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An Expert’s Guide to Cast Iron Skillets

What is a skillet?

A skillet is a pan designed to heat food evenly and consistently with no hot spots, which are experienced with other cooking equipment. This means there’s less chance of the kitchen team scorching the food, as the ideal temperature and food quality are achieved. One of the clear benefits of using a cast iron skillet is that the product offers a high-quality construction that is designed for durability over the long-term. 

What foods can you cook in a skillet?

There are a number of foods that can be cooked simply using a skillet, including bacon, eggs, steaks, and other meats. Skillets are also ideal for frying vegetables and ensuring an even level temperature that leaves them crispy and ready to add to any dish. It’s important to avoid cooking foods such as an omelette within a skillet, as the size and shape of the pan will make it difficult to combine the ingredients. In addition, foods with a high acidity level such as tomatoes should be avoided, as they can damage the seasoning of your skillet, leading to scratches.

What is the best way to maintain a skillet?

While a cast iron skillet will offer long-term durability with limited maintenance, there are tasks you can take on to improve the performance of the skillet over time. For example, you can take on the following care tasks:
• Rub the skillet with cooking spray while still warm to maintain the cooking surface
• Wash the skillet by hand and use a nylon bristle scrub brush to remove contaminants
• Store the skillet in a dry place to mitigate contamination

Which products offer the best value for money? 

Our team at Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies is committed to providing you the best skillets within the commercial cooking industry. We handpick each item within our catalogue to ensure the equipment is of value to our clients. One of the top skillets within our catalogue is the Skillet Only Cast Iron 9" Round Item 4297, which is designed to offer superior cooking performance in a range of restaurant spaces. We also offer rectangular-shaped skillets such as the Rectangular Skillet Item 4477.

Working with an experienced restaurant equipment company can help your organization find quality equipment at affordable pricing. To discover more about Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies and our complete range of products, please contact our team directly today.