12.5" Carbon Steel Pan
12.5" Carbon Steel Pan
12.5" Carbon Steel Pan
12.5" Carbon Steel Pan
12.5" Carbon Steel Pan
12.5" Carbon Steel Pan

12.5" Carbon Steel Pan

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Sardel's 12.5" Carbon Steel Skillet blends tradition with modern sophistication. Striking a balance between classic artistry and a modern aesthetic, this pan is built to meet the cooking needs of both seasoned chefs and everyday home cooks. Plus, the skillet's spacious interior accommodates cooking for a crowd.

Whether you're searing a steak, sautéing veggies, or making breakfast pancakes for the family, the 12.5-inch Carbon Steel Pan is your go-to tool in the kitchen. Its superior construction ensures even heat distribution and a naturally non-stick surface that improves with use. Perfect for everything from cooking a ribeye to making scrambled eggs, this pan's spot-on dimensions and quality construction let you conquer all kinds of culinary tasks.

Explore a skillet that's not only gorgeous but functional, too - and experience all that Italian craftsmanship has to offer.

Exceptional Heat Distribution: The 12.5” Carbon Steel Pan from Sardel is engineered for superior heat distribution, ensuring that every ingredient cooks evenly. This even heating is crucial for achieving perfectly seared meats, evenly cooked vegetables, and golden-brown pancakes.

Versatile Cooking Applications: Designed to cater to a wide array of cooking styles, this fry pan excels in various culinary tasks. Whether you're searing a steak, stirring up some sautéed vegetables, or even cooking an airy omelet - this pan handles it all with ease. With its adaptability, this skillet shines both on the stovetop and in the oven - ideal for those recipes that require a mix of cooking techniques.

Compatibility with Heat Sources: Sardel's skillet is compatible with all heat sources, including induction cooktops, gas stoves, and electric plates. The skillet works in ovens too, so you've got options for how to cook. 

Responsive to Temperature Changes: The carbon steel material responds quickly to temperature adjustments, giving you precise control over the cooking process. The skillet's quick reaction to heat adjustments lets you precisely control the cooking.

Generous Size for Versatile Cooking: The 12.5" diameter of the skillet makes it ideal for cooking larger meals. Whether you're cooking a large stir-fry for a crowd, searing multiple steaks at once, or making breakfast for an army (or family), this skillet has got your back with its generous size.

Non-Stick Performance: As the skillet is used and seasoned over time, it develops a natural non-stick surface, which makes it a versatile tool built to handle various cooking tasks.

Experience the joy of cooking with Sardel's 12.5" Carbon Steel Pan, where every meal becomes a chance to showcase your culinary skills with the support of top-tier cookware.

Seasoning Made Simple: Before its first use, the 12.5" Carbon Steel Pan from Sardel requires seasoning, a straightforward process that enhances its non-stick properties. Simply coat the skillet with a thin layer of oil and heat it until the oil polymerizes. So, every time you cook with it, the skillet's surface gets better.

Effortless Cooking Experience: The pan's well-designed structure ensures a balanced weight distribution, making it easy to handle during cooking. With its smart design, the handle is easy to hold onto, reducing hand fatigue and ensuring you've got a steady grip.

Cleaning Convenience: Post-cooking cleanup is hassle-free. Once the skillet has cooled, rinse it with warm water and use a soft sponge or brush to remove any food particles. Avoid using harsh detergents or abrasive scrubbers, as they can damage the seasoned surface.

Regular Care for Longevity: To maintain the pan's optimal performance, dry it thoroughly after each wash to prevent rust. Apply a light coat of oil after cleaning to protect the seasoning. When you look after your Sardel skillet right, it gains this awesome sheen that not only boosts its non-stick prowess but also adds to its lifespan.

Storage Solutions: Store the skillet in a dry place. If stacking with other cookware, consider placing a protective layer between them to prevent scratches on the cooking surface.

By following these simple care and maintenance tips, your Sardel 12.5" Carbon Steel Pan will remain a reliable and cherished tool in your kitchen for years to come.

How do I season my Sardel Carbon Steel Pan for the first time?

To season, coat the skillet lightly with oil and heat it over medium heat until the oil starts to smoke. Allow it to cool, then wipe away any excess oil. This method gives birth to a naturally slick coating that gets even better the more you cook with it.

Can I use metal utensils with my carbon steel skillet?

While carbon steel is durable, it's best to use wooden, silicone, or nylon utensils to maintain the integrity of the skillet’s seasoned surface and avoid scratches.

