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Why Choose Cast Iron?

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Why Choose Cast Iron?

Benefits of Cast Iron

Why should you choose cast iron? Because it's the virtually unbreakable, multipurpose cookware that just makes food better.

Cast iron cookware can go anywhere.

Use cast iron cookware on any kitchen stovetop, outdoor grill, or open campfire. Then take it straight to the table to serve.

Cast iron cookware can make almost anything.

Sear pork chops, grill steaks, sauté veggies, fry eggs and bacon, bake a gooey skillet cookie, and so much more with cast iron.

Cast iron is made to last a lifetime. Although cast iron is not indestructible, it can handle the heat and be used for all of your culinary adventures.

Thanks to cast iron's incredible heat retention, there's no better way to get crispy fried chicken, flavorful roasted veggies, or a perfect loaf of bread.

Lodge cast iron comes seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. Just give it a quick rinse, hand dry, and start cooking.

To ensure even heating, gradually pre-heat the cast iron skillet on a similar-sized burner. Since cast iron holds heat, it's not necessary to use a heat setting above medium. These steps help prevent food from sticking. Don't forget to use a hot handle mitt!

Once your pan is pre-heated, add a little oil or fat. Then simply add your food! (Note: if you want to use butter, start with oil, and then add butter right before you add your food.)

Cleaning Cast Iron

Wash

Wash your cast iron cookware by hand. You can use a small amount of soap. If needed, use a pan scraper for stuck on food. For stubborn, stuck-on food, simmer a little water for 3-5 minutes, then use the scraper after the pan has cooled.  

Step 2

Dry

Dry promptly and thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel. If you notice a little black residue on your towel, it's just seasoning and is perfectly normal.

Step 3

Oil

Rub a very light layer of cooking oil or Seasoning Spray onto the surface of your cookware. Use a paper towel to wipe the surface until no oil residue remains.

Every piece of Lodge cast iron cookware comes seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. The easiest way to maintain this layer Every piece of Lodge cast iron cookware comes seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. The easiest way to maintain this layer of seasoning is to use your cast iron pan. Whenever you cook an egg, grill a steak, or bake a pie, you're adding layers of baked-on fat and oil that enhance your seasoning for a natural, easy-release finish that gets better over time.of seasoning is to use your cast iron pan. Whenever you cook an egg, grill a steak, or bake a pie, you're adding layers of baked-on fat and oil that enhance your seasoning for a natural, easy-release finish that gets better over time.

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