Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch
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- Designed to fit Lodge traditional-style skillets 10.25 inch and up
- Seasoned with oil for a natural, easy-release finish that improves with use
- Easy care: hand wash, dry, rub with cooking oil
- The right tool to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill
- At home in the oven, on the stove, on the grill or over the campfire
- Great for induction cooktops
- Brutally tough for decades of cooking
- Unparalleled in heat retention and even heating
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Saute, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart’s content
Use and Care
While the skillet comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. After cooking, we recommend cleaning with a stiff nylon brush and hot water. Using soap or the dishwasher is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. Towel dry immediately cleaning and apply a light coating of oil to utensil while it is still warm.
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Pre-seasoned skillet is ready-to-use right out of the box
The black patina given to the cookware by the factory seasoning process is, in fact, vegetable oil that has been baked into a piece of cookware that has emerged from an individual sand mold. This coating of oil is a functional application and not a cosmetic application. The cookware is hanging as it rides through the electrostatic sprayer and commercial conveyer ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron which creates an easy release finish. As a result of this process, you may see a blister or bubble of oil at the rim, southern-most point or at the end of the handle of the cookware piece. If visible, it will rub or flake off with your finger, leaving a brown spot. Don’t worry, it’s not rust but a seasoned spot that is brown, indicative of the varnish stage of seasoning. As a matter of fact, this is the color of home seasoned iron until it has been used several times. The brown spot will turn black with use.
Hailed as an essential kitchen tool by the country's leading chefs and publications, the Lodge cast iron skillet is crafted to cook memorable meals for generations.
As the only full line of American-made cast iron cookware, Lodge boasts quality that has been unmatched for over a century. Home cooks love Lodge for the even heating and natural, easy-release finish. Outdoorsmen love the versatility and durability. Everyone loves the value of cookware that performs for decades. At Lodge, we don’t just make cast iron; we make heirlooms that bring people together for generations.
100 Years and still cooking:
Two historic events—the introduction of foundry seasoned cast iron cookware and the recent expansion of our foundry—represent dynamic examples of Lodge Manufacturing Company’s century-plus commitment to product innovation and investment in new equipment and technologies.
Seasoned cast iron propelled Lodge from the position of a regional manufacturer to the national stage, with Good Housekeeping presenting a 'Good Buy' Award for the product enhancement. Our appearance on the national stage expanded throughout the first decade of the new century, with record sales leading Lodge to the largest expansion in our history.
While we are proud of our recent history, there is a backstory. So travel with us to the small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee at the end of the 19th Century. Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountain’s Cumberland Plateau and on the banks of the Tennessee River, the town was abuzz with new opportunities.
In 1896 Joseph Lodge began a cast iron foundry, named in honor of his minister, Rev. Joseph Hayden Blacklock. Family owned, our origins were humble and our products varied, from stoves, to skillets and kitchen sinks.
As each decade passed, Lodge developed a business model to continually update and improve equipment and foundry practices. Work was labor intensive, with all of our cookware poured and cleaned by hand.
The 1950s saw the installation new molding machinery, mechanized sand delivery systems, the construction of a gas fired aluminum furnace to cast patterns for the production of sand mold impressions and a machine to clean castings.
When the introduction of new cookware metals and coatings increased competition in the 1960s, Lodge countered with a Disamatic automatic molding machine. Two years later, Lodge added an electric furnace to operate the Disamatic molding and pouring system, outpacing the capacity of the coke-fired cupola, at lower cost.
The Clean Water and Air Acts of 1970 led American companies to install new equipment to meet the pollution control laws. Lodge accepted the standards by replacing the old electric furnaces and adding a second Disamatic molding machine.
Not only did the updates meet the requirements of the Clean Air and Water legislation, by 1976 our automated processes produced as many molds in an hour as one man’s daily productivity 30 years earlier.
With the switch from antiquated electric furnaces to more efficient induction furnaces, 1991 proved to be a pivotal juncture in the green standards of Lodge Manufacturing Company. The use of magnetic energy to produce heat changed our status from a Large Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste to a Small Quantity Generator, and we received the 1994 Tennessee Governor’s Award for Excellence in Hazardous Waste Reduction.
Today, Lodge Manufacturing Company maintains a zero hazardous waste stream foundry, earning accolades from the environmental and manufacturing communities.
