1.85 Pounds of Iron

You Don’t Need This Tiny Cast-Iron Skillet, But You’ll Want It Anyway


April 24, 2019 Home By

Thanks to a smooth cooking surface, solid out-of-the-box seasoning, fairly reasonable prices and below-average weight, Field’s classic skillet sizes are already our favorite all-around cast iron out there. Now, if you so choose, you can get a Field in what is likely the smallest usable size there is — a whopping 5.75 inches of cooking surface.

It likely won’t be every day you have something compact enough to cook in it, so the little pan is not an everyday beater. But it’s not without uses — fried eggs, pot pies, cornbread, biscuits, small pies, baked ziti and, according to Field, a single filet mignon are all prime dishes to prepare in its mini-pan. Field’s No. 4 — No. 4 being a reference to vintage cast iron sizing, when skillets had to fit into pre-cut insets on wood stoves — is $75 and weighs just under two pounds. It’s available now.

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