More than skillets, these cast iron pieces from Lodge will help you get 2018 cookin'.


Whether you're a new chef or seasoned veteran, there's one ubiquitous cast iron you'll find recommended above all others: Lodge. Founded as the Blacklock Foundry in 1896 by Joseph Lodge in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the company now known as Lodge Manufacturing Company continues to make a variety of cast iron cookware that cooks love to this day. With, it's worth noting, a price tag quite a bit lower than many other, equally-acclaimed cookware manufacturers.

When you think of Lodge, you probably think of its distinct cast iron skillets, but from enameled dutch ovens to more specialized accessories, there's a whole range of equally great Lodge products that will take your kitchen to the next level in the new year, and each one for under $100 at that.

But first, the standard: a top-of-the line, preseasoned skillet that will last you the rest of your life.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch, $40,

With its mastery of the cast iron core, it makes sense that Lodge has some of the best enameled dutch ovens out there.

Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, $50,

If you plan on grilling indoors, this cast iron grill pan will get you some serious heat.

Lodge L8SGP3 Cast Iron Square Grill Pan, 10.5-inch, $11,

If you want to get the maximum kitchen improvement for your money, the Lodge LCC3 is essentially a dutch oven, shallow pan, and deep skillet all in one.

Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker, 3.2-Quart, $32,

If casseroles are your preferred pan style, this colorful model should do the trick.

Lodge EC3CC33 Enameled Cast Iron Covered Casserole, 3.6-Quart, $72,

An enameled take on the classic Lodge skilletcould be the best of both worlds.

Lodge EC11S33 Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, 11-inch, $40,

Similarly, this enameled grill pan is a great choice for those looking to add grill-ability and color to the kitchen.

Lodge ECSGP33 Enameled Cast Iron Square Grill Pan, 10-inch, $50,

But it's not all pots and pans. This stylish Panini press pairs perfectly with the above grill pan for a unique addition to any sandwich lover's kitchen.

Lodge ECPP33 Enameled Cast Iron Square Panini Press, $18,

Bring a bit of that restaurant-style griddle home with this massive reversible pan, which also features an extra-large grilling side.

Lodge LPGI3 Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-inch x 10.44-inch, $50,

And while you're grilling it up, use this matching grill press to decrease cooking time and keep your bacon flat.

Lodge LGP3 Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press, 6.75-inch x 4.5-inch, $13,

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This specialized pan is perfect for those looking to home cook cornbread, scones, and other wedge-shaped delights.

Lodge L8CB3 Cast Iron Cornbread Wedge Pan, $25,

Bonus! Once you have all that great cast iron, make sure lasts just about forever with Lodge's official, easy-to-use cast iron care kit.

Lodge Manufacturing Company Cast Iron Care Kit, $27,

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