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Old 01-02-2008, 07:39 AM   #11
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I bought a preseasoned Lodge Logic 12" cast iron skillet at Wal-Mart for $15. That's $5 less than a kitchen store. With this item, you can start cooking right away as it comes seasoned. I would recommed cooking some fatty items or frying at first to build up the seasoning. I fry bacon in it.

That's an inexpensive was to get into cast iron cooking. You can give it a try and if you don't like it, your investment is minor.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:20 AM   #12
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Yeah, it costs almost double that when ordered from Lodge's website or elsewhere.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #13
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Mine I got from Ikea for about $30 I think. It's an elegant shallow sided skillet that I absolutely love. I seasoned it once and it is totally nonstick now. It's excellent for making crepes, frying eggs, browning meats, weighing down panini, etc.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #14
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Well I finally got my cast iron pans. A friend gave me three of them (all different sizes) so now I am ready to play. Would I be able to make a deep dish pizza in it?
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:53 PM   #15
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Nearly all of my cookware is cast iron. I have about 20 pieces of LeCreuset and 15 pieces of Lodge. I love my Lodge cast iron and would never think of buying anything else. They make the best of the black cast iron IMHO. My daughter, in an effort to save money, bought another brand and wound up throwing them away after a couple of years. Now she's into Lodge too and loves them. It is truly a quality product, made by a company that knows how to make quality products. I know this is crazy, but I prefer the unseasoned pans so I can season them myself, but they are almost impossible to find now.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:55 PM   #16
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Well I finally got my cast iron pans. A friend gave me three of them (all different sizes) so now I am ready to play. Would I be able to make a deep dish pizza in it?
I don't see why not. I use my 10 in. skillet to roast chickens and they turn out fantastic. So why not give pizza a try??
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:02 PM   #17
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Thanks for the reply. I think I will give it a try!
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:36 PM   #18
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Elaine, You will have fun cooking with cast iron. The more you use them...the better they perform.

Bought mine at garage sales. I have l large ,one small . one dutch oven, and one pancake grill. ALL WORK SUPER.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:21 PM   #19
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Deep-dish pizza comes out amazing in cast iron, just like cornbread does. Just make sure your oven is hot, 450 to 500 if you can. Though I have made many pizzas over the years, my first attempt in my largest cast iron pan was done on the Webber Kettle. Now that was some great pizza, with a slightly smoky flavor from the chracoal and wood, light on the wood. Yum!

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Old 07-17-2008, 05:40 AM   #20
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You will love your cast iron, i brought two really old skillets (1922) and cleaned them up and seasoned them, i just love using them.
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