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Netherton Foundry

Netherton Foundry Copper Stove Top Tagine and Spun Iron Bowl

Netherton Foundry Copper Stove Top Tagine and Spun Iron Bowl

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About this Product.

Netherton Foundry copper tagine & spun iron 7 pint (4 litre) bowl for hob top cooking.

The tagine lid is hand spun by Netherton Foundry from solid copper sheet and hand tinned. Photo courtesy of
Matt Austin
taken at the
River Cottage Food Fair

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Cast iron 7 pint (4 litre) oven safe casserole bowl with a solid copper tagine lid is hand polished to a soft lustre and has a hand applied traditional tin lining and British oak knob.

Perfect for kitchen to table service, elegant and impressive.

Remove the lid to use the cast iron bowl for perfect risotto and the ultimate apple crumble.

The tin lining to the tagine lid is food grade approved and is the classic method of protecting the copper tagine from acidic foods and thus preventing flavour tainting.




We take our inspiration from the Shropshire ironmasters of the eighteenth century and refine our designs to meet the rigours of 21st century life.

Our large, deep spun casserole dishes are made by the same metal spinning process as our famous frying pans and saucepans.

The bowl is made by skilled British craftsmen from 5/32'' (4 mm) black iron to create a traditional, solid iron pot.

It has a smooth, flat base, which means that it heats up evenly on all types of stove hobs..

It's suitable for: range, gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and induction hobs. Always heat slowly from cold to prevent buckling.  

Heavy duty spun iron is thermal shock and crack resistant, making it ideal for powerful induction hobs.


We add our signature pre-seasoned flax oil finish to the bowl, just like our frying pans.

The distinctive texture ensures bonding of the flax oil to the iron. With use, the seasoned finish becomes smoother and develops a glossy patina. 

If worn or damaged, the bowl coating can simply be restored at home, time after time.


The lid knob is turned from British oak and is not oven safe.

If you want to also cook in the oven, look at our 
Spun Iron Oven Casserole.

Aterntively if you like the look of the tagine , you can add a 
spun iron lid with cast iron knob
 just when needed. 




Spun iron casserole bowl: 

Width across the rim 12⅛ " (30.7cm) . 

Width across the base 9'' (23cm) .

Height 4" (10cm) .

Weight 3.65 kg (8lbs) .

Capacity 7 pint (4 ltr). capacity measured to rim. The cooking food capacity is around two and half to three litres.  


Copper tagine lid:

11¼" wide (27cm) and 6'' (16.5cm) high.

Weight  0.796 kg ( 1lb 12ozs)


Height of the bowl, lid and knob: 
10'' (25cm) high.

Looking after the solid copper tagine with traditional tin lining:

Cleaning:  After use, wipe the inside and outside of the copper tagine lid with soapy water and rinse thoroughly; Don’t use an aggressive scourer or you will rapidly wear through the lining and it will require another paid visit to our workshops!

Temperature: Do not leave copper saucepans on the hob unattended for too long, as if you boil it dry, the lining will melt (232º C / 450ºF), and it will require relining. 

Copper tagine lids may be left unattended on cast iron bowls whilst simmering but don't allow bowl to run dry.

If you place your pan in an oven (some cooks seal meat on a hob, then finish in an oven), it is best not to go above 180º C / 356 F.

Note: We don't recommend putting coper tagine lids in the oven. 

Wear: At home the tin lining should last for years, commercially we see pans every 1-2 years.

The biggest causes of rapid wear are metal spoons and whisks, so please use a wooden or silicon spoons and silicon whisks.

Wear & re-tinning

The tin lining is not covered by the warranty as we cannot predict wear and use. 

If you wear through or damage the tin-lining you can get this restored by these experts.:

UK and Europe: Thomas Gameson and Sons Ltd, Staffordshire, England, they’ve been doing this for 200 years, 
Find out more and contact them

USA and Canada
 Sara Dahmen at House Copper and Cookware, Wisconsin, USA :
 Find out more and contact her

History of tin lined cookware.

