Carbon steel Gratin with chunky twist handles from McMurry Hand Forged!
NOTE: The egg ring and anvil/hammer shown in the pictures is shown for scale and is sold separately.
This Gratin is a great pan for a small paella, casseroles, shepherds pie, or pot pies! It also works great as a backup skillet!
Dimensions will vary a bit as this is a handmade pan:
Use and care:
First, what’s up with the color?
That’s the initial seasoning, and it’s perfectly normal.
This pan has had its first seasoning done for you, but as you use it, the seasoning will develop and get better. Unlike cast iron, which usually seasons black, a seasoned carbon steel pan will develop a deep bronze or chocolate color. Continued use will make the seasoning either lighten up or darken, depending on your cooking styles. Should you ever desire to re-season, you can easily do this by placing the skillet in a 400+ degree oven, bringing it up to temperature (usually takes 10 mins or so) and then wiping it down with a thin layer of a high smoke-point oil, like Canola. After you’ve got it nice and glossy with oil, wipe it nearly as dry as you can toss it back in the oven upside down and let it cook for about an hour. That’s one coat! You can repeat this as many times as you’d like! You can’t overseason.
To clean up after a meal, treat it just like cast iron. Wipe it out while still hot, or gently scrub away any clingy bits. That’s it! For long term storage, a gentle oil wipe is good to prevent corrosion. The key to a happy skillet is regular use.
Our family sincerely hopes you enjoy this pot!
The delights of a home cooked meal with family is something that we believe is irreplaceable, and should be an integral part of each day. So, let’s sit down and chat, catch up, and laugh as we enjoy a meal together with those we love.