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

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17" Cast Iron Dinner Recipes

by nuraman00 28 days 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 ...


Cast iron skillet

by carolynen88 4 days ago

I found a 9” cast iron skillet with double 00 on bottom. Anyone know what brand and if it is vintage? Thank you.

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!

Tell me what you cook in your Staub 26cm!

by phet7178 14 days ago

I have a relatively straightforward question as indicated in the title - tell me what you cook in your Staub 26cm (I think 5.5 qt, I'm in the UK so they measure in cms and litres)! I have ordered o...

Cassadous - Are They Multi-Purpose?

by Kate9299 22 days ago

My soon to be college graduate son's career will involve relocating to a new place every couple of years for the next 7-12 years. He likes to cook and he loves CI to cook in. The LC ECI Cassadou...

Rusty de buyer pan after first use - Help!

by werther 1 month ago

Hi! I recently bought a de Buyer iron pan, but before I was able of seasoning, my friend use it to cook a steak. The pan was very dirty as I wasn't able of remove the steak from it, so I boiled wa...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 3 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...

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

by krystinamarie 6 years ago

Hey there, Hoping that one of you lovely people can help me out! I have a 7.25 quart enameled Le Creuset Dutch oven. I've been using it for almost 5 years, it's pretty much the first pot I ever pu...

Cookware: Nickle-free?

by gotitbad 2 months ago

My name is Shelly and new to this site. My husband suffered a major breakout after doctor implanted metal devices in leg, 3 of them. Hives proved highly allergic to "nickel" had to be removed. Loo...

New cookware

by DCVinyl 1 month ago

Hello I'm in the process of getting all new cookware. I previously had one of the T-Fal sets that you can get for cheap along with dollar store plastic utensils. I bought them before I even knew ho...

Aluminum or cast iron pizza pan?

by nuraman00 3 years ago

I was reading and comparing different pizza pans. One thing I liked about aluminum was that it was available in larger sizes, such as 18", 19", or 20". For aluminum, maybe this one: http:/...

Cookware Performance on Induction (Part 2)

by VFish 3 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...

Urgent! Keeping wine in Staub dutch oven overnight

by kktantique 2 months ago

Hi, I intend to poach some pears in red wine using my Staub dutch oven and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours. I'm wondering if its safe to keep the wine in the dutch oven for so long even if ...

Sitram Sitra Bella

by valveeta300b 3 months ago

I’m helping a friend track down some enameled cast iron as a gift for her husband. Her husband liked the look of a Le Creuset oval dutch oven, but we didn’t luck out with their outlet prices like I...

Question re: Falk (USA) Sales - Black Friday?

by Politiceaux 3 months ago

All, does anyone recall details of past Black Friday sales from Falk USA? I would like to buy the 32cm frying pan, and it is currently 20% off, but I'm wondering if I may be able to do a little bet...

Kirby & Allen Cast Iron Skillet

by gnmbonn 3 months ago

We have a 11 1/2" cast iron skillet marked "Kirby & Allen". It is ribbed (grill). We have had not problems finds other cast iron griswald, lodge or wagner but nothing for Kirby & Allen. Any info...

Mauviel or Falk?

by luisbravoavi76 3 months ago

Hello all! I have recently been aquiring more copper cookware pieces. I wanted to get a copper skillet bimetal pan but couldnt decide between the M250B 30 cm frying pan, a 32 cm falk or 32 cm de bu...