What is it?
We have an important announcement: Ina Garten's favorite cast iron pan is on sale! When Ina speaks, we listen. She is the queen (okay, the Contessa) of making life in the kitchen easy, breezy and joyful as she decodes French cooking for a new generation. Want to feel like culinary royalty this autumn? Adding her beloved Lodge skillet to your arsenal is a great place to start. After all, Lodge has been making quality kitchen goods since 1896, so they know what they're doing. And not only is cast iron durable, it's also excellent at heat retention to ensure consistent cooking (meaning less wasted food!).
Why is it a good deal?
Paying a premium for good cookware — heck, even mediocre cookware! — seems to be the norm these days, so when we spot a piece that was built to last, like this skillet, for just $15? That's over 50% off! In this case, we think even Ina would say that "store-bought is just fine!"
Why do I need this?
This tough-as-nails Lodge skillet can be used anywhere — on the stove, the grill, in the oven or even over a campfire. It's the ultimate multi-use tool, whether you're perfectly searing a steak, dry-frying mushrooms or making the best darn scrambled eggs ever. It comes pre-seasoned, so you don't have to fiddle around oiling it up, and it's ready to use right out of the box. Just think of the cornbread you can serve alongside all your Thanksgiving faves this fall.
What reviewers say:
Over 20,000 Amazon shoppers love this Lodge skillet so much, they thought it deserved a perfect five-star rating.
"Lodge is hands down the best brand when it comes to cast irons," declared a happy home cook. "I have used mine almost every single day since I got it and it has held up really well. The price is incredibly reasonable."
This long-time griller had a tip: "If you haven't used a cast iron skillet before, be prepared to wait a couple of minutes for it to heat up, this is normal." They then went on to add, "It is working out fine, great for cooking all kinds of foods, steaks, stir fries and pancakes."
"It’s already seasoned and I love that!" exclaimed another Lodge loyalist. "It is my favorite pan now. It’s pretty, so I leave it sitting on my stove all the time. Nothing is sticking to it and it’s super easy to clean, has great heat distribution and is excellent quality. This will be passed down for generations."
"Lodge's cast iron pans are literally the best pans I have ever used in my life," gushed a final fan. "My absolute go-to every time I need to cook something. Perfect sear on steaks ... Great for pancakes. Holds up to high heat in the oven."
It's not just this indispensable piece that's on sale, either. Right now you can score an array of Lodge's cast iron cookware, including pots, pans and accessories. Like these:
"I find myself wondering why I didn't get one of these before now. I love this pan!" raved a verified shopper. "The quality is absolutely wonderful. ... It can fit two good-sized steaks at one time. It is already seasoned and easy to clean with soap and water soon after use. ... This is a great substitute for outdoor grilling, if that's not an option. Allows meat to cook thoroughly without burning or crisping the entire outside surface. Gives perfect grill marks!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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