There was a frying pan that I had always seen at my parents' house. I remember we used it often but I never asked where it came from. I saw it among other pans and thought it was one of those eccentricities of my mother's, another "jalopy" that who knows where it had come from.

In any case, it was an iron frying pan that attracted me because of that rustic aspect, country as could be. Also, those of you who have been following me for a long time already know how I like iron utensils for cooking! In fact, Claudia&Julia was born mainly to try to recover this type of utensil, since we firmly believe in its advantages when preparing food.

So, as the project took shape, I also learned the name and history of that iron skillet that was in my mother's house. It's a Skeppshult pan , made at one of the last iron foundries still making pans in Sweden. If I already loved cooking in it and its appearance, learning more about the company that makes them left me captivated, and convinced that a manufacturer like Skeppshult cannot be missing from our catalogue.

So we have incorporated frying pans , grills , cocottes and some other accessories that I hope you will fall in love with like me... especially after knowing everything that goes on behind these products.

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What is Skeppshult?

We have been talking with them for some time since we like their product and philosophy very much. Skeppshult is a small foundry named after the town where it is located in southern Sweden. It has been operating since 1906 and has maintained its traditional way of working until today.

Skeppshult uses only renewable energy (hydro and wind) in its manufacturing process. They melt the iron and pour it by hand into sand molds to shape the utensils. Once the iron cools, each one is worked by hand, always maintaining an incredible level of quality. Each piece comes out of a unique mold that is destroyed during the process, so each piece is also unique in some way.


Features of Skeppshult products

Skeppshult guarantees that all the materials used to manufacture its utensils are natural and organic , free of any product that is harmful to health or the environment. They also work on all types of cookers , including induction, always with excellent cooking results.

Being made of cast iron, Skeppshult cookware is much heavier than aluminum cookware and even De Buyer's Mineral pans. The advantage of cast iron is that it retains and distributes heat more evenly, it also withstands high temperatures without deforming.

Grill pan , wok and pepper shaker Swing Skeppshult and frying pan Skeppshult

Like De Buyer pans, Skeppshult cookware does not have any enamel or vitrify, we cook directly on top of the iron, so good seasoning is important. In this case, Skeppshult first cures all products with vegetable oil in its own factory, so they are already delivered ready to use.

As they do not have any enamel and are practically non-deformable, Skeppshult offers a 25-year guarantee for all cast iron products. In any case, they are almost eternal products, it is really difficult to damage the iron in normal use.

Benefits of iron in the kitchen

For those of you who still do not use iron utensils in the kitchen, I would like to explain the advantages of this material in detail. In Spain it is not very common to use iron, but in other European countries such as Germany or the Nordic countries, iron is highly appreciated and small manufacturers such as Skeppshult enjoy a lot of prestige.

The main reason is that although non-stick pans and casseroles are very practical and easy to use, iron is unbeatable for heavy cooking such as frying, sautéing or grilling. The flavor and texture that we get with iron pans or cocottes more than compensates for the greater weight or maintenance of this type of utensil.

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Skeppshult oven tray and cocotte

Apart from the fact that an iron utensil is for life, we have the peace of mind that we are not using products with non-stick coatings, so cooking is much healthier and more natural.

Maintenance of Skeppshult products

No seasoning is required prior to the first use of a Skeppshult utensil. As it comes cured from the factory, all we have to do is pass a little water to remove any dust that it may bring, dry well and start cooking.

Once we have cooked, it is not necessary to clean it with soap, we just have to pass warm water and remove the remains of food with the help of a soft brush or sponge. It is very important to dry the utensil immediately to prevent rust from appearing, we can leave it on the fire to dry completely.

Why buy Skeppshult iron utensils?

If you haven't tried any iron cookware, I recommend trying a Skeppshult skillet or grill. You can continue cooking delicate foods with your non-stick frying pan, but you will see that cooking over high heat, mainly frying or grilling, is much better in an iron skillet.

Both pans and casseroles are also ideal as gifts. They are a very special product, with a very careful aesthetic, which convey love for cooking. They are also the perfect gift since they last a lifetime, and the materials used for their manufacture are natural and organic, free of any product that is harmful to health or the environment.

Discover the full range of Skeppshult products that we have in store here .

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