The Founder's Set – Smithey Ironware
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The Founder's 3-Piece Set
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Based on 85 reviews
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The Founder's 3-Piece Set
The Founder's 3-Piece Set
The Founder's 3-Piece Set
The Founder's 3-Piece Set
The Founder's 3-Piece Set
The Founder's 3-Piece Set

Embrace the Smithey experience with our core cast iron skillets.

$80
/ 30
$40
/ 30
$40
/ 30
US Made
Lifetime Guarantee
Pre-Seasoned
Perfect Pairings
10

10" Glass Lid

12

12" Glass Lid

Why this Set?

This set includes the first three skillets Smithey was founded with: our No. 8 Chef, No. 10 Traditional, and No. 12 Traditional skillets. Each featuring our smooth polished interior finish, heritage-inspired design elements, signature helper handles, and superior craftsmanship. An exceptional gift for anyone from the newlywed to the most discerning chef, these skillets are destined to be modern heirlooms in any home. Use them well. 

Satin-smooth, polished finish

Pre-seasoned

US Made

Traditional handle

Pour Spouts

Holes on both sides for hanging

THE CASE FOR
OUR CAST IRON

USE IT ANYWHERE

From kitchens to campfires, your Smithey is at home wherever there is heat and is designed to work on all sources, from gas and fire to induction and electric. And don’t worry, it won’t scratch your stovetop.

INVEST IN YOUR KITCHEN

Your grandchildren will thank you! We’ve designed and crafted every Smithey to withstand the test of time, become even better with age, and be an heirloom in your family’s kitchen. 

THE PERFECT WEIGHT

It’s true—cast iron can be heavy. Luckily, this is something we take into account when designing new pieces. We craft every Smithey to be as light as it can be while maintaining the perfect weight for optimal heat retention.

EASY TO CLEAN

Cast iron gets a bad rap for being hard to clean. We’re here to bust that myth and let you know that polished cast iron is easy to clean. Unlike rough cast iron, which allows food to get stuck in the crevices, polished cast iron like Smithey has a smooth surface that practically wipes clean. And, despite popular belief, you can use soap.

FAQ’s: The Founder's Set

Is the No. 8 Chef Skillet engravable?

No, it is not, but the No. 10 skillet and No. 12 skillet are!

Do all the skillets in this set have heat rings?

No, our No. 8 Chef Skillet does not have a heat ring, but the No. 10 skillet and No. 12 skillet do!

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 85 reviews
average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 85 reviews
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Reviewed by Michael B.
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Get the engraving

Wife loves that her name is on them for that personal touch, but when I told her that I almost made the engraving "Make me a sandwich" she lost her mind laughing and said that she almost wishes I had so that generations down the line, people would talk about that engraving and the meaning behind it.

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Reviewed by Sandy A.
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I recommend this product
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Worth the investment!

My generous in-laws gifted me with some money to use as I wanted for Christmas. I had been considering stainless steel pans, but in doing some research, I came across the Smithey founder's set and I'm so glad that I did! Although I don't have a ton of experience with cast iron, these pans are so beautiful AND functional that now I'm hooked! My husband and I are still figuring out the best methods for cooking various foods in these pans, but it's worth the extra effort. I look forward to handing these down to my kids one day. Thank you for a beautiful product made in the USA.

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Reviewed by Ellen P.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Loving this ironware!

I finally got the hang of using these pieces, I think. I messed up the 8 inch chef's pan and the 10 inch skillet a couple of times and a friend had to show me:

What high heat is on a gas stove,

Why I really can't use olive oil that's made for salads,

How to clean the skillets gently, and

How to season ... when skillet is not hot.

I made some tasty spaghetti sauce tonight and nothing got ugly!

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Reviewed by Bob G.
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Outstanding quality and set

Super great set. Well made and perfect.

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