11 Lodge Cast Iron Items to Upgrade Your Kitchen
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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
An enameled take on the classic Lodge skilletcould be the best of both worlds.
Lodge EC11S33 Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, 11-inch, $40, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
Lodge ECPP33 Enameled Cast Iron Square Panini Press, $18, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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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, amazon.com
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, amazon.com
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