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...

Best oil for seasoning/maintaining a carbon steel pan?

by CHSeifert 1 day ago

So Andrew pointed out to me, that rapeseed oil - even in a very thin layer - will go rancid, when used as seasoning/maintenance oil in a carbon steel pan. What type of oil would you recommend me...


Best oil for high heat searing?

by CHSeifert 10 hours ago

I know this a cookware forum, but I spend most of my time here. What type of oil do you use for your daily cooking? I’ve spent thousands of kroner/$/€ on EV olive oils, but no matter what ol...


Raw/bare cast iron? High temp sear

by Sear101 2 days ago

Perhaps I’m not searching correctly for it. But I’ve only found references to its use on chowhound. And therefore can’t just read an article about it. I’ve got a 12inch CI skillet that ha...

Skeppshult cast iron pan - experiences?

by CHSeifert 21 days ago

So I just bought the round Skeppshult 28 cm cast iron grill pan with the walnut wooden handle. It looks like a beauty to me. I gave my Staub ECI grill pan away last year, because I never us...

Summer 2020 Cookware Deals

by jankdc 4 months ago

Since it is officially summer, I thought to start a new thread. There are still active deals in the Spring 2020 thread.

Cast iron and carbon steel in the oven - fumes of smoking oil

by MartinG 13 days ago

Both cast iron and carbon steel works well in the oven - when you bake bread, cakes, pizza and so on (or just use it as a solid baking tray), often at pretty high temperatures. But if you constantl...

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

by ChillaxDude 3 years ago

This pan is the workhorse of my kitchen and my favorite thing ever, so when the non-stick coating started to flake off I knew I couldn't cook without it. The newer models from Henckels are either s...

Copper cookware with cast iron handle

by RomaticFoodie 21 days ago

Hey folks, I was in Home Goods this past weekend and saw some beautiful copper cookware with what I thought was a super shiny stainless steel lining. I showed the better half and she liked it too, ...

How to cook in cast iron - especially enamled cast iron

by Mojave 8 years ago

I've looked around for an answer to this but cannot seem to find one. How do you cook in cast iron? How do you cook in enamled cast iron? I bought a 10" Le Creuset skillet from BB&B for $32 ...

Brandani Cast Iron Pan

by Libranflight 3 years ago

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

Le Creuset Quality--Going Downhill?

by droolingdoggie 1 month ago

Hello: I bought a saute pan during the Le Creuset Factory-to-Table sale in mid-August, directly from the company's website. The outside of the pan looks fine, but there are plenty of needle-poi...

Barkeeper's Friend Left Streaks on Le Creuset

by mrspock 2 months ago

Hello. I took some advice to clean my Le Creuset pan with Barkeeper's Friend and not only did it not really work, it left unsightly streak marks which so far are not removable. Has this happened to...

Cast iron on induction

by natalyk 1 month ago

I am thinking about replacing my gas cook top with induction. I am big cast iron lover and was super happy it would work on induction, but I found on this site apparently induction gives cast iron ...

Will Challenger fit in the Breville Air?

by bloodboy 2 months ago

Does anyone know if the Challenger bread pan will fit in the Breville Smart Oven Air? I was thinking of the Fourneau also, but I don't think it will fit. The dimensions of all three are: Brev...

Ever bought a pan / cookware product and regretted it?

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

To me, various extra thick turners, If I can't get under a piece of fish and turn it, the turner is useless. I went through 8-10+ of them before finding one I like. I also had negative experienc...

This... has arrived...

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

I was checking dehillerin website and they suddenly have fedex shipping for 55 euro from 208 euro for some other service. I quickly went and grabbed 36cm rondeau. I then get email next day saying t...

12" All-clad D7 Fry Pan (impossible beast to find?)

by ceasar2k6 4 months ago

I bought a 10" few years ago but now can't find them anywhere when I wanted to get a 12". I heard a rumor that they are discontinued. Such a pity, as IMO they are the best line All-clad had offered...

Drilling holes in a cast iron skillet

by nickpugs 2 months ago

I have an older cast iron skillet that I don’t use very much. I’m considering drilling holes in the bottom for use over a fire when camping. Has anybody tried this and have any advice?

Where do you buy your cookware?

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

Besides many amazon sites, where else do you typically shop? I bought few pieces from Sur La Table before, and few from restaurant supply stores. However, when it comes to used cookware (vintage). ...

New Lodge 10" Chef's skillet, really nice for modes cost

Sid Post
by Sid Post 2 months ago

I caught a free shipping sale on the Lodge factory website and took advantage by buying the 10" Chef's skillet. My online searches really didn't turn up much and the few skillets for sale were pri...