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 Without Ruining the Seasoning

Caring for cast iron means cleaning it, but it's not as simple as popping your pan in the dishwasher. So how do you safely clean cast iron skillets, Dutch ovens, or fryers? People rave about the benefits...

Induction griddle/grill

by Pandy05 11 days ago

Can anyone suggest a rectangular grill/griddle that is TRULLY induction cooktop compatible? Many companies say they have but reviews say otherwise. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

"Non-stick" and cast-iron skillets

by shmulik 20 days ago

Hello! New to this forum and wondering whether the collected minds here might help me figure something out. I have a small cast-iron skillet that I received as a gift sometime around 2004-2006. ...

17" Cast Iron Dinner Recipes

by nuraman00 4 months ago

So far, I've used my cast iron for deep dish pizza, and cornbread. Does anyone have any other dinner recipes that I can use my cast iron with? I've seen people that left reviews for the cast ...

Pitting in my Lodge cast iron

by SarahJC78 5 years ago

My pre-seasoned cast iron skillet is wearing down in the bottom of the pan. It is happening in the area that I cook in the most i.e. down the middle where I lay my steaks. I re-seasoned it with veg...

Help Needed: Furnishing An Efficient, Minimalist Kitchen

by zabritt 1 month ago

Hi Chowhound! Let me begin with a special thank you to all contributors who have greatly expanded my knowledge of and contributed to my passion for all things cooking. Apologies in advance for t...

The ‘What cookware is this chef using’ thread - chime in

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I would like to start a thread where we all can discuss cookware and techniques used by professional chefs and amateur cooks in their kitchen. I would like to start by sharing this video with y...

Roasting pan - Material and covered or not

by ipoulk 2 months ago

Hello, I would like to ask for your help as I don’t have extensive experience with roasting pans and I need to buy one. My aim is to roast kid leg/shoulder, pork , chicken (I sometimes add pota...

Any ideas where I can sell an AGA stove?!

by gobybee 9 months ago

I'm looking for guidance/suggestions/recommendations - we bought a house that has an AGA cast iron 4-burner gas cooker and we're trying to find an appropriate avenue to sell it to someone who would...

What's the simplest way to fix a small bump in my cast iron wok?

by charlesherold 1 month ago

(I've been googling this but everything is for a full refurbishment.) I have a cast iron wok, seasoned, works fine, and there's just one tiny place where the iron isn't smooth. A bumb maybe the siz...

Cocette vs Brasier?

by civano 2 months ago

I'm considering buying a 4 qt Staub Cocette as you can get one for $99 right now. I've also been interested in the 3 1/2 qt Staub Brasier with the cast iron lid or the Staub Everyday pan with glass...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 7 months ago

I would like to know what are your thoughts and choices for induction cooktops, mostly stainless steel. And I'm trying to get it all under one post so as not to hijack other ones, if possible. Th...

Cookware Performance on Induction (Part 2)

by VFish 7 months ago

Part 1: https://www.chowhound.com/post/performing-cookware-induction-1086816 Since the other post has over 300 comments, I thought it would be best to continue on a new one. Tonight I purchas...

Brandani Cast Iron Pan

by Libranflight 2 years ago

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

Cast iron - large spot won't season properly

by chicagojacks 5 years ago

I hate to start ANOTHER thread on cast iron pans, but after hours of reading about cast iron seasoning I couldn't find a thread with a similar problem to mine. Background story: My pre-seasoned...

Cast-Iron Seasoning and Carcinogens

by sequins 11 years ago

What prevents the oil in the cast-iron seasoning process from becoming carcinogenic -- since temperatures heating the pan typically exceed the smoking points of the high smoking-point oils used for...

Butterpat Cast Iron Skillet

by ReeseLee 8 months ago

Anyone have reviews, comments regarding the "crème de la crème" of cast iron skillets. I do have Lodge cast iron, I discovered these when I was on Food52.com, actually they were selling Smithey ca...

Losing faith in cast iron cookware

by takadi 12 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 "you can't replace cast iron!" or "you can't get that nice cornbread crust anywhe...

When did lodge stop producing smooth finished cast iron?

by sonicflood 3 years ago

I just aquired a 10" lodge skillet that has a smooth finish interior and has a mark on the bottom that says Lodge USA 7SK. It has a ring on the bottom but it's not raised. I guess I should have tak...

Can anyone identify these cast iron skillets?

by VFish 2 months ago

Hi, I came across this video and I was wondering if anyone would be able to please identify the skillets featured in it. I hesitate asking the video maker because he's already called them Lodge ...