Polish vs SIGNATUREsoft finish
Polished cast iron skillets have a vintage cast iron nostalgic charm, with their smooth and easy-to-use surface. However, we have found that traditional polished finishes can have some drawbacks. Seasoning doesn't stick as well to polished skillets, which can result in shadows, scratchy patinas, and even flaking when not taken care of properly.
After years of testing in our labs, we developed our own unique finish: the Victoria SIGNATUREsoft finish. This finish is achieved by using a CNC machine to smooth the inside of the skillet, and then sand blasting it to give it a slight texture. This texture allows for more forgiving heat tolerances and better seasoning retention, while still passing the egg and corn bread test as well as a polished skillet.
So which finish is best for you? It really depends on your personal preferences. If you want to build seasoning quickly and don't want to be too precise with heat, we recommend the SIGNATUREsoft finish. If you prefer the polished look and feel, go for the polished finish. Either way, you can trust in the quality and durability of Victoria skillets.
"I've been using the 12in skillet and it's quickly become my favorite. The design is really balanced and versatile, and the soft finish is my favorite feature. It's the best seasoned cast iron skillet and so easy to maintain."
"I am thoroughly impressed by its heat retention and the exceptional initial non-stick surface provided by the triple layer of flaxseed oil seasoning. The well-thought-out design, particularly the neck vent for cooler handling, makes it a true pleasure to cook with, showcasing the perfect blend of nostalgia and technology. "
"I recently started using this cast iron cookware, and let me tell you—it's a total game changer! I absolutely love that the pan strikes the perfect balance between the benefits of cast iron's heat retention and a lighter, more convenient design. Plus, the cool-to-touch handle keeps things safe and fun. You've gotta get your hands on one of these!"
Not just the looks, we got the goods
Our trademarked spherrous iron won’t crack or break. Perfect for glass, ceramic, induction and electric stoves. Oven safe up to 1500F.
Preseasoned with 3 layers of Kosher-certified non-GMO flaxseed oil. Seasoning you can use out of the box, without risk of PFOAs.
3 generations of experience infused with modernity to last a lifetime. Casting has been in our blood since 1939.
After 8 decades of experience, and constant testing we achieved the best possible polish finish with superior seasoning adhesion. Lab-tested, grandma approved.
From precision pour spouts to slow to heat handles, nothing is overlooked
Neck vent keeps handle cooler on the stove
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