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de Buyer Carbon Steel

de Buyer Carbon Steel

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Carbon steel pans have been a favorite of chefs all over the world and these pans have all those qualities that chefs love: durability, non-stick (after seasoning), and even heating. In fact, the pans will begin to look old and used and black over time but they get more and more seasoned and become more and more non-stick. Those who use them, swear by them. As non-stick pans go, the only real drawback is that they are on the heavier side compared to other non-stick pans on the market.

Carbon steel is a versatile material which is 99% iron and 1% carbon. This formulation makes these pans less brittle than full cast iron and allows for thinner construction. The thinner construction allows for faster heating but still retains the ability to maintain even heating.

The Kitchen Company carries the Mineral B line of fry pans and country pans by de Buyer. Mineral B pans are made in France. The de Buyer factory has been in operation since 1830, and mixes tradition and state-of-the art technology to create pots and pans that will literally last a life time. The pans are sold with a protective beeswax coating and are UN-seasoned; however, seasoning is easy and a non-stick coating good enough to scramble an egg can be achieved with just one round of seasoning.

 

Watch this video by Cook’s Illustrated about an easy way to season a carbon steel pan.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of carbon steel (99% iron, 1% carbon)
  • Oven save to 400F for ten minutes
  • Metal utensils okay
  • French brand made in France
  • Induction ready
  • Non-stick after seasoning
  • Surface heat up to 500F
  • Hand wash only
Scanpan Classic & CTX

Scanpan Classic & CTX

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Scanpan was founded in 1956; the cookware is designed and made by hand in Denmark. Recycled aluminum is melted and poured by hand into a mold, after which the pan or saucepan is pressure-cast with 250 tons of pressure. This unique casting technique ensures even heat distribution, making it pleasure to work with in the kitchen.

We carry the Classic line and the CTX line which both feature the proprietary STRATANIUM non-stick surface that is both PFOA- and PFOS-free. The two main differences between the Classic and the CTX are

  • Classic pieces are made from recycled aluminum
  • CTX pieces are made from 5-ply stainless steel
  • Classic handles are rivet-less
  • CTX is induction ready
About Stratanium

With the introduction of their Stratanium coating, SCANPAN broke the boundaries of what a nonstick coating can do. They developed a surface coating that combines an impressive release effect, durability and unique frying properties.

With Stratanium you don’t need to use oil or fat when frying nor to reach the exact degree of crispiness and browning. Neither of these pans should be used with “fake” fats or oils or anything with an aerosol.

Both Classic and CTX allow for use of metal utensils and are oven safe up to 500F. You can sear, braise, and deglaze as well as fry without the use of oil. Medium heat or lower is a must to retain the non-stick quality of the cookware. The squeeze-cast aluminum pans conduct heat so quickly and efficiently that you can easily able to achieve a great sear/browning/reduction result on medium heat without hot spots.

 

Watch the Scanpan promo video.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • CLASSIC: Made of recycled aluminum with STRATANIUM coating
  • CTX: Made of 5-ply stainless steel with STRATANIUM coating
  • Oven save to 500F
  • Medium or lower heat on stove top
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Denmark
  • Induction ready – CTX only
  • Dishwasher safe (CTX is dishwasher safe but not recommended to keep the exterior like new).
Woll Non-Stick Cookware

Woll Non-Stick Cookware

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Woll is a German brand started in 1979 by a chef named Norbert Woll who had a dream to create the perfect fry pan.

We carry two lines of Woll pans: Diamond Lite and Diamond Lite Pro. Both have a 5-layer diamond hard-base coating over mold-casted aluminum bodies. The diamond hard-base coat gives an incredible non-stick experience that is also incredibly durable being cut and abrasion-resistant. If small scratch marks should appear on the surface, the product can still be used without any concerns – and without affecting its cooking and frying properties or your health. The aluminum body provides stable, even heating.

Metal utensils are acceptable for use with the Woll cookware and they are considered dishwasher safe. The non-stick surface is non-toxic. Frying is possible without any fats or oils. When using fats or oils, use real fats only and no aerosols (no margarine, etc).

 

You can get a glimpse into what it takes to manufacture these high-quality pots and pans by watching these videos.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of cast aluminum with diamond hard-base coating
  • Oven save to 480F
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Germany
  • Induction ready – Diamond Lite Pro only
  • Dishwasher safe
Emile Henry

Emile Henry

Emile Henry is a name synonymous with quality. And it should be. This is a company that was founded in 1850 and is still thriving today. Located in Marcigny, a small town in the province of Burgundy, France, Emile Henry has established a worldwide reputation for manufacturing the finest quality ceramic ovenware, gourmet cooking products, and bakeware products. Still owned and operated by the Henry family, the company today manufactures all of their new cooking products from Burgundy clay using their proprietary High Resistance Oven Ceramic state-of-the-art manufacturing process.

With Roots In Burgundy

Burgundy is noted for world-famous wines that are grown in the mineral-rich limestone soils of the region. Imparting fantastic terroir in the wines, it is these soils and clays that go into the special clay cookware-crafting formulas that are the basis of all Emile Henry ceramic cookware and other products.

Worldwide, professional chefs and home cooks appreciate Emile Henry for the many products and shapes that are properly designed for cooking and baking. The products have the right dimensions, the correct depth and the special features that make Emile Henry products so desirable for everyone that enjoys cooking and eating great foods.

Why Chefs Love Emile Henry

  • Burgundy clay evenly and slowly diffuses heat to the very center of the cooking dish. Food is cooked evenly, which brings out the flavors and aromas. Burgundy clay has superior heat retention properties which keep food hot and more flavorsome when resting on the dining table or on a kitchen sideboard.
  • All Emile Henry products are direct freezer-to-oven. They exhibit extraordinary thermal shock properties. They go under the broiler and in the microwave.
  • Emile Henry products do not chip or crack easily. One can cut directly on the surface without scratching or damaging the product.
  • The surfaces do not trap and hold baked-on or burnt food. Cleaning is remarkably easy. All Emile Henry products can go in the dishwasher.
  • There is no lead or cadmium in our products, all of the glazes meet California Prop 65, and all of the products are 100% food safe. Offered in a large variety of colors, the glazes will not craze, discolor or fade over time.
  • All Emile Henry products carry a limited household ten (10) year warranty against breakage due to defective workmanship.

Serving Chefs and Home Cooks in and Around the Rogue Valley

At The Kitchen Company, we have a fine selection of Emile Henry cookware products such as baking dishes and pizza stones, and the discerning gourmand will recognize the quality in every loaf pan, casserole dish, stew pot, handcrafted pie dish, tagine, and brazier we offer.

We also carry a full line of durable and beautiful Emile Henry tableware including lunch or dinner plates, soup bowls, salad bowls, serving bowls, ramekins, coffee mugs, tool crocks, butter dishes, oil bottles and more!