No matter if you're working in a professionally decked-out kitchen or making dinner outdoors over a campfire, cast iron cookware is a must-have. The versatile material heats slowly but thoroughly, making it ideal for searing steaks, simmering stews, and baking fluffy Dutch babies. What's more, cast iron skillets, pots, and griddles improve over time, forming a natural nonstick seasoning that's even better than chemical coatings.
And while we're fans of cast iron year-round, the cookware shines in colder months when we crave cozy apple crisps, cheesy skillet pizzas, and hearty chilis. That's why there's no better time to pick up your own cast iron classic than one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Amazon Prime Day.
For 48 hours, you can find incredible deals on some of our favorite cast iron brands, including Lodge, Le Creuset, and Staub. Whether you're looking for an enameled piece that is stick-resistant out of the box or a classic or an old-fashioned griddle to grease up with a lifetime of pancakes, this sale has it all. If you don't already have a membership, you just need to sign up for a free 30-day trial to gain access to all the Prime Day markdowns.
Scroll down to check out six of the best cast iron cookware on sale on Amazon right now, plus why users love them. You'd better hurry, though: Prime Day wraps up on October 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and these deals won't stick around.
Why users love it: "I wish I'd invested in one of these a long time ago. It is NOTHING like using regular pots. I don’t have to turn my burners up as high, it heats so evenly, no hotspots, no burning, no cold centers. I went slow and low with my sauce today and it came out better than it has ever come out. Cleanup was a breeze and I was able to make a giant batch and freeze most of it after dinner."
Shop Now: $70 with Prime (originally $115), amazon.com.
Why users love it: "Great for grilling meat, vegetables, and fruits!"
Shop Now: $90 with Prime (originally $160), amazon.com.
Why users love it: "Staub never disappoints. I bought a cheap grill pan on here and had to return it because there were hardly any ridges for grilling. This Staub has very nice deep ridges and grills perfectly."
Shop Now: $120 (originally $200), amazon.com.
Why users love it: "I actually bought this because I wanted something to bake bread in. This combo cooker is perfect for artisan loaves, especially if you're playing around with sourdough and/or some of the no-knead recipes floating around. One of the things I really like about baking bread in this pot is that I don't have to play around with generating steam in my oven by placing a pan of water in it and/or spraying my bread. The pot does all the work and makes a wonderful, crispy, chewy crust."
Shop Now: $40 (originally $62), amazon.com.
Why users love it: "This is the perfect size for a family lasagna, deep dish casserole, whole chicken, or several small game hens (or for veg dishes, a load of seasonal root veggies, etc)."
Shop Now: $200 (originally $285), amazon.com.
Why users love it: "It's like any other Lodge brand item, BUILT LIKE A TANK! Love the design of this pan, being square it maximizes your space on the cooktop. The Ribbed bottom is perfect for searing meat, then finishing it off in the oven."
Shop Now: $20 (originally $44), amazon.com.