Lodge Mfg.Co.

Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 8"

The classic size for scrambled eggs or a batch of cornbread, the Lodge 8" skillet combines timeless design & flawless function. The pan itself comes pre-seasoned w/ natural vegetable oil so there's no need to season this pan yourself. Sturdy handle w/ hole for hanging when not in use, & two subtle side lips for pouring. Skillet makes preparing & transferring hot sauces meats & meals a breeze. The Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders w/ slow-cooking recipes & all your favorite foods. Fry up a chicken, saute vegetables or bake an apple crisp in this generous pan.Size: 8"Material: Cast ironFoundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchaseUse on all cooking surfaces, grills & campfiresOven safeSaute, sear, fry, bake & stir fry to heart's content. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, & can slow-cook foods without scorching. It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures & will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this Skillet evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Skillet looks good in most kitchens & it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron SkilletPre-seasoned skillet is ready-to-use right out of the boxThe black patina given to the cookware by the factory seasoning process is, in fact, vegetable oil that has been baked into a piece of cookware that has emerged from an individual sand mold. This coating of oil is a functional application & not a cosmetic application. The cookware is hanging as it rides through the electrostatic sprayer & commercial conveyor ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron which creates an easy release finish. As a result of this process, you may see a blister or bubble of oil at the southern-most point or at the end of the handle of the cookware piece. If visible, it will rub or flake off w/ your finger, leaving a brown spot. Don't worry, it's not rust but a seasoned spot that is brown, indicative of the varnish stage of seasoning. As a matter of fact, this is the color of home seasoned iron until it has been used several times. The brown spot will turn black w/ use.Multi-Functional CookwareThe right tool for searing, sauteing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting, & frying.Made of Cast-IronCast-Iron is a form of cookware developed over a millennia ago remains as popular today as when it was used to prepare meals hundreds of years ago. Cast Iron is one of only two metals compatible w/ induction stovetops. Unparalleled in heat retention & even heating.Can Be Used w/ A Variety of Heat SourcesAt home in the oven, on the stove, on the grill or over the campfire. Skillet may be used on various heat sources including gas, electric, induction & ceramic-glass top stoves & ovens. When using on glass stove tops, be careful not to slide the cookware around as it's possible to scratch the surface. Seasoned cast iron can also be used on the grill or outdoor fire & coals for camp cooking. Begin heating cookware on low & slowly bring heat up to medium or medium/high. Always remove cookware from the stovetop after cooking.Use & Care:The following use & care instructions for Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron will help your cookware last a lifetime.If you do Nothing Else...Hand wash. Dry immediately - even before first use.Rub w/ a light coat of vegetable oil after every wash.How much oil? Enough to restore the sheen, without being "sticky".Why? To keep the iron "seasoned" & protected from moisture.Seasoning - It isn't Salt & Pepper"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, & even repair the "seasoning", your cookware can last 100 years or more. Chemical non-stick coating cannot be repaired, limiting lifespan.Let's Cook!Lodge Cast Iron is right at home on induction, ceramic, electric & gas cooktops, in your oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire. Do not use in the microwave. (Some induction tops will not work w/ 2-burner griddles)On glass or ceramic cooktops, lift cookware; never slide it.Lodge cookware is safe at high temperatures; use metal, wood, or hi-temp silicone utensils.Some foods may stick to new cookware (especially eggs). Use a little extra oil or butter until you've built up the season read more