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Cast iron skillets are one of the most time-tested and versatile cooking tools you can have in your kitchen. And because they last SO long (passed-down-through-generations long), they're a great gift for someone at a new life stage, like newlyweds or college grads or new homeowners.
The Field Company skillet is also machine-smoothed, though not quite as smooth as some other artisanal models, which we think actually helps the seasoning stick a little more and allows for a smoother patina* over time.
Rarely have we seen a skillet this light and movable retain heat as well as the heftier versions; its light weight also makes it easy to store and to move from burner to burner or oven to stovetop. Add the simplicity of its design and a price point well below some of the other “luxury” cast irons on the market, and we’re confident this is a high-end cast-iron skillet worth investing in.
Aesthetically, this skillet is also a hit. Its simple silhouette and engraved flat bottom look at home sitting on the stove or hanging on a wall. While there is no pour spout, the overall maneuverability makes it easy to drain from the sides without a ton of drip (though we wouldn’t be mad if they added a model with a spout).
If you're going to buy someone the gift of years of perfect pancakes and steaks, may as well splurge on something beautiful while you're at it. Get it from The Field Company for $100+.
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