Carbon steel HEX flat bottom skillet from McMurry Hand Forged!
NOTE: There will be some variation in the skillet you receive vs what you see in the picture. This is a completely handmade pan, and as such these minor variations are what makes each pan unique!
This flat bottom skillet was handmade using centuries old methods in the blacksmith shop at McMurry Hand Forged with hammer and anvil. The steel was worked slowly and precisely to sink the shape of the pan, and the handle was drawn out over the anvil to create the decorative finial.
Measuring 11 inches across the flats, this skillet is a good size for a single pan breakfast! The front handle makes for easy transit from the stove-top to the oven or table.
Dimensions will vary a bit as this is a handmade pan:
Diameter: 11.75 inches
Use and care:
First, what’s up with the color?
That’s the initial seasoning, and it’s perfectly normal.
This skillet 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.
A delicious breakfast of taters, eggs, bacon and sausage can nearly all be done at the same time in a skillet this size!
Our family sincerely hopes you enjoy this skillet!
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.