If you get the best cast iron cookware set, it will last you forever! Even though this type of cookware has been around for ages, it has recently made a big comeback. It’s easy to see why, as it is very durable and heats up nice and evenly.
The way that it is made is by pouring molten iron into molds that form skillets, baking pans and pots of all sizes. In most cases this kind of cookware will all be made in one piece without handles. Some people would say that there are a few drawbacks to this kind of cookware. It can get pretty heavy sometimes, and you have to be cautious with the way that you wash it. It does tend to crack a little easier than other types of cookware too. Plus, you cannot use this kind of cookware with acidic foods because it can cause damage.
However, there are plenty of advantages to using this kind of cookware. A lot of people would say that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. This kind of cookware is really good at retaining heat. Plus, it is totally non-stick once you have seasoned it. This gives you the opportunity to cook your food without oil, which is so much healthier!
People say that they love this kind of cookware for occasions like fishing or camping, because it is so heavy duty. It also lacks the additives that are found in other types of cookware, like Teflon. If you have something that needs to be cooked at a high temperature, this is a great type of cookware for frying or searing. Where other types of cookware are pretty limited, cast iron is actually very versatile. For example, it can be used to cook food in your oven or on the stove. You can even use it to cook food over a fire.
This kind of cookware actually lasts so long and is so durable that you can pass it down for generations. This makes it totally worth whatever you spend on it. Of course, you could probably get cookware that would cost significantly less, but you will most likely have to replace it at some point. This means that you didn’t actually save any money by purchasing it.
One thing to keep in mind is that you should not use metal tools with this type of cookware. This is because of the fact that metal utensils will actually end up scratching the surface of your cast iron cookware. You can avoid causing damage to your cookware by using wooden utensils rather than metal. Also, make sure that you use oil so that you can avoid getting food stuck to your cookware. It will also be important for you to make sure that you clean your cookware immediately after you use it. Never leave food in the pan, because acidic food will corrode the surface. Even just food in general can end up leaving a bad taste behind on your pan. If you are going to get the best cast iron cookware, make sure that you take care of it properly and protect your investment!
* Essential products I recommend. Expand for list:
Cast Iron Seasoning: http://tinyurl.com/l83e839
Lodge Cast Iron Scraper: http://tinyurl.com/lpfcn4u
Lodge Skillets: http://goo.gl/JFW8KN
Lodge Pan Handle: http://tinyurl.com/ly5e38e
Lodge Cast Iron on Amazon: http://goo.gl/OjO5wP
Cleaning PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1YAJyg-jrg
How to properly clean & re-season cast iron after cooking
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