A small, family run company, the spun iron cookware and bakeware from Netherton Foundry is designed, sourced, and handmade in South Shropshire - right in the heart of England. While cast iron is more widely recognised, spun iron is far lighter in weight and easier to manoeuvre.
The functionality of spun iron is very similar to cast iron; Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware distributes heat evenly, browning food evenly and consistently. At Borough Kitchen, we carry a variety of Netherton Foundry cookware - frying pans, woks, and prospector pans, a team favourite for the oven to table serving.
Netherton Foundry also makes exceptional bakeware, turning our incredible baked goods every time. We find ourselves reaching for our Netherton Foundry pieces more often than not; we think you will too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware made?
All Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware is made in South Shropshire, England.
Is Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware pre-seasoned?
Yes. Each piece is finished with organic, locally sourced flaxseed for a non-stick finish, ready for use out of the box. For best results, the manufacturer recommends you wash your new Netherton Foundry item in hot water without soap or detergent, and immediately dry on a low heat on the hob or in a warm oven.
What is spun iron?
Similar in functionality to cast iron, but about half the weight of pans the same size, spun iron cookware and bakeware distributes heat evenly, browning food evenly and consistently.
Is Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware compatible with all hobs?
Yes. You can cook on almost any cooking hob including halogen, gas, electric, induction and ceramic. A best practice is to always heat your pan very slowly at first, if you heat the pan too quickly, the pan will buckle. Also, always use a hob/ring the same size as the pan, as small hobs/rings will warp big pans.
Is Netherton Foundry cookware and bakeware compatible with all ovens?
Yes, however cookware with wooden handles, e.g. Netherton Foundry Frying Pan, Netherton Foundry Wok, Netherton Foundry Crepe Pan must first have the wooden handles removed before going in the oven.
Can I put my Netherton Foundry pan in the dishwasher?
No. The spun iron will rust and the wood handle will get damaged.
How do I clean my Netherton Foundry pan?
After use, clean the pan with a stiff plastic brush and hot water - do not use soap or detergent. Never put your hot pan under cold, running water - this could cause the pan to warp. If food is sticking, pour boiling water over the stuck food to soften it and immediately dry with a towel. The pan should never be allowed to air dry, as it will rust. A best practice is always to dry with a towel and then dry on a low heat on the hob or in a warm oven.
How do I re-season Netherton Foundry pans?
If at any time during the life of your cookware you notice that food sticks to the surface, a dull, grey colour or rust appears, you may need to re-season your cookware. To do this, follow the process below.
Wash the cookware with hot, soapy water and a stiff brush. Note that it’s okay to use soap this time because you are preparing to re-season the cookware. Rinse and dry completely. Next, apply a very thin, even coating of vegetable cooking oil to the cookware inside and out; do not use too much oil as this will result in a sticky finish.
Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any drips. Set oven temperature to 180-200°C and place cookware upside down on the top rack of the oven to prevent pooling. Bake the cookware for at least one hour; then turn the oven off and let the cookware cool in the oven. Store the cookware uncovered, in a dry place when cooled; repeat as necessary.
Where can I buy Netherton Foundry?
You can purchase Netherton Foundry in our Borough Market, Hampstead, Chiswick or Islington Square shops or online. If you purchase online, you can also select our click and collect option in our checkout and collect from one of our stores. If you would like to buy in-store, we recommend you call us on +44 2079989970 or e-mail us at email@example.com to check availability.
Additional information from Netherton Foundry
READ THIS IF YOU ARE COOKING WITH AN INDUCTION HOB OR ANY POWERFUL HOB.
Your Netherton pan is hand-made, so each one is unique. They will not all be as flat as a billiard table. To maintain pan flatness and warranty cover, follow these steps:
Every time you use the pan heat SLOWLY from a LOW setting, before selecting high or full power. Use a hob/ring the same size as the pan base, small hobs/rings
Your Warranty does not cover buckling caused by dropping a hot pan in cold water or fast heating on an induction hob or buckling caused by inappropriate ring/hob size.