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Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron—an American classic meticulously redesigned with a modern twist: The Field Skillet
Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron—an American classic meticulously redesigned with a modern twist: The Field Skillet
Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron—an American classic meticulously redesigned with a modern twist: The Field Skillet
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      William Jay Parris on August 11

      I ve had my 8" pans for sometime use them A LOT and really love everything about them but the seasoning. Mine seasoning wore off in places and I think it was due to me steaming some frozen meatballs in a little water before frying them. I have removed the season at this point and am reseasoning them with unrefined flax seed oil. I have done this before with other cast irons pans with fantastic results. you can google search flax seed cast iron and find the process pretty easily. Even though I need to do this, I still love them and have no regrets. How can I get a 10" pan? I must have missed an offer.

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      william tom on August 2

      like the rest of us that have not received the add on 10" pan, a general update would be nice. I'm sure you guys are working hard to get the perfect product out, and i appreciate that, but a general timely update to us would be reassuring.
      oh, and i love my 8".

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      Joseph G. Spears on July 29

      Received my #10 yesterday. Looks great and will be a great addition to my kitchen. Thanks for all of the hard work on making things happen for this project. I know its been quite a ride. Some ideas for the future--Lids for the pans, addition of a pouring spout, a grill pan.

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      Gerald Treptow on July 27

      I have yet to receive my pans also from the last run of the sweet and savory. This was a second pledge that I made later. I did receive my single pan from the 2nd run on my main account. I thought I remember others that pledged on different accounts. Any of you others have fulfillment problems? I had both pledges set to ship to the same address and checking Backerkit shows both pledges set as shipped the same day, with the same tracking number.

    5. Field Company Creator on July 26

      All Kickstarter orders have been fulfilled with the exception of add-on #10s. If you were in an early Kickstarter run and haven't received a pan, it means we never got your address or there was an issue with the final leg of delivery (USPS or UPS). If you find yourself in this position, please email us at help@fieldcompany.com

      Andy and Casie, thank you very much for your kind words. We love hearing stories of Field Skillets home position to be right on the stove top.

    6. Zach Splaingard on July 25

      I have yet to receive my #8 pan from the SECOND production run. Hearing Anova has pans for sale makes this totally unacceptable. Where is my pan?

    7. Tina Muheim on July 23

      Glad I'm not the only one waiting for their #10....

    8. Andy Butler on July 20

      @Margo - it's probably that the shipping label was pre-printed for it well before your order was ready. I ship and get shipped tons of stuff and this have seen this before. I imagine that their shipping manager gets their labels in order well ahead of time.

    9. Andy Butler on July 20

      Just received my #10 today. It's immaculate! I've been in cooking all sorts of things in my #8, from pan frying, searing steak/fish, roasting veggies, making fritattas, frying up eggs, and it's worked flawlessly. I did put another layer of flaxseed seasoning on it and it's been performing even better than my better teflon non-stick pans. For those of you still waiting on your #10, I assure you - it's worth the wait! I got frustrated too, but like with any new company there's going to be initial manufacturing setbacks. You're gonna love your pan when you get it!

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      Casie on July 19

      My pan's arrived. It'll be getting a hard initial workout today. Our deep freezer quit and a bunch of meat started to thaw. We're going to cook up all that meat today and the larger pan is greatly appreciated. .
      I have a glass lid that was a perfect fit for my Lodge pan of the same size. I'm sorry that it isn't an exact match on the top of this pan. It is definitely a lighter pan, though. My sister was pleased when she realized it was deep enough for the pan frying she likes to do. I think she expected a shallower pan when she picked up the shipping box.

      The machining marks are smaller on this pan than the original and I expect them to vanish just as completely after a little use. The pan is also definitely lighter than the Lodge. After we cook in a few times I'll post the results.

      We've been very happy with the smaller pan as it is big enough for most meals in our household of five females. It's used so often that it's official storage location is on the stove top. I can only hope this larger pan will work as well for our larger recipes and events.

    11. Margot Avery on July 14

      I have not gotten my pan even though I was sent a tracking number six weeks ago. When I try to track it I'm only told it's "pending" Does that mean it hasn't been sent? or that it's lost?

