12 Best Carbon Steel Skillets In Pretty Much Every Size You’ll Ever Need

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Carbon steel skillets are a must for any serious kitchen. Of course, they help you, you know, cook things, but they are also a cinch to clean unlike lesser skillets and pans. The best carbon steel skillets, of course, come in all different sizes, and a collection of them rather than just one solitary skillet is always a good idea.

So whether you just want that one special carbon steel skillet or want to pick and choose which sizes to add to your collection, you’ll find it here with one – or more – of these 12 best carbon steel skillets available today.

Matfer Bourgeat Black Steel Round Fry Pan, 11 7/8”
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Checking in at just a hair under 12”, this skillet is made from black carbon steel which sounds like something they’d make a sword out of on Game of Thrones. But swords and thrones can wait because you can get it all in a skillet. But don’t be intimidated because black carbon steel is actually a natural mineral meaning you don’t have to worry about any harsh or dangerous chemicals here. The perfect start – or addition – to your collection of carbon steel skillets.

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BK Cookware Skillet 10”
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More of that black carbon steel here in this 10” offering. Lightweight and easy to handle, it was the winner of the 2019 Red Dot Award for design, which means it’s as fashionable as it is useful. It can also take up to 600 degrees which means it can handle pretty much whatever job you need it to. A great combination which will last you for years.

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De Buyer Mineral B Round Carbon Steel Fry Pan, 12.5”
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Getting a little bigger, this one actually is 12.6”. 99% carbon steel, the 1% is actually beeswax, which keeps it from oxidizing and thus rusting which nobody wants or needs. But the bee wax also helps to assist in seasoning your food, and since it’s made in France, you know they know all about how to make the perfect food.

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Lodge Carbon Steel Skillet, 8”
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Sometimes you don’t want or need a monstrosity which takes up too much room, both in your kitchen and on the stove itself. This 8” beauty is the perfect solution, and is listed by Amazon as their choice when it comes to carbon steel skillets. Since it is already pre-seasoned in oil, you are guaranteed a killer flavor experience with every use. No wonder Amazon loves it so much.

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Merten and Storck Carbon Steel Frying Pan, 10”
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Another 10” pan, it’s also maybe a touch less expensive than some of the other brands. But since it is still made from carbon steel you know you’re still getting a quality skillet. That’s just a tough combo to pass up. Plus, it also handles those 600-degree jobs if things get wild in the kitchen and your heart.

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MINERAL B Round Carbon Steel Omelet-Pan, 9.5”
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Three things: one, it’s a carbon steel omelet pan for something maybe a little different. Gotta get that omelet game going. Two, at 9.5”, it will still give you all that carbon steel goodness without blowing up your space. And three: it’s a De Buyer even if that’s not in the title, which means it’s guaranteed quality. Add it all up, and you have something unique and guaranteed to liven up your kitchen a bit. Trust the French? Yes, at least when it comes to cooking.

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MINERAL B Round Carbon Steel Mini Fry Pan, 4.75”
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Let’s keep rolling with De Buyer and their killer skillets with this little guy, and hey man, it’s not the size of the skillet, it’s how you use it. Okay, fine, it’s at least a little about the size, which is perfect for those single serving jobs and again won’t take up too much space. And since it checks in under 5” it’s also less than half the price of the bigger De Buyer MINERAL B carbon steel skillets.

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Mauviel M’Steel, Carbon, Non-Stick Fry Pan, 11”
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M’Steel! Indeed. Yours and mine if we want a quality carbon steel skillet and, well, that’s what we’re here for, right? Right. It’s not tiny at 11”, but we all need something for those bigger meals and this hits that sweet spot. It’s not just a carbon steel skillet either, it’s got that BLACK carbon steel which is tougher and yet lighter weight than normal carbon steel and certainly than plain old steel skillets, the kind your parents probably still use. This is a tool for a savvier generation, again like you and me.

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AUS-ION Skillet, 7.5”
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Made in Australia, this is a professional grade skillet which means you’ll find it amongst real chefs so it certainly should fit your kitchen. It’s got a smaller size at 7.5”, but again, that is good for your own spacing needs without being too small either. AUS-ION even claims that this can be used for generations, which is a hell of a claim, but one which should make you confident you are getting the best of the best.

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KYTD Carbon Steel Wok, 14”
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This Chinese import is obviously huge at 14”, which just means you get all the wok you can handle. And as I just said, it’s a wok style skillet, which makes it a little different and great for specific, uh, wokkings. You get that round bottom plus the carbon steel of more traditional skillets giving you yet another invaluable tool in your kitchen arsenal.

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Marquette Castings 10.75” Carbon Steel Skillet
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An upper-end skillet, this carbon steel 10.75” bad boy is pre-seasoned and just waiting for you to use. It’s a bit more expensive than the rest of the carbon steel skillets we’ve talked about, but hey, sometimes you get what you pay for. You certainly do here, as it also comes with a Lifetime Warranty. I mean, a skillet with a Lifetime Warranty? Now that is a company which trusts its own product and so should you. Just buy it, make it part of your kitchen and never worry about having to buy another again.

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De Buyer Carbon Steel Frying Pan, 14 1/8”
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And finally, we end with another De Buyer. Hey, what can I say? They are the kings of this game. And at a bit over 14”, this is the biggest and perhaps best in that game. It’s certainly a must for anyone who cooks for more than one or anyone who just wants and needs something this size to serve as the centerpiece of their carbon steel skillet collection. Or anyone who cooks anything, really. And I’m pretty sure that means you.

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