Carbon Steel vs. Cast-Iron Pans: The Similarities and Differences

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Not all pots and pans are created equal, though many of these kitchen tools can be used interchangeably with one another. Cast-iron and carbon steel are two similar cookware materials that can both move from stovetop to oven, though they have a few key differences.