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Cast iron pans

Cast iron pans are cast from iron. A cast iron pan has no artificial coating and is classic, traditional cookware. Cast iron pans can be used for frying at high temperatures, making them particularly suitable for searing and braising meat.

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Cast iron is one of the most original materials for cookware. In recent decades, lightweight pans with artificial coatings have received more and more attention and knowledge of the benefits of cast iron pans has faded into the background. With a growing focus on flavor intensity, health awareness and sustainability, cast iron is experiencing a resurgence among adventurers on the go and at home: cast iron contains a natural coating, gets better with every use and lasts a lifetime with good care.

What is a cast iron pan?

Cast iron pans are cast from iron. A cast iron pan has no artificial coating and is classic, traditional cookware. Cast iron pans can be used for frying at high temperatures, making them particularly suitable for searing and braising meat.

Anyone who knows the true value of a cast iron pan will not want to miss out on the incomparable taste of the food cooked in it.

Why is a cast iron pan so good?

Many amateur and professional chefs who have discovered cast iron as the ideal material for their pan appreciate the incomparable frying experience and will never give up their cast iron pan.

Why is that? Cast iron is made for particularly high temperatures and retains heat for a long time, so meat, for example, can continue to cook after roasting without the need for another heat source. In addition, the inherent flavor of food prepared in cast iron pans is optimally preserved. This makes dishes taste much more intense, which is generally referred to as a characteristic taste. The cast iron pan's versatility is also what makes it so good: it can be used not only for frying and braising, but also for baking pies, tarts and cakes.

The quality of a cast iron pan increases over time, as the patina that forms protects the pan and makes it more robust. You can use it anywhere: in the oven, on all types of stoves and over an open fire. If you look after it well, it will last forever.

What can a cast iron pan be used for?

You can prepare anything you like in a cast iron pan. Whether vegetables, fish, meat or colorful pan-fried dishes, there are no limits. Whether you use it in the oven, at home or on the go, it is perfect for frying and reheating or for baking sweet or savory cakes.

For that special roasted flavor, the Grill fire pan This is because it is also equipped with grooves that create the typical grill marks and allow food liquids to run off. Only during the first few uses should you refrain from preparing acidic foods so that the valuable patina can develop unhindered.

Which iron pan is the best?

Not all iron pans are the same. A distinction is made between cast iron and wrought iron. The two materials differ greatly in their typical properties. Cast iron pans, like the Fire pans or Grill fire pansare made of iron alloys and are cast in a mold. Wrought iron pans on the other hand, are made of forged steel.

They also differ from each other in terms of food preparation. Cast iron pans are suitable for long periods of braising and cooking. They heat up slowly, but retain the heat for a long time, making cast iron pans ideal for post-cooking.

Wrought iron pans, on the other hand, heat up very quickly and are ideal for searing food. It is therefore important that you first know exactly what your needs are, then you will know whether the cast iron or wrought iron pan is best for you. Find out more about wrought iron pans here.

How do I use a cast iron pan?

Using a cast iron pan is not very different from using conventional pans. In contrast to coated pans, however, it forms its own protective layer: the patina. This patina is valuable because it gives the cast iron pan its natural non-stick properties. To maintain this, it is important to clean the cast iron pan without using washing-up liquid. Food residues can be removed with a dishwashing brush, the Petromax ring cleaner or the scraper for fire pots and pans, which is also available with grooves to fit the cast iron grill pan perfectly.

From time to time, the pan should be re-greased with Petromax Care Paste for Cast and Wrought Iron and always stored in a dry place.

Which pans are the healthiest?

Anyone who values safe materials and wants to prepare food with as little fat as possible is well advised to use a cast iron pan, also known simply as a cast iron pan.

On the one hand, the pan develops a natural non-stick effect over time without a coating, and on the other, once a stable patina has formed, only a minimal amount of frying fat needs to be added. This makes the cast iron pan a natural, healthy basis for a healthy diet.

What is the advantage of iron pans?

There are good reasons why cast iron pans have been around for decades. Here are the most important advantages of cast iron pans at a glance:

Field of application:

Suitable for all types of stoves, in the oven, on the grill, over an open fire
Durability: With good care, will last a lifetime
Effort required: Easy to clean, without washing-up liquid
Non-stick effect: Natural due to patina, without coating
Absolute plus: Intense flavor by preserving the inherent taste of prepared food with minimal addition of frying fats.

Are cast iron pans coated?

The term "coating" often refers to properties that prevent food from sticking. This is the case with the cast iron pan, but there is no coating here. The non-stick effect forms naturally all by itself and is known as patina.

Which is the best cast iron pan?

Cast iron pans are available in various designs. The reason is obvious: dishes prepared in cast iron pans are hard to beat in terms of taste and they also have many other advantages. Nevertheless, there are differences - especially when it comes to the naturalness of the material.

Pure cast iron pans are the most natural way to prepare food. If you are looking for a sustainable and durable product and natural product properties are important to you, you should consider a cast iron pan without an artificial coating such as the Petromax Fire Skillet.

The Petromax Grill Fire Skillet is best suited for a real roasting experience over an open fire or on the stove. The grooves of the Grill Fire Skillet provide the typical roasting stripes and allow food liquids to run off, so you have an unmistakable grilling taste from the pan and an unhindered grilling experience, regardless of the season.

All Petromax cast iron pans are traditionally manufactured without mechanical coating. Find out which of the Petromax fire pans is the best for you.

What is the best steak pan?

Medium or rare? That's the question in a steakhouse - with a steak pan, the question is more likely to be: seared or with roasted strips? You can decide whether medium or rare later. So if you want to experience pure grilled and roasted flavor, then your choice should be a grill pan like the Petromax grill fire pan fall.

If short and hot searing for a crispy frying result is what makes your heart beat faster, then a wrought iron pan, such as the Wrought iron frying pan from Petromaxis just right for you. Both can be used over an open fire as well as on all types of stove.

Find out which steak pan is best for you and your favorite cut.