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james 05-03-2007 04:58 AM

Lodge Cast Iron
Tim's picture of his various cast iron pans (and the recipes that work best with cast iron) inspired me to contact Lodge -- and Forno Bravo can become a Lodge dealer. It's that merchant gene again.

I was thinking of carrying a large grill pan/griddle, a standard size cast iron pan, and a dutch oven.

Does anyone have any favorites, or recommendations here? What do you use the most?

I looked at some of the less expensive products, but I think using the real thing in a brick oven is a good idea. Let me know what you think.

CanuckJim 05-03-2007 08:06 AM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron

Just uploaded a pic of one of my favorite cast iron pots. Have a look. I like it because of the size, weight and the cast-in handles. It was given to me as a gift, so I know very little about it, other than it was purchased in Germany about ten years ago.


Xabia Jim 05-04-2007 02:06 PM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
I love all the cast iron pans but find I use the largest cast frying pans I can find.

Always season well with oil after cleaning (even baked it on in the oven!)

I was just thinking about trying an upside down cake in a cast fry pan...anyone done that with your wood oven?

CanuckJim 05-04-2007 02:28 PM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron

Never tried an upside down cake, but I've made my grandmother's Irish pan bread in a fry pan lots of times. Basically, it's just soda bread, but you can make fine corn bread the same way. Works a charm, as our down under members would say.


jahysea 05-05-2007 06:54 PM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
James, I have a Lodge pot with lid and stainless handle (2 quart? - it's about 9 inches diameter.) I also have a round Lodge pan that is about 18" with low sides. Like a frying pan without a handle.

I love the stuff. It comes preseasoned or not, I guess you would want to suss out which is the better method, no reason to inventory both.

Archena 05-11-2007 01:34 AM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
As a traditional little Southern girl I wouldn't buy pre-seasoned - cast iron is best when you season it yourself (or even better - when your Grandmother seasoned it for you! ;) ).

Now I gotta go find my corn pone pans...

james 05-12-2007 04:30 AM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
We did it. We've added two skillets, a dutch oven and a two-sided griddle to the FB Store -- and I went for the big guys. They still fit through your oven opening, but they will hold a lot of food (and a lot of heat). Sorry Archena, my grandmother didn't have time to season each one, so we went of the line called Lodge Logic -- pre seasoned in huge gas-fired ovens. :-)

I know it's too modern, but they convinced me it's better -- and that it eliminates the problem of pans that aren't seasoned correctly.

It's in the FB Store here.


Archena 05-12-2007 04:41 AM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
That's okay - not much I need in the cast iron department anyway. My Grandmother did a great job on the stuff she left to me! ;)

May eventually try a grill, though.

RTflorida 05-12-2007 08:20 PM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron

I believe there is a "typo" in the description of the dutch oven listed in the FB store. Isn't the diameter 12", not 20"?


james 05-13-2007 01:46 AM

Re: Lodge Cast Iron
Got it.

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