Carbon steel pans
The Forge Kitchenware pans and skillets are spun from raw steel, pre-seasoned with rapeseed oil and baked at around 425°C to give a sealed finish. This makes our pans ready to cook with straight out of the box. However, for best results we advise regular re-seasoning, especially after the first few times of use.
The colour of the pan will change from the blue/grey when is arrives to a dull silver and then to a much darker red/brown and even black. This is completely normal and is reflecting the build-up of seasoning. Don't worry! Cooking some foods, especially acidic produce like tomatoes, can remove some of the seasoning, but again please don't worry! This may result in a pale silver finish but the seasoning can be easily re-applied.
Our pans are all spun by hand and as such can pick up scratches and tooling marks during this highly-skilled process - this does not affect the pan. The spinning process can also create some stress in the base of the pan and this can be released when first heated causing very slight warping. Heat your pan slowly to avoid this.
Raw steel pans are fantastic to cook with and they have no chemical or industrial coatings and as such are better for both the environment and for your health.
Pan seasoning tips
Caring for your pan
Black stainless steel
We use 304 grade stainless steel to forge most of out utensils, pan handles and cookware. The blackening comes during the forging process as oxidisation and gives a beautiful colour and texture to our products. They are also rust-resistant and dishwasher proof.
Our copper utensils are finished by hand, cleaned and lightly oiled before shipping out. Copper is a reactive metal and will oxidise over time. This is completely natural and the colour will darken, but we love this process and think it adds to the beauty.
Forged iron utensils
Steel can rust quickly if left wet or unwashed. To maintain a good finish on your utensils. wash after use and dry immediately.
Do not leave in the sink or put in the dishwasher. Store in a dry place.
Products can be oiled regularly if desired using a light cooking oil, wiped all over with a cotton cloth.
Please contact us at any time if you have any issues with caring for your product and we will endeavour to help in any way possible.