The Field Skillet is a meticulously-designed smoother, lighter cast iron pan reminiscent of the best vintage American skillets. Limited-edition First Casting skillets are the product of our very first casting runs for sizes No.8, and No.10. These are the only Field Skillets to bear unique "First Casting" markings, and are a unique and collectible piece of Field Company history.
After extensive research, design, prototyping and testing, the First Casting No.8 Skillets poured in late September 2016 marked a milestone: not just a proof of concept or an iron sample, these were the very first production pans released to kitchens around the world.
A great cast iron skillet should be the pan you reach for most often. We've optimized the skillet's weight and handle ergonomics to make it easy to maneuver around the stovetop, oven, and grill, while retaining the heft needed for high-heat searing.
Field Skillets match traditional vintage sizing conventions, where the "number" corresponds not to diameter in inches, but to the burner ring size on an old-fashioned wood-burning stove. That means a No.8 skillet is actually larger than 8 inches. (It's tricky, we know.)
First Casting Field Skillets observe the same sizing as our standard production line.
- No.8: 10 ¼" top, 8 ¾" cooking surface, 4.5 lb
- No.10: 11 ⅝" top, 9 ¾" cooking surface, 6 lb
A well-seasoned cast iron pan achieves a natural non-stick surface without harmful chemicals or engineered coatings. First Casting Field Skillets are pre-seasoned, and ready to cook right away (after a quick wash, of course).
Cast iron gets hot and stays hot, making it the best material for stovetop searing, oven-roasting vegetables, and sweet or savory baked goods.
Field cast iron cookware is compatible with all stovetop burner types, including glass and ceramic induction ranges.
First Casting skillets, like all Field Cast Iron, are 100% Made in the USA. We work with recycled iron sourced from American vendors, and pour our cast iron cookware using green sand castings—just like the most celebrated vintage cast iron manufacturers, Griswold and Wagner.
First Casting runs for each size were cast using a unique tool with First Casting graphics. These casting tools (a kind of metal template that creates to mold for molten iron) were used exclusively for our initial runs of the No.8 and No.10 sizes, then retired. First Castings are truly one-of-a-kind
Like all great tools, cast iron cookware gets better with time and use.
To keep your Field Skillet in top condition:
- Pre-heat on low for up to 5 minutes before you start cooking.
- Use acidic ingredients sparingly.
- Clean according the The Field Method for Cast Iron Care & Maintenance.
- Hand-wash only. Never in the dishwasher.
- Towel dry or heat to dry on the stovetop. Never drip-dry or store wet.
Most importantly, cook often!