I like cooking with my 12″cast iron skillet. I use the skillet to sear meats like chicken and steak. I also like to use to the skillet to cook veggies that can be easily roasted in a cast iron skillet.
Cast iron skillets are great to cook with, but you have to take care in cleaning it. You must only wash the skillet by rinsing the skillet in hot water in your kitchen sink and then drying it with a paper towel.
If you can not get the pan clean, you must get some coarse salt and scrub the pan with the coarse salt and a paper towel or dish towel. After cleaning it, rinse it in hot water and then dry your skillet. Next put some canola oil in the skillet. Put just enough oil to lightly cover the entire inside of the skillet.
Next preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then place a tray with aluminum foil on the bottom rack to catch any oil from the pan. Put the greased pan upside-down directly on one of the upper racks. After about an hour shut off the oven and allow the skillet to cool down inside the oven. Your skillet is now be re seasoned.
This 12″ griddle comes preseasoned. You just have to remember how to take care of your cast iron skillet. You can use olive oil but just remember that olive oil can go rancid when used on cast iron skillets if you don’t use your skillet often. It’s better to use canola oil or any other oil that won’t go rancid overtime.
If you forget and use soap to wash your skillet, you must reseason your skillet. Also make sure you rinse the soap off the skillet really well or your food might taste soapy.
If you re season your cast iron skillet correctly you will prevent it from having rust stains. And once seasoned your skillet will be just as non stock as any non stick pan or skillet.
Plastic or silicone spatulas and wooden utensils are the best utensils to use when cooking with cast iron skillets. Using metal utensils will scratch off the oil from your seasoned pan and you will have to re season your pan. Metal utensils can also scratch your pan.
It may take longer to heat your cast iron skillet, but once heated the skillet will stay warmer much longer than non cast iron skillets. And the heat is distributed evenly with a cast iron skillet.
Cast iron skillets are heavy, but the skillet will last for many years. If you forget and leave water in the pan, you can use coarse salt to remove the rust that has formed on your skillet. Next you must re season your skillet.
One slight drawback with this skillet is that it is heavier than I thought it would be. It takes petite little me two hands to pick up this skillet. You must be careful with your skillet and not drop the skillet or you might dent your tile floor or hurt your foot if you drop it on your foot.
I can tell that this 12″ cast iron skillet is very well made. I know that it’s so sturdy and well made that it will be around for generations.
Execellent product. Just wish it was a little lighter (I’m a senior citizen).
I purchased this product at full price and I’m happy to say they the product is very well made and will last for many many years.
Also, I like the added bonus that the company provided a heavy duty mit to cover my hand when picking up my skillet. They even provided a red silicone cover to help lessen the handle being hot when you pick it up.
Next I would also like to purchase a smaller cast iron skillet to cook pancakes, French toast and other breskfast items like eggs and sausages.
Very good cast iron skillet. It will surely last a life time.
I purchased this skillet at full price. Well worth the money.