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...

Fall and Winter Sales, Specials

by drrayeye 25 days ago

Here ae some opportunities to get us started: All Clad VIP seconds sale is going on right now. Looks interesting--but no spexcial bargains I noticed. Zwilling/Hencles has a Fall sale for Staub, ...

Smith and Clark Cast Iron

by jammy 9 days ago

I'm trying to find information on Smith & Clark cast iron cookware. I saw a cute pumpkin cocotte at Homesense that looked well enough made, but I can't find much information on the product line. ...

Why I still use Non Stick pans and feel OK about it....I know this is a sensitive topic

by CHSeifert 13 days ago

I perfectly understand the desire to put less strain on the environment by using pans, that will last a lifetime instead of non stick pans, that you WILL have to throw out at some stage. I also...

Technique's to limit mistakes due to cookware limitations

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

Now, we all know that some cookware/dishes give more leeway with better cookware. My question is though... I have many friends who don't care what they use to cook and many times I see them fai...

Your Best Thrift/Estate/Yard Find?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Prompted by tcamp, the joys of stealing a great piece of cookware at junk store prices is had to beat. For me, it's like finding that long-lost Whistler painting. So what was it? Aloha, Kaleo

Non stick Carbon steel pans - not so non stick after all LOL

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I laughed when I saw J Kenji Lopez-Alt do his frittata in a De Buyer Carbon steel pan - he's a very good chef as far as I know. We can all make mistakes, even skilled chefs - but I lauhed out lo...

Does Anyone Make Tall and Narrow Cast Iron Roasting Pot?

by westes 1 month ago

I am looking for a cast iron cooking pot that has a tall and narrow shape. I want to experiment with roasting meats held vertically, and using closely spaced cast iron sidewalls to cook with radia...

Besides PTFE and ceramics, what else is nonstick without preheating?

by curiouspeter 2 months ago

I can reheat fried rice on a cold nonstick pan without issues. My cast iron pan will stick if I do not heat it up first. Is there anything that is as forgiving as PTFE? I can keep the temperatur...

Searing oil for stainless steel

by curiouspeter 2 months ago

There are lots of threads online about the best oil for seasoning cast-iron pans. However, almost nobody talks about which oil to use for cooking with stainless steel. For seasoning, I suppose s...

Mauviel Copper with cast iron handles [Split from Falk Copper Cookware sale thread]

by alexrander 5 months ago

On a somewhat similar note, I just found out that Mauviel has started to make real cast iron handles again. At least for the time being Williams Sonoma here in the USA is introducing them on a new ...

Any ideas where I can sell an AGA stove?!

by gobybee 2 years 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...

Does Anyone Make Domed Covers for Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pans?

by westes 6 months ago

Lodge has cast iron skillets in 8", 10.25" and 12" diameters. The domes for these are relatively flat, as shown in the photo attached. Does anyone make a domed cover for these skillets that woul...

All-clad Fusiontec - Made in Germany carbon steel enameled cookware

by ceasar2k6 4 months ago

I got these as a gift and just opened them up and have not used, but my initial impressions is well built, relatively heavy (similar to D5, but actually it's carbon steel, I believe), and have nice...

Claus - What Other Kitchen Appliances Do You Own?

by rei17 9 months ago

Hi Claus, we know you have an amazing array of top notch pots and pans. Also, knives ! What other kitchen appliances and brands do you have? Coffee/Expresso Maker ? Induction Top Cooking ? ...

Tomahawk: Cast iron skillet or griddle

by winzee 4 months ago

Hey guys! It's my first time cooking a Tomahawk at home. I have both a Le Creuset Cast iron Skillet and Rectangular griddle. Question, should I use the Flat Skillet then transfer to oven or should ...

Best Technique for Cleaning Cast Iron

by westes 4 months ago

Once you have a good seasoning on a cast iron pan - which is not so trivial to do well - what is the best way to get it clean between seasonings? I have been using salt and oil as a light abrasi...

Best Stainless Steel Dutch Ovens?

by westes 5 months ago

I am looking for a stainless steel dutch oven to use in the oven for roasting meats, mostly chicken. What are the characteristics such a dutch oven should have? I am guessing the stainless side...

What cookware is on your want list that is not available?

by ceasar2k6 8 months ago

This is more of a wish list of what cookware you want, and can't have as it's simply either not made or available. Feel free to also rant when a manufacturer discontinued something and you want it ...

Cast Iron Dutch oven for Smoking?

by soyena 5 months ago

Hi, I want to smoke really simple and not too much food, like 2pcs chicken legs or a piece of tofu. I have seen some stovetop smoker and I wonder if I can simply use my Dutch oven instead. If I do,...

The best smooth bottom RAW cast iron steak frying pan out there?

by CHSeifert 5 months ago

In my never ending quest to try out different cookware, I'm now looking for the best raw cast iron smotth bottom frying pan for searing steaks available ? Skeppshult and Lodge cast iron pans are...