This popular 11" size provides the perfect balance of ample cooking surface while maintaining a compact presence on your stove. Specifics include:
ABOUT HAND FORGED CARBON STEEL SKILLETS
Athena's skillets have been created around the unique cooking properties of carbon steel, ergonomics, and the graceful plasticity of decorative forged metal. The forged fluting on the outside walls of the skillets allows for a heavy base (which is ideal for cooking) while reducing the weight of the walls. The weight of the handles has also been carefully adjusted to provide an optimal balance point. The result is a skillet that conducts extremely well - providing fine temperature control - and is enjoyable to cook with.Each skillet is a unique tool crafted to sauté, sear, fry, baste, and bake at high temperatures. Carbon steel is known for its non-stick quality, its efficient heat conductivity, its browning precision for meats and vegetables, and its propensity to last forever.Athena Skillets forges and shapes their skillets by hand using contemporary blacksmithing techniques. The process begins with steel plate and bars, and ends with a pre-seasoning of coconut oil. Each component is made in-house in Lexington, right down to the rivets, and every ounce has been through the forging process. As such, each skillet is entirely distinct, and bears the small remembrances of its working.
CARE FOR CARBON STEEL SKILLETS
Treat it as you would cast iron. Season liberally with oil of your choice. Seasoning will accumulate over time, and the skillet will naturally blacken after extended cooking. Clean while hot after each use and avoid soap, which can damage the seasoning. Similar to cast iron, carbon steel can become stripped of its seasoning when cooking with highly acidic foods such as citrus and tomatoes.