Can I use Field Skillets on my glass/induction stovetop?
Yes! Field Skillets perform well on a variety of stovetop burner types — including glass-top electric and induction burners. For best results on any burner, we recommend pre-heating your skillet at low to medium heat for up to 5 minutes before use.
My seasoning looks...ugly. Am I doing something wrong?
The short answer is: probably not! When you cook with your Field Skillet, your seasoning develops through the gradual addition of new, interlocking layers. That means that your cooking surface won’t always be uniform, and that a little patchiness is perfectly OK — especially in the early stages. Try a seasoning-friendly meal, and keep on cooking. Time and use will get you where you want to be.
If you think you’re dealing with a more serious issue — rust, flaking seasoning, burned-on oil, you name it — shoot a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a photo of your cooking surface. Our team will get back to you ASAP with specific cooking recommendations.
How do I season my Field Skillet?
Field Skillets arrive with two coats of grapeseed oil seasoning, so you can start cooking right away. Some folks like to add a coat or two of their own seasoning to help break in the pan, but this is entirely optional.
If you’d like to try your hand at oven seasoning, we recommend following our Cast Iron Seasoning Instructions.
What is the best oil for seasoning cast iron? For regular maintenance?
We recommend using grapeseed oil for oven seasoning; for best results, follow our complete oven seasoning instructions. After use, it’s best to rub your pan down with a light coat of saturated fat like butter, lard, or coconut oil. (If you’re using your pan every day, it’s ok to wipe down with any cooking oil you’d like. Saturated fats are best for longer-term storage.)
Are Field Skillets pre-seasoned?
Field Skillets come with two coats of grapeseed oil pre-seasoning. What does that mean? Give your pan a quick wash, and you’re ready to start cooking. Our guide to cast iron seasoning has everything you need to know about seasoning.
How should I clean my Field Skillet?
Let’s get this out of the way first: cast iron can rust. That means no soaking, no drip-drying, and never in the dishwasher.
After meals: gently wash with warm water and sturdy sponge or dish brush, towel dry, then heat on the stovetop until remaining water evaporates. At this point, you’ll want to rub the pan down with a thin layer of saturated fat (coconut oil, lard, butter, etc.) before storing, making sure there is no residual moisture.
Check out our Cast Iron Care & Maintenance guide for more detailed advice.
My Field Skillet rusted. Can I fix it?
Cast iron is incredibly durable, but it is susceptible to rust. If your pan is showing signs of rust, email email@example.com for specific care recommendations.
A regular care and maintenance routine will help prevent rust in the first place: make sure your pan is completely dry after use and cleaning, and apply a thin coat of saturated fat to all surfaces before you put it away.
Can I use soap to clean cast iron?
The old conventional wisdom around cast iron is that soap is the enemy. Back when soaps were commonly made with harsh compounds like lye and vinegar, this was true, but most modern dish soaps, especially eco-friendly varieties, are perfectly safe so long as they don’t contain any polishing agents. If you have residue or strong flavors in your pan that you can’t eliminate with a stiff brush and some water, by all means lather up.
That said, soap is by nature a de-greaser, aka a de-moisturizer, and while it won’t strip away seasoning, it will dry out the surface of your pan. So only use it if you have to, and if you do, be sure to remoisturize the pan following the steps above afterward.
Can I use my Field Skillet on a grill? A campfire?
Absolutely — we’re huge fans of outdoor and live-fire cooking.
What is Field Company’s Return Policy?
We spent years developing a product that we are proud to stand behind. If you aren’t satisfied with your Field Skillet for any reason within 45 days of receiving it, you may return the item for a refund less return shipping. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and the reason for return and we’ll send you a shipping label.
Does Field Company have a warranty policy?
Our cast iron cookware is made to last for generations — and we’re here to help with any issues you encounter along the way. For the lifetime of your Field skillet, our team is available to provide guidance for everything from rust spots to “I forgot the roasting vegetables.” When trouble strikes, shoot us a note at email@example.com. In all but the rarest of cases, continuing to cook will be the cure.
Where can I find Field Skillets in stores?
Field Skillets are available from select retailers nationwide. Learn more about our stockists.