Good news: Lodge’s 10.25-inch skillet is marked down to just $10 at Sierra Trading Post (the same pan is almost always $15 to $20 on Amazon). It’s the ideal size for most stovetop burners — any bigger and heat distribution issues are exacerbated, any smaller and you sacrifice meaningful cooking space — and big enough to cook a pair of steaks (or one really big steak), four chicken thighs, pies, bacon, cornbread and so on. Plus, unlike Lodge’s behemoth 13- and 15-inch pans, the 10.25-inch will actually fit in a kitchen cabinet. As with all Lodge pans, it comes pre-seasoned and ready to cook out of the box. If you’re not sure what all you can cook in cast iron, start here.
The limits of a cast-iron skillet are typically one of two things: a general lack of imagination or foods with exceptionally high acidity. Read the Story
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