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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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


farmers_daughter commented 4 days ago

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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...


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...


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

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...


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...


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...


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!...


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...


equineluvr commented 29 days ago