Is the Sardel Carbon Steel Pan oven-safe?

The skillet can handle the heat of an oven, so you can use it for pan roasting too. However, always check the maximum safe temperature and handle material for specific guidelines.

How do I clean my carbon steel pan after use?

Let the skillet cool, then wash it by hand with warm water. Use a soft brush or sponge to remove food particles. Avoid using soap and harsh detergents, as they can strip the seasoning. Dry it thoroughly after washing.

What's the game plan when rust decides to crash the party on my skillet?

If rust appears, scrub the rusted area with a mild abrasive, like salt and a little oil, then rinse and re-season the skillet. Keeping your skillet in good shape and storing it correctly will keep rust at bay.

Can I cook acidic foods in my carbon steel pan?

It's best to avoid cooking highly acidic foods (like tomatoes or citrus) in a newly seasoned carbon steel pan, as they can break down the seasoning. However, once the skillet is well-seasoned, it becomes more resilient to acidity.

What's the best way to keep my skillet non-stick?

Regularly use and season your skillet. The more you whip up meals in it, the richer its seasoning gets - this only makes it better at not sticking.

Is the Sardel Carbon Steel Pan suitable for induction cooktops?

Absolutely! The Sardel Carbon Steel Pan works with any type of cooktop, induction included - it's a real all-rounder for your kitchen.

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Naturally Non-Stick

Once seasoned, the carbon steel skillet develops a natural non-stick coating

Lighter Than Cast Iron

Has the same benefits of cast iron but lighter and more versatile.

30 Day Trial

Try our cookware out for 30 days. If you don't love it, send it back to us, no questions asked, with free return shipping.

Why you'll love it

Easy to Clean

The slick non-stick surface on our carbon steel skillets make these pans easy to clean. Just rinse your pan in warm water and use a towel or non-scratch pad to remove any left-over food bits. Just be sure to dry your pan thoroughly after cleaning to avoid staining.

A Skillet That Does Everything

Carbon steel skillets are highly versatile and the perfect tool for cooking a wide range of dishes, which is why they have been a staple of restaurant kitchens for years. Use them to sear meats and sauté vegetables, and also to cook eggs or other items that you typically cook on your non-stick pan.

Easy-to-grip Handles

We designed our handles with a concave textured grip so that the pan doesn't slide around in your hands while tossing and maneuvering around the stove top. We also ensured that the handle is easy to grip, allowing the pan to stay balanced in your hands with weight evenly distributed.

Made in Italy

We worked closely with our same partners in Italy to create our Carbon Steel Skillets. From the textured handles to the rounded edges, these pans are perfect for various cooking tasks, including searing proteins and cooking eggs, and they can handle high-heat cooking.

About Our Partner

Our cookware partner is a third generation family business that has been manufacturing steel products in Italy since the early 1900’s. We worked with them closely to design products that blend their traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist. We are constantly speaking with them, brainstorming and testing new products. If you have any ideas or products you’d like to see, shoot us an email at hi@sardelkitchen.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we offer free shipping on all orders over $50. We also offer a 30 day trial on all of our cookware, including all of the carbon steel skillets.

Yes, our carbon steel pans work on all stovetops including induction.

Yes, once you your new skillet arrives you'll want to season it. The process is simple and you'll just need a few drops of oil. We include a care guide in all orders. Learn More

To clean your carbon steel skillet, just rinse in warm water and use a towel or non-scratch pad to remove any left-over food bits. For harder to clean spots, add a small amount of water to your pan and bring it up to a boil. Then, use a flat-bottomed spatula to scrape off any stuck on food. Just be sure to dry your pan thoroughly after cleaning. Do not put them in the dishwasher. We provide a care guide in all orders. Learn more

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  • J
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    5 Stars

    My wife LOVES the Sardel line. These are the excellent like all the rest of what Sardel makes.

  • JH
    Jane H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Love the quality of this skillet!

    This is the best skillet! It really gets hot all over & cooks evenly!

  • DN
    David N.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    My go to pan

    What a great addition to our kitchen. It already is the only pan I use, loving it.

  • JG
    Joel G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Very Impressed

    I was a bit skeptical when I purchased this carbon steel skillet but I'm very impressed and pleased with the skillet. It truly is non stick and I love the heat distribution as well as the over all style, look and weight.

  • RH
    Robin H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Carbon steel 10” pan

    Pan heats up quickly cooks fantastic. Considering buying more carbon steel pans.

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