Cast Iron Cookware: The Complete Guide

Cast Iron Cookware: The Complete Guide

Cast iron products are durable, cost-effective options for any kitchen. With just a little loving care, cast iron cookware can last for decades and serve many different purposes. We're here to give you a complete guide to help you fall in love with cast iron!

Most cast iron cooking products come pre-seasoned and ready to cook (like this Lodge Logic 10.5" Square Skillet 3/4" Deep), but whenever the pan begins to rust or flake any black specks, it just needs a little TLC and it will look like new again! This process is known as “seasoning”, which is a simple, quick process!

1. Clean your skillet. All you need is a small amount of water and a small amount of mild detergent. Scrub the pan with a scrub brush (like this Lodge 10" Scrub Brush). Do not let pan soak; dry completely with paper towel or dish towel.

2. Oil your skillet. Rub pan (inside and outside) with a small amount of cooking oil.

3. Bake your skillet. Place a piece of aluminum foil on the lower rack of your oven to catch any drippings. Place your skillet face down on the upper rack of the oven, and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Let your skillet cool completely in the oven.

Congratulations, you have seasoned your cast iron skillet!

There are several different types of cast iron cookware available. Here are three options available right here at Dean Supply.


This versatile pan is perfect for any type of kitchen. Use it to fry, sear or brown foods. This will last much longer than a traditional fry pan! The hole on the handle makes it perfect to hang in the kitchen after you are finished cooking.

Eight perfectly tooled impressions provide great crusts for cornbread or raisin scones! The Lodge Wedge Pan is a natural for several recipes at one time.

Lodge Two Quart Serving Pot with loop handles and iron cover is perfect for oven to table presentations of soups, stews, beans or any family favorite!

As we've already mentioned, cast iron cookware is a very versatile kitchen staple, great for grilling, cooking or baking. Here are a few recipes to help inspire you!

This recipe is great for breakfast, brunch or even brinner (breakfast for dinner!) Find the recipe here.

Perfect for your next dinner party or potluck. Find the recipe here.

After some time in the oven, finish off the perfect steak in your cast iron skillet with butter, thyme, rosemary and garlic! Find the recipe here.

This recipe is the perfect use for the 8 Slice Cornbread Skillet!
Find the recipe here.

via Cleverly Simple

Craving s'mores but can't make a campfire to do it the old fashioned way? Your cast iron skillet is coming to the rescue! Find the recipe here.

Happy Cast Iron Cooking! 🍳


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