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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.

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Griddle Temperature for Cooking Pancakes

by jljohn 4 years ago

I use a cast iron griddle for making pancakes on the weekends, and I have been heating it slowly over two burners for...


KansasBartender commented 10 days ago

Mauviel discontinuing cast iron handles??

by bagnut 8 months ago

I have a nice collection of Mauviel 250c cookware. The only item I have felt I am missing is a mid-size curved side ...


alexrander commented 11 days ago

What food is better cooked in non-stick than cast iron pans ?

by CHSeifert 25 days ago

I wonder what food you prefer to cook in a non stick frying pan compared to a cast iron pan ? Omelet/egg YES Deli...

drrayeye commented 21 days ago

Season to Sear

by DTats0311 23 days ago

I made a beautiful Fillet Mignon last night. Seasoned with salt and pepper and once seared, I threw In Garlic, butter...

hill food commented 21 days ago

Le Creuset Grill Pan smoked the whole house

by winzee 24 days ago

Hey guys! I've got a Le Creuset Grill Pan and I use it to cook my steak after Sous vide. My whole house gets smoke...


GH1618 commented 22 days ago

Should I season my new Le Creuset cast iron skillet and grill pan?

by sagestrat 10 years ago

I know I've always seasoned my regular cast iron pans, but should I also season my new Le Creuset cast iron skillet a...


ColmCasserly commented 26 days ago

Covers For Demeyere Frying Pans?

by westes 1 month ago

Apparently, Demeyere sells no cover for its Atlantis/Proline frying pans. Can someone recommend any third party cov...


westes commented 27 days ago

Polished Cast Iron--The Way It's Supposed to Be

by kaleokahu 5 years ago

Hi: I was surfing eBay tonight and saw a vintage Griswold Scotch bowl, highly machined and polished. It occurre...


michelescornell commented 28 days ago

Anodized vs. stainless or cast iron pans for searing steak...

by Moimoi 5 years ago

I can get a very nice anodized sauté pan at a good price right now; however, I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions...


chuckufarley1 commented 29 days ago

Your preferred type pan for braising/frying meat?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

I wonder what type of pan you guys prefer for braising/frying meat? Non-stick Aluminum Copper Cast iron Carbon ...

kaleokahu commented 1 month ago

My cast iron pan

by roseyGia 1 month ago

I don't care what the value of my pan is but I would love to know how old it is. On the underside it is marked only ...


GH1618 commented 1 month ago

Aluminum or cast iron pizza pan?

by nuraman00 9 months ago

I was reading and comparing different pizza pans. One thing I liked about aluminum was that it was available in la...


nuraman00 commented 1 month ago

Seasoning with rancid flaxseed oil

by balikian 2 months ago

So I have a number of cast iron pieces. A friend just reseasoned his with flaxseed oil, so I thought I would give it...


balikian commented 2 months ago

How old is my cast iron skillet?

by FScarrie 6 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,...


jjp220 commented 2 months ago

Griswold 701 skillet

by adamscookingwithcast 4 months ago

I picked this along with two others up at a yard sale this past weekend was a little curious on some information on ...


berkeleyhills commented 2 months ago

Cookware consignment?

by justnoblecuts 2 months ago

Hi Chowhounders, I have a question for the masses. I'm working under the assumption that like me, many of you pro...

DuffyH commented 2 months ago

Is a vintage Lodge cast iron skillet better than a new one??

by Ritcheyd 5 years ago

There are so many cast iron skillet posts, I hope this doesn't get lost but I haven't seen my question addressed. I w...


glockfixer commented 2 months ago

Best pan for making crepes, Le Creuset, Staub, or other

by blustery 2 months ago

I am looking for a pan to make crepes or thin pancakes. I never buy nonstick pans. May think about Le Creuset or St...


blustery commented 2 months ago

Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

by jacquelyncoffey 2 years ago

Hi, I just got my first gas stove, and am already not pleased with having to clean the grates (I wish they were ename...


lorilewis44 commented 2 months ago

Le Cresuet balti dish - thoughts, opinions, experiences?

by thegratergood 2 years ago

I was looking for a cast iron karahi / kadai / balti, and saw that LC has a balti dish. I love my dutch oven so decid...


ABCDchef commented 2 months ago