With cast iron cookware making a comeback to the Indian kitchen we are sure you want to know how cast-iron skillets are made? Well, you do not have to search anywhere as we give you the answer right here.
The process starts with melting blocks of iron and steel in a 2800°F furnace. This mixture takes around 15 minutes to melt into molten iron. Once the mixture is moulted vermiculite is added as a bonding agent to help remove impurities.
Once this is done the molten cast iron is then poured between two sand moulds and this is what gives the cookware its distinctive shape. Once the cookware takes shape, it is tumbled and shaken so that the moulding sand gets separated from it. The pot or pan is then shot blasted with a fine steel shot which helps in removing any residual moulding sand on it.
The cast-iron cookware is then grounded, polished, rinsed and dried with a steam dryer. The dried utensil is ready to be seasoned with the help of electrostatic spray guns that use vegetable or soy oil. After the spray is done, the cast iron cookware is transferred to a high-temperature oven which sets in the seasoning and gives your cast iron cookware that very distinctive black patina look.
What cast iron cookware to buy?
Meyer Cast iron cookware has just enough 'smart' innovation to make them more functional while remaining true to tradition.
Bake in it, Fry in it, BBQ in it. The Meyer cast iron cookware is suitable for cooking in: induction, campfire, grill, oven, & more. What’s more- Every product in the Meyer cast iron cookware range comes pre-seasoned right out of the box, something a newbie to cast iron will truly appreciate. Just give your new cast iron skillet a good wash with hot water and a little soap and you are ready to cook up a storm.
Meyer Cast Iron cookware has been praised by chefs and professional testers for their excellent pre-seasoning right out of the box! Extensive tips on maintaining and building seasoning are found on the packaging.