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Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires
Saut, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart's content
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Better as fry pan or paper weight. I cant fathom how heavy this would be consider i think my 12inch is too much.
Fathom no longer; it weighs 5.22kg
That's what she said…
Get yourself a soliteknics https://www.solidteknics.com/RAW31cmXHDskillet
Half the weight thrice the durability
Thanks, hadn't heard of them before. I can see the appeal but at double the price and no seasoning it's a different market to this Lodge
Not really. Solidteknics is a superior product in every way shape and form.
I own both, and about to send my Lodge to charity due to lack of use.
Solidteknics is so much lighter and easier to manage; also Australian made.
Seasoning is required with both brands. And developing seasoning with any pan is very easy. Lodge is just too heavy to wrangle and lug around from stove to sink and back again (to season after use).
@QUAGI: Yeah I couldn't imagine trying to haul around a 15-inch cast-iron when the 10 and 12s when loaded are already crazy heavy.
Pre-requisite : be able to curl 20kg.
I love my Lodge skillet but damn, I'm a bit on edge when using it on the induction stove-top.
Only someone single for a while would have the strength to lift that up
nah. thats a myth.
9 months worth of Prime just in the delivery.
Who's paying that much for Prime? It's $59 a year.
Why pay even $59 just make a trial!
Why even pay $59, just break into one of Amazons distribution centers and help yourself ;)
@CriticalImpact: profile pic checks out
$150 for a cast iron seems a lot?
Its 40cm, massive.
would be good for smash burgers :)
can never fit as many as i would like in the 12"
Also shishkebabs, the sticks take up so much room.
@Mechz: Rectangular or square pan?
I own 8 pieces of lodge cast iron from combo cookers to Dutch ovens to skillets. Never paid over $50 for any of it.
Last order was $42.25 for 2 skillets.
Maybe time flies.. was 2014 when I bought my combo cooker for baking bread because of the book Tartine by Chad Robertson. Hyperinflation now I guess!
Ya this doesn't seem like a great deal, I got a 10" for <$35AUD a few years back.
Can't remember how much I paid for the larger pan.
Been waiting on this one but I don’t think it’s a particularly low price yet according to camelcamel
There's a Pyrolux 43cm Pyrocast cast iron pan on catch for $70. Wouldn't that be a better deal? Bigger and cheaper.
Looks decent (it's here. Is it going to be easy to find a lid for that?
No lid required from my perspective. Just wasn't sure if there was any serious draw backs compared to the cask iron pan in this thread since the one on catch is cheaper and slightly bigger.
The problem with large cast iron pans is that because cast iron doesn't conduct heat as well as aluminium, the centre of the pan over the burner is much hotter than the sides and edges of the pan. The larger the pan, the more uneven the temperature will be across the pan. I own Lodge and an infrared thermometer and I can tell you the difference across the pan can be enormous.
Aluminium is too soft!
I have an aluminium Whirley Pop popcorn maker and it perfect for transferring heat very quickly. Does not hold heat at all. Also littered with scratches. Does not take make to show insane amounts of wear.
Seasoning does not work well either, and you need that to create a natural non-stick surface. Nothing worse that cooking food and finding it all sticking to your pan.
You ultimately want a pan that conducts and retains heat, has a shape that holds and does scratch easily when handling, and a cooking surface that prevents food from sticking and destroying your food. I have a combination of stainless steel, carbon steel and cast iron for all my cooking needs.