Carbon Steel

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


Best oil for seasoning/maintaining a carbon steel pan?

by CHSeifert 9 days 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...

If you had to own only 1 CS pan

by mobiledynamics 8 days 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. ...

Made-in carbon steel sale

by GH1618 14 days 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 21 days 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 20 days 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 6 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 27 days 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 12 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 11 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 6 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 6 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...