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Do you need a cast-iron skillet? No, most cooking needs are filled by nice stainless steel (even fixing up a steak). But if you do get one, you'll get exceptionally good sears, natural non-stick and — with the right care — a tool that will last multiple lifetimes.
Forego the buying guides and endless Reddit threads on cast-iron skillets because Field Company's are the best for the money. This is why.
Lightweight like no other
Cast iron's greatest downfall may be its weight. Once you set it on the stove, or over a fire, it's pretty much stationary until you're done cooking. Because Field Company's skillet are lighter than the competition, they're easier to maneuver, especially with an easy-to-grip handle. So give your vegetables a toss, butter-baste your steak with ease and bring this on all your camping trips.
Smooth as butter
Cheap cast-iron skillets will have a rough, pebble-like surface, and it's to the detriment of your cooking. Naturally, an uneven surface results in uneven cooking. Check out the surface of a Field Company skillet, and you'll see it's as slick as a freshly Zambonied ice rink. The machine-smoothed surface reduces the number of hot spots, and it really highlights the non-stick capabilities of cast iron.
Most cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned. Field Company's skillets just happen to have the best pre-seasoning we've cooked on. With two layers of grapeseed oil already coating the pan, you can go from unboxing to egg frying in no time.
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