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The only thing better than a first-rate carbon steel skillet is buying one that was handcrafted right in the South. So when we heard about Smithey Ironware , a cookware brand based in Charleston, South Carolina, that makes vintage-inspired steel skillets (among other cookware essentials), we were more than a little excited.

Smithey’s Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet is inspired by American blacksmith work from the 18th and 19th centuries. Each piece is entirely unique and so beautifully made, you’ll want to leave it on display for all to see.

Aside from its good looks, the carbon steel skillet is ideal for cooking everything from omelets to steaks. The material is similar to cast iron, but is much lighter in weight and quickly conducts heat. It’s also more durable than other materials like stainless steel and copper. Use it to sauté, brown, and fry food without leaving residue stuck to the pan.

If you want to secure your own carbon steel skillet from Smithey, you’ll have to act fast. There’s only a limited number of the skillets available, and the brand’s popular cast iron dutch oven has already garnered a waitlist of home cooks ready to get their hands on the beautiful cookware.


Carbon Steel Farmhouse SkilletPHOTO: SMITHEY IRONWARE

Buy It: $275;

You can also get free shipping and a free chain mail scrubber from Smithey when you purchase the farmhouse skillet with our exclusive promo code, SAVE20. The scrubber is the best way to keep your carbon steel and cast iron cookware looking its best. Think of it as a permanent dish rag that you can swirl over the surface of a skillet with hot water to keep it clean and in good condition.

Chain Mail Scrubber


Buy It: $20;

This Story Originally Appeared On Southern Living