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

Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, and the best recipes...

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 22 days 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 7 days 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 9 days 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 25 days 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 18 days 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...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 28 days 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...

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!

Mauviel or Falk?

by luisbravoavi76 29 days 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...

Ranking Searing Pan Materials

by WSP_Lee 1 month ago

Instructions 1) Please rank the following list in order of best searing pan to worst searing pan 2) Please explain why you picked the top one (if you want to explain the rest, that's great too) ...

How old is my cast iron skillet?

by FScarrie 9 years ago

Got this 10 inch skillet at an antique store in Leavenworth, KS about 5 years ago. It was pretty rusty when I got it, but it has cleaned up nicely, although I'm still working on it. I've been dying...

Flat Top/Griddle for Weber Kettle Grill

by loves2cook82 1 month ago

My husband and I have recently discovered that our favorite way to cook burgers is in a cast iron pan on our charcoal grill. We've always loved the smoky flavor of a charcoal grilled burger, but I ...

Stainless vs Cast Iron vs Carbon Steel 2 handle pan

by starzzz 2 months ago

I am considering a 2 handle frying pan/skillet I can use both on a gas cooktop and in my oven/ broiler. Have been thinking about this on and off for a while and what has inspired me to take action ...

Hob Evenness Comparison--Radiant v. Gas

by kaleokahu 2 months ago

So, a side issue came up on another thread recently about the intrinsic evenness of radiant hobs. The specific, categorical claim was made that for a cast iron pan of any given size, a radiant hob...

Any ideas where I can sell an AGA stove?!

by gobybee 3 months 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...

Victorian cast iron oven, free in San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Noticed this ad posted 4 hours ago for a Victorian cast iron oven in San Francisco. "Free. Looking for a good home. Made by John G. Ils & Co. of San Francisco; could be well over 100 years old. "

Old/vintage Le Creuset on glass top hob?

by emmad 2 months ago

I've been looking for some second hand cookware on ebay, and have seen an old Le Creuset saucepan that is in good condition. But, since the bottom isn't also enameled on the older versions, I'm won...

Best type of skillet for cooking crepes and frying eggs (not bare case iron)?

by MarleneDietrich 2 months ago

Hello, I've been using a Wagner Ware cast iron skillet for very specific things for a few years now- making socca in the oven (thin chickpea flour batter), buckwheat crepes, and frying eggs. It ...

Staub Cast Iron

by GTJ 2 months ago

Hello. I hope to get some first-hand clues about the proper way to season these Staub pots when they arrive. I have used Lodge for years and though I never seasoned them properly at the start, over...

Cast Iron Oyster Pan - Alternate Use Ideas & Suggestions

by JosephInOhio 2 months ago

Typical of my addictions and compunctions… I scored this here roaster pan for $2.50... I can’t tell that it was ever used for anything. It occurred to me that I really don’t grill oysters enough t...