Eleven years after in the introduction of seasoned cast iron cookware, Lodge broke ground for our foundry expansion. With completion of the first phase in the fall of 2014, the expansion includes a new melt system, an additional pouring/molding line and most importantly—new American jobs!
In more ways than he could have ever imagined, Joseph Lodge would not recognize the business he started over a century ago. Lodge continues to be family owned and we are the sole manufacturer of cast iron cookware in US, producing over 120 different foundry seasoned cast iron items for worldwide gourmet, outdoor and restaurant markets.
More importantly, Lodge Manufacturing Company is universally accepted as the world leader in the cast iron cookware category.
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The Lodge Cast Iron 12-inch Skillet and Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. Fry up a mess of catfish, roast a chicken, or bake an apple crisp in this generous 12-inch pan that features two handles for heavy lifting and two subtle side lips for pouring. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching. It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this Skillet evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron skillet looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.
Note the black patina given to the cookware by the factory seasoning process is, in fact, vegetable oil that has been baked into a piece of cookware that has emerged from an individual sand mold. This coating of oil is a functional application and not a cosmetic application. The cookware is hanging as it rides through the electrostatic sprayer and commercial conveyer ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron which creates an easy release finish. As a result of this process, you may see a blister or bubble of oil at the rim, southern-most point or at the end of the handle of the cookware piece. If visible, it will rub or flake off with your finger, leaving a brown spot. Don’t worry, it’s not rust but a seasoned spot that is brown, indicative of the varnish stage of seasoning. As a matter of fact, this is the color of home seasoned iron until it has been used several times. The brown spot will turn black with use
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My only word of caution is that while it is nice to have the silicone handle for lifting when the pan is hot the handle of the skillet can slip out of the silicone if you don't grip it tightly. This happened to my wife and it nearly hit her foot which would not have been good. This Skillet might be heavy a bit for my wife.
Other than that it is a perfect product. Highly recommended!
Our pediatrician recently told us our son's iron levels were on the low side. I had done a little research on my computer and found that using a cast iron pan actually helps increase iron in your foods! I had already been wanting to purchase a cast iron pan and with this new piece of information, I said - why not?
CHOOSING THE SIZE
I know cast iron can be very heavy and so we wanted to stick with a smaller sized pan. It was hard to shop online to determine which size to get. I decided to get the popular 10.25 size and hoped for the best. We have a family of 4 adults and 2 children in our household. This size is great for making sides. The actual size of the cooking surface is 8.5 inches. (See photos) So it's not terribly roomy but to be honest, if the pan is any bigger, it would be difficult to handle.
No lie - it's a heavy pan and when it's hot, it's difficult to handle even with the silicone handle cover. You still need an additional mitten to go over the red handle and another mitten for the helper handle.
SILICONE HANDLE COVER
It's not great but it helps when you want to shake the pan a bit while cooking or if you need to move the handle off to the side. If you pick up the hot pan with just the cover, it'll be very hot because the weight of the pan really pushes the hot handle against the cover and isn't thick enough to protect you from the heat. It's not a secure fit and does move a bit. I've added some photos to show you. I've had the pan for about 2-3 months and the bottom of the cover is already torn and slightly burned. But I would still purchase the cover because it does help when you want to quickly shake or nudge the pan.
I like to give the pan a good scrub with a brush while it's hot. Rinse and then bring it back to the burner to dry off and give it a coating of oil before it goes back to storage. Don't forget the extra mittens/towels while handling. It's hot!
I think most other reviews covered the details of this - but I'll add that we love the way it cooks our food. Pan gets nice and hot and has been performing better each time we use it.
Definitely shop around because I noticed the price of this product is now higher than what I've paid. (Didn't include price because I worry AMZ will reject my review) It can either be cheaper to buy them together, or you can buy the pan and handle separately. HANDLE COVER: Lodge Silicone Hot Handle Holder - Red Heat Protecting Silicone Handle for Lodge Cast Iron Skillets with Keyhole Handle PAN ONLY: Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet When I decided to buy the pan - the price between the two options was very close so I decided to get the pan+handle item sold together in hopes that the handle is sized more appropriately to the pan I chose. I had a concern that the handle, if bought separately, would not fit the pan well since it's more of a 'one size fits most' product - so I think that's the slight risk when buying separately. There are also some external sites that may track an item's price history over the course of a few weeks or so to determine if you're buying at a good price. Check those out.
Hope this review and photos helps! Happy Cooking.