We love to cook with cast iron, for us, there is nothing better than cast iron cookware. We know that we are not the only ones to love cast iron, so for this reason, today we decided to bring you our STUR Skillet Review.
A Cast iron skillet is an essential piece of equipment for any cook. It not only transitions from grill to stovetop to oven with ease, but it’s versatile enough to sear steaks or bake fluffy cakes. What’s more, the durable material improves over time, forming a natural nonstick seasoning that’s even better than chemical coatings. Cast iron is practically indestructible, so long as you know how to clean and handle it.
There are many different shapes, styles, and strengths of cast iron skillets, but today we'll look closely at STUR skillets which are at this moment our favorite ones!
Filip Mierzwa and Simon Koestler are two friends that are looking to change the cast-iron cookware market. In the search for pans, pots, and knives with a good price-performance ratio, they realize that there is usually insufficient or even incorrect information on the Internet and even in specialist shops. Their journey to look for the best cookware led them to launch their own skillet brand with one of Germany's biggest-ever Kickstarter campaigns, having collected pre-orders totaling over 1.85 million euros.
Together with the STUR community (which now consists of over 12,000 people) and the renowned industrial designers Peter Lasch and Bastian Prillwitz, they were able to launch their STUR skillets to the market. At this moment there are two skillets available, one large with 28 cm (11-inch) and one medium with 24 cm (9.5-inch).
STUR skillet is cast in one piece and made of 100 % cast iron. This means that the handle won't get loose, which increases the lifetime of your skillet to basically forever.
However, this is not the main reason why we love these skillets. Thanks to an optimized design with thin sidewalls, this skillet is lighter than conventional cast-iron skillets. For us, it was the lightweight that made us fall in love with these skillets. When we compared the weight of the STUR skillet with other models on the market like the STAUB skillet, we registered a difference of 25% (approximately 500 g / 1.31 lb) in weight. (this comparison was made in 28 cm skillets).
Another characteristic that we really enjoy was the smooth texture of the skillet. This smooth texture, not only makes the skillet look awesome but when combined with the several layers of natural grapeseed oil that are added to the pan in the factory, gives this skillet good non-stick properties, without the need to use artificial coating or chemicals.
Last but not least, as all good cast iron skillets, the STUR skillet can be used in every type of stove: whether ceramic, electric, gas, or induction. And of course, it can also be used in the oven or any barbecue.
Having said all this, the STUR Skillet is basically a cast-iron skillet designed for the 21st century: lighter, smoother, built for everyday cooking and made to last.
Dimensions: 28 cm (11-inch)
Weight: 2.4 kg (5.3 lb)
Dimensions: 24 cm (9.5-inch)
Weight: 1.8 kg (4 lb)
After years of using different cast-iron skillets, we can say with confidence that STUR skillets are among the best cast-iron skillets on the market. Although these skillets require some maintenance and proper care, they are without any doubt our favorite cast-iron skillets to use. Not only do they look great but they feel even better! Their lightweight is perfect for everyday use, and after you cook with these skillets it will be very difficult to go back to your old heavy cast-iron skillet.
For those who are looking for the first cast-iron skillet, we believe that STUR is a great option. Not only these skillets will provide you a great time in the kitchen, but they also will not break your bank as it happens with some models on the market.
The cast-iron skillets from STUR are between the best cast-iron skillets we ever used! Its design, smooth finish, and lightweight make these skillets our favorite ones on the market.