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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.

Tomatoes & Cast Iron dutch oven

by kingfisher5 1 day ago

I have an inherited non-enameled cast iron dutch oven. I've made chili in it several times and coq au vin once. Despi...

drrayeye commented 1 hour ago

Staub vs. Le Creuset Grill Pans

by annazianna 21 days ago

Hey guys, I'm going to be purchasing a cast iron grill pan in the near future (because from what I hear they last muc...

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alexrander commented 9 hours ago

Lodge's new Dual Handle Pans & Lodge Mfg

by Cam14 8 days ago

Lodge has come out with their most popular sized 10 1/4" and 12" skillets with two short handles as a new option. M...

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CaliforniaJoseph commented 14 hours ago

Seasoning Cast Iron

by tinman301 9 days ago

I am a new owner of a cast iron pan. I am concerned the seasoning has come off. I only wash it with very little soap....

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CaliforniaJoseph commented 16 hours ago

Cooking Homemade Corn Tortillas Ruins Cast Iron Seasoning

by Modoc 1 day ago

I made homemade corn tortillas for the first time last week. The tortillas themselves turned out just fine, but I d...

paulj commented 1 day ago

Enameled Cast Iron Cookware - Features, Brands

by equineluvr 1 month ago

I am the proud owner of a Staub coquette, which I love! I particularly like the quality, including that of the finis...

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Darthfrog commented 4 days ago

Myth: Detergent and Cleaning Your Cast Iron

by MaggieBach 15 days ago

I always remembered my mother washing her cast iron pans with dish detergent. She just didn't leave them to soak, an...

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farmers_daughter commented 4 days ago

2017 Summer Cookware Deals

by Libranflight 3 months ago

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danlind3 commented 5 days ago

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

by sagestrat 11 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...

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MeMe2727 commented 7 days ago

Pots for soup

by paykhe22 10 days ago

I love my cast iron pots, but whenever I try making soups with coconut milk or stuff like that, it turns into a reall...

Cam14 commented 8 days ago

The best pan for searing steaks/meat ?

by CHSeifert 28 days ago

I raise this question, because I'm curious. What pan, in your experience, is the best pan for searing a steak/meat...

Angelus2013 commented 9 days ago

Questions on Demeyere plancha

by damiano 3 months ago

I'm considering buying a Demeyere plancha. I currently have a Le Creuset cast iron griddle pan, which I don't use eno...

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damiano commented 16 days ago

Alternative to Le Creuset?

by bropaul 20 days ago

Got an email from Wayfair today and they are having a big sale on cast iron cookware. I know that Le Creuset is reall...

drrayeye commented 17 days ago

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Lodge Cast Iron - Grease fire

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by jo36 18 days ago

I should have gone with my gut feeling when the lodge cast iron recipe for pork chops said to pre heat the pan on hig...

Induction and cast iron

by CACook 9 years ago

cast iron is supposed to work really great with induction, but what can one do to avoid scratching up the cooktop sur...

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annazianna commented 21 days ago

remove burned on carbon from cast iron?

by mymymichl 10 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...

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manolotraveler commented 25 days ago

Help seasoning cast iron skillet

by jweinberger 2 months ago

Thank you for any help or advice. I have a cast iron skillet (no idea how old) - Lodge, and it says "CS2" on the bott...

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bsoslander1 commented 25 days ago

HELP! My house STINKS Seasoning Cast Iron Pan

by OliveYou2 1 month ago

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

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bsoslander1 commented 25 days ago

Favorite ECI colors

by HabaneroLady 1 year ago

I'm just wondering about people's favorite colors of ECI. I'm a Staub devotee, but I have found it very hard to sett...

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equineluvr commented 29 days ago