A well maintained and seasoned skillet can rival the best non-stick pan out there and will outlive it. Every cooking enthusiast should have a non-stick pan at their disposal. Victor cast iron skillets are super versatile, from frying an egg to throwing in the oven for the best tasting cornbread.
- Classic design promoting healthy cooking
- Low energy usage
- Made out of cast iron
- Pre-seasoned with vegetable oil for added surface shine and protection
- Suitable for all types of cookers except microwaves : )
WHAT WE THINK
Not many things in life get better with age, but cast iron skillets are one of them. Virtually indestructible, the cast iron skillet is ultra-efficient at retaining heat, making it a perfect kitchen tool for browning and searing your food to perfection.
ø6.5 inches or ø16.5cm
ø8 inches or ø20cm
ø10 inches or ø25cm
ø11.5 inches or ø29cm
|Stove or Oven|
Not dishwasher safe,
Avoid soapy water, re-season from time to time
Q & A
Top Tip! Taking your Victor cast iron to the next level.
You can find cast iron skillets that are machine milled after manufacture that leave a perfectly smooth surface; this is what you want! However, these skillets range from £150 to £200. As you season your cast iron, you will build up a non stick surface that performs better and better over time. The total opposite of a teflon fry pan. But I'm impatient I hear you say, and I don't want to spend £200 on milled cast iron. Well, you can do a little DIY. It generally requires starting with coarse sandpaper and working your way down to finer grits and then reapplying the seasoning using your oven and some oil (flaxseed oil is best). You can find many tutorials if you head over to Youtube and search "sanding my cast iron skillet".
What are the basics I should know about cast iron maintenance?
If you do nothing else remember to hand wash and dry immediately and rub with a little vegetable oil after each use, this will protect the skillet from the elements and keep your pan nicely seasoned.
Why do cast iron skillets need to be seasoned?
The term "seasoning" refers to baking vegetable oil onto the cast iron skillet under high temperatures this gives the skillet a protective coating from rust and develops a natural non-stick that gets better over time. No salt or pepper involved!
Should I wash my cast iron skillet in soapy water?
Why would you do that? You worked so hard to develop a non-stick coating on your pan, and now you want to wash it away? Okay, if the idea of not washing your skillet with soap freaks you out, it's recommended you soak in a mild soapy solution and dry immediately.
How do I deal with rust?
A well looked after skillet should not have issues with rust. However, in situations where rust has occurred using a scouring brush or fine wire wool will take care of any rust build up. Wash and dry along with a light coating of vegetable or flaxseed oil.
Can I use the skillet to fry?
Yes, it's advised that you don't fill the oil more than 1/3 of capacity.
Can I cook with acidic foods like tomatoes in my cast iron skillet?
It's advised that you avoid acidic foods until a sufficient natural non-stick coating has matured on your skillet.
As a company based very close to where cast iron was first manufactured, we take great pride in still producing kitchen products in this wonderful material.
Cast iron cookware is loved by serious chefs for its heat retention, durability and style. All the items are pre-seasoned with vegetable oil, which fires the gleam into each surface. And the more you use them, the more stick-resistant they become.