The Field Skillet is a good choice if you're looking for a lighter eco-friendly frying pan that has all the qualities of a traditional cast-iron skillet.
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Pro Much easier to handle than other cast-iron skillets
Weighing only 4.5 lbs it is easy to lift with one hand, in comparison to most of the other cast-iron skillets, that weigh anywhere from 6.5 to 8 lbs. The handle is ergonomic, long and provides a good grip.
Pro Environmentally friendly
Made out of 75-90% recycled iron.
Pro Safe for ceramic glass stovetops
Most cast-iron skillets made today have a pebbly surface on the inside as well as on the outside. This skillet is polished to a very fine grain, so the outer surface doesn't scratch ceramic glass stovetops.
Pro Suitable for all kinds of cooking mediums
The Field skillet can be used with these heat sources: gas/electric/induction stovetops, oven, grill, broiler, and open campfire.
Pro Comes preseasoned for immediate use
The Field Skillet comes with two layers of grapeseed oil seasoning for immediate use. The non-stick properties improve with further seasoning, achieved by frying food in oil or fat.
Con No pouring spouts
This skillet has no spouts to help in pouring out the oil or gravy.
Con Comes in only one size so far
The No. 8 is the only size for this skillet available today, though the manufacturer promises to add a larger diameter No. 10 in the near future.
The Field Skillet costs a whopping $100. Other raw cast-iron skillets on the market cost $15-30, so you need to decide whether the lesser weight and smoother surface is worth the upcharge.