Our incredible black steel fry pans are amazingly strong and made to last. Black steel distributes heat excellently. Fry pans in black steel are for all hob types. High quality, extra strong steel strip handle. Heavy duty construction. Can be "seasoned" For non stick use and prolonged life. Before the first use: place the frying pan under hot running water for a few minutes, using a cleaning brush If necessary to remove the remains of the protective layer. Dry the frying, add oil, slices of potatoes and a large portion of salt and fry for a few minutes. Discard contents, then briefly reheat frying pan with a little oil, remove from heat and wipe with paper towel. After use: wipe with paper towel or if necessary rinse under hot water. Do not use dish soap. Dry and re-grease lightly.