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VARDAGEN Frying pan, carbon steel,

Price $ 41.99

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Just as durable and hardwearing as a cast-iron pan, but made of carbon steel which is a lighter material. And with a little care from time to time it will last it generations of cooks.

Article Number604.380.17

Product details

Suitable for all types of cooktops, including induction cooktops.

Made from carbon steel, which spreads heat evenly, keeps the pan warm for a long time, and gives food an even browning.

Can also be used in the oven since it is made entirely of metal.

Two handles make it easy to lift the pan.


Mikael Axelsson

  • To season a carbon steel pot/pan, rub all surfaces with oil. Then heat the pot/pan in the oven or on the cooktop to max. 300°F for a minimum of one hour. Leave it to cool and wipe off excess oil.

    If corrosion or food stains arise, or if food burns and sticks, the pot/pan can be cleaned with steel wool or an abrasive sponge and then re-seasoned.

    Use a cooktop with the same or a smaller diameter to save energy.

    This product is pre-treated with vegetable oil.

  • Material
    Steel, Oil

    Handwash only.

    Suitable for use on gas cooktop.

    Suitable for use on induction cooktop.

    Suitable for use on ceramic glass cooktop.

    Suitable for use on electric cooktop.


    Wash and season this product before using it for the first time. How to season the product, see product information on our web or the information that comes with the product.

    California AB 1200 Information

    This product contains: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs); Iron, Chromium, Nickel

    Authoritative lists: CECBP Priority Chemicals, CWA 303(d), CA MCLs; CA TACs; CWA 303(c); IARC Carcinogens - 1; IRIS Carcinogens - A; NTP 13th RoC - known; OEHHA RELs; Prop 65;

    For more information visit DTSC-CalSAFER

  • The pot/pan gets hot during use. Therefore, always use pot holders when moving it.Do not expose the pot/pan to great variations in temperature, e.g. by placing it directly on a hot cooktop.


Diameter: 11 "

Height: 2 "

Length including handles: 20 "

  • VARDAGENArticle Number604.380.17

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 19 "

    Weight: 4 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 1

Now I love this pan!Diane O.Initially I gave this a bad review and I want to correct it. I didn't realize that it needed to be "seasoned" several times. I was past the return window so I stubbornly re-seasoned until it is now a pan that I love! I can even do over easy eggs in it.. I highly recommend seasoning until it is glazed - Do not expect it to be uniform in color.4
perfect little egg panGeoffWanted a small pan for eggs, and this works well.5
Great valueJAMEGreat pan at a good price5
Great Pan!sueNot too heavy, but holds heat well. Great size and easy to clean.5
Love the fact that it can last long time.EnriqueIt is just a plain carbon steel. No chemical product on top to make it non stick. It is very deep. There is no lid, but I can find a used one cheap. Also, this item is made in Brasil, not in China like most of IKEA’s cookware.5
Good productValentinaGood product5
Tough.DonnaGreat useful shape5
Very nice small carbon steel pan that oozes quality.KennethPerfect for single or small servings. Nice, smooth surface is easy to season that gives a very good non-stick surface. Nice weight and quality feel. Very nice.5
if you like non stickSANDRAif you like non stick pans, this is not for you:(3
Great alternative to cast ironCAROLYNVery well made. I got this to work on my induction cooktop. It’s hefty without being to heavy and it cooks evenly. Now I want the larger one too!5
Nice little panBONNIENice little pan5
Worst productHari b.Leaving carbon out of the pan1
So disappointed! 0 starsChris R.Bought this at IKEA store this weekend while on vacation. It was sealed in a box. Got it home, took it out of box and plastic bag it was in, and there is some kind of extremely sticky residue all over the bottom and one spot inside the pan. I’ve washed it twice in hot soapy water and it won’t come off. It’s not usable. Since I live 4 hours from the store, I can’t return it, so I’m just out $30 now. I’ll stick to buying their furniture in the future.1
New favoriteAnonymousTook me a while to season it correctly, lol, but at the risk of jinxing myself, it’s great! First thing I cooked in it was fish which you’re supposed to avoid in the beginning but it cooked beautifully and nothing stuck. There’s a learning curve for sure but if you’re a little patient it’s worth it (and I’m not patient ;)).4
Not What I ExpectedJodieI am returning this pan. I didn't realize it had to be seasoned, not once, not twice but three times before it could be used! That's too much prep for me. I want to buy a frying pan, wash it and use it right away!2
Love it definitely an upgrade from Lodge!SAMMY S.Those who complain about the finish/coating part of it is following instructions. Wash and scrub before seasoning. If you're not familiar with carbon steel do a little research it's similar to cast iron in care. I have a full lodge set of carbon steel pans. These pans are a lot easier for me to move around with one hand. The curvature is a lot better than the slope of the lodge pans keeping food in easily. The handle is not as long as the lodge and I'm sure the lodge has a reason for it because you want a longer handle over a campfire. To me this is a huge plus! It's easier to store. My Lodge pans are going straight into my camping box I'm no longer using them day to day these have replaced them the weight and handle is very ergonomic. I am not a petite lady 6ft+, but I always was irritated with the weight distribution on the lodge and how I just couldn't easily grab pan with one hand. I hope Ikea introduces more carbon steel products would love a comal or flat griddle too!5
Perfect additionHeatherLove my new pan very easy clean up5
If you know how to use cast iron, you’ll be fineZachary K.I love this pan. I seasoned it twice at 1 hour in the oven. Then I made refried beans, they came right out of the pan and the pan basically wiped itself clean. A short rinse, dry it off, and it’s ready to go. If you know how to use cast iron, you will find upkeep, perhaps, a little easier.5
Cute little panBarbaraJust the right size to cook one egg.4
Hard to season!DianeI purchased this after using a different brand carbon steel at my son's house. I followed directions using a thin coat of oil in a 300 degree oven.. I cooked in it and it was a mess.1


What is steel?

Steel has unique characteristics when it is stretched and shaped since it remains strong. It provides strength to everything from skyscrapers and cars to bed frames and outdoor furniture. The steel industry is moving in the direction of more energy-efficient production and stronger steel qualities. It doesn’t lose any of its properties when recycled and today steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world.