Skeppshult have made their products by hand since 1906 according to ancient methods and traditions. They are the only remaining foundry in Scandinavia which produces cookware in cast iron. The Skeppshult factory in Småland crafts cast iron cookware from strictly controlled raw materials. Made without harmful chemicals and using only virgin iron ore (no recycled iron of questionable origins), this cookware is natural and environmentally friendly. Each Skeppshult item comes lightly pre-seasoned, which gives it a nonstick surface and elegant black appearance. Skeppshult cast iron cookware is easy to clean and withstands metal utensils, high heat, and year after year of heavy use.