When cooking with the UPAN and getting the best results we recommend the use of a 1”(24.5mm) natural bristle pastry brush, as they provide the best distribution of butter or oil and fit easily along the channels.
The design of the UPAN utilises all of the surfaces to cook the sausages, so making sure all the surfaces have an even coating when greasing the pan is essential in ensuring no split skins.
This also helps protect the surface of the seasoned cast iron and allows you to use the minimum amount of butter or oil needed.
Once you start using a pastry brush for oils and butter you always seem to find another use from basting chicken to oiling baked potato and roasting vegetables. They are great for getting great coverage with minimum butter or oil. For this reason we recommend buying them in pairs.
The seasoned finish on the UPAN is 100% flaxseed oil that is been heated to 800c. This bonds it to the cast iron to form a natural non-stick coating free off PFAS (poly-fluoroalkyl substances). For more information about seasoned cast iron cookware and how to repair and maintain the surface follow our blog here link Cast iron care and maintenance
The design of the UPAN concentrates the heat to a central point, which makes it ideal for cooking bacon and the curved surface will allow you to sear meatballs evenly all the way around. Watch our two videos on cooking Crispy Bacon and Meatballs