Adding creative touches to regional and internationally inspired culinary creations, Lodge Cast Iron SKILLETS are used in restaurants and home kitchens to create meals that sizzle upon arrival and remain warm throughout every meal.
Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase, Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires, Oven safe, Sauté, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart's content. The Lodge 10-1/4-inch Skillet was rated as one of the two dozen essential tools in the home and kitchen (Martha Stewart Living February 2008). We have a size and shape to meet any of your cooking needs, with assist handles for easier handling.
Hand wash. Dry immediately—even before first use. Rub with 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" and protected from moisture. "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 getsecause you create, maintain, and even repair the "seasoning", your cookware can last 100 years or more. Chemical non-stick coating cannot be repaired, limiting lifespan. If no soap is too scary, wash with mild soapy water and dry and oil immediately. However, consider that cookware is 400ºF in 4 minutes on medium heat and is sterile at 212º F, so soap isn't always necessary. Dishwashers, strong detergents and metal scouring pads are not recommended, as they remove seasoning.
100 Years and Still Cooking… Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains is the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first foundry. Originally named The Blacklock Foundry after Joseph Lodge's friend and minister, the company gained success until May of 1910 when it burned down. Just three months later and a few blocks south, the company was reborn as Lodge Manufacturing Company.Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Both our CEO and President are Joseph Lodge's great-grandsons who continue to evolve our product line and improve manufacturing methods. While many worthy competitors have fallen by the wayside, Lodge's dedication to quality, technology, and employees have helped it not only survive but flourish.