Much like their cast iron counterparts, wrought iron frying pans can be used for a very long time with proper care. Also like cast iron cookware, washing with dish soap is not recommended, as soap can clear away the oil built up on the surface of the metal over time - oil that helps to keep food from sticking or burning.

To get the most out of your Tangetsu Iron Frying Pan, follow the instructions below, and please feel free to contact us at with any questions.

Before first use

  1. Wash the main unit thoroughly with dish soap and a sponge, then dry.
  2. Place the frying pan on the stove and gradually heat it, slowly working from low heat to high heat. (Note that rapid heading may deform the pan.) Once the center of the pan has turned yellow or light blue, turn off the heat and let it cool for a while.
  3. Add a generous amount of a neutral oil and heat on low for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Transfer any excess oil to another container.
  5. Carefully distribute the remaining oil by wiping with a cloth or paper towel while the pan is still hot. (Be careful not to burn yourself.)

Before each use

  1. Heat a small amount of neutral oil in the pan over low to medium heat.
  2. When the oil is hot enough to cover the frying pan, wipe away excess oil.

After each use

  1. Before the pan cools, wash it with hot water and a scrubber or brush. Do not use soap.
  2. After washing, thoroughly dry the pan by hand, then heat it on low to finish drying.
  3. Once the pan has cooled, apply a thin layer of neutral oil and store.