Field Skillet No 8 Cast Iron Pan
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Why We Love It
I love a good cast iron pan, period. What is so attractive about these Field Company pans is the weight, the sanded down smooth surface and the fact that they are made in America. If you are a cast iron lover like myself, you will be astounded by how much lighter these pans are, it's incredible. Also the fact that these pans have been sanded down to a smooth surface makes them almost nonstick out of the box. If you are new to cast iron, these pans take less time to season and make non-stick.
"The (Field Company) company was started by two brothers, Stephen & Chris Muscarella, who named the company after their maternal grandmother—and it was from that side of the family that they inherited a number of vintage cast iron pans from the 1930s.
We started by taking one of our favorite vintage cast iron pans, a beautiful Wagner from the 1930s, and going to visit some foundries. We were told that there was no way that a modern foundry could pour iron that thin. Not willing to accept that answer, we stumbled on a whitepaper called Thermophysical Properties of Thin Walled Compacted Graphite Iron Castings written by a material science professor in Europe. We emailed him and he agreed to Skype with us. He was eager to help and more than a little amused. With his help, we were able to perform microscopic imaging to compare the graphite structure of vintage pans and make sure they weren’t black magic. Eventually, we visited his lab to learn to make iron castings by hand—the way our favorite pans had been made over a hundred years ago."
- Size : 10.25 in Dia
- Material(s): Cast iron
- Made in America by Field Company
- Information about pan care included in box