Cast Iron Cookware

Cast Iron can withheld high heating that makes it not only great for stove top cooking but also oven baking too. Cast Iron cookware are slow to heat up but once it hot, it holds its heat for longer period and great for even cooking. Cast Iron pans are great for searing and outdoor cooking as it holds heat better even if outside temperature fluctuates. If you season your cast iron pan, it can work almost like non-stick pan without chemical coating. It is not easy to maintain cookware though, as it can rust or create acidic food reaction if food is kept in cast iron pan for long time.

Enamel Coated Cast Iron cooking pans are made of cast iron covered or coated with a porcelain surface. This creates a win-win situation for heat conducting of cast iron without the acidic food reactivity and almost works a non-stick surface. Enamel coated cast iron comes in various bright and colorful colors that can be used on stove top, oven and also pretty enough to be used on serving table when hosting a party.

Advantages:

  • Good heat conductor
  • Great for outdoor cooking as it retains heat well
  • Easy transfer from stove top to oven
  • Can work like non-stick if seasoned properly
  • Long lasting, durable

Disadvantages:

  • Not easy to maintain
  • Can rust if not properly maintained
  • Reacts to Acidic food taste and color change
  • Can be quite heavy to handle

Top Cast Iron Cookware Sets

Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart Round French Oven

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Le Creuset is leader in quality enamel cast iron cookware. This is the most forgiving cookware you will ever use, food will not burn even with some neglect. You can marinate, freeze, cook on stove top and oven and serve it on same pot at the dinner table. With life time warranty, you can not go wrong.

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Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware Set

Ratings: 5 Stars

Le Creuset cookware set comes with four of its most well-used cast-iron cookware items in this excellent cookware set.  Each heavy cast-iron piece heats evenly and comes coated with hard porcelain enamel for superior performance, and is attractive and durable enough to go straight from the stovetop or oven to the table, which I simply love. Colors (many available) are bright, fun and decorative, yet cookware is great quality and hard working to make food cook evenly on stove top or oven.

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Lodge Color Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven

Rating:4.5 Stars

Lodge color dutch oven is traditionally shaped and more affordable than some European brands, Lodge Color enameled cast iron is just as durable, requires no seasoning, and attractively serves at the table. This is our best economy pick for the dutch ovens.

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Click here to buy –>Lodge Color Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red

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