If you've never grilled (or cooked) with cast iron, you are missing out. A cast iron skillet rocks at almost any type of cooking. Cast iron is reasonably priced, nonstick, and practically indestructible. You can sear steaks beautifully giving them a thick browned crust. It’s also a fabulous choice for frying and baking, i.e. cornbread, pancakes or a frittata, maybe some fried chicken, pot pie, pizza or cobbler. Your cast iron is limitless.
Here are a few tips on seasoning & cleaning your Cast Iron
Per Lodge - “Seasoning” is vegetable oil baked onto the iron at a high temperature: not a chemical non-stick coating. Seasoning creates the natural, easy-release properties. The more you cook, the better it gets. Because you create, maintain, and even repair the “seasoning”, your cookware can last 100 years or more.
In regards to cleaning - Wash your cast iron in hot water and scrub using a
cm scrubber (chainmail scrubber), sponge or stiff brush. Avoid using the dishwasher, soap, or steel wool, as these may strip the pan's seasoning.
To learn more about cast iron grilling, cleaning & restoring go to Lodge's website or their Video page.
A Matter of Taste has a huge selection of Lodge in all shapes and sizes. Dutch ovens, Woks, Skillets, Grills, Griddles and more. Available in store only.