Carbon Steel

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


Carbon Steel wok coating

by Oddlesofnoddles 5 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 ...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 5 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...

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

by babyraccoon 8 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...

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

by slopfrog 9 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...

Cookware Performance on Induction (Part 2)

by VFish 5 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...

Ideas for Storing/Hanging Pots & Pans in Small Apt

by manolotraveler 6 months ago

Hey everyone - I'm moving in a few weeks and wanted to get some ideas for how to store my collection of copper and carbon steel pans. Also thought it'd be fun to gather pictures of peoples' collec...

Ranking Searing Pan Materials

by WSP_Lee 5 months ago

Instructions 1) Please rank the following list in order of best searing pan to worst searing pan 2) Please explain why you picked the top one (if you want to explain the rest, that's great too) ...

Removing black marks from carbon steel knife

by ombra 3 years ago

Hi guys — I recently bought a vintage Acier Garanti knife from France that I've been trying to restore and am having a hard time removing the blacks marks that seem etched into the blade. I soaked ...

Stainless vs Cast Iron vs Carbon Steel 2 handle pan

by starzzz 5 months ago

I am considering a 2 handle frying pan/skillet I can use both on a gas cooktop and in my oven/ broiler. Have been thinking about this on and off for a while and what has inspired me to take action ...

Seasoned Wok in just 1 wash cycle?!

by borisabrams 6 months ago

Hey! So I have a great wok that I took a good while to season (first the usual heating, smearing oil, cleaning the oil off, re-adding etc. ). I then built up some good coating through a few year...

Is Metalic Titanium a Good Material for Cookware?

by SamCurt 7 months ago

Before I start the discussion, I'd like to clarify one thing: throughout this post the word "titanium" refers to more or less pure (95%+ purity) titanium that looks and acts like a metal. I'm not t...

Reseason De Buyer Carbon Steel pan completely or is it ok?

by superr 5 years ago

Hi everybody. I bought a De Buyer Carbon Steel skillet a few months back and seasoned it up nicely (or so I thought...) with about 10 coats of flax seed oil. The result looked like a well seasoned ...

Carbon steel and chemical smell when seasoning for first time

by babyraccoon 8 months ago

Just received two new De Buyer Carbone Plus pans and went to work to get them seasoned. I scrubbed them with a nylon scrubby and soap, coated them with grapeseed oil and put them in a very hot oven...

Carbon steel seasoning keeps coming off

by avenka 4 years ago

My carbon steel pan seasoning keeps coming off like cheap paint. I've tried the method at the Vollrath video at this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xoIO8YOpyN4 The first picture of a 7....

Carbon Steel Pan - How do you remove seasoning and start from scratch to remove old seasoning and starting anew?

by wendygr 3 years ago

Okay I have tried to season and reseason an carbon steel Pan. Think I didn't get all old wax off when new. However I don't know how to remove the old seasoning, so the pan is pristine when i begi...