Black tin, the taste and the flavor
Black tin is a metallic alloy, made of iron and carbon.
It is essentially the content of carbon which confers to the alloy of the properties of the metal we call “steel”, used for cooking utensils, notably, the frying pans made of steel tin.
The black tin is a good heat conductor: the heat goes up rapidly. Ideal material, to braise, roast and grill, its advantage is cooking, by using very little grease. The tin made of steel has the advantage to enhance the flavors. Because of its rapid conductibility, it is not really adapted to stewing.
Mauviel 1830 also uses black tin for cake- making, and offers a collection of loaf tin in black tin, perfect for the creators of sweet dishes.