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.

How to Clean Cast Iron

People rave about the benefits of their cast iron skillet: Oh, the heat retention! The stovetop and oven flexibility! The dietary iron! The nonstick surface (after seasoning)! But then there's the cleaning...

Poor Pizza Crust with SolidTeknic AUS-ion Compared to Cast-Iron

by W8lkinUSA 5 hours ago

I presumed similar results, but it is far worse when using the AUS-ion (wrought-iron). Why is this? I've already gifted the Lodge cast-iron griddle. I typically preheat the pan 25°F above dire...

Does anybody want my $300 Griswold cast iron pan?

by helena143 1 year 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 recently bought a new (old) pan and I'm about to give up on it. But first, the ...

Serious buildup outside of cast iron skillet

by TKB21 5 months ago

I recently was given an old family cast iron skillet and noticed that the outside of it had serious buildup. Basically I can take my fingernail and lift several, thick, black pieces off. The inside...

Great Cast Iron Skillet?

by skyisred 4 months ago

I'm searching for a great cast iron skillet. I have a small Lodge, its alright, but the roughness of the surface annoys me. I've read that smoother skillets develop a better non-stick and are easie...

Brandani Cast Iron Pan

by Libranflight 1 year ago

Found at TJ Maxx, wondering if anyone has any input on use, performance and care. Thanks!

What is happening with this cast iron pan?

by JohnTalbotWannabe 5 months ago

I've been using this cast iron pan for about a half decade, and multiple times a week, almost primarily for meat. Cleaning of this is limited to giving it a very fast rinse with hot water right af...

Cast iron problems!

by Chandler114 1 month ago

Alright, long story short. I'm stupid. I was making Salmon, (an orange, honey, garlic salmon) Baked in the oven, in a cast iron comal at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Pulled out of oven and GOOD L...

Riddle, copper cookware, look for the mistake?!

by TJFRANCE 9 months ago

Hello everyone, The pages of advice are always good to study but the problem is that many people might think that everything they read or see are normal. But there are things that must never be rep...

Repairing Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware

by gki 9 years ago

I love cooking with my enameled cast iron pots. I cook with high heat. The two do not mix and I have three VERY large pots that have badly cracked enamel. Before I throw them out and buy replacemen...

Received Used Cousances pots

by awkuga 2 months ago

I received two used Cousances enameled CI and a small pan. The pan’s cooking surface appears to be in good shape but I see wear on the pots (pictures below) and want to make sure they’re safe to co...

Your thoughts on specialised cookware!

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I have watched my mother cook A LOT in the kitchen since I was a child and continued to do so as I grew older. I never really thought much about cooking techniques and specialised cookware (spe...

Copper Pots Tips "En passant par la Lorraine"

by TJFRANCE 2 months ago

My advice for using tinned copper pots (which are also valid for teflon-coated pots). These tips will help you keep your tin for years! For cooking (ref-1 on photo): Use wooden utensils for co...

New Staub Dutch oven looks damaged?

by SmokedBrisket 2 months ago

Hello. I purchased a brand new Staub Dutch oven from Dasallas.com and it arrived looking perfect. Just got around to finally cooking in it and it looks like the bottom is damaged or something. I'm ...

Winter 2019, Cookware Deals & Delights [Old]

by pinkmagnolia921 6 months ago

Let's continue the conversation here for the new year. 2018 posts: - Winter https://www.chowhound.com/post/2018-cookware-deals-delights-1068356 - Spring https://www.chowhound.com/post/spring-...

Can a Teflon-lined cast iron pot be salvaged?

by damckenzie 11 years ago

I have a 35 year old cast iron dutch oven (Club colorcast made in Waterford, Ireland) that is enameled on the outside and has a teflon coating inside. Unfortunately, I left a batch of beans on th...

Seasoning a Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

by zackly 3 months ago

I just bought a Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron pan. Do I need to do anything to it or just start cooking? Thanks!

Finally Bought Paderno cookware

by kissmymuscle 3 months ago

Hi, guys. Thanks for helping me in the past a few days. I finally made my decision , bought Paderno cookware. I purchased a Staub cast iron cocotte in the first day I came to this community. I purc...

Fissler vs Paderno Rondeau and Frypan

by kissmymuscle 3 months ago

Hi,guys. after a few days looking around in this community ,I am planning to buy a rondeau and a fry pan from the high end company Fissler or Paderno. Both rondeau and frypan gonna be 28 cm. The Fi...