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      dasman on July 11

      @abaddon1 At this point, all backerkit will tell me is that I spent $150 for a #10 pan. Frankly, I can't imagine why I spent that much on a cast iron pan, but I did. I also can't imagine that there was a more expensive option than that, but maybe there was.

      I do know that I'm looking forward to hopefully receiving something in August...

    13. Field Company Creator on July 11

      Hello Backers. We're working really hard over here! Update on #10s:

      The first 400 pans are in the mail to some of you.
      2,500 are in the supply chain with an order to go AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!

      Two weeks ago, we had a quality control failure at the machining step with over 1000 pans. We received samples today and are optimistic that a solution has been reached. All energy is geared toward completing our preorders, but unfortunately this setback is likely to push us into August to complete our outstanding preorders.

      We apologize for the incredible strain we’ve put on your patience and we are looking into ways to make it right in addition to just getting you your darn pans!!

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      Diana Johnson on July 10

      I was wondering when I can expect to receive my add-on #10 pan. I received my #8 in March. I love it so much, I would like to know when the #10 is shipping.

    15. Karen Boldosser on July 9

      Hi, I'm sort of confused. I purchased an add-in #10, received an "update your shipping address" and have yet to receive my skillet. We love our #8, but am a bit annoyed that you are partnering for a give away without fulfilling your existing orders first. I'd appreciate some info on when I can expect my #10.

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      john macgregor on July 9

      when can I expect to receive my add on #10 skillet?

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      Tom Rypl Jr on July 9

      Supposed to be part of the 7th casting and still haven't gotten a pan or email.

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      Andrew Wood on July 8

      Used mine for a couple of months now. Love it, thank you

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      Chris Rymer on July 6

      Any word on the rest of the #10s?

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      abaddon1 on June 23

      @dasman

      You had a #10 first casting if you added on a "#10 first casting" in backerkit (there were two options, a more expensive "first casting #10 add-on" and a somewhat cheaper "#10 add-on").

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      tim middleton on June 22

      I have also not received my #10 add-on pan.

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      dasman on June 22

      "All #10 First Castings are out the door"... hmm...

      What constitutes a "First Casting"? I added one on to my #8 order with Backerkit, so I presume that means I'm a first casting?

      If so, I have not received any shipping information.

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      abaddon1 on June 21

      @Field Company

      Could be a worthwhile time to put out another full update. Make sure anyone who hasn't paid attention to comments/looked at the page knows that all KS pans should have been delivered, #10s are shipping out (and maybe some info on the seasoning guide?) and any other info you might have for post-ks stuff.

    24. Field Company Creator on June 21

      As summer grilling season gets underway, remember that every grilling situation is improved with a cast iron pan on hand: http://www.tastecooking.com/why-your-grill-should-team-up-with-your-cast-iron-skillet/

      Irene, we've got your support ticket by email and will respond there with more information. It looks like a delivery was attempted by USPS and failed.

    25. Irene Polnyi on June 21

      Where's my pan? I gave my address in March, thanks. this is what i backed:

      $90
      The LAST Kickstarter production run.

      The 7th Run for our final champions. Estimated retail of $100.

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/field-company/the-field-skillet-lighter-smoother-cast-iron/posts/1518651

    26. Tom J. Nelson on June 11

      Just got my shipping Email! I cannot wait!

    27. Bill Wimsatt on June 10

      Got my 10 yesterday. Cooked a simple breakfast of eggs and sausage patties. Tonite maybe cornbread or maybe frittata. Some campfires in a few weeks. Thank you!

      Bill

    28. Elton Daniel on June 10

      Got my #10 and it looked great. But when i heated it up it became apparent that it is cracked

    29. David Upshaw
      Superbacker
      on June 9

      My two #10's came in today. Thank you!

    30. David Upshaw
      Superbacker
      on June 9

      Hello, I haven't heard a word on my two #10's 1st run pans . Currently enjoying the three #8's. Can you tell me where i stand in line and maybe a shipping date? Thanks

    31. Scott Sobe on June 8

      More excuses is all I hear

    32. Scott Sobe on June 8

      $1.6 mil, can't hire someone to answer emails or messages, well run company!

