I have two caste iron skillets of which I cook in or bake in, which ever the need. one is about 9inch round size the other about 12 inch. I use them for either savory or sweet food items. My list would be very long as to what I have made in them, so won't go there. My mother had a couple so used way back then in my early teens .I have been getting into cooking with cast iron (some very old cookware, some new).
Well, yes. but they last forever, never have to replace ever. My larger one has a grip handle on the other side, when coming out the oven takes both arms / hands to lift. That is the way it is. I am a frugal purchaser of items. My other pots and pans I have had since I am 22 years old, and still beautiful. Because I believe in buy what lasts. It may be a higher amount at the beginning , but no replacement is ever necessary. My pans are going strong now going on 40 years. They need to be inherited to someone.My brother uses cast iron frying pan, but it's heavy.
Most cast iron made today is heavy but I have a couple pans (1930's ~~> 1940's I think) that are quite a bit lighter and easier to handle.My brother uses cast iron frying pan, but it's heavy.
They are not non-stick. But with proper seasoning / conditioning and use they naturally become "almost" non-stick. But it depends on how you cook. To me simply leaving them in the sink for an hour with water and a bit of soap does the trick. and proper drying and re oiling them. there is certain care needed each use to maintain them.That's great Esther, yes that's why he bought them. Do they have nonstick
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