Blue steel frying pans

Blue steel frying pans excel in rapid and even heating, with a durable cooking surface which develops a non-stick patina over time, making them ideal for high temperature searing and cooking.

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Mastering the art of cooking with blue steel frying pans

Blue steel frying pans, a favorite among professional chefs, are renowned for their exceptional heat conductivity and resilience. These pans stand out in the cookware world for their unique ability to heat up quickly and cook evenly. They are crafted for those who savour the art of cooking, providing a reliable and responsive tool in the kitchen.

Kitchen Warehouse offers a selection of blue steel frying pans, known for their excellent heat conductivity and durability. These pans are often used by professional chefs for high heat cooking methods like searing and sautéing. They require seasoning to develop a natural non-stick surface and are prized for their ability to enhance the flavour of food. Blue steel pans are a great choice for those who enjoy traditional cooking methods and want cookware that improves with age.

Top features to consider when purchasing blue steel cookware

  • High heat conductivity
  • Quick and even heating
  • Durable construction
  • Requires seasoning for a natural non-stick surface
  • Ideal for high-temperature cooking
  • Compatible with various heat sources
  • Lightweight design

Explore the benefits of blue steel cookware

  • Rapid and even heating: Blue steel is known for its excellent heat conduction, providing quick and uniform heating which is essential for precise cooking.
  • High temperature cooking: These pans are ideal for high temperature searing and browning, perfect for achieving a good crust on meats and other foods.
  • Durability: Blue steel pans are extremely durable and, if maintained correctly, can last for many years, making them a cost effective long term investment for your kitchen.
  • Natural non-stick patina: Over time and with proper seasoning, blue steel pans develop a natural non-stick surface, reducing the need for excess cooking oils and making cleanup easier.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various cooking techniques, blue steel pans can be used on different heat sources, including induction, gas and electric stoves.
  • Lighter than cast iron: While offering similar benefits to cast iron, blue steel pans are usually lighter and easier to handle.
  • Professional grade: Often used by professional chefs, blue steel pans are known for their superior cooking performance and are a favorite in commercial kitchens.
  • Improves with age: Like cast iron, blue steel cookware improves with use, as the patina develops further, enhancing its non-stick properties and flavour imparted to the food.

Common uses of blue steel cookware

  • Searing meats
  • Cooking omelets
  • Sautéing vegetables
  • Making pancakes
  • Preparing stir fries

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FAQs

How do you season a blue steel pan?

Season the pan by rubbing it all over with a coating of canola or vegetable oil, removing any excess so that it appears ‘dry’. Then heat the pan over high heat or place it in the oven to ‘cook’ the seasoning onto the surface. Continue this process until the pan darkens to a dark shade of brown. Once you’ve done this a few times, you’re ready to start cooking. The idea here is to use the pan as much as possible, because it will then build up a natural non-stick patina, or layer, over time.

Can blue steel pans be used on induction stovetops?

Most blue steel pans are compatible with all heat sources, including induction. However, always check the manufacturer's specifications.

Are blue steel pans dishwasher safe?

It's recommended to hand wash blue steel pans to maintain their seasoning and integrity.

How does blue steel differ from cast iron?

Blue steel is lighter than cast iron and heats up faster, but both require seasoning to enhance their non-stick qualities.