How to Use and Maintain a Carbon Steel Wok

What is a Wok? A wok is a deep round-bottomed cooking pan with high walls that keep the food in the pan when you are tossing the ingredients. A round bottom allows for continuous circulation of heat. For easier maneuvering, woks have one or two side handles. When used on an electric stove a wok … Read more

Cooking in a Blue Carbon Steel Fry Pan

What is Blue Steel? Steel bluing is a special surface-hardening treatment that makes the steel more resistant to rust. During the process of oxidation, a thin layer of blue-black iron oxide is formed on the surface, giving the steel partial protection against rust and a beautiful blue-black appearance. The bluing treatment makes the metal harder, … Read more

7 Good Reasons to Buy a Carbon Steel Pan

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to Teflon and are not happy with the performance of your cast iron cookware, you may want to consider purchasing a carbon still pan. It can do nearly everything that your heavy cast iron pan can, but for some cooking tasks, a carbon still pan might outperform … Read more

How to Clean and Season a Carbon Steel Pan

Carbon steel cookware may come pre-seasoned, and these pans have a dark color. Some other steel pans have a silver color, which is the original color of carbon steel. This cookware is usually coated with a protective film to prevent rusting during shipping. This shipping sealant must be removed before seasoning. A carbon steel pan … Read more

What Is the Best Pan for Paella?

If you love this most recognized Spanish dish you need to have an appropriate piece of cookware in your kitchen. If you want to make a truly delicious paella you must use a pan that is designed to do the job efficiently. This famous rice dish is traditionally cooked outdoors over an open fire and … Read more