After all, Mama knows best.
If you’ve ever stepped into the kitchen while Mama’s cooking Sunday supper, you’ve probably seen her using a cast iron skillet (or three) to make everything from cornbread to pork chops to upside-down dessert. And here in the South, we can’t help but find ourselves partial to the Tennessee-made Lodge Cast Iron Skillets. They're pre-seasoned, which makes them perfect for beginners and long time cooks alike. If you still need a little more convincing to add a piece of cast iron to your kitchen, read on.
It seems we're not alone in Lodge love. With over 8,000 reviews, Amazon customers have made the Lodge 10 1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet the #1 Best-Seller in the cookware category. The sturdy skillet has two handles to help prevent spills and a spout on each side for transferring liquids without a mess. We haven’t even made it to the best part—the price. For less than $15, you can have a new cast iron skillet on your porch in just two days with the help of Amazon prime ($12.32: amazon.com).
Lodge recommends handwashing and immediately drying the skillet before the first use. After each wash, apply a light coat of vegetable oil while the skillet is still warm. The skillets are safe for all types of cooktops, including the grill or even a campfire. However, it shouldn't be used in the microwave.
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If you’re new to cooking with cast iron, you’ll need to learn how to properly care for it, but after a few recipes like Skillet Cornbread or King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese, we’re sure you’ll be hooked just like Mama.