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Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

#1 Post by Mark.Ricca » February 28th, 2019, 11:22 am

Going through old copies of the year end Saveur 100 issue.
Found this item and wondered if anyone bought in.
$300.00 for a cast iron skillet seems counter-intuitive to me, but hey.

http://boroughfurnace.com/shop/105-frying-skillet
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#2 Post by Paul Flynn » February 28th, 2019, 11:44 am

2000% markup over Lodge.
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#3 Post by Mark.Ricca » February 28th, 2019, 11:46 am

But, but, they're made from reclaimed iron!!

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#4 Post by Robert M yers » March 1st, 2019, 6:39 am

I like the design, but that seems foolish.

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#5 Post by Victor Hong » March 1st, 2019, 7:10 am

Perfect for boiling re-claimed water.
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#6 Post by scamhi » March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am

https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
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Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

#7 Post by Jim Stewart » March 1st, 2019, 8:30 am

Mark.Ricca wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 11:22 am
Going through old copies of the year end Saveur 100 issue.
Found this item and wondered if anyone bought in.
$300.00 for a cast iron skillet seems counter-intuitive to me, but hey.

http://boroughfurnace.com/shop/105-frying-skillet
Anybody else see the irony of making this comment on THIS site? (It's fermented grape juice folks)

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#8 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » March 1st, 2019, 9:34 am

scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
Do you have any? Really want a new paella pan.
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#9 Post by scamhi » March 1st, 2019, 11:54 am

I bought the #27 paella pan and it was so beautiful I gave it to my daughter and son in law. It is too small for more than 2 persons
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#10 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » March 1st, 2019, 12:27 pm

I was thinking the 35 and have it double as a roaster.
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#11 Post by Lee Short » March 2nd, 2019, 2:27 pm

scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
Carbon steel? The website isn't exactly forthcoming.
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Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

#12 Post by scamhi » March 2nd, 2019, 2:31 pm

Lee Short wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 2:27 pm
scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
Carbon steel? The website isn't exactly forthcoming?
yes carbon steel
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#13 Post by MitchTallan » March 2nd, 2019, 7:42 pm

I have had this for 20 years and love it (along with a collection of Lodge). We use it mostly for brick spatchcock chicken. http://www.chasseur-brandshop.com/epage ... 3131-rubis

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Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

#14 Post by Mark.Ricca » March 3rd, 2019, 12:03 pm

scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
Zabar's used to carry generic French steel pans. My primary omelette pan is an 8" version of those. Really inexpensive but good quality, although that purchase was made nearly 30 years ago.

That Borough Furnace piece not only makes me thinks silly $$$, but that "Y" design handle seems like it would be an Achilles heel if dropped.
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#15 Post by Alan Eden » March 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm

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Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

#16 Post by Alan Rath » March 3rd, 2019, 1:52 pm

Just got this one, don't remember if I read about it here on Berserkers, or somewhere else. Haven't seasoned and used it yet, but the quality looks very good.

https://madeincookware.com/products/blu ... 7160243279

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