All cooks know that a good cast iron skillet is a kitchen staple. The heavy bottom of cast iron allows for even heating and handles high heat, making it a necessary tool for searing, frying, sautéing, and going straight from stove-top to oven. When properly seasoned, cast iron skillets are naturally nonstick (so you can avoid chemical coatings), easy to clean, and even fortify your food with iron. A well-cared for cast iron pan gets even better with age and can be passed on from one generation to the next.
Needless to say, cast iron is a true kitchen workhorse — as long as you have the right one. And right now, Amazon’s number one bestselling skillet is 44% off, bringing the cost down to merely $15. This 10.25-inch pre-seasoned cast iron pan is made by Lodge, a brand that’s been hand-making its kitchen staples in the U.S. since 1886 and is known as a fixture in the world of cast iron. The ample size and raised sides make this skillet an all-around star, big enough to handle large cuts of meat, frittatas, breads, and more. The skillet is so popular, in fact, it was on backorder recently, finally getting restocked just in time for you to begin prepping all your holiday meals. Considering the kitchen staple also made it onto Ciara's 2020 list of Holiday Picks, it's amazing it's not completely sold out for the season.
To buy: $15 (was $27); amazon.com
Amazon reviewers comment on the long-term returns on the investment in this skillet, with one Lodge devotee writing, “My 12-inch has been perfect for years, and this one is well on its way. So low maintenance. Great, heavy quality.”
Another purchaser provides an evidence-based review, noting, “But really, the proof in the quality of this cast iron was obvious when I made sweet potato cornbread and baked it in the oven in this skillet. It came out so nice and brown and moist.”
Many reviewers do note that to achieve a true nonstick surface for cooking things like eggs in the Lodge skillet, a little extra seasoning comes in handy. And always remember to wash your pots prior to first use and before you do any additional seasoning. With proper care, this Lodge cast iron skillet can become a family heirloom — or at the very least, it will help you achieve that perfect sear every time, for a price that can’t be beat. Shop the bestseller now to ensure you get it at this incredibly low price.