The Editor-Favorite Carbon Steel Skillet That Keeps Selling Out Is Back in Stock and on Major Sale
It probably comes as no surprise to Kitchn readers that we’re big fans of Made In cookware. You may have even heard us gush about how much we love their roasting pan. And their Santoku knife. And their sheet pan. And their porcelain bakeware. But there’s one editor-favorite item that deserves a little bit of extra attention right now: the Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan, which is currently 20 percent off as part of Made In’s End of Summer Sale. Kitchn food editor Meghan Splawn fell in love with the pan the moment she tried it, and she’s definitely not alone: The pan has been so wildly popular with customers that it’s constantly selling out!
So what makes the Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan so special? Like cast iron, it holds heat well (up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit) and can go on the stovetop, in the oven, or on the grill. You’ll have to season the pan before its first use, however — just give it a wash, roast it with the included pan wax for an hour, then let it cool completely before you get cooking.
When Meghan tested the 10-inch skillet, she found that the high sides made it excellent for frying without making a mess. Butter and oil usually splatter everywhere when she preps Spanish fried eggs, but the Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan kept her stovetop spotless. Sautéing vegetables was also a dream, as the skillet’s even heat and sloped sides made it super simple for her to flip green beans and broccoli.
“With each use, the carbon steel surface becomes less sticky so that even a frittata full of sweet potatoes and chorizo slipped out of the pan with ease,” Meghan noted. “But the thing I really loved was being able to brown a few chicken thighs on the stovetop before slipping them into the oven to roast. Both steps seemed to go quicker than with my regular cast iron pan.”
If you want a skillet that’ll make you feel like a pro chef without the hefty price tag, the Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan is for you. Normally priced at $69, it’s currently $55.20 with code SUMMER20 during Made In’s End of Summer Sale event, which also includes deals on the 8-inch Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan, non-stick saucepans, stock pots, olive bakeware, wine glasses, and red- and white- rimmed plateware. The sale runs through August 8, so you better act quickly, because if history is any indication, items are likely to sell out fast!
Buy: Blue Carbon Steel 10-Inch Frying Pan, $55.20 (normally $69)