FAQ about our Hand Forged Carbon Steel Pans

Are they lighter than cast iron and how do I order?

Cast Iron is heavier than our pans.  The larger the pan the lighter it is compared to cast iron.  So our 9 inch might be a couple ounces lighter our 13 inch weighs 5 lbs 4 oz and a 13 inch cast iron weighs 10 lbs. 8 ozs. So ours is half!  So "YES" our pans are lighter!

Place your order on the website.  Just click the pan or pans you choose and check out.  Select how you want it shipped and how you would like to pay.  Your Pans will ship immediately if available.  If not, it will take 3 weeks to make your pan then will ship.  Call our Shop if you have any questions you would like answered.

How do I season my pan?

Your carbon steel pan comes pre seasoned with coconut cooking oil.  If you ask there are as many ways to get a good season as there are opinions.  It really comes down to your preference.  Seasoning a pan is a reaction of the oil to heat on the pan creating a non-stick surface.  We suggest looking at the different ways to season your skillet and picking one that is best for you!   Just click right here for the link!

  We suggest as you cook for the first times, use lots of butter (butter makes everything better), just wipe the pan out if you can.  If there is some stuck food, just use salt and a paper towel to scrub free.  After a week or too of using, your pan will have a good finish you won't need to be so careful with.  Remember when cooking anything with tomatoes for long periods such as spaghetti sauce will eat at your season because tomatoes are acidic.  BUT never fret!  The beauty of cooking in iron is if you feel you have messed up your season, scrub well with steel wool and start all over in the oven.  You can always contact us with questions too.

What do our customers say about our pans?

 Beautiful craftsmanship! I gave three pans as gifts for Christmas. They were so nice, and happy to answer all questions. 

                                -Amanda Osburn

I really appreciate the hand craftsmanship that went into making it. I know that there are no 2 of them exactly alike. Not cookie cutter pans, but hand made.   - Dan Smith

 Absolutely amazing craftsmanship. Each piece is unique and beautiful. Not to mention, amazing, kind-hearted owners. Can't say enough good things!  - Whitney Shorb

How do you cook in my new pan?

Your pan can go from stove, to oven, to small camp fire or grill.  If you are familiar with cooking in cast iron it's similar but not quite the same, as Chef's around the world use carbon steel pans to have the optimum control with heat.  You will make some of your best dishes in these pans.  From searing salmon to making cornbread, pizza or cooking your veggies on the grill.  This pan can do it all!

Can we come by the Shop and see pans being made?

Randy and Margie love for people to visit the Shop and we have a small retail antique store we sell our pans in at the front of the Blacksmith Shop but if you want to see demonstrations or pans being made, you will need to contact us first for an appointment.  

Events outside the Shop for 2018

Randy and I like to get out of the Shop so we do events throughout the US.  Upcoming events for 2018 are scheduled in Fredericksburg, TX Trade Days, Seward NE 4th of July Celebration and First Saturdays at the Chicken Farm Art Center in San Angelo. So stop by and say hello!  We would love to meet you.