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

Why Get a Lodge Cast Iron Grill? – 2 Choices to Consider

Lodge makes two cast iron grills: the Sportsman Pro and the Kickoff. But you may be thinking, “Why should I get a cast iron grill?” Or “Why does it need to be Lodge?”. I mean, cast iron grills aren’t the norm, are they? And Lodge might be good at making cast iron skillets, but skillets … Read more

Butter Pat vs. Lodge Cast Iron – What Do You Get for the Price?

Have you ever wondered what makes Lodge Cast Iron so popular besides the price point? And should you maybe be considering other more expensive brands such as Butter Pat? What does each brand offer? I decided to take a closer look at Butter Pat, one of the more expensive brands, and compare it with Lodge, … Read more

Lodge Cast Iron vs. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Wok – Which is Better?

I have two woks: a Lodge cast iron and a Cuisinart stainless steel. And I used to have carbon steel. Carbon steel is still the most common type of wok, but cast iron has recently gained popularity. And not too long ago, I heard Tak from Wok With Tak say in one of his videos … Read more

What Size Cast Iron Skillet Should I Get? – 5 Pans to Consider

Who’s asking, “What size cast iron skillet should I get?” Cast Iron is a great way to cook, but you want to make sure you have the right size for your needs. Lodge skillets come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3.5-inch to 15-inch. Today, we will look at five of the most popular … Read more

Lodge Vs. Victoria Cast Iron – Is One Better?

You’ve most likely heard of Lodge, but what about Victoria? Victoria is a lesser-known brand. But for those who know both, there is often a comparison made. In what ways are these two brands similar, and how are they different? Is one better than the other? Let’s find out. Lodge vs. Victoria Cast Iron Both … Read more

How Do Regular and Light Cast Iron Differ? – 3 Primary Ways

Join the club if you’re wondering how regular cast iron and light cast iron are different. It may be evident that light cast iron weighs less, but how else do they compare? Cast iron is known for its ability to retain heat and last forever. It’s great for searing steaks and baking cornbread. So, can … Read more

Which Wok is Better: Carbon Steel, Cast Iron, or Stainless Steel?

Have you ever wondered which wok is better: cast iron, carbon steel, or stainless steel? Carbon steel is the most popular type of wok because it’s lightweight and heats up quickly and evenly. It is also inexpensive. However, it tends to warp when it gets hot. The shape changes when it’s heated and returns once … Read more

Heat Resistant Oven Mitts – 5 Styles

Cast iron gets hot, including the handles. So whether you’re using your stovetop or the oven, you need something heat-resistant to move the pan around. Are you looking for the best heat-resistant oven mitts? Have you burned yourself because the heat from the pan went through your oven mitt before you were able to put … Read more

Cast Iron Hot Handle Holders – Are They Necessary?

You have a cast iron pan but not a hot handle holder. Do you need one? What are cast iron handle holders anyway? Why can’t I use my oven mitt? If I decide to get one, which type would be best? Can I leave it on my pan when it’s in the oven? What if … Read more