Korean bronze frying pan, 28cm
A sandcast bronze frying pan from the Geochang Yugi workshop in Dooma-ri, Geochang-gun, South Korea. Founded in 1924 Geochang Yugi is now in its fourth generation of dedicated craft production. Each piece is cast by hand from a specialist alloy of 78% copper and 22% tin, heated once to 1500c for mixing and again to 1200c in a crucible for manual pouring. These pans are left largely unpolished, still with their sandcast surface, a fitting tribute to their making, but also a better surface for gradual seasoning through use, a better surface for frying. Like our iron pans these will develop a patina through use, and like our iron pans they should never be put through a dishwasher, left too long wet, or too vigorously cleaned, at least to the inside. 28cm, as is traditional with frying pans these measurements are across the top. One supplied.