Field Cast Iron is not your run of the mill cast iron cookware - or at least it isn’t in 2021. There was a time, way back when, that cast iron cookware was made in small batches and hand finished. Every detail of each pan was examined and the cookware was intended to to be a staple in the kitchen.
Times changed, and other types of cookware were introduced. Some of these adaptations were good, like stainless steel and aluminum clad cookware, but some were not so good, like the introduction of Teflon coating for cookware. The ease and cheapness of Teflon coated cookware made it a huge hit in the modern home. So much so that by the 1980’s no one bought cast iron cookware other than cowboys and campers.
Fortunately people have come to realise that coated cookware is what it is: garbage. The only cookware that will last forever is cast iron, carbon steel, and heavy weight stainless steel.
The Muscarella Brothers knew this their entire lives but when they grew up they were not satisfied with what they could buy at their local kitchen store so they decided to make their own.
Here’s their story:
The Field Company has had a very interesting journey. See more about their start on Kickstarter and how trying to raise $30k turned into $1.6 million! (I was one of those initial investors!)View the Field Kickstarter page »
From our customers:
"I love my new Field skillet! It is so nice to have a smooth, seasoned cast iron skillet to replace my cheap old one. The fact that the Field skillets come smooth and not rough makes a huge difference. I've made amazingly crispy grilled cheese with my homemade sourdough, fried a bunch of bacon in it, and browned a ton of meat for stews. The seasoning on the pan is great, and taking care of it requires ever so little bit more time and effort than my previous pan, but it is worth it. I'm looking forward to being able to use this pan for many, many years to come. The chainmail scrubber I bought along with the pan is great as well. I've used it with other cast iron dishes and it works great there too!"
"This is my first cast iron skillet and I couldn’t be more pleased. The quality and finish of the Field skillet is amazing.
Mostly I was surprised at the cooking experience. It is by far better at keeping a constant even cooking surface then anything I’ve had before.
The service by Cook Culture was first class."
THE FEATURES OF FIELD COOKWARE
The way that Field cookware is finished sets them apart from almost any other brand.
Why have features that don’t work. Field do not add messy pour spouts to their cookware.
Maybe the most unrecognized feature of Field cookware are their super comfortable handles.
Designed to sit comfortably on all cooking surfaces
Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers say:
"I love love my small Field frying pan- perfect for one person. I followed the seasoning and care suggestions and it is now my almost daily go-to!"
"Wow the more you use it the better it gets We love our new no, 10. Looking forward to our new no. 8 showing up soon."
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Hear what our customers are saying about Field Cookware
"I was scouring the internet for a good cast iron skillet and stumbled upon The Field Company. I was very excited to learn that Cook Culture retails their pans and I don’t have to pay a hefty duty/shipping fee by ordering them from the US.
After watching a few reviews of cast iron pans on YouTube I decided to give The Field Company a chance. I am extremely pleased with the build quality of the skillet, especially its light weight and smooth cooking surface. I gave it another coat even though it came pre-seasoned. It retains heat very well and my #10 is just the perfect size for me to cook up to 2 portions for me.
As a first time cast iron user, the instruction card is stuck to my fridge on a magnet and it is a simple process to clean and maintain.
Can’t wait to explore the very many cast iron recipes, and hopefully with the right care and handling this pan will outlast me.
"Hi Jed and Cook Culture,
My Field pans.......well, I simply love them! I like quality.......and they are quality! My diamond coated, expensive, guaranteed for life (ha ha) nonstick pans are gone and I am dedicated to my new Field pans! The finish is like no other (it is smooooth) and once you get used to them, clean up really is a breeze. Really, take the plunge, they are worth it! My next one is a #8.......yikes, another one?!.......yepper
PS. Buy the chainmail too. It will save you when you need a heavy clean. "
A happy customer
"I recently purchased a Field 10” cast iron pan, and it has changed my cooking experience. After using this pan for a month or so, and having easily built up the seasoning, it’s already more non-stick than any “non-stick” pan I’ve ever bought. Seasoning is easy and you’re not going to smoke out your apartment/home like some people may have told you about seasoning cast iron pans!
After experiencing such a high quality pan, I will never purchase another pan that isn’t cast iron again, and probably not a pan that isn’t field. I could not recommend it highly enough! Try it and you’ll be convinced you made the right choice too.
"Field #10 Skillet: My Thoughts So Far
Straight out of the box, the Field #10 stands out from the cast iron skillets you find in many stores. The thing is beautifully balanced and finished, with no rough edges or any signs it came from a mould. The inside of the pan is very smooth; no sign of that orange-peel look you often see in other brands. The care that goes into this pan shows immediately, from the packaging to the look and feel.
The important stuff: Cooking and Cleaning
I pulled the skillet from the box, washed it, and put it to work. I preheated it for 4 minutes or so on medium heat (I have an induction hob), added a small amount of grape seed oil, and dropped in a couple butterflied tenderloin steaks. Even at that heat, the sear was as good as I can get on my outdoor grill, while the inside was a perfect medium. Almost as important, the cleanup was simple. Some hot water, a brush and done. Then back on the hob for a finish with some BuzzyWaxx.
Since then, my Field has handled chicken breasts, eggs, butterfly pork chops, and plenty of different vegetables. Sticking has been minimal (I’m confident it will get even better with time) and cleaning has been easy. I think I had to use the chainmail scrubby twice for a couple of tiny bits that didn’t brush off.
The Field #10 is a winner for me, but no review would be complete without looking at the cons. So here’s mine. I have a cast iron wok from another popular company. I love that thing, but it doesn’t have the smooth finish of the Field and has never been quite as non-stick. Now, thanks to my experience with the Field skillet, I find myself considering several hours of hand sanding on the inside of that wok to give it a similar smooth finish."
"Cook Culture is "the store" for culinary people in Victoria. I recently purchased a Field Cast Iron Skillet there and was very impressed with the design and quality. Field has obviously worked hard to refine their products and deserves their "best" reputation. We all have our favourite things in our kitchens that we use constantly because we love them and I'm very sure our Field Skillet will get a lot of use!"
"After a thorough search to find the very best skittle on the market, it became clear to me that the Field Company had my vote! I ordered the No. 8 skillet and eagerly anticipated its arrival (which happened quickly). I was amazed at the beautiful design and superb craftsmanship. And even though it came ready to use, including 3 coats of seasoning, and having spent much time reviewing seasoning guides on YouTube (mostly the ones by Kent Rollins), I gave it additional coats of Grapeseed Oil, even though it was not necessary. I’ve been using it almost daily, using Kent’s advice for cleaning and re-seasoning with excellent results. It already (after three weeks) has gained a beautiful patina. It is truly a pleasure to use, and I have absolutely no regrets spending the money for it. I purchased the skillet from Cook Culture, and they have given me excellent and prompt service. And now I’ve decided to purchase the Field Company No. 8 Dutch Oven from them as a fine addition to my No. 8 Skillet. As a note, the beautifully designed lid is a perfect fit to the No. 8 skillet. I know I’ll be thrilled once again!"