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Firebox Ultra Cook Kit - 10 Inch Large
  • Product Code: Firebox Ultra Cook Kit - Large
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$64.95 $72.42

Description

Ultra Versatile, Lightweight, Durable & Can Be Seasoned! Yes, Just Like Cast Iron!

I've been interested in alternatives to non-stick coatings and I love my cast iron cookware... well other than it's too darn heavy. Hard anodized aluminum makes perfect sense, It conducts heat extremely well, it's very abrasion resistant and it's micro structure is perfect to accept a seasoning!  It comes with everything you need in a convenient compact system,  everything nests perfectly and comes in an abrasion resistant 500 wt nylon case. Much more useful than traditional camping cook kits. Use it as a Dutch Oven, it's a pro quality sauté pan and the pie pan makes a great plate! 

Rather than a heavy folding handle I designed a universal light weight handle / pan gripper that works with both the pie pan and the sauté pan not to mention your other pots, pans and stainless steel water bottles!

Included in the Firebox Ultra Cook Kit: premium hard anodized pie pan, professional grade hard anodized fry pan, 500 wt nylon carrying case with para cord closure, and removable handle (long pan lifter). Optional add on item: Cutting board (small to fit down in the pie pan OR large to fit up on the rim of the pie pan). 

The aluminum is behind a ceramic layer of aluminum oxide (very hard and durable) along with your natural oil, seasoning so it never comes into contact with your food.

Disclaimer: Inherent to the manufacturing process, there are unavoidable cosmetic marks on the rim (outside edge) of the frypan.  This does not affect usage or long term durability and we feel it is worth it to have the hard anodizing finish inside and out.


These products are not dishwasher safe - hand wash only.


Weight of Kit: 1lb 12oz

Inside height with Pie Tin on Fry Pan: 3 1/2 inches. 


        How to Season Hard Anodized Aluminum (These instructions are better than the ones included on the package label):

Firebox Fry Pans are special in the fact that their cooking surface is hard anodized rather than being non stick coated. The hard anodizing process transforms the surface layer into a highly conductive ceramic which has a micro structure which accepts a seasoning. Yes, like cast iron but better. Not only is the Firebox Pan much lighter it also handles better. The Firebox Fry Pan's a heat conductivity is way up at 237 where cast iron is only 52. Your Firebox Fry Pan will respond quickly to temperature changes and will heat evenly. Cast iron is slow to heat, slow to cool and can develop hot spots.  It's kinda like the difference between driving a big truck VS a sports car.

Seasoning Instructions: (also available on Youtube - Search “Firebox Fry Pan Seasoning”)

1. Remove the sticky dot.  Warm up your pan, then slowly pull. If your pan is warm enough and you pull slowly enough, it should come off cleanly in one piece.

2. Wash your pan with soap and hot water. Towel dry.

3. Place pan or pans in the oven or backyard bbq grill (with thermometer) if you want the smoke outside and preheat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This will burn off the food grade silicone sealant which was applied to the pan at the factory.

4. When your oven and pan has reached 500 degrees Fahrenheit, remove your pan and carefully (use tongs to hold a crumpled paper towel) apply the first coat of oil. Food grade non Lignan flax oil is best (generally found at health food stores) however, any food grade fat will work (most people use canola or vegetable oil). Spread it on liberally with a saturated paper towel, then wipe it back off with a dry paper towel. Wipe off all the wet, shiny oil until you're left with a mostly dry looking satin finish.  (This will smoke quite a bit so turn on your vent fan and or open the windows)

5. Place your pan in the 500F oven for 30 minutes, then take it out, (look closely at the seasoning layer and you will see a pattern. Most oils bead up into dots. Flax oil lays flat in a bark like pattern) apply another coat of oil using the same wipe on, wipe off technique previously described. Repeat for at least three coats. The more coats the better, I wouldn't do more than six. This builds a polymer layer

6. Let the final coat cook for a full hour at 500F. This hardens and strengthens your polymer layer.


Seasoning continues with use, I recommend using a no stick canola cooking spray until your seasoning has fully developed.

No stick sprays contain lecithin, which helps the oil get deep into the pores. It also Burns easily so I recommend spraying it on then wiping it back off (to avoid a burnt popcorn flavor) prior to adding your preferred cooking oil or fat. When you're finished cooking, wipe your pan of excess oil and bring the heat up until it starts to smoke at which point turn off the heat and allow to cool slowly.

Use instructions:

Contrary to popular belief, your season layer can be scratched so avoid abrasive scrubbers and use non scratching utensils. The good news is that scratches aren't the end of the world; small scratches get filled in with newly polymerized oils with use.

Firebox Pans conduct heat extremely well, so you'll notice that less heat is needed so start low and work your way up slowly until you get a feel for the improved cooking performance. 

Don't walk away when preheating, these pans heat up fast so don't risk overheating an empty pan.

Always respect hot surfaces and use caution. Do not attempt to rapidly cool your frypan. 

Don't walk away when preheating, these pans heat up fast so don't risk overheating an empty pan.





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