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How Introducing a Lid Adds Control to Your Cast Iron Cooking

FINEX 12-inch skillet with lid

Folks have asked us for some simple best practices when cooking with cast iron and one of the most important areas to focus on is improving cooking control. Typically, this involves a discussion around heat application, proper seasoning, and oil. While these aspects are quite important, in this post, let’s discuss another element to consider […]

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5-Ingredient Bacon Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

FINEX Cast Iron Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts. No other vegetable has such polarity regarding its appeal. Growing up as kids, it was a requisite to have an intense dislike for these little green superfoods, and many adults have permanent memories that make it tough to bring these back to their palettes. It’s no surprise though, for years the conventional cooking […]

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Seasoning Cast Iron

Freshly oiled 8" Skillets

Freshly Polished FINEX 8” Skillets Coated in Organic Flax Seed Oil At FINEX we get bags full of emails about how we season our cast iron. Given that it’s the holiday “season” we thought we’d take a moment to shed some light on “seasoning” cast iron. Every piece of FINEX cookware is hand seasoned with […]

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“Speed Cool” Handle Test

Infrared Heat Map: Cold FINEX Handle on the Left – Traditional Hot Skillet Handle on the Right

At FINEX we aren’t satisfied with just making a pretty pan. We sweat details most folks don’t even consider. That’s why we polish our smooth easy-release cook surfaces to leave more food on your plate and less in the pan. It’s why our castings are thicker to optimize modern searing techniques and why we add […]

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Perfect Cast Iron Pork Chops

These delicious grilled BBQ pork chops are called perfect for a reason. Eva Kosmas Flores of Adventures in Cooking has partnered with us again for another stunning recipe. 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, plus extra for serving 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 bone-in pork chops, about 5 ounces each For the stovetop: Stir together the barbecue […]

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Rosemary Roast Beef

Seasoned with fresh rosemary, this tender and juicy roast is as beautiful as it is delicious. We partnered with Eva Kosmas Flores of Adventures in Cooking to create something a little different than the traditional poultry and hams for this Thanksgiving. Plus, this dish is simple, easy and takes less time than you think – […]

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Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Apples

We pulled out our FINEX 8″ Cast Iron Skillet for this Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Apples recipe by Eva Kosmas Flores of Adventures in Cooking. This dish goes great with the Maple Balsamic Roast Carrots recipe we published previously. Both this recipe and the roasted carrots need to be preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit which […]

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A Quick Guide To Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast iron pans are amazing. They’re sturdy, they’re versatile, and they have the potential to make some absurdly delicious dishes. However, many people are daunted by cast iron, and instead opt for cheaper non-stick aluminum cookware. The fact is, cast iron pans are very easy to use for frying, baking, and basically any other type of cooking. […]

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Maple Balsamic Roasted Carrots with the FINEX 8″ Cast Iron Skillet

We’re celebrating the return of autumn today with this fantastic maple balsamic roasted carrots recipe by Eva Kosmas Flores. This easy side dish is sure to become the star of your next meal. The even cooking and ingrained flavors of the skillet accentuate the natural flavors of the carrots and heighten concentration and browning. RECIPE: Maple Balsamic Roasted […]

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Fix Flair Feast’s Strawberry Cardamom Pandowdy

Fix Feast Flair’s new Strawberry Cardamom Pandowdy is one for the ages! So what exactly is Pandowdy, you ask? “Well, it’s basically a deep-dish pie, without the bottom crust and it’s typically spiced apple with molasses or maple syrup. And the top crust is super rich and flakey, almost like a biscuity-drop crust (but way […]

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Blackberry and Anise Skillet Crumble

The sun is shining, sandals are out and real berries are back on shelves. We think it is about time to treat yourself with a mouthwatering blackberry and anise skillet crumble! The two ingredients go so well together. Our Pacific Northwest friend, Joana of Jojotastic, used the FINEX 8″ Cast Iron Skillet to whip up […]

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Oven-roasted Rosemary Chicken Thighs

How could you not love juicy chicken thighs, rosemary, lemons, garlic and olive oil? Check out this quick and easy oven-roasted rosemary chicken thighs served with sugar snap peas and quinoa recipe by Stephanie of www.iamafoodblog.com Want to read more from FINEX? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

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Exciting New Products

FINEX fans, It’s been a crazy ride. In the past two years we’ve grown from an idea to a successful small business through two amazing Kickstarter projects, national exposure, supportive fans, and a growing list of specialty retailers. We are about to take the next big step. After months of planning and development, we are […]

