eraser and it cleans up pretty nice. I'm starting to wonder i...

de Buyer Mineral B Pro Iron Frypan | CHEFScatalog.com

by tr3buchet 5 years ago

So I was looking to get another size (up) fry pan and I came across this at chefs catalog: http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/31567-de-buyer-mineral-b-pro-iron-frypan.aspx I can't find any inf...

Roasting with a DeBuyer Griddle / Plancha?

by badgerboyng 7 months ago

I recently purchased All About Roasting by Molly Stevens, and I've been seriously enjoying the results of my roasting endeavors. So far, I've been getting away with a $20 rimmed baking sheet from T...

Seasoning carbon steel pan without removing the beeswax

by MartinG 8 months ago

Can you do that? De buyer states that the beeswax ”helps the seasoning process”. How, IF the beeswax is removed? I have seasoned a lots of carbon steel pans with good results and I guess I never ...

Matfer carbon steel thickness

by MartinG 9 months ago

I’ve bought a 28 cm (11 inch) Matfer carbon steel pan recently. The Matfer 2020 catalogue says that all their carbon steel pans are 3 mm in thickness, but mine really looks thinner compared to my M...

Carbon Steel SOS

by droolingdoggie 9 months ago

I recently bought a carbon steel wok and would like to seek your wisdom. This wok cost me $100 and thus I don't want to throw it away: 1. Do I have to wash it *immediately* after cooking? I woul...

Looking for "SS" Brand Japanese Blue Carbon Steel Pans

by Jvsgabriel 10 years ago

Hi All, I am wondering if anyone knows where I might buy some Japanese made blue carbon steel pans? I recently went to a restaurant supply store here in San Diego, which specializes in Asian ...

Fry Pan/Skillet: Copper or Carbon Steel

by 7nkWAR9lAPnmzKRlhYAD 9 months ago

I am torn between a Falk classic line copper fry pan (2.3mm Copper) and De Buyer's Mineral B Pro carbon steel skillet (3mm carbon steel). USE CASE: General fry pan tasks. Eggs, steak, browning v...