Carbon Steel

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


Roasting with a DeBuyer Griddle / Plancha?

by badgerboyng 1 month 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...

Help with vintage Ho Ching Kee Lee Cleaver

by spinn1 1 month 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...

Seasoning carbon steel pan without removing the beeswax

by MartinG 2 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 2 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 2 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 ...

Best STEEL skillet at a reasonable cost?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 2 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 ...

Fry Pan/Skillet: Copper or Carbon Steel

by 7nkWAR9lAPnmzKRlhYAD 3 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...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 8 months ago

I would like to know what are your thoughts and choices for induction cooktops, mostly stainless steel. And I'm trying to get it all under one post so as not to hijack other ones, if possible. Th...

Cookware Performance on Induction (Part 2)

by VFish 8 months ago

Part 1: https://www.chowhound.com/post/performing-cookware-induction-1086816 Since the other post has over 300 comments, I thought it would be best to continue on a new one. Tonight I purchas...

SOS--melted silicone on new carbon steel pan

by droolingdoggie 3 months ago

While seasoning my carbon steel pan for first use, I used a pair of silicone tongs to apply vegetable oil on the surface of my carbon steel pan. Boy, I didn't realize that the silicone could melt! ...

Does my carbon steel pan look normal?

by jencelo 3 months ago

Hello, first post. I have seasoned with sunflower oil, potato peels and salt at medium high heat for about 10 minutes after I lightly washed it with soap. Then cooked (not sautéed) tomato meat sauc...

Help Seasoning De Buyer Mineral Fry Pans

by jljohn 8 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...

Carbon Steel wok coating

by Oddlesofnoddles 4 months ago

I just bought a carbon steel wok from Amazon that has some kind of coating that prevents it from rusting. I followed youtube instructions rather than the actual instructions and only partially remo...

Botched carbon steel seasoning?

by lcerva 2 years ago

Hello all, This is my first post and I’m happy to be here! I recently bought and seasoned a Matfer Bourgeat 15” paella pan. I’m not very crazy about how it looks and I’m concerned it is unusable...

Dating vintage Henckels carbon steel chef knife

by carnicero 6 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...

Using carbon steel on electric glass top

by ILuvGrub 5 months ago

Right now there is a set of 3 Mauviel carbon steel skillets on sale (til the 17th). When I look at them and ponder the possibilities, I get this warm, fuzzy feeling which can only be described as b...

Black marks on carbon steel pan

by keyzar 5 months ago

Every time i cook a metallic taste leeches into my food and even sometimes a grey/silver colour can be seen on the food. Are the spots rust and is that the problem?

Thin is In

by mobiledynamics 6 months ago

With my new micrometer, I find myself measuring the cookware.......to have some clarity on the relationship of it's published diameter vs internet blog published thickness, vs. what I am measuring ...

De Buyer country pan - what do you use yours for?

by babyraccoon 12 months ago

Am considering this pan as a wok substitute for my induction cooktop. I’m aware it’s not a traditional wok, too much flat bottom etc., but might like to see how it performs as one. My traditional f...