Carbon Steel

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


Carbon Steel Pan Eggs Sticking even after seasoning

by Cata96 2 days ago

Hello, I have recently seasoned my CS pan using the stove top method with multiple layers, i did quite alot of them until the bottom of the pan became completly black, without any blotchy/sticky pa...

Will I be able to properly season a Carbon Steel Wok?

by JQ32 28 days ago

Context: have an electric ceramic stove top. Looking to buy a Carbon Steel (CS) wok, specifically the model linked below. I've gone down the rabbit hole of researching how to properly season a CS w...

Cast Iron and Carbon Steel Pan -- rough or smooth for occasional acidity?

by W8lkinUSA 2 months ago

I've postponed this post for a very long time in hopes that I would find the answer on the web. Much to my dismay, I must now seek this community's experience and advice. I have been considerin...

Does anyone know anything about JB Prince Black Steel Pans (carbon steel)?

by BloomingNutria 7 years ago

Hi Everyone, Yesterday I ordered this JB Prince 9.5" black steel pan, and I was wondering if anyone knows how it compares to the De Buyer line of carbon steel pans. http://www.jbprince.com/bl...

Help Choosing de Buyer Crepe Pan

by loves2cook82 1 month ago

I want to buy a carbon steel crêpe pan. I was at a local kitchen supply store yesterday and they had two different de Buyer crêpe pans in stock. One was the Mineral B Element, 2.5 mm thick. The oth...

Dating vintage Henckels carbon steel chef knife

by carnicero 5 years ago

Pics here: http://imgur.com/a/Uy1le Found at a second hand store and wondering if anyone could help me date and/or price this piece. From what little I could find online about the hallmarks, I b...

Bare Bones Cookware Set

by Libranflight 2 months ago

Was just trying to figure out, what I would have to have to make everything perfectly, without having any extra cookware to store. Anybody know what a "bare bones' set would look like? I am mea...

Mauviel pan - burned wax

by fubar 1 year ago

Hi! I've just bought my first mauviel pans, and eagerly started to follow the instructions comming with the pan... i've put the pan in the oven over a cloth a a layer of baking paper at 200C. The...

De Buyer Carbone Plus Oven Seasoning

by chefbn 2 months ago

I’m looking at the Carbone Plus carbon steel fry pan by De Buyer but I’m confused about how oven safe the pan is and whether it can be oven seasoned. The official De Buyer FAQ states that the ir...

Must I trade my cast iron wok for carbon steel?

by CathleenH 6 years ago

Hello all, I have a cast iron wok. It is not a light Chinese model, but a huge, heavy flat-bottomed model. I chose it in the hopes that its heat-storing capacity would help compensate for the...

Carbon Steel Problem

by gerhardw 1 year ago

About a month ago I got a small carbon steel pan. I've been cooking eggs in the every day and occasionally have tried cooking things like scallops or a steak. I've tried seasoning it with the p...

Stovetop seasoning problems with carbon steel/CI, seasoning rubs off when cleaning with kitchen towel?

by GL003 3 months ago

I've been reading around a lot on Chowhound about how to season carbon steel (CS) frying pans as I recently got one from De Buyer's Carbone Plus line, but I suppose the same applies for users of ca...

Need help with seasoning new wok -- tough plasticy coating?

by slopfrog 8 years ago

I've been having a hard time finding a carbon steel wok, but I got one at a discount store the other day. It's the Joyce Chen flat bottomed one. (Yes I know it's not authentic or very good, but i...

Help Seasoning De Buyer Mineral Fry Pans

by jljohn 7 years ago

So I just received a set of De Buyer Mineral frying pans in the mail today and set out to season them. I followed the instructions in the attached booklet: clean with hot water, heat a cm of oil f...

How to store seasoned cookware?

by gamma50g 5 months ago

How does one store seasoned cookware like carbon steel frying pans, woks etc? I'm hesitant to put them in my cabinet as I think the oil in seasoning will ruin and make the interior of my wood ca...

Mauvel M'Steel Carbon Steel Pan Handles – Oven Temp?

by GlassOfCab 8 months ago

Does anyone put these pans in a hot oven and, if so, how hot, and was the did the coating on the handle survive unscathed? I called the manufacturer and they had no idea what temp levels the han...

Wok seasoning

by arielleeve 6 months ago

Need help! We bought this Joyce Chen wok recently. Did the whole intense scrubbing to get the factory oil off — boiled water in it, scrubbed with steel wool, heated until it turned blue, then silve...

Stainless Steel v.s. Carbon Steel Pans in terms of oil/fat use

by Cata96 7 months ago

Hello, I've been eyeing a Carbon Steel pan for a while, but in Romania they are quite hard to find, but what I was thinking of getting is a deBuyer 28cm Carbon or Mineral B one... altho I'm not sur...

Something on bottom of wok

by hic14 8 months ago

I just got my first carbon steel wok and followed the instructions to remove the coating. I was able to get to the point where, once wiped, the napkin would turn out clean. I noticed, however, that...