Cast iron cookware does not have to be seasoned prior to use; however, it is recommended. Seasoning creates a non-stick surface and protects the cookware from rust damage. More »

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Seasoning of cast iron cookware is a way to protect the metal and keep it from rusting. A layer of fat is oxidized on the surface to create a hard, dry barrier against water and air. More »

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Features to look for when selecting cast iron cookware include weight, knobs and handles, cost, and style. Popular high-end cast iron cookware brands include Le Creuset and Staub. More »

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Griswold cast iron cookware is no longer manufactured and is considered a highly collectible antique, so the pricing is not fixed and very subjective depending on the age and condition of the item, its rarity and the sel... More »

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Cast-iron cookware is seasoned by coating it with oil or shortening and heating it in an oven. It needs to be cured or seasoned if the pan is new or if the nonstick seasoning has worn off. If the pan is new, consult the ... More »

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A cast iron cooking pot is a piece of cookware made from cast iron. This type of cooking pot is typically called a Dutch oven. More »

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Cast iron is used in applications where its resistance to wear and deformation are beneficial, such as in cooking pots. The automotive industry uses cast iron in cars because it resists oxidation from air and water. In t... More »