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.

No Knead Bread Vessels

by Libranflight 3 days ago

Like many, I got an ECI dutch oven because of the "no-knead bread" craze. I then heard why EH may or may not be bett...


VFish commented 16 hours ago

Adding some carbon steel skillets?

by CanadianCook 5 days ago

Hello all, this is my first post and thanks for adding me to the group! I am an at home cook that likes to cook as he...


saregama commented 4 days ago

Pot holders and mitts for handling hot cast iron

by VFish 2 months ago

Hello, again, I've become aware that regular pot holders and mitts are less than adequate in handling cast iron co...


VFish commented 5 days ago

Should I invest in a tagine, a braiser, or a cast iron skillet?

by SJR70124 10 days ago

Hello everyone! I'm new here, and I received a gift certificate for a kitchen store, and I was going to get a large ...


medtran49 commented 7 days ago

Question for tagine users

by SJR70124 10 days ago

Hi everyone, I'm new here, and wasn't sure if I should post here, or in Home Cooking. I received a gift certificate ...


medlar commented 10 days ago

Is this incognito Staub?

by blondelle 11 days ago

It looks just like it right down to the red, white and blue ribbon. It's made in China but the castings outside of th...


randallhank commented 11 days ago

Aluminum or cast iron pizza pan?

by nuraman00 1 year ago

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


nuraman00 commented 11 days ago

What cookware have you fallen out of love with?

by CaliforniaJoseph 2 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...

DuffyH commented 13 days ago

Help me figure out this Christmas present

by _A11is0n_ 19 days ago

My mom asked for a "cast iron pan to make cornbread and pineapple upside-down cake." ...So I am assuming she meant a ...


CaliforniaJoseph commented 15 days ago

2017 Fall Cookware Deals

by Libranflight 2 months ago

Okay, seeing if I can start a new post for Fall now.... Not a deal, but kim chi lovers take note, I made kimchi fo...

Newlyn_Tinning commented 17 days ago

remove burned on carbon from cast iron?

by mymymichl 11 years ago

I have a few pieces of heirloom cast iron which have been in my family for years. They are covered in layers of black...


therealdoctorlew commented 19 days ago

Cast Iron Roasting Kettle

by HabaneroLady 24 days ago

So I have an ongoing debate with someone who recommends cooking certain dishes in a "cast iron roasting kettle." I ha...


alexrander commented 20 days ago

The 7 Dwarves

by kaleokahu 26 days ago

Just in time for the Holidays, from Disney and Le Creuset. ...

drrayeye commented 24 days ago

Important Cast Iron News Release

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Governor's Office Today, the Governor has announced 11th-hour clemency for a convicted fe...


nikkib99 commented 27 days ago

How old is my cast iron Dutch oven?

by greygarious 8 years ago

I bought it around 40 yrs ago at a flea market - obviously used. The interior was well-seasoned but there was a litt...


HabaneroLady commented 30 days ago

My Henckels non-stick fry pan... after sandblasting

by ChillaxDude 2 months ago

This pan is the workhorse of my kitchen and my favorite thing ever, so when the non-stick coating started to flake of...


randallhank commented 1 month ago

Grinding and Sanding and Reseasoning New Lodge Cast Iron Pieces

by Muddirtt 4 years ago

Here I am, yet again, grinding the mold marks away and sanding (with non-aluminum-oxide sandpaper) the entirety of a ...

BiscuitBoy commented 1 month ago

Help me find my last pot

by helena143 1 month ago

I think I have finally completed my dream cookware set. It consists of: 1 13-inch Vollrath nonstick fry pan (for h...

Newlyn_Tinning commented 1 month ago

Staub v LC skillet

by imanewbie 2 months ago

Conveniently ATK didn’t include Staub in its test. I know the Staub v LC is an age old debate. But wondering s...


HabaneroLady commented 1 month ago

Dutch Oven for New Cook

by krisrishere 2 months ago

My sister is in her mid-20s and is a blossoming new cook. Lately she's been inquiring about a dutch oven (enameled) ...

drrayeye commented 1 month ago