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Look for the maker’s mark - The Little Farmhouse Skillet
Look for the maker’s mark - The Little Farmhouse Skillet

To celebrate the launch of this new skillet, and to honor the blacksmiths behind it, the first run of Little Farmhouse skillets will include a unique little farmhouse “maker’s mark”. Just like an ...

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Why Chefs Love Carbon Steel
Why Chefs Love Carbon Steel

We visited Mike Lata, chef and co-owner of Fig and The Ordinary, at his home in Charleston, SC, to learn why Smithey’s carbon steel is a chef’s first choice. SHOP THE LITTLE FARMHOUSE ...

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Friday Fish Dinner with Abundant Seafood
Friday Fish Dinner with Abundant Seafood

We love the idea of a Friday fish dinner here at Smithey. When our friends at Abundant Seafood let us know that they would be sourcing beautiful Pacific king salmon for their fish market here i...

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A Weekend at Perini Ranch
A Weekend at Perini Ranch

Chuck Wagon Cooking with the Cowboys of Perini Ranch Several weeks ago we were invited to join Tom and Lisa Perini and their team at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, TX for a two day celebration of...

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Smithey's 2023 Recap
Smithey's 2023 Recap

THANK YOU  For a Great Year As the holiday season comes to a close, our team here at Smithey Ironware would like to thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. By now, many of you have ...

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So Long Summer
So Long Summer

A big hello from the team at Smithey Ironware. In a sign that fall is near, the Lowcountry’s humidity is receding, college football is the chatter around the watercooler, an...

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Making the Deep Farmhouse Skillet
Making the Deep Farmhouse Skillet

We put a lot of thought into every piece of cookware we make. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of crafting our carbon steel cookware and the new Deep Farmhouse Skillet. SHOP NOW ...

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How to Sear the Perfect Steak
How to Sear the Perfect Steak

Houston Chef Chris Shepherd recently schooled us on how to make the perfect steak. HINT: Your cast iron does most of the work for you. SHOP THE NO. 14

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Playing with fire featuring Chef Chris Shepherd and The No. 14 Skillet
Playing with fire featuring Chef Chris Shepherd and The No. 14 Skillet

We flew down to Houston to visit with Chef Chris Shepherd and break in our new No. 14 skillet. He put it to work showing us how to cook over coals and flames while feeding us the freshest fish tac...

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Tips From a Crabber During Soft Shell Crab Season
Tips From a Crabber During Soft Shell Crab Season

For a few glorious weeks every spring, Charleston’s blue crabs begin to shed their shells and we are blessed with soft shell season here in the lowcountry. Out on the docks at Shem Creek, we w...

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Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator

There are few things in life more satisfying than watching a perfectly cooked egg slide around in your cast iron skillet. Watching that over-easy egg release from the pan and onto your plate wit...

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Letter From Isaac 12|30|22
Letter From Isaac 12|30|22

As the Holiday season comes to a close, the team at Smithey Ironware would like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty. By now, many of you have either given or received a Smithey....

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Letter From Isaac 9|22|22
Letter From Isaac 9|22|22

WE HOPE YOU'LL REACH FOR A SMITHEY THIS SEASON With a sweltering summer nearly behind us here at Smithey, we are gearing up for a busy and exciting fall season. The return of autumn freshens our...

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The Making of The No. 11 Deep Skillet
The Making of The No. 11 Deep Skillet

We take design seriously at Smithey. After all, we’re not in the disposable cookware business – every Smithey is intended to last a lifetime with the hope that it will become a beloved family he...

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Smithey Outdoors
Smithey Outdoors

Cooking outdoors with cast iron is a tradition as old as time. Think of the settlers crossing the country in covered wagons while cooking with their cast iron skillets for every meal. Although,...

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Carbon Steel or Cast Iron? Your FAQs Answered
Carbon Steel or Cast Iron? Your FAQs Answered

THE BIG PICTURE? CARBON STEEL AND CAST IRON PANS ARE MUCH MORE SIMILAR THAN THEY ARE DIFFERENT. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that we have our fair share of history buffs ...

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Caring for your Cookware
Caring for your Cookware

Cast iron and carbon steel cookware is nothing to be afraid of, and can be easily cared for, when you learn a few simple tips. Let us walk you through our recommended cleaning and care process, wh...

