Cast Iron

Cast-iron cooking requires some expertise, from learning to season your pan to finding the best recipes. Chowhounds discuss it all here, plus favorite brands and places to buy cast-iron cookware.

Why I chose Staub over Le Creuset as a new cook

by dborlando 6 days ago

At 50, I finally got the courage to learn how to cook, and the initial experience has been both daunting and rewardin...


am47 commented 4 hours ago

Sealing the exposed CI on ECI

by mobiledynamics 5 days ago

The only ECI I have on hand is a large round and oval... After a nice long braise yesterday, during washing it, I no...

kaleokahu commented 5 days ago

Old Cast Iron Waffle Maker

by Fresh_Fit_Light 8 days ago

I searched but I couldn't find any similar posts. I have an Old Cast Iron Waffle Maker. I bought it because I had g...

paulj commented 6 days ago

Hypothesis: Cast Iron Hotspot Has Its Uses

by HabaneroLady 11 days ago

Just about every published list of essential cookware includes a cast iron skillet and an ECI Dutch oven. But lately ...

kaleokahu commented 6 days ago

CAST IRON bundt pans: Lodge re-issues a discontinued favorite

by migmigmig 28 days ago

The cast iron world is abuzz with the long-anticipated news that Lodge has re-introduced a cast iron bundt pan. Vinta...


migmigmig commented 6 days ago


by kaleokahu 10 days ago

Rejoice and give thanks! Cooks the world over now for the first time have the ability not just to cook every day, or...


gooster commented 9 days ago

Does anybody want my $300 Griswold cast iron pan?

by helena143 12 days ago

Guys, I have been trying to cook with a cast iron skillet for years now and I have yet to find one that cooks well. I...


am47 commented 11 days ago

Cast Iron pans

by rekh 14 days ago

I have been looking for cast iron cookware, and would love recommendations. Specifically, I am looking for uncoated, ...


rekh commented 12 days ago

Just In Time for Saint Patrick's Day!

by kaleokahu 16 days ago

Ray, brace your shelving! With a 4-leaf clover top domed "designed to lock in flavor by promoting continuous circula...


am47 commented 15 days ago

Enameled Cast Iron - need the final word on seasoning

by matchswain 7 years ago

Hello all, My apologies for the long post. After years of envy, I've slowly accumulated a few pieces of enamele...


HabaneroLady commented 16 days ago

HELP! My house STINKS Seasoning Cast Iron Pan

by OliveYou2 6 months ago

I recently purchased my first new Lodge pan, and read that although it came pre-seasoned, it is best to season again!...


bsoslander1 commented 19 days ago

How old is my cast iron skillet?

by FScarrie 7 years ago

Got this 10 inch skillet at an antique store in Leavenworth, KS about 5 years ago. It was pretty rusty when I got it,...


bixxit commented 20 days ago

Safe to eat? cooked in Chinese cast iron (I think) wok

by placebonyc 1 year ago

I mostly like the look and feel of my very lightweight Chinese cast iron wok (at least, I *think* it's cast iron), bo...

Angelus2013 commented 21 days ago

Vintage cast iron help! Is it real?

by cristaal 1 month ago

Thanks everybody for the help in advance. I asked for a vintage cast iron skillet for Christmas and my husband spent ...


HabaneroLady commented 23 days ago

What cookware have you fallen out of love with?

by CaliforniaJoseph 4 months ago

What cookware or tools did you once love, but now aren't that important to you? What were you once into? In the 1...


randallhank commented 23 days ago

Emergency Cooking

by dcrb 1 month ago

In the event of an emergency, loss of power, natural disaster, etc. this little camp stove might see you and your fam...


PiperBob commented 1 month ago

Losing faith in cast iron cookware

by takadi 10 years ago

I bought a ten inch and 12 inch cast iron pan and a bare cast iron dutch oven based on testimony of users who rave "...


CaliforniaJoseph commented 1 month ago

Lemon chicken in a cast-iron skillet- bad idea?

by Sony 13 years ago

I have recently accquired some used cast iron cookware and have been going NUTS- I love it! Which is why I need your...


JayeDeete commented 1 month ago

Black coating coming off new cast iron skillet

by meghan526 1 year ago

About a year ago I found a good deal on a Calphalon Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet. I purchased it, but never got aro...


Sharon_O commented 1 month ago

Small orange patches on new cast iron pan

by thequietlibrarian 1 month ago

I'm a total cast iron novice - please bear with me. I got a new, pre-seasoned cast iron skillet for Christmas. I seas...


thequietlibrarian commented 1 month ago