Summit Nitrogen Hardened Iron Beijing Wok Pan Embossed 11.8" dia
Introducing Nitrogen-Hardened wok pan, a new series of iron cookware from Summit Japan. This pan is infused with nitrogen, offering durability, rust resistance, and all the benefits of traditional carbon steel cookware without the risk of scratching or chipping. Also, nitrogen pans are compatible with induction heat.
The carbon steel cookware improves as you use it and will last years with the proper care. Their excellent heat conductivity makes them perfect for fried, stir-fried, and grilled foods. Also its lightweight ensures a seamless cooking experience.
- Materials: [Pan] Iron, Silicone coated (non-toxic), [Handle] Wood
- Dimensions: 11.8" dia x 3.4" ht (30cm dia x 8.7cm ht), Total length: 19.7" (50cm)
- Weight: 2.24 lbs (1,016g)
- Iron Thickness: 1.2mm
- Made in Japan
- Ideal cooktops
How to use
The nitrogen wok pan heats up rapidly, so preheating with medium heat helps prevent food from burning. Apply oil to the surface of the pan for a non-stick-like finish. After use, wash it with warm water using a scrubber such as tawashi/palm brush (not necessary to completely remove oil on the surface), and lightly heat the pan again to completely dry it before storing it. This pan is also excellent for deep frying.
Frequently asked questions
- Q: Is it safe to use metal utensils for nitrogen iron pans? What to do if it's scratched?
- A: Feel free to use an iron ladle with an iron pot; it's perfectly fine. The surface of the nitrided iron is significantly hardened through heat treatment. While it's quite resistant to scratches, even if it does get scratched, it's important to note that the nitriding treatment is not applied as a coating. Instead, it's infused into the surface of the iron through heat treatment. Therefore, scratches won't have any impact, and you can continue using it without any concerns.
- Q: How to clean the pan when it gets burnt?
- A: If the embossed bottom is not burnt, you can use a regular scrubbing brush (Tawashi). However, if it's burnt, depending on the severity, it's acceptable to use a stronger steel scrubbing brush. The surface is hard, so there's no need to worry about damaging it. If you encounter severe burnt areas, you can boil water in the nitrided iron pot to soften the burnt residue, and then use a steel scrubbing brush to remove it.
- Q: When wiping the surface after cleaning the pan, the paper towel turned black. Is it normal?
- A: The reason the paper towel turned black is due to the anti-acid coating on the surface of the nitrided iron. When you wipe the pot surface with a paper towel while it's warm, the coating becomes easier to remove. This occurrence tends to diminish with repeated use of the nitrided iron pot. The black mark on the paper is also iron, so it's not harmful.
Summit Kogyo is an iron kitchenware manufacturing specialist located in Tsubame Sanjo, a famous metalworking city, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Summit has been in business for over 70 years creating these durable products using the time-tested techniques of their metalworking craftsmen. Summit's Iron Pan is constructed with a thick bottom and thinner sides creating uniform heat conduction, good heat retention, and lightweight enough for easy everyday use. This is the most balanced cookware perfect for home cooks and is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.