Are you looking for a “must have” for your kitchen? The Lodge Logic pre-seasoned skillet should be at the top of your list. This is a “cook everything in it” essential for the kitchen, grill, and outdoor cooking. It can be used for sautéing, searing, roasting, baking, roasting, simmering, and frying.
Everything just tastes better when cooked in cast iron. And this cast iron skillet is pre-seasoned so you can start cooking with it as soon as you get it. Cast iron is wonderful for cooking for many reasons. One of the main reasons is that it is non-stick as long as it is pre-seasoned and the seasoning is maintained. Another advantage of cast iron is that it is so heavy; it is actually hard to burn your food in it. Because it is so heavy the heat is evenly distributed and food cooks without burning.
What I like about this skillet is that it has a two handles for easy handling. It is heavy duty and will last forever (virtually indestructible). It can also be used on an induction cooktop.
For some the only negative may be that it can’t be placed in a dishwasher. But if you follow these simple instructions, you will easily maintain your skillet and it will always be ready to use.
- After cooking, clean with a stiff nylon brush and hot water. Using soap is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. (Avoid putting a hot skillet into cold water. Thermal shock can occur causing the metal to warp or crack).
- If you are having trouble removing stuck-on food, boil some water in your pan for a few minutes to loosen residue, making it easier to remove.
- Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of oil while it is still warm.
- TIP: Do not let your cast iron air dry, as this can promote rust.
- Store in a cool, dry place. If you have a cover, or lid, for your skillet, place a folded paper towel in between lid and panl allowing air to circulate. This prevents moisture from collecting inside the skillet, which can cause rust.
- TIP: The oven is a great place to store your cast iron; just remember to remove it before turning it on.
- NEVER wash in dishwasher.
If for some reason your skillet develops a metallic smell or taste, or perhaps rust spots (maybe a well-meaning relative washed your pan in the dishwasher or with soap thinking they were being helpful), never fear. Simply scour off the rust using a very fine grade of sandpaper or steel wool and re-season.
Out of about 2,500 reviews of this product 76% gave it the highest possible rating. Many bought several different sizes—it comes in 8 different sizes from 12 inches to 3 ½ inches. Out of this many reviews, there were a few complaints. Most of the complaints dealt with not being able to throw it into the dishwasher.
Some people commented that they actually seasoned it again before using it for the first time because they didn’t think the pre-seasoning was heavy enough. Others commented that they thought the pre-seasoned surface was excellent and they used it right out of the box. And of course, the price can’t be beat!
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