Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Review – Must-Buy
Full marks on design, full marks on convenience, Mishry had a great time cooking with Lodge Pre-Seasoned cast iron skillet.
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Pre-seasoned cast iron cookware is the most sought-after these days. Whether it’s because it’s considered the ‘healthier’ cookware or the convenience pre-seasoned surfaces offer, this is suited for beginners and professionals.
Skillets are super versatile. From appetizers to desserts, they are multifunctional. Four weeks, two heat sources later, here’s our Lodge Pre-Seasoned cast iron skillet review.
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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet – Everything You Need To Know
What are we looking for? Parameters for our Lodge Pre-Seasoned cast iron skillet are discussed here.
- Material – This cast iron skillet has been crafted in America. The surface is naturally seasoned with oil.
- Handle Type – This features a rectangular-shaped loop handle.
- Dimensions – The dimensions of this skillet are 40.9 x 27.1 5.1 cm. Moreover, it has an 8-inch diameter with a depth of 2 inches. The base is 9 inches (when flipped)
- Compatibility – This can be used over gas, electric, and induction cooktops.
The skillet is packed in a sheet of bubble wrap. This is then placed in a brown carton.
The surface of the skillet has a brand sticker that was easy to remove.
3. Ease of Use
Is this a beginner-friendly addition to the cooking space? What about cleaning and maintenance? As this is a pre-seasoned skillet – do you still have to re-season it or is it enough? How tedious is the whole process?
This has a 10.25 cubic inch capacity.
We ordered this skillet for Rs 2819/- via Amazon.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet – Detailed Review
|Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
|40.9 x 27.1 5.1 cm.
Our Experience with the skillet
Before starting our review, we cleaned the skillet using a mild detergent, some warm water, and a soft brush. The skillet was completely dried and seasoned with a light brush of oil. (we followed the same cleaning process after each use). Make sure you re-season the skillet after washing.
In addition to a gas/electric stove, this skillet can also be used in an oven. We seared and seasoned some chicken, as usual, using the skillet on a gas stove. This partially cooked chicken was then transferred to our Faber Oven.
Additionally, we also prepared some chicken salami and vegetable frittatas with the skillet in the oven.
The results? Perfectly baked and appetizing!
Next, we used this cast iron skillet over a gas stove. The first dish was Aloo Methi Mutter sabzi. Preparing this was hassle-free. No spices or veggies were sticking to the surface but the dish was cooked through.
The second dish was Lobia curry. The onion-tomato gravy cooked well, and so did the final curry.
Lastly, we prepared a breakfast staple- protein-rich omelets. We cooked it on one side for around three minutes, and the omelet flipped effortlessly. No bits were stuck to the surface.
Ladles and spoons – Unlike non-stick cookware, you can use a metal spoon on cast-iron pots and pans. We used both, steel and a wooden spatula and found both to work well.
Overall experience – We found that cooking is fuss-free and beginner-friendly. Though it may seem steeply-priced, this skillet is a worthy investment that would last for generations, thanks to its construction and material.
That said, the only drawback is when it comes to handling the skillet. The handle retains heat when in use. We recommend using an oven mitt or a kitchen towel to lift the skillet.
- This cast iron skillet is gas/electric stove and oven-compatible.
- It is priced at Rs 2819/-.
- This pre-seasoned skillet is crafted in America.
- This is ideal for a family of 3-4 members.
- The seasoning is fully functional, no bits stick to the surface.
- Its even heat distribution ensures evenly cooked meals.
- You can use a wooden and metal spatula.
- Easy to clean, maintain, and store.
- Sturdy and long-lasting.
Looking for a multipurpose cookware made of cast iron? Look no further!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Lodge Pre-Seasoned cast iron skillet
No, the skillet must be washed manually using a mild detergent, some warm water, and a soft cloth.
No, this is a pre-seasoned skillet. We recommend brushing the surface with a few drops of oil after cleaning and drying to enhance its longevity.
No. However, this is best suited for stir frying, sauteing, baking, roasting, broiling, etc.
It features a 10.25-inch cubic capacity.
Yes, you can use this skillet over a gas stove, induction cooktop, and an oven.
The pre-seasoned surface adds remarkable convenience. Lodge’s Cast Iron Skillet has great capacity and gives us a smooth cooking experience consistently. It is fairly easy to use, clean, and maintain. We liked how well it works in an oven.
Make sure you do not wash it roughly and season it after washing. This will ensure longevity and a hassle-free cooking experience every time.
Do you use cast iron cookware? How often do you wash and season it?
Please note that when we review appliances and utensils in our test kitchen, we ensure to keep using the product even after the official review process is over. In case we have any new updates and fresh insights, we update the article.