When we first decided to start Hive we wrote a list of people and brands we wanted to work with, a wish list you could say, and Crane was right up there.
How Hive Found Crane
Crane is a British design and manufacturing company, specialising in professional cookware and accessories. Their products are made in Europe & Japan, using high-grade materials.
We first fell in love with the Crane cast iron products which are finished with a specially formulated matt black enamel inside and out. Originally developed for use in commercial kitchens, the specific properties of this high-quality enamel finish improve our products’ resistance to thermal shocks and scratches. Ideal for sautéing, caramelizing, searing, braising and baking. The products will gradually “burn in” as they are used & will take on a brownish patina.
Crane pots and pans have a high performance, naturally healthy cooking surface, free from Cadmium, Lead, PFOAs & PTFEs making it an environmentally responsible material that, with proper care, will last a lifetime – the true joy of buying once yet buying right.
One of our only concerns was our preconception of how the metal industry is portrayed from an environmental aspect – yet we had needn’t have worried. Cranes cast iron pans are made using up to 30% recycled (scrap iron) material. Enamel is made from purely natural materials such as steel, quartz, feldspar, borax, soda ash, clay and potash – making their products 100% recyclable.
Enamelled cast iron is long lasting, doesn’t produce environmental toxins and its excellent heat conduction properties make it ideal for cookware. They even use plain unprinted Kraft board & paper based tapes to package their products ensuring easy recycling/reuse.
We reached out to Crane and the rest is history.
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