In their most basic function, pie irons are a way to cook grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit pies over a campfire. This is done by placing the food (in the above cases, two pieces of buttered bread with cheese or fruit filling) inside a cooking compartment formed by two metal casting that hook together using a hinge. Metal rods with wood handles extend from the castings so the user can easily maneuver the iron over a campfire. A few minutes over the heat and a perfectly toasted sandwich or pie emerges from the cooker. Of course that’s not all! What the pie iron really does is bring together family and friends around a campfire to enjoy easy to cook snacks in a fun and inclusive environment.
We find that cast iron is a time honored material, cooks beautifully and retains heat well.
Since 1964, every Rome pie iron is made using top quality components such as chrome plated rods and long hardwood handles and are assembled with care in our workshops.