Cast and spun iron are both very good conductors of heat.
Our iron bowls and pans distribute heat evenly with no hot spots.
The bowls and pans are very difficult to bend, warp, dent or scratch.
They will last a lifetime and maybe longer, just don't drop them onto a hard surface!
Cast and spun iron are great for browning and searing food, so many recipes only need one bowl or pan. A well seasoned cast iron bowl or spun iron pan will fry virtually "fat free" for exceptionally healthy cooking.
You can cook on almost any cooking hob including: halogen, gas, electric, induction*, ceramic*.
Advice: * be careful to heat slowly at first.
Netherton Foundry cast iron bowls and spun iron pans do not use chemical coatings such as PTFE and therefore do not have the health dangers from toxic fumes associated with high temperature pans or bowls. Our bowls and pans are pre-seasoned at high temperature with natural flax oil, which creates a durable, non greasy Easy Clean Coating. If the natural flax oil coating becomes worn or damaged, you do not need to replace the bowl. We give you simple to follow instructions for restoring the surface and you can read more in the Product Care section of this website.
Cast iron and spun iron re-cycle very easily, however, we believe that if you care for your Netherton Foundry bowl or pan it will become a family heirloom that you will wish to pass on to the next generation.
An iron lid being spun from a single sheet of metal.
Pouring cast iron into "green sand" moulds.
“Cast iron is so superior for cooking utensils to our modern aluminum that I not only cannot grieve for the pioneer hardship of cooking in iron over the hearth, but shall retire if necessary to the back yard with my two Dutch ovens, turning over all my aluminum cookers for airplanes with a secret delight.”
Majorie Kinnan Rawlings, 'Cross Creek' (1942)