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Worth paying for preseasoned cast iron?

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Worth paying for preseasoned cast iron?

mtl to tor | Aug 12, 2006 06:58 PM

Hi, I realize there was a similar thread recently, but my question is somewhat different.

I would like to buy a new cast iron skillet, and while I've heard good things about Lodge preseasoned products, I've found a no-name unseasoned pan for half the price. The weights and designs are nearly identical. Since I'm on a rather tight budget, I'd rather pay less.

Since I don't mind seasoning the pan myself, is there any real advantage to buying the preseasoned pan in the long term? Is there really such a thing as better and worse quality cast iron cookware?

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