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Apr 18, 2014 08:43 PM

Blu Skillet Ironware?

Anyone tried this line yet? Saw them at the farmers' market the other day. Beautiful stuff, but don't see many reviews.

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  1. Haven't tried it but it is gorgeous. I've got a stable of Matfer Bourgeat black steel pans already. I'm sold on the material - steel instead of cast iron (don't get me started) so right off the bat I like the company you've linked to.

    1. I just got one, but have not cooked on it yet. I can tell you that it is well made, and is made to be used, not to sit on a hook. I had great communication with the company as well.

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      1. re: wabi

        Do let us know what you think after you've cooked with it, wabi. Cheers.

      2. Wow... $135 for an 8" blue steel pan? What is so special about these compared to your average De Buyer/Matfer?

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          1. re: Sirrith

            What is so special is that it is hand crafted. It is hand crafted and functional. Yes...I could purchase a whole collection of DeBuyer pans at that price. But I appreciate well crafted, functional hand made tools. As a bit of background I collect custom knives, and many of my friends are knife makers. Right now in my pocket are knives made by Ernest Emerson and Tom Mayo. I could carry cheaper knives, but why not carry something hand made by someone you know, in this case friends? Anything that is hand made is going to cost more than a manufactured object, but there is a certain joy in using them.

            1. re: wabi

              It is probably not as hand craft as it seems. It is just the difference between semi-automated vs full automation. I don't think you really having a person pounding a sheet metal from the beginning.

              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                I was thinking the same thing that will be an enormous amount of work to do everything from scratch they must buy the discs in bulk somehow which isn't hard and then make the rest

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  Think about how the French copper pans are made. These probably use similar techniques.

            2. expensive but very attractive

              1. Thankfully, I learned that these are made less than a mile from my city house.

                Here's a short local news piece showing the pans being made:


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