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Lately, Misen has been winning every popularity contest in the kitchen. Kitchn editors have sung the praises of this direct-to-consumer brand’s knives and cookware, and it’s so beloved that — until a very recent restock — their saucier had a 1,000-person waitlist! And as of today, Misen is offering a limited-time deal that you’ll want to snatch up ASAP: Use promo code SZNURMZN to get 20 percent off when you purchase carbon steel pans now through Friday, June 25. They’re even throwing in a free seasoning wax to sweeten the deal.
Carbon steel has plenty of perks. This unique alloy is made mostly of iron, with less than two percent carbon. (For reference, cast iron is typically 2-4 percent carbon.) The material has long been popular in European kitchens, for pro chefs and amateurs alike, and it’s slowly making its way stateside. Kitchn’s lifestyle director, Lisa, explains, “It was developed alongside steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in the 18th and 19th centuries. Carbon steel can be rolled, stamped, and forged into shape and is most commonly compared to cast iron. Carbon steel is less brittle than cast iron; it’s also lighter, has a smoother surface, and is quicker to heat.”
Because of its impressive durability, carbon steel is commonly used for woks and knives, but carbon steel skillets are incredibly versatile, too. They’re great for practically everything, from baking to broiling, searing, sautéing, stir-frying, frying, and even campfire cooking. Even better? A carbon steel pan typically weighs half of what a cast iron skillet of the same size does.
Carbon steel cookware is prone to rust if it isn’t properly seasoned, but don’t worry, Misen has you covered; in addition to the reduced price, they’re including a free seasoning wax with every purchase. Once carbon steel is properly seasoned, it’s essentially nonstick. But remember to avoid using it to cook dishes with acidic ingredients, since that can strip some of the seasoning.
Available in 8-, 10-, and 12-inch sizes, the Misen Carbon Steel Pan is the perfect everyday kitchen helper, and it even comes with a lifetime warranty. One happy customer raves, “I love how easy it is to cook and clean the Misen pans! They are soooo much better than my former ceramic nonstick pans! Especially to cook eggs in! Night and day difference!” Snatch up the Misen Carbon Steel Pan for 20 percent off while you can.
Buy: Carbon Steel Pan, $52 (normally $65)