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Lodge cast iron griddle. Cheapest price I've ever seen. We have one for a while now and love it. Works great on electric ceramic stoves too.
Great find OP! Seems like the price is also the same now on the L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet 10.25 Inch, amazing prices.
Kitchen n00b here. Need a new pan anyways, so looking at the L8SK3 with the deeper dish sides. Is there a reason to buy this one without the sidewalls? Thanks
It makes it easier to cook dishes that need to be flipped, like griddle cakes (pancakes), large fish etc.
Also good for cooking skewers for obvious reasons.
Thank you, appreciated.
Another kitchen n00b here. I watched the videos linked and that seems like a lot of work. Can anyone recommend a good pan that doesn't need so much (or any) care? I'd happily pay extra if I didn't have to care for it as much.
I've got a few cast iron pans now. Thing for me is they'll last you a lifetime with a little care.
No scratching off a Teflon coating or scratching a coating with metal utensils with other pans. The cast iron you can use anything on it. No special rubber spatulas needed.
Not sure what videos you refer to, but:
The difference in 'care' is pretty-much… nothing. You cook a steak, put it on the plate, tip 1/2 cup of water into the pan, go eat. That small amount of time is usually enough to soften most foods so they just wipe away with a dishcloth.
Washing up at most needs a quick few rubs with a scourer or stainless steel wool (but only when baked on meat didn't have any oil for example, and so sometimes needs slightly more pressure with a scourer than a cloth provides). It's certainly not hard scrubbing though - it's literally only slightly more effort than a cloth wipe, or I couldn't stand it because I hate washing up/scrubbing things.
Then rinse, and while I hold the pan vertical so most of the water runs out - I grab a tissue, spin it around the pan quickly to remove most of the small amount of water that's left, drop the tissue on the sink, put one or two squirts of oil into the pan from this: https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/792483/dec... - then spin the same tissue around the pan again and put it in the bin. Pan goes back on stove for next time.
It might take something like 3 seconds more than the non-stick? In fact, the moment anyone gives a non-stick pan too much heat (and most people do from the first time they use it), the cast iron pan will now be more non-stick than the non-stick pan is.
@GregMonarch: Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed reply!
The heck just brought one from amazon last week for 24$ :(
Is it big enough to cook a normal pizza that pizza base bought from Coles or Aldi?
I haven't tried those bases so can't say. I guess if the pizza base is less than 10.5in it should be ok.
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The lodge pans come preseasoned as well. It's just advised to do some extra seasoning for non stick layers for cooking
Thanks - been looking for one!
Cheers OP. got one.
The 5 piece cookware set is also the lowest price it's been as well.
you need to season this cast iron pan or it will rust.
Looks like too much hassle.
Nope. Not really.
The more you use it the better it is at doing the non stick thing.
I've found with non stick cookware it's great when it's new but months and years later it gets rough and eventually scratched and binned.
I agree there is not much hassle. First time I heated it up, then wiped it with ghee and heated it agian.
After that we just wipe clean it most days. And it if needs to be washed we do the same steps again.
I'm not going to watch the video, but you don't really even need to do what most videos claim. Just cook, put a 1/2 to 1 cup of water in it while you eat, wash, dry most of the moisture, spray and wipe oil - and keep doing that and it quickly (a few to several meals) builds a coating without the fuss seasoning videos show. Especially after you find how easy it is and rarely use stainless steel any more.
They're massively over complicating things in my view. I use this exact same pan and a few other from Lodge. Some date back many years to when I actually lived in the USA.
Never had a rust problem.
Simply put, just wash and make sure you dry with a tea towel immediately. Occasionally I might add just a little oil but only if I'm not using the pan for a week or two. There's no need to be complex with the oil either. It's a tiny amount just to seal the surface and frankly anything will do as it will be gone as soon as you heat it to 250C etc.
The best thing about cast iron is that it makes it possible to do decent seared steak/tuna etc on an electric ceramic cooktop. Normal pans are useless in that regard as they just don't maintain enough temperature.
This is a more entertaining cast iron care video.
The lodge pans come preseasoned already….more for corrosion protection than non stick cooking. But as mentioned in another post the more you use it, the more nonstick layering it'll develop
Totally off topic, but I thought it was a Logitech G903 when I first saw the title..
I get $49.83?
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I did - when checking out the amount jumps up to $49.83 - charges me freight as well. Not a member of prime that is why. 🥺
Rejoined Prime and yes it it as you listed.
More expensive, but I think this is a better, more useful first buy for people wanting to try cast iron cooking:
What is the difference between this and
I know my link has hot handle holder however want to compare only the cast iron griddle as i bought one (my link) at $32.21 (includes hot handle holder).
If there are no difference then I better to buy this and return the one i bought (haven't received yet, on its way).
It's the same. I have the one that you linked with the silicone cover.
is there any way i can return the item free via amazon prime?
No sure. I have previously returned an item. I had to pay the postage and show evidence to Amazon and they refunded the postage. For this the postage would be quite high. Might be worth it to ask them first in chat. May be they would offer you a discount on the current order.
Thanks OP. Have an 8" Lodge from the deal last week and also a Crofton 11" from Aldi which is going great.
This griddle will help me get rid of an old flat unused pancake pan and a paratha skillet that are getting long in the tooth. Plus give us some space back in the cupboard.
Thanks O.P. - will be perfect for Bacon & Eggs when hungover.
Thanks OP, got one.
i bought the one from the first post with the larger side walls.
what do you cook on this one here?
Stuff that’s easier to turn without side walls like fish, kebabs, pancakes and even use it as a small pizza stone.
pancakes, pizza anything that requires you to get under the base of the food easily to flip, remove etc
Cheers OP, now the proud owner of 4 Lodge pans lol :)
Which ones do you find most useful?
We use this griddle pan for steaks and also flat bread roti and pancakes. And have recently ordered the mini wok for frying small amounts.
Coming up as $26.79 extra for delivery here.
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Waiting the square grill to be reduced…
I first read it 'Logitech' haha
Got the 5 pack. Seems like a really good price for Cast Iron. Thanks OP.
Has yours shipped yet? I'm beginning to think that the $88.85 may have been a pricing error.
Not yet… hmmm
I also note that the OzB deal for the 5 pack has been removed - prices on Amazon seemed to be varying wildly among members when it was posted. I have a bad feeling about this!
@Drewbo: Worst case, Amazon will give us a $5 credit or an extra free month of Prime as a sorry gift! However, I was really looking forward to starting my Cast Iron cooking lifestyle.
@DonaldDr4per: My CC just got charged - I think it's coming!
$93 here https://lodgecookware.com.au/cast-iron-10-5-round-griddle/
What's a good price to pay if you don't have Prime?
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Locally the cheapest price on this I've seen is at Victoria Basement for about $60.
Price Hike! $21.04 now!
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