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Alex Pole Frying Pan


A perfectly formed and forged frying pan. Each pan is individually handcrafted by Somerset based forger Alex Pole.

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Featuring a hand-spun carbon steel base, with a hand-forged handle finished with beautiful copper rivets. Raw steel pans are fantastic to cook with. They have no chemical or industrial coatings and as such are better for both the environment and for you.

Available in 6, 8 or 11-inch width. For use with induction, gas, electric, open fire or in the oven.

Delivery information

We deliver nationwide. To guarantee Saturday delivery, orders should be placed by midnight on the preceding Thursday. Our chilled and frozen items are packed using ice packs and environmentally friendly Woolcool.


Total length: 53cm | Handle length: 23 cm
Pan width: 27.5cm | Pan depth: 5cm | Weight: 1.6 kg

Total length: 41 cm | Handle length: 21 cm
Pan width: 20 cm | Pan depth: 5 cm | Weight: 1 kg

Total length: 33.5 cm | Handle length: 18.5 cm
Pan width: 15 cm | Pan depth: 4 cm | Weight: 0.5 kg

About Alex Pole

Each piece Alex Pole makes at The Forge starts as a simple bar of steel, we then heat and work these bars until they have reached the correct size, shape and style. Simple forms, clean lines and functionality; these are the foundations of our work.

Making objects that are built to last is extremely important to us at The Forge and we hope that you get many years of use, and pleasure, from our utensils.

Caring for your pan

Alex Pole Pans are spun from raw steel, pre-seasoned with rapeseed oil and baked at around 400 degrees to give a sealed finish. This makes the pans ready to cook. However, for best results we advise regular re-seasoning, especially after the first few times of use.
The colour of the pan will change from the blue/grey when is arrives too much darker red/brown and even black - this is completely normal and is reflecting the build up of seasoning. Cooking some foods (especially acidic produce like tomatoes) can remove some of the seasoning, this may result in a pale silver finish but the seasoning can be easily re-applied.
The pans are all spun by hand and as such can pick up scratches and tooling marks during this highly skilled process. This does not effect the pan.

Carbon steel will rust if left wet for too long. For best results wash your pan in hot water and dry up thoroughly after use and store in a dry place.
Steel pans can be re-seasoned after every use if desired and re-heating in the oven with a little oil after cleaning is a good idea.
Do not put your pan in the dishwasher – it will rust. Do not use detergent or excessive soap.