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8-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet

Carbon-steel pans are slick like nonstick and durable like cast iron, but does a petite version have a place in your kitchen?

What We Learned

Carbon-steel skillets, once rarely found outside restaurant kitchens, are being embraced by home cooks for their light weight, versatility, heat retention, and durability. We’re converts, too: In our review of 12-inch carbon-steel pans, we found that carbon steel sears like cast iron, performs like tri-ply, and is as slick as nonstick.

For most home kitchens, we recommend a 12-inch...

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