Why Do People Still Cook With Cast Iron? – 3 Reasons to Consider

Why do people still cook with cast iron? It’s heavy and requires more work than other pans. You’d think people would change to something that weighed less and could be thrown in the dishwasher. Cast iron must be washed by hand and kept dry at all times. Isn’t that too much work? You also have … Read more

Why Use Cast Iron When It’s So Heavy? – My Top 3 Reasons

People have told me they won’t cook in cast iron because it’s too heavy. They are right that cast iron weighs more than other types of cookware, but is that a good enough reason to not consider it? Don’t get me wrong. No one has to cook in cast iron or even try if they … Read more

Who Makes Cast Iron Cookware in the USA? – Let’s Look at 20

Have you ever wondered, like I have, who makes cast iron cookware in the USA? When I started looking, I thought I might find seven or eight. But I found twenty. And there might be more. So, let’s get started. Who Makes Cast Iron Cookware in the USA? The United States and China are the … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Cooking – 25 of Your Questions Answered

Welcome to the ultimate guide to cast iron cooking, where twenty-five of the most common questions people ask about cast iron are answered. Veteran or newbie, we all agree that cast iron can be a great way to cook. Your pans can last you a lifetime and still be passed down to the next generation … Read more

Who is Lodge Cast Iron? – Getting Better With Age

I have been using Lodge Cast Iron from the beginning. Well, almost the beginning.  My first pan was actually an off-brand that I used for a year. But that year, I also learned about Lodge Cast Iron and purchased several skillets. I’m so glad I did because they are what I use now. So, who … Read more

Can I Use Steel Wool to Clean Cast Iron?

Have you ever wondered if you can use steel wool to clean cast iron cookware? Steel wool has many uses, and one of them is metal pans. However, some metal pans are seasoned, such as cast iron. So, the question becomes how steel wool affects the seasoning and not just the iron. And that’s what … Read more

Why Does My Cast Iron Skillet Smoke When Cooking? – 4 Possibilities

Is your pan smoking when you cook? Is it creating problems, or are you just wondering if it’s okay? Some smoke when cooking in cast iron is typical, but it also might indicate that you are doing something wrong. So, let’s find out more. Why Does My Cast Iron Skillet Smoke When Cooking? There are … Read more

Why is Seasoning Cast Iron With Flaxseed Oil So Controversial? – 3 Possible Reasons

Have you heard about the controversy surrounding seasoning your cast iron cookware with flaxseed oil? Some people swear by flaxseed, while others tell you it’s the worst oil you can use to season your pan. So, who is right? Does flaxseed indeed give you better results, or is it based on deception, giving you a … Read more

Victoria vs. Marquette Castings – Cast Iron Cookware

Victoria and Marquette Castings are two cast iron cookware brands. Neither is as well-known as brands such as Lodge or Le Creuset. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth knowing about them. There are many cast iron companies you might not know of, and it’s my goal to bring awareness to them. Both Victoria and … Read more

Who Is Marquette Castings? – Casting for Generations to Come

Would you like to know about the different cast iron companies available? The more you know what’s out there, the better your chances of getting the piece you want. There is no perfect cast iron, but many designs and qualities make a brand unique. Often cast iron manufacturers have more than just cast iron products. … Read more