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Introducing the Wok
Introducing the Wok

"...It's one of the easiest things to use..." direct from Shuai Wang, chef and owner of Jackrabbit Filly in Charleston, SC.

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Handmade: The Carbon Steel Wok
Handmade: The Carbon Steel Wok

A behind the scenes look from Eater's Handmade series. See how we make the carbon steel wok from start to finish.  

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Letter From Isaac 9|28|21
Letter From Isaac 9|28|21

September is an atypical month for me. Over the last 20 years - somehow - I’ve managed to carve one of its weeks away in reserve as “off the grid time”. A time to detach from noise, reconnect to ...

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Cast of Characters | Mila
Cast of Characters | Mila

Veteran team member Mila on the importance of Smithey’s internal community. Mila, tell us how you came to Smithey and a bit about your role here. It’s hard to remember how I even got here [laugh...

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Celebrate Adventure
Celebrate Adventure

As you celebrate your freedom this summer, let us share in your cast iron cooking adventures and beyond... This summer has gotten off to a busy start, with many of us traveling, supporting our ...

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Learning to Love the Grill Pan
Learning to Love the Grill Pan

We love cast iron at Smithey – that shouldn’t come as a surprise. We spend our days researching it, designing it, manufacturing it, and talking to people about it. What may be surprising is that ...

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Letter From Isaac 5|13|21
Letter From Isaac 5|13|21

It is a busy spring here at Smithey. I love seeing our team march around the shop with pep and purpose. A year ago, we were nervous and concerned about the future. Today we are in sync and excite...

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Cast of Characters | Oscar
Cast of Characters | Oscar

Meet Oscar Mencias, Smithey’s shift supervisor, whose office is smack dab in the middle of the warehouse where everything from manufacturing to shipping occurs. Oscar, you’re originally from Ven...

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Cast of Characters | Walter
Cast of Characters | Walter

Smithey’s resident seasoning artist opens up about cast iron cooking, common misconceptions, and his personal seasoning technique known as "the right touch". Did you grow up with cast iron on th...

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Behind the Scenes: Documenting Smithey's Holiday 2020 Collection
Behind the Scenes: Documenting Smithey's Holiday 2020 Collection

 Inside the making of our latest photoshoot Earlier this month, we spent two days bringing the Smithey collection to life through vibrant photography... But the work that went into the photoshoot...

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Cast of Characters | Annie
Cast of Characters | Annie

Our friend Annie Cole Arthur is a talented Charleston-based blacksmith whose metalworking career was forged from a passion for art blended with a love of science. When she's not putting her hands ...

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Cast of Characters | Will
Cast of Characters | Will

Will Copenhaver on the Dutch oven that ignited his passion for cast iron, why food tastes better when prepared in quality cookware, and how Smithey’s culture of craftsmanship is forging a new trad...

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Cast of Characters | Stephen
Cast of Characters | Stephen

Smithey's commander of cast iron finishing on giving back, staff suppers, customer appreciation, and the joy of keeping Smithey’s home fires burning. Stephen, in addition to your many talents, y...

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The Craft of American Cast Iron
The Craft of American Cast Iron

A behind the scenes look of how Smithey crafts premium American cast iron.

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A Letter From Isaac
A Letter From Isaac

November 26, 2019 Earlier this Fall, some old friends and I spent 10 days in southwestern Alberta. We have taken this trip for 20 years now. It is an annual pilgrimage where we marvel over the sp...

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Handcrafted - The Farmhouse Skillet
Handcrafted - The Farmhouse Skillet

A genuine "Farmhouse" skillet, inspired by American Blacksmith design of the 18th and 19th century, the Smithey 12" Carbon steel skillet is as much of art as it is a cooking tool.

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The Seasoning Guide Part 1
The Seasoning Guide Part 1

November 8, 2019 Let’s discuss the number one thing that we talk with people about here at Smithey: Seasoning. A quick Google search yields more articles and videos than one could ever digest ...

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Cast of Characters | Trevor
Cast of Characters | Trevor

Behind every Smithey skillet and pan is a team of people dedicated to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship, and service. (They’re also really fun and interesting and make frequent cameo...

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Welcome to Smithey Stories
Welcome to Smithey Stories

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR NEW & EXPANDED BLOG Stories. Recipes. Tips. Interviews. Sneak peeks. Questions and answers. When it comes to talking with the people in our Smithey community, we relis...

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