Cast Iron Cookware
What's not to love about cast iron? Yes, it is old fashioned and even old fogey. With the preponderance of
fancy, non-stick cookware that is heavily marketed in department stores, how many new brides or up and coming
executive types choose cast iron as their cookware of choice. Not many, that's what.
Ignoring the pitch form Madison street, the real cook knows that cast iron cookware is truly the cook ware of
choice. Not fancy and certainly not glamorous, cast iron cookware is truly superior, will last a lifetime, and is
downright fun to use.
Let's get started first with the cast iron pieces and accessories that I own personally.
The Essential Skillet
If you can only afford one piece of cast iron cookware, this is it. It is pre-seasoned and
ready to go but after about six months use, it will be very black and slick to the touch -
truly non stick without the use of any chemicals.I store mine in the oven so it is easy to
get to. In addition to using it on my cook top, I bake chicken or salmon in it, use it to hold
baking potatoes as they cook and even use it as a deep dish pizza pan. For about $20 bucks, you
just cannot beat a cast iron skillet.
The Essential Dutch Oven
Everyone needs a Dutch Oven and this one fits the bill nicely. For my own
use I chose a "camp stove" style so I could use it outdoors over a campfire. Kind of
brings back memories of being a Campfire Girls all those years ago.
As with most Lodge products, this Dutch Oven comes seasoned and ready to use.
It is the pot that does it all. The flanged lid will hold hot hot coals for baking.
It also can be inverted and used as a griddle.
The other thing is that you can stack multiple camp stoves, one on top of the
other to create a complete meal. Very cool.
Integral legs on oven for campfire and fireplace cooking.Seasoned and ready to
use. This portable "camp stove" is the pot that does it all. Flanged lid for hot coals inverts
for use as a griddle. Integral legs on oven for campfire and fireplace cooking.