There is hands down nothing better for cooking just about everything than a well-made cast iron skillet. A vintage Griswald is a gem, if you can find one. Until recent years, there hasn't been a working foundry casting skillets of that quality. Well, now there is and we've found them. Smithey Ironware in Charleston, SC has resurrected the old commitment to a solid skillet.
A Smithey’s surface is glassy smooth, similar to vintage cast iron cookware manufactured over 100 years ago. No corner cutting at Smithey, so you won’t find the granular, rough, sandpaper-like surface you may have experienced with other modern cast iron. By hand and machine, Smithey has reinvented a method of polishing your cookware so that you enjoy a natural non-stick surface out-of-the-box. A Smithey’s surface is not only a delight to cook on, it is a handsome addition to your range. A touch of oil & over easy fried eggs are graceful again.
Every kitchen should own a good cast iron skillet. Food gets a better sear and hold it's juice. Little oil is required to keep food from sticking. This skillet is a full 2" deep so you can add a good quantity of ingredients to make a stew or a thick cornbread.
Chef Skillet vs Skillet
The two chef skillets (8" and 10") are gently sloped on the sides allowing for easy flipped of your food. The skillet is flat bottomed allowing more cooking surface.
The newest additions to the Smithy family are the gorgeous hand-forged carbon steel pieces inspired by Americana Blacksmith design of the 18th and 19th Centuries. These are designed in collaboration with Charleston artisan blacksmith Robert Thomas. Each piece has hand hammered handles with a texture designed for easy gripping. They have a beautiful pre-seasoned finish, like the signature finish of the cast iron piece. The performance of the carbon steel pieces rival cast iron and are lighter weight. You can choose between the Oval Roaster or the new Round Roaster. Hand-forged and limited in quantity, each round roaster is visually unique while sharing fundamental design elements including hand hammered handles with a texture designed for easy gripping and a beautiful pre-seasoned interior finish. With performance that rivals cast iron at a lighter weight, this roaster is a perfect gift for the cook who has everything.
Honoring the best of vintage American Dutch oven design, the Smithey Dutch Ovens are beautiful and functional kitchen work horses that are destined to be a modern heirloom. Featuring Smithey’s signature polished interior surface that is naturally non-stick and easy-to-clean, these Dutch ovens combine the best of enameled cast iron heat performance with a surface finish that will never crack or chip - in fact, the interior surface will only get better with use. Engineered to maintain even and consistent heat, this Dutch oven is perfect for everything from slow-cooking to frying, roasting to baking.
Flat Top Griddle
This is a brilliant piece! A 12" flat griddle designed to be a tight fitting lid for the 12" skillet (even covering the pour spouts) or a stand alone griddle perfect for pizza, pancakes, crepes, tortillas, eggs, or steaks. 12" diameter. 18 tip to tip.
All Smithey pieces are made in the U.S.A.
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