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  • 12¼" (31cm) Spun Iron Tawa

12¼" (31cm) Spun Iron Tawa

  • £83.60

  • Ex Tax: £69.67

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12¼’’ (31cm) Netherton Foundry Spun Iron Tawa ©

A Tawa is a cooking pan which you can cook on both the inside and the outside surfaces. 
The curved inside cooks like a wok, fying pan or even a skillet as it's made from thick 2mm black iron.
Turn it over and use the outside to bake flat breads and pancakes such as rumali roti., pitanaanrotichapatiparathasaj breaddosa, and pesarattu.
 

Where's the idea from?

Over the years we have made a number of "one off" Tawa/Tavas for cooks who have been keen to recreate a traditional style of cooking inherited from their families.
However we were inspired to produce this Tawa after meeting food writer and mentor Sumayya Usmani in the wet summer of 2023 at the Rock Oyster Festival in Cornwall. Have a look at her writings
We've discovered that this style of pan can be found from the Balkans, through the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, right through to the Indian sub-continent.
You will see similar pans called : Tava, Tāve, Saj, Sac and Tabakhey.
 

About the Netherton Foundry Tawa.

Made in Britain by us, by hand in our work shops in South Shropshire.
PTFE & PFOA free - absolutely no chemicals.
Pre-seasoned with flax oil for a natural non-stick finish.
Durable 99.1% pure iron pan with sturdy riveted handle.
Hand made, British oak handle covers with brass fixings.
Suitable for high temperature frying & browning.
Handle covers are easily unscrewed when reaseasoning pan.
Perfect for range stoves, open fires, electric, gas, ceramic, halogen. Note: it has domed base which is great on wok burners.
(Its not suitable for induction hobs as does not have a flat base).   
 

Dimensions:

Weight 3lb 5oz (1.51kg), rim diameter  12¼" (31cm), domed base, handle length 9“ (23cm), pan height 2¾” (7cm).

Why choose a pre- seasoned pan ?

No chemicals or PTFE are used in the coating of the pan.
The edible Sussex flax oil coating is easy to wash & naturally non-stick. It is ready for immediate use. 
The coating can be simply restored at home, time after time .
Iron pans are tough and can be used at very high temperatures.
This iron pan is suitable for all types of hobs, grills and ovens.
Iron is a pure, simple metal which is easy to look after & very recyclable.

What’s special about OUR spun black iron pans?

Serious cooks and professional chefs love the way that black iron pans heat evenly and give great cooking performance.
The more you use your pan the better it gets as the seasoned patina develops.
A couple of handy tips:
  •  If you are cooking meat or fish -  oil the food, not the pan.
  •  Be patient; allow the food to cook before trying to turn it over. 
  •  Don't fry food straight from the fridge, allow it to come up to room temperature. 
The pan bodies are spun by hand, so each one is slightly different. They will not all be as flat as a billiard table.
If you do want to keep it as flat as you can, then follow these simple guidelines.
  • Every time you use the pan, heat it SLOWLY to frying temperature, then you can use full power.
  • Start at the LOWEST setting, allowing the pan to warm up before gradually raising the power.
  • This is especially important if you are using powerful cooking hobs such as induction.
  • Use a hob the same size as the pan base, small rings WILL warp big pans.
  • Never drop a hot pan into cold water. This will buckle it.
If your pan has oak handles, the grain on every piece is unique and each one is branded by hand. They are like fingerprints, no two are identical.
Love your pan and follow our instructions for re-seasoning. Oven seasoning is kinder to the pan than hob top seasoning and it also give a nicer looking finish. 
We suggest that you only use hob top seasoning, if your oven is too small for your pan or you are re-seasoning your wok.
Your pan will develop with use and, if cared for,  will age beautifully and be a friend for life.
 

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