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White Wine Braised Drumsticks with Leeks, Mushrooms & Spice Oil

Get your skillet ready. This flavorful white wine braised drumsticks recipe by Christiann Koepke of Portland Fresh is about to become your new favorite chicken dish! “This recipe utilizes the lid specifically for the braising portion of the process and works just wonderfully. I’ve realized that it really acts like a dutch oven in a […]

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Thai Red Curry Recipe

Last year Rue Magazine put one of our favorite food stylists, Jasmine, to work creating a great dish using the FINEX 12″ Cast Iron Skillet. With the robust flavors, Jasmine made a delicious Thai Red Curry that has an easy-to-follow cast iron skillet recipe. Happy eating! Want to read more from FINEX? Follow us on […]

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Canada’s Style at Home

Check out FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Co. in the January issue of Canada’s Style at Home Magazine. Get your copy here. Want to read more from FINEX? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

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Cast Iron Skillet Turkey Hash with Soft-Cooked Eggs

There is no better or more enjoyable way to use up leftover turkey than to make turkey hash. This hash is wonderful for a weekend brunch or for an easy weeknight supper, especially after the big Thanksgiving meal. I like to serve the hash with a tossed green salad or a simple steamed vegetable and a crusty loaf of bread. Pass Tabasco or other hot sauce at the table; the vinegary, smoky flavor of hot sauce compliments the turkey, tarragon, and runny soft-cooked eggs perfectly.

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Meet The Cookery Wife

Andrea and Hannah are two ambitious food bloggers who run The Cookery Wife from two separate states (Texas & Oregon). We recently sat down with them to learn a little more about their inspirations, cooking styles, childhood memories and more. Like they say, come on in and pull up a chair. The coffee is hot!

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Peach Pie Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

Every year we anxiously await peach season here in Oregon. This year we celebrated its return by whipping up this delicious peach pie with FINEX guest chef Wes Sixeas. We topped it off with our favorite vanilla ice cream.

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Blueberry Pancakes

My neighbor has some amazing blueberry bushes growing in her garden so she let me fill up a mason jar with them. I decided to bring them into work and make some pancakes for the team. The results were phenomenal. INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

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FINEX Cast Iron Lid Sneak Peek

We wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your supportive and constructive feedback over the last several months. We have definitely continued learning new pieces in building the premium customer relationship that you deserve and that we strive for.

We have also been listening to your desires for new FINEX cookware. The number one request since the very beginning has been a cast iron lid for our 12″ Cast Iron Skillet (followed closely by a smaller-sized skillet).  We are excited to announce that our team has started working on the lid, with an initial rendering shown below. We should have more information about it later this month.

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It’s all in the details

“The concept of craftsmanship fascinates and drives me. There are many definitions of craftsmanship. My understanding of craftsmanship is much more fundamental.

Craftsmanship is doing what you love and doing it right.

No matter what you do — designer, baker, electrician, architect, author — your job is your craft.

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Making Croutons with Cast Iron Skillets

Matthew Card is a Portland-based food writer, recipe developer, and consultant. He has served as a Test Cook and Contributing Editor for Cook’s Illustrated magazine for more than a dozen years. He is also a former Oregonian columnist (“Good Food for Less”) and Mix Magazine writer. He stopped by AM Northwest’s Test Kitchen to teach the audience how to make croutons using stale bread, olive oil and a cast iron skillet.

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The Unsolved Mystery of the World’s Largest Cast Iron Skillet

We tripped across this massive unmarked skillet while hunting for vintage cast iron the other day and it “accidentally” ended up in the ever growing FINEX collection.

It is well over 20 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep and weighs in at a ridiculously heavy 36 pounds and 3 ounces. The casting quality is rough and it has a heat ring and a gate mark on the bottom of the pan.

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Basic Care of Your New Cast Iron Skillet

FINEX 12-inch cast iron skillet with oill

For hundreds of years cast iron skillets have been used to cook mouthwatering meals. They are unparalleled in heat retention, heat distribution and versatility, which makes them perfect for just about any cooking task. You can bake a cake, fry a chicken, make cornbread, stir-fry vegetables or even sear a filet. Taking care of your cast iron skillet may seem daunting at first but with a little attention your skillet will last a lifetime. We’ve compiled four basic care tips to help you prolong the life of your skillet.

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