Tirol Iron Pan 30cm
Tirol Iron Pan 30cm
Riess has been producing iron pans since 1550, long before they began manufacturing enamel pans. Their iron pans are made in a cold-forging process, during which a punched out steel sheet disc (round blank) is pressed into a deep-drawing mould under high pressure. A handle, which always includes some way for the pan to be hung up (hole or hook), is attached to the body of the pan. This means that the pan can be stored by being hung up, just like in the past.
Iron pans are very popular among cooks, not only for their rustic appearance but primarily for their excellent frying properties. Thanks to the fast, heat-conducting properties of iron, iron pans are perfect for quick sautéing or giving meat that appetising sear. Fried potatoes and meat can be cooked in the iron pan so that they are particularly crispy. The iron pans are often also used as serving pans and are paired with our trivet or with a round tray that sits underneath the pan.
The pans “work” better and better over time. The reason for this? The porous structure of the pan absorbs the fat and forms a so-called “patina”. This patina has excellent anti-stick properties and acts as corrosion protection.
When cared for properly, to prevent any rust from forming, Riess iron pans are a faithful and lifelong companion on your kitchen adventure.
The wax layer, which acts as rust protection, must be removed with hot water before first use. Afterwards, the pan must be “seasoned” so that it can develop a “patina” (= a natural coating which allows you to use less fat or oil when cooking). This is how to do it:
- Heat enough fat
- Add slices of potato, potato peelings and lots of salt
- Fry for around 15 minutes, turning the potatoes until they become very dark in colour
- Dispose of the burnt potatoes
- Scrub the pan well with kitchen paper
Never put the pan in the dishwasher after use, instead simply wipe with a tea towel. If there is any heavy incrustation, clean the pan with water, salt and a brush and then leave to dry well on a warm stovetop.
Made in Austria