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FINEX 12" Cast Iron Skillet
$195.00

The perfect blend of modern design and heirloom quality, the FINEX 12" cast iron skillet is so much more than your average skillet. 12 inches is spacious enough to fit everything you need, but not too overwhelming or heavy to maneuver. The ergonomic spring handle stays cool so you can grip while you cook, bringing this traditional pan into the contemporary kitchen. The thicker casting is designed to optimize searing and seal in flavors, while the pan comes pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil to give your patina a head start.

 

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American-made by twelve pairs of hands, FINEX takes longer to craft and is guaranteed good forever, which means more cornbread, more steak and more recipes to perfect.

"This was my first introduction to non-heirloom cast iron, and I absolutely love it." - Chef Jeffrey Gardner, Recipes Editor

Just as you would use the utmost care to pick the finest ingredients to cook a dish with love for family and friends, what you cook it in is just as important -- just ask Mike Whitehead, founder and chief creative officer of FINEX Cast Iron Cookware.

Southern-inspired, American-made

Growing up in Florida, Whitehead’s inspiration in founding FINEX came from a childhood spent in the Sunshine State amongst alligators, orange groves and bass fishing, and tinkering in his dad’s welding and metal fabrication shop. “You could say I have iron in my blood,” he joked.

“I’ve spent many hours air boating on Lake Okeechobee, canoeing the Suwannee River down from Georgia and hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. I believe I’ve cooked and eaten almost everything in the South. My stomach just seems to have more room when I’m down there.”

Whitehead said he’s also deeply inspired by the creative people he’s surrounded by in Portland “who take do-it-yourself to the extreme,” as well as vintage American cookware, old tools, lighting, automotive design, mid-century appliances, fine carpentry, leather boots and watches.

Read the full story American perfectionism: The story of FINEX premium American cast iron cookware

Your FINEX will surely stand out amongst the crowd. The eight-sided octagonal shape is a conversation-starter, but it's also a functional design element. The shape allows for perfect pours and greater cooking control. FINEX thought of the modern cook when they handcrafted this new classic.

The speed cool stainless steel handle allows you to grip the handle without oven mitts when frying an egg on the stovetop. The handle stays cool longer and cools down faster, and the ribbed helper handle on the front lip makes it easy to lift and transfer from stovetop to table. The finishing touch is a beautiful brass cap that makes it easy to hang the pan when you’re done. At-home and professional chefs alike love cast iron for its superior heat retention.

The FINEX cast iron skillet’s generous size makes it perfect for searing big steaks, thick chops and substantial salmon fillets, while the skillet’s extra deep walls contain hearty portions. Its thick base heats evenly and prevents hot spots, allowing the cast iron to retain heat even when cold ingredients are added. Its brilliant heat retention bakes perfect cornbread, cakes and muffins. The skillet comes pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil—ready for use. The polished, ultra-smooth surface gives you naturally non-stick performance. The thick-walled design heats evenly and holds heat extremely well.

Handcrafted from the highest quality materials in the U.S.A. Good Forever guarantee.

  • 19.5" x 12.5" x 4" in size
  • 9.75" cooking surface
  • Weight 8.5 lbs.
  • Cooking Methods:  Gas, Induction, Electric, Oven, Grill, Fire
  • Oven-safe and grill-ready
  • Pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil 
  • Handmade in the U.S.
  • Lifetime guarantee 

Use

  • Wash and dry thoroughly prior to first use.
  • Pre-heat using medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes prior to each use.
  • In the beginning use a little more oil as you build up your seasoning.
  • Use caution with handles while on the grill, over the coals or in the oven—they get very hot.

Care

  • Never place in the dishwasher and do not soak for long periods.
  • Wash with hot water and use a stainless steel scrubber or chainmail to remove food material.
  • For tough cleaning, place a little water in the pan and boil for a few minutes before cleaning to loosen material. If necessary, add a dab of soap.
  • After washing, throughly dry the pan using a towel—or place on stove and use a medium heat to completely dry.
  • Apply a light coat of vegetable oil after washing and drying to preserve seasoning and protect when storing.

Learn more about getting the most out of your premium cast iron products

Just as you would use the utmost care to pick the finest ingredients to cook a dish with love for family and friends, what you cook it in is just as important -- just ask Mike Whitehead, founder and chief creative officer of FINEX Cast Iron Cookware.

Southern-inspired, American-made

Growing up in Florida, Whitehead’s inspiration in founding FINEX came from a childhood spent in the Sunshine State amongst alligators, orange groves and bass fishing, and tinkering in his dad’s welding and metal fabrication shop. “You could say I have iron in my blood,” he joked.

“I’ve spent many hours air boating on Lake Okeechobee, canoeing the Suwannee River down from Georgia and hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. I believe I’ve cooked and eaten almost everything in the South. My stomach just seems to have more room when I’m down there.”

Whitehead said he’s also deeply inspired by the creative people he’s surrounded by in Portland “who take do-it-yourself to the extreme,” as well as vintage American cookware, old tools, lighting, automotive design, mid-century appliances, fine carpentry, leather boots and watches.

Read the full story American perfectionism: The story of FINEX premium American cast iron cookware

Your FINEX will surely stand out amongst the crowd. The eight-sided octagonal shape is a conversation-starter, but it's also a functional design element. The shape allows for perfect pours and greater cooking control. FINEX thought of the modern cook when they handcrafted this new classic.

The speed cool stainless steel handle allows you to grip the handle without oven mitts when frying an egg on the stovetop. The handle stays cool longer and cools down faster, and the ribbed helper handle on the front lip makes it easy to lift and transfer from stovetop to table. The finishing touch is a beautiful brass cap that makes it easy to hang the pan when you’re done. At-home and professional chefs alike love cast iron for its superior heat retention.

The FINEX cast iron skillet’s generous size makes it perfect for searing big steaks, thick chops and substantial salmon fillets, while the skillet’s extra deep walls contain hearty portions. Its thick base heats evenly and prevents hot spots, allowing the cast iron to retain heat even when cold ingredients are added. Its brilliant heat retention bakes perfect cornbread, cakes and muffins. The skillet comes pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil—ready for use. The polished, ultra-smooth surface gives you naturally non-stick performance. The thick-walled design heats evenly and holds heat extremely well.

Handcrafted from the highest quality materials in the U.S.A. Good Forever guarantee.

  • 19.5" x 12.5" x 4" in size
  • 9.75" cooking surface
  • Weight 8.5 lbs.
  • Cooking Methods:  Gas, Induction, Electric, Oven, Grill, Fire
  • Oven-safe and grill-ready
  • Pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil 
  • Handmade in the U.S.
  • Lifetime guarantee 

Use

  • Wash and dry thoroughly prior to first use.
  • Pre-heat using medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes prior to each use.
  • In the beginning use a little more oil as you build up your seasoning.
  • Use caution with handles while on the grill, over the coals or in the oven—they get very hot.

Care

  • Never place in the dishwasher and do not soak for long periods.
  • Wash with hot water and use a stainless steel scrubber or chainmail to remove food material.
  • For tough cleaning, place a little water in the pan and boil for a few minutes before cleaning to loosen material. If necessary, add a dab of soap.
  • After washing, throughly dry the pan using a towel—or place on stove and use a medium heat to completely dry.
  • Apply a light coat of vegetable oil after washing and drying to preserve seasoning and protect when storing.

Learn more about getting the most out of your premium cast iron products