How Cast Iron Pans Are Made by Hand at Borough Furnace — Handmade

How Cast Iron Pans Are Made by Hand at Borough Furnace — Handmade

On this episode of ‘Handmade,’ John Truex and Liz Seru, co-owners of metal casting workshop Borough Furnace in Owego, New York, show us how cast iron pans are made by hand, from designing, casting, sanding, seasoning and beyond. You can see more of the shop’s work here:

Producers: Carla Francescutti, Pelin Keskin
Director: Carla Francescutti
Camera: Carla Francescutti, Murilo Ferreira
Editor: Carla Francescutti

Executive Producer: Stephen Pelletteri
Development Producer: McGraw Wolfman
Coordinating Producer: Stefania Orrù
Audience Engagement: Daniel Geneen, Terri Ciccone
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45 thoughts on “How Cast Iron Pans Are Made by Hand at Borough Furnace — Handmade

  1. Brake rotors are no longer manufactured in the United States or Canada for aftermarket consumption. The “domestic” brands you may be familiar with (Raybestos,Wagner, Bendix, Centric, Motorcraft, Delco) are all manufactured in China/Taiwan

    So you are buying Chinese iron not American!!!!!

  2. Выглядит очень красиво и технологично. Насколько удобны чугунные ручки у сковороды? Не нагревается ли она в процессе приготовления еды?

  3. Impressive? Yes, but one of these skillets is $300. It defeats the purpose of cast iron. cheap cookware that will last forever. when there's so many great cast iron skillets out there at a way better price, buying one of these skillets cant be justified

  4. I don't get why the side dips down where the handle is on the pan, you can only hold as much liquid as the lowest part of the side so everywhere else where its higher is redundant.

  5. I love cast iron but all there products are over 200. I guess I will start with Lodge until my tax bracket increases. But honestly that is not a bad price for something that will last a few lifetimes.

  6. DONT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY – @eater, I was inspired by this video to get a Dutch oven from Borough Furnace. My best friend purchased one for me for my wedding gift. A year later, it has not arrived and the company has stopped responding. Dozens of other customers are in the same boat, scammed hundreds of dollars. @Eater, do you have any info on if this company went under?

  7. It's a shame this company has an incredibly bad reputation now. A ton of negative feedback in regards to delays in shipping, some over a year and even up to 2 years without people getting their products. Little to no communication with people and not refunding after all that time. Really wanted to order something but not chancing it. Very disappointing.

  8. I'm trying to understand the forming process. At 0.40 they show a mold. Then something gets filled with sand. I'm not understanding where the cavity is between the sand and the mold.

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