The Legacy Pan - 28cm

The last pan you'll ever buy. Guaranteed.


IN STOCK: Ships in 3-5 business days. Transit times may vary.

- 28cm recycled cast iron skillet
- Handmade to be handed down
- Three Generation Guarantee® cast into the iron
- Lifespan approx. 50 non-stick pans
- Works on induction and all other cooking surfaces
- High quality, purified cast iron
- Every pour quality checked
- Lifetime subscription to the Recipe Vault®
- Arrives unseasoned

Many have followed, but none match the craft and quality of the Legacy Pan.

Made to be handed down, the Legacy is PFAS, PFOA, and PTFE free and lovingly crafted with the highest grade of iron.

The Legacy works on any cooking surface, from induction to campfire, and comes with the world’s longest product warranty of 100 years. That is approximately 50 non-stick pans. Or three generations of daily use. In fact, it comes with Ironclad’s trademark Three Generation Guarantee® cast into the base.

It arrives unseasoned, so you can make it your own from the start. Don't worry, ‘seasoning’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘wash, oil and heat your pan before use’. We also include simple step by step instructions. 

To season after each use, you can use your favourite high smoke point oil, or grab some of our Homemade Conditioning Balm.

Each Legacy comes with its own lifetime account to the Recipe Vault®. A closed digital platform to protect secret family recipes, collate personal favourites, and document the meals your Legacy will prepare for generations to come.

To make cookware that will last more than a century of use, we returned to techniques used to make some of the most beautiful antique cast iron in circulation today. It takes a little longer, but it lasts a lot longer.

  • Material: high-grade, quality tested recycled iron

  • Total width: 28cm

  • Total length: 44cm

  • Total height: 3.6cm high sides

  • Cooking surface diameter: 25cm

  • Weight: 2.5kg single mould pour

  • Max temp: 550°C

  • Ergonomic, hangable handle

  • Front grip

  • Dual pouring lips

  • Comes with your printed Three Generation Guarantee and Use & Care Instructions

Well, the world can change in three generations.

Think about it.

100 years ago our choice of cars was limited to one. Doctors prescribed Heroin, Mercury and Leeches. Penicillin wouldn’t be discovered for another four years. Movies were silent, women had just been given the right to vote, child labor was cool with people, indoor toilets were just catching on, and we had collectively promised ourselves that one world war was more than enough.

There were nearly six billion less people on the planet and approximately 500 more species of animal. Nobody who wasn’t falling had ever travelled over about 30km per hour. And, outside of a game of hide-and-seek, not many people would have ever asked the question, “Where are you?”

But one of the biggest changes over the last century is how we consume. We bought less stuff and the stuff we did buy we cared for and usually handed on. It made sense financially. And, in hindsight, environmentally.

This generation will be the one who creates the step change. Wiser for some pretty big mistakes, we’ll keep the good change from the last century, lose the bad, and leave the world in a better place for our children’s children.

New ideas are arriving and old ideas are being resurrected. Find them. Encourage them. Share them. At Ironclad we are working to re-introduce the idea of generational shopping. Or, shopping well and buying once. Or, buying mindfully. We are not going to save the planet, but a significant shift in how people shop globally actually might.

And our mission seems to be catching on.

If the change experienced over the last three generations is anything to go by, the world in 100 years will be absolutely amazing.
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The Legacy Pan - 28cm

The Legacy Pan - 28cm


The Legacy Pan - 28cm



Every Ironclad comes with a 100 year guarantee - the longest legally-binding product replacement warranty on the planet. It's a gift that will be handed down for generations to come.


Every pour is quality checked and tested. No corners cut. No needless chemicals. No seasonal paints. Just the best quality, purified, high-grade iron. And the more you use it, the better it gets.


Our customers and chef community are part-owners of The Ironclad Co. They help us to design products that will be used daily by everyone - no matter if it's your first cast iron or your hundredth.

"I’ve been using Ironclad in my home and at work for a couple of years and I simply love them. Durable, ethical and most importantly they conduct temperature so accurately and instinctively. It’s the only pan you need for the induction or the campfire."
Chef Shannon Bennett

"The best cast iron in the business."
Chef Al Brown

"Incredible pans. The best I have used. And I can tell you I have used many a pan in my time. They are seriously good."
Chef Cynthia Louise

"Very, very happy with my Ironclad Pan.
Chef Peter Gordon


A regular, chemically-coated pan will cost on average $40, and is thrown away every 18 months. An Ironclad Pan costs from $199, and will never be thrown away. Three generations of daily use, guaranteed. Adjust for your currency, the maths is the same. Good for you, good for your wallet.

There are four types of cast iron, but only one you want on your food. 

1. Malleable Cast Iron is used for electrical fittings, mining equipment and machine parts. Nope. 

2. Ductile Cast Iron is a popular choice for crankshafts, gears, heavy duty suspensions and brakes. Nope.

3. White Cast Iron is used for its wear resistant properties in pump housings, mill linings and rods, crushers and brake shoes. Nope.

4. Grey Cast iron is ideal for cookware. That’s the one. 

There are no food standards in NZ or AU (yet) for the quality of iron used in cast iron cookware. This means that some companies use the cheap stuff just because they think nobody is watching. If you have any questions about the material used in your cookware, ask the manufacturer. They have a duty of care to answer you.

Uh oh. You left it to drip dry? Not to worry. Any rust that you find is only the smallest possible surface rust. Think micro-millimeters. That surface rust can be scrubbed off with soap and steel wool, or an oiled cloth, or by putting your pan into the oven for a cleaning cycle. If you find rust, don’t worry. Just go back to the initial pre-seasoning instructions and start over. Check out our TIPS or contact us. We’re always happy to help out.

Absolutely it will. Cast iron will work on any cooking surface; BBQ, open fire, induction, gas, electric solid plate or electric radiant ring, vitro-ceramic glass, gas oven, wood oven, or cycle powered ovens. To avoid warping, always match the size of the cooking element to the base of the pan/pot. Heat low and slow to start with. Extreme changes in temperature do have the ability to warp cast iron.

Warping occurs when the size of the element is too small and the iron is heated too quickly. It creates a hot spot in the centre of the iron, forcing it to expand and warp in that area only. Often the minor warp will naturally return to a flatter shape when cooled slowly and not be a problem. If you blast the heat and create a large warp, it will likely not return to perfectly flat. 


Glad you asked. Ironclad Pan Co. offers the longest legally binding product warranty on earth. Seriously. We take our Three Generation Guarantee® so seriously we cast the contract in the base of each skillet. If you, your children, or your children’s children aren’t completely happy just return your skillet and we’ll replace it or give you a full refund. Seriously.


Unless out of stock or only available to pre-order, all orders are shipped in 3-5 business days. The Heirloom is the only exception. You'll find live shipping rates for your country at checkout. We ship far and wide and significantly subsidise the shipping costs. Good quality cast iron is heavy. It’s the least we could do.

Given the complex nature of delivering to different markets daily, we can’t take responsibility for import duties or taxes. All duties and taxes need to be paid for by the recipient.


Contact our dedicated Ironclad concierge who will provide you with any further information that you require to make a decision.



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