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This iron frying pan was designed at the studio of Mitsunobu Hagino for his FD Style range of items.
The concept is to combine design excellence with the skills in making present in the community of small firms in the Tsubame-Sanjo region of Niigata. In this case the item was made by the Sanjo based Prince company.
While iron cookware, with the inherent heat retention and distribution capabilities, the pan is light and easy to use. It has been treated with a special process to prevent rust, and enhance this ease of use. The pan is suitable for both IH and direct flame appliances.
At 20cm this pan is ideal for a quick omelette, for side dishes, or even while camping. It has a bamboo handle that fits satisfyingly into the hand.
Care is simple, with a good amount of oil recommended on first use, but after this an easy and quick process to clean. It is better to avoid washing with detergent, but rather a simple application of hot water and a scraper (perhaps a tawashi, or a pot brush). If there are any signs of rust, which is rare, a stronger metal scraper can be used to take it off. When storing, a thin application of oil can be advised.
The pan has a 20cm diameter, and is 4.5cm high. The handle length is 10.2cm, and it weighs 620g.