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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
12,553 backers pledged $1,633,361 to help bring this project to life.

Mini Update: Address Changes and Pan Delivery

Posted by Field Company (Creator)

Q: My address has changed since I backed your project. Can you please update? 

A: No problem, we will be asking you for your most up to date address 2-4 weeks before your production run is due to ship. This will be emailed to you in the form of a Backer Survey.

Q: When can I expect my pan? 

A: We are targeting mid October for the 1st Production Run to ship, which will begin the shipping cadence we published during our campaign, though we hope to go faster. As we get firmly into production, we’ll be able to publish a shipping schedule.

If you have a question you think everyone would want to know the answer to, consider posting it in the comments on our main Kickstarter page instead of sending us a direct message. The benefit is two-fold, we can make the answer public, and/or another backer may already have the answer and can respond more quickly than us.

In the next update, we'll share a lot more of all the goings on for those of you who like a good read. 

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    1. Adrian Paul on

      Hi, received my pan, used it once took great care of it and the next day it was rusting, is this normal? What should I do?

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      Zeeteah Massiah on

      Hi guys. When can I expect to receive my Skillet? I live in London. Any possibility before Christmas?

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      Sammi Maon on

      I went to your website to check my place and my email address could not be found. How do I reach you to make sure you have my email address?

    4. Yvette Crabtree on

      Time to give us another update please! It's October! Are you still looking at mid-October?

    5. Uncle Lanky Frank on

      I'm so excited to give these out for Christmas. Now I can keep all the old Griswold for myself. I honestly never expected anyone to make this quality of iron in the United States in my lifetime, and I'm even more proud that it's a family company! I'd like to pre-order pans #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 please.

    6. Martin Fredrickson on

      I'm a first run backer and I just got my survey e-mail today. It is exciting to know it is coming soon.

    7. Patrick Marini on

      Hoping you get the 3rd production run out before July 2017. This is part of a wedding gift, would be bummed if we have to show up with nothing.

    8. Cisco Jimenez

      I Am moving in Mid-November, do I need to change my address??

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      Debra Rowe on

      When will you be gathering updates to addresses for the deliveries? I am excited to get your pan. It is getting close, and you must be working hard. Thanks for the updates.
      Debra Rowe

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      James B Watters on

      Thanks Bryan. You're right, I need to be more patient. A schedule would be most helpful to manage expectations.

    11. Bryan Calixto on

      @James B Waters
      I understand your frustration but you should understand what kickstarter is. It's concepts being developed in to a product. Delays happen, so patience is key.
      The concept is great and quality control is something that many of us want prioritized. It's going to take longer than you expected James, but iron skillets last forever. Waiting a few extra months for a well made product is well worth it.

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      James B Watters on

      This is my first Kickstarter and probably my last. I'm in the 4th production run. The estimated date given to me originally was Oct 2016. Here it is Sept.17 and the first run has not been shipped. Had I known that this product was a science project that would take this long and not be in the delivery phase, I would not have signed up with a pledge. You people need to set schedules for each production run instead of running away from the facts. You need to be honest with people especially when you've accepted their money and provide reasonable delivery schedules. Updates are useless if they say nothing and that's what you have been saying. I'm really disappointed.

    13. Lisa Bredenkamp on

      Awesome! I moved and have a new stove - a glass top. Can you tell me if the skillet will be smooth enough to use safely on a glass stovetop?

      Thank you!

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      Gregg Nowell on

      April is now October, so my July is now January, 2017? Two of the pans were to be Christmas gifts. Oh, well.

    15. Field Company Creator on

      @Gary M - Sorry we've rocked your faith. Neither my brother nor I have much customer service experience. However, we will very quickly dispel your fears by simply shipping some darn pans. Sound good?

      @Hans - we have to be careful about our Intellectual Property when we post. We'll try to give some good details on the next update, but we still need to keep our hand a little close to our chest or the 5-6 months we've endured could become an instruction guide in How to Start a Cast Iron Skillet Business. And while we're all for more cast iron, we're not for shooting ourselves in the foot.

    16. Kirsten Haugen on

      Thanks for the update! And for your hardline commitment to quality - worth the wait!

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      Steve Campbell on

      Cast iron is such a good way to cook. I have several pieces from my grandmother, she was born in 1881, and the reason I jumped at this opportunity is that everything from skillets to deep fry-pans and dutch ovens are sand cast and rough. Here we are in the 21st century and our ancestors were making better material in the 1800's. It is going be fantastic to actually purchase a cast iron product that matches the skills demonstrated over 150 years ago. Makes one wonder if we are really going in the right direction or not.

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      Gary M on

      beginning to question this project, lots of updates, great explanations and well 'managed' excuses. On 'paper' i really loved what your project was about but i begin to wonder if the emperor / empress has real clothes. I am still rooting for your success but growing wary

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      Fiona MacNeill on

      You are kindred spirits, in your love of cast iron. I believe in your process and in the process of Kickstarter. I have normally bought my cast iron pieces at thrift stores and flea markets. They are sometimes in pretty bad condition, and it takes a long time to work with them to get them seasoned and ready for use. Each ofl my children left home with a good skillet, and I continue to "rescue" cast iron to keep on hand to give to others.
      I am appreciative that you are not rushing it, and the Field skillet will be the best it can be. This will be a skillet purchased new (The only cast iron I have purchased new was a dutch oven) so I will not have to spend a lot of time bringing it back to life.
      Thanks for valuing quality cast iron cookware, the details you have put into it, and I look forward to the skillet when it comes, even if it takes twice as long as now. Supporting a Kickstarter project is just that; it is not the purchase of an item, but support of something we believe in. I am passionate about cast iron, and I believe in your skillet.

    20. Hans Melius on

      You mentioned difficulties with the production of the pans in one of Instagram/FB posts. Why wasn't the particulars of those difficulties addressed in this newest update?