NakedPan is a line of durable, eco-friendly pans made by Oigen of Japan, combining artisan crafts with modern technology and now available to UK caterers from Irashai Services.
The pans are popular with Japanese chefs, who say that food cooks more quickly in them and tastes better, while the pans are easy to clean and require minimal oil for cooking.
They are made from 75% recycled and 25% new cast iron, and are recyclable.
After seasoning with oil, they use a natural oxide film rather than enamel or Teflon coatings to prevent sticking and rusting, and do not require harsh detergents for cleaning - operators simply scrub them under hot water with a bristle brush.
Suitable for use with gas, electric, induction, oven or Aga heat sources, the pans retain heat well, reducing the high temperatures needed for cooking.
The products - which include a 210mm frying pan, a 345mm x 280mm oval pan, a 380mm x 220mm roast pan, a 210mm two-handle pan, and a wok - come with a 25-year warranty.
To buy it, call 01628 636082