The practice of tinning ironware to protect it against rust is an ancient one. This may have been the work of the 
. This was done after the article was fabricated. 

The first production of tinplate was probably in 
, from where the trade spread to 
, and was well-established there by the 1660s when 
Andrew Yarranton
Ambrose Crowle
, a Stourbridge blacksmith (not far from Highley, the home of Netherton) visited Dresden to find out how it was made. In Saxony the plates were forged, but when they conducted experiments on their return to England, they tried rolling the iron. This led to the ironmasters 
Philip Foley
Joshua Newborough
 erecting a new mill in 1670 in  
 . By 1678 they were making 
frying pans

Today our food grade tin applied to a cleaned and flux coated pan by hand by skilled craftsmen.

What’s special about OUR spun iron casserole bowls ?

Serious cooks and professional chefs love the way that spun iron cookware heats evenly and give great cooking performance.

The more you use your casserole bowl the better it gets as the seasoned patina develops.

A couple of handy tips:

 If you are cooking meat or fish -  oil the food, not the casserole bowl

 Be patient; allow the food to cook before trying to turn it over. 

 Don't fry food straight from the fridge, allow it to come up to room temperature. 

To look after your casserole bowl follow these simple guidelines.

Every time you use it, heat it SLOWLY to frying temperature, then you can use full power.

This is especially important if you are using powerful cooking hobs such as induction.

Use a hob the same size as the bowl, small rings WILL warp or crack big bowls.

 Never drop a hot bowl into cold water. 

If your lid or tagine has an oak knob, the grain on every piece is unique and each one is branded by hand. They are like fingerprints, no two are identical.

Love your casserole bowl and follow our instructions for re-seasoning. Oven seasoning is kinder than hob top seasoning and it also give a nicer looking finish. 

We suggest that you only use hob top seasoning, if your oven is too small for your bowl.

Your casserole will develop with use and, if cared for,  will age beautifully and be a friend for life.

We recommend reading this information about seasoned iron cookware before purchase

We suggest you read the product care advice : 

You can see how to re-season bowls & lids in a short video: 

When you need to re-season, we recommend using flax oil.This creates a hard wearing, easy clean black finish on all our spun or cast, black iron pots and pans.

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Orders under £50 will be charged at £3.95 Standard (48hr ROYAL MAIL) Unless a specific express or courier service is selected at checkout. 

For items in stock we aim to dispatch your order within 24hrs of orders placed before 3pm. During particularly busy periods delivery times maybe extended but you will be notified via email within 24 hours of your order. We will inform you as soon as possible if any item is not in stock and you will be given the option to cancel your order.

An email will be sent to the address you provide at the time of checkout to confirm that your order has been shipped.


Returns and Refunds

Returns are simply part of a shopping experience so we aim to make it as straight forward and easy as we can. 

Under what circumstances do we offer returns / exchanges and refunds? 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason we offer a 14 day returns policy. This means your item needs to be returned within 14 days to us.

Damaged or Faulty Items

If your order has been received damaged, faulty or not as description states, we will ask that you send us an email with a photo of the items. We will then arrange with you to have the item returned, replaced or refunded. For damaged items that can not be exchanged or replaced we will offer a full refund back to the original payment method. This is part of the Brambles Customer Satisfaction Guarantee – please email us at and we will sort out any issues within 2-3 working days.

What customers are required to do?

Please get in touch via email at, within 14 days of receipt, to request to return your item. Please let us know the reason you wish to return the item and include if you would like to receive an exchanged or a refund. 

We will respond to your email within 24 hrs to confirm receipt of your remain returns request. We will then ask that you please return the item, as soon as possible to our returns postal address, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your returns request email. 

The postage cost for a return (unless item is faulty or damaged) is at your own expense. However, we will refund the original postage charge cost with your refund. 

When customers can expect their refund?

Refunds will be processed within 48 hours of receipt of goods. All refunds will be processed onto original payment method.




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