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You will be perfectly fine with the affordable Lodge brand of cast iron pans, but if you want to get the finest, buy a Le Creuset cast iron pan in one of many vivid colors. Comfort foods like our Basic Skillet Cornbread recipe, are often prepared in a cast-iron skillet lined with bacon drippings or vegetable oil because this tool has the unique ability to produce the desired balance of a crispy golden crust and a soft, fluffy interior. This round skillet features sloped sides for dripless pouring of fats and oils. The matte-enamel interior requires no seasoning and is ideal for sautéing and searing meat. Durable enamel construction protects skillet—inside and out—from chipping, cracking and excessive wear. It's great for the stovetop and oven.