    33. Field Company Creator on June 8

      All 1st Casting #10s are out the door. For the rest of the #10s, we apologize about the communication but we've been working to get a complete picture. We started casting #10s in late April with a standing order of 750 units/week at the foundry. Unfortunately, some obstacles at the foundry have resulted in much lower output. We now have 400 castings at the machine shop and another 1000 processing at the foundry—with more on the way. We are working diligently to get these pans out the door as fast as possible while also taking steps to ensure we are not inventory constrained as we near our formal launch. Thanks so much for your support—which has allowed us to even get to this point.

      We are currently on schedule to complete all #10 preorders by the first week of August and we will make sure to keep you updated if that changes. On the positive side, the 10s are looking beautiful due to a few production and design tweaks and we think folks will appreciate the continuous improvement.

    34. Scott Sobe on June 8

      Another day, and not a reply, sad

    35. Scott Sobe on June 7

      Field Company, would you please reply to my three messages, and email. What are you people doing?

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      DavyE on June 6

      I got my first cast #10 an hour ago. It's smoother than my fifth run #8. The concentric rings on the #10 are not as pronounced as the #8. Later I'm gonna make some eggs for dinner.

      Job well done Field Company. I'm very happy with my skillets. Please release a smaller skillet - a #6 would be nice.

    37. Scott Sobe on June 6

      Got email on 5/3 checking shipping address, still no #10, not a peep, your lack of communication is what's driving many waiting crazy. Why ask my info in May, and not ship yet in June? Piss poor coms

    38. Tom J. Nelson on June 6

      waiting impatiently for my #10 email.

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      Ray Landry on June 5

      Received my #10 pan today with gouges near the center. How do I exchange it?

    40. Mykll Valiant
      Superbacker
      on June 4

      Got my first run #10 this past week. Both sizes have been a pleasure to use and cook with so far. Thanks Field Company!

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      Chester Holsinger on May 31

      I just got an email that my #10 shipped and will be delivered Friday

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      abaddon1 on May 31

      @Rich Harris

      I just got my tracking information for my first run #10.

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      Rich Harris on May 30

      Any updates on the 10in first casting ship date? Thx.

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      GMGQ on May 25

      Very happy with my first ever cast iron pan. Heats up very fast, and gets super hot for searing meats after I've sous vide them. I also use this pan when I want to sear with my blow torch, so the drippings end up seasoning the pan even more ;)

    45. Field Company Creator on May 19

      As everyone breaks in their pans, please show us how you're doing and post photos at http://www.facebook.com/FieldCompany

      As we get into grilling season, here's some classic wisdom from Meathead Goldwyn on various grill grates: http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_guide/guide_to_grill_grates.html and another one on why you really don't need grill marks (or grill pans) http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/mythbusting_grill_marks_and_flipping_meat.html

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      Amanda Eickholt on May 19

      Hands down my favorite Kickstarter of all time. I've had my skillet for awhile now, and I've used it stove top, oven and on the grill. I actually prefer it over my ancient hand me down cast iron. Congrats to Field - you guys did a fantastic job.

    47. Mark Atwood on May 13

      I just got my pan. Will be cooking on it tomorrow morning!

    48. Arleen on May 13

      Purchased two of these instead of getting a Le Creuset. I made a mistake. Should have just gotten a Le Creuset. These pans don't heat evenly and they stick like crazy. Using a ton of oil to cook a "pre seasoned" pan is ridiculous. If these can be refunded, I'd like to do that please.

    49. Bill Wimsatt on May 13

      My daughters love the #8 pans! Looking forward to my #10!

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      Del Merritt on May 12

      Got my pair of #8 pans today - I was in the last round of the sweet&savory level.
      The pans are a little bigger than I was expecting, about the size of my 30+ year-ago yard-sale find. But they are definitely lighter (4.01 and 4.3+) lbs each compared to the 5.335 lbs for my old pan. They are also smoother on the interior. My old pan has pouring channels on each side, which is a plus for it. But the weight difference should help balance that out.
      They are in the oven now getting a fresh seasoning. We'll see how they compare to the old pan soon!

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