How’s it holding up?

  • guyrocket@kbin.social
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    10 months ago

    I now have many cast iron pots and pans. Enameled and bare. And a couple more on the way.

    After reading up about non-stick, I’ll never buy it again. I think cast iron is much safer.

    And because it is so durable, cast iron is actually a great value, even more so if you buy less expensive brands or used. It truly can be buy it for life.

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      10 months ago

      If you ever make it out to Pigeon Forge Tennessee, hit up the Lodge Factory. They have a store there that they sell all of their rejected cast irons for a pittance. Most of the rejects only have minor imperfections.

    • Fried_out_Kombi@lemmy.world
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      10 months ago

      Yeah, one thing I hate is seeing pans slowly degrade over time. But with cast iron and carbon steel, they improve with use. Plus, no PFAS!

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      10 months ago

      I have been using my great grandma’s set of cast iron for the last 2 decades. They work perfectly and look brand new. Properly seasoned and cared for they will last generations. Also no micro plastics or carcinogens

    • AA5B@lemmy.world
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      10 months ago

      Same here

      • Lodge cast iron skillets in three sizes
      • Kirkland 5-ply stainless pots and pans
      • SteelMade pizza steel

      But RIP to my favorite

      • SteelMade griddle top only worked with gas stoves
    • Omgpwnies@lemmy.zip
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      10 months ago

      Good cast iron is the true BIFL… It’ll last your life, then your kid’s, then their kid’s, then theirs and so on… It needs to be seriously mistreated and neglected for a very long time until it becomes unusable

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        10 months ago

        It needs to be seriously mistreated and neglected for a very long time until it becomes unusable

        Short of it cracking in half, there’s basically nothing that can be done to cast iron that an angle grinder can’t fix.

        And if it does crack in half, well, that just means it’s time to break out the welder! 🤪