The world of cast iron caters to wallets of all sizes. Spend $300 on a piece of beautifully made, ethically produced cast iron from an incredible shop that still hand-casts every piece. Or, take the well-beaten path most Americans have taken for the last 50-some-odd years — that is, the Lodge path.
You can count on Lodge’s skillets and cookware to be affordable, even at SRP, so when a skillet in its superior line (which, granted, is only $26 at full price) has its price cut nearly in half, the value skyrockets. The Chef’s Series skillets feature one significant change: almost 1.5 pounds of iron are shaved off. Where the typical 10-inch skillet weighs about 5.6 pounds, the Chef’s series is just over four. It won’t seem like a lot until you’ve got a 32-ounce steak searing at 500 degrees and you want to tilt and baste.
Today, the Lodge Chef’s Skillet is just $15 on Amazon.
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