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- Lodge’s Best Cast Iron Cookware Set Is on Super Sale for Amazon Prime Day
- It is virtually non-stick out of the box.
- It browned food beautifully.
- The pan gets really hot
- You can use metal tools on it
- Cleaning it is easy
- A silicone handle cover is a good idea.
- It gets better with every use
Lodge’s Best Cast Iron Cookware Set Is on Super Sale for Amazon Prime Day
If you own or you’re just aware of Lodge’s array of high-quality cast iron products (namely its best-selling, pre-seasoned $15 skillet), then you probably know two things: They’re some of the best cooking tools on the market and they last forever, which makes this Prime Day deal even more noteworthy.
Amazon just launched an impressive sale on this Lodge five-piece pre-seasoned cast iron cookware set, bringing the price down to just $70 (that’s 53 percent off its usual price). The discounted cast iron bundle comes with a small and large skillet, griddle, dutch oven, and universal cover, which breaks down to about $14 a pop. What’s more, it all comes with free, two-day shipping for Prime members or anyone who signs up for a free 30-day trial.
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With several of the brand’s best-sellers and most versatile pieces included, you’ll be able to whip up just about anything from breakfast staples to homemade pies with this set. We have a feeling your family will love using these staples to make tasty treats like grilled peach cobbler and campfire dinners this summer.
Everything from the family-owned company—including this marked down set—is made in the USA and designed to get better with age. The brand seasons all of its cast iron cookware with vegetable oil—sans chemicals—allowing you to easily clean and reseason when needed.
If you already own one of the brand’s top-rated cast iron products, think of this as the best (and cheapest!) way to expand your collection. You could also share your cooking passion by gifting the starter set to someone—perhaps a newlywed couple, family member, or anyone who loves to cook.
Breaking news: Lodge cast iron cookware is on sale today on Amazon. If you’re not familiar with Lodge, they’re one of the best brands for cast iron cookware and they’re often compared to luxury cooking brand Le Creuset, at a fraction of the price. Today, you can shop Lodge cast iron skillets for as low as $5.
Even though Lodge sales don’t happen too too often, many swear by Lodge pan sets at their usual price points — so when Lodge slashes their prices this low, you shouldn’t hesitate for a second. You never know how long an Amazon sale lasts, so your chance is now.
5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven Lodge amazon.com $39.90
10.5 Inch Cast Iron Griddle Lodge amazon.com $14.99
Cast Iron 5 Piece Bundle Lodge amazon.com $69.95
6.5-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $7.90
3-Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker Lodge amazon.com $34.90
7-Piece Essential Pan Set Lodge amazon.com $59.95
10.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $14.88
3.5-Inch Miniature Skillet Lodge amazon.com $4.99
Why pick Lodge over other cookware brands? One reviewer, who deemed the Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron 5-Piece Bundle a “kitchen essential,” says Lodge totally changed his outlook on cast iron. Cast iron “has a reputation for being high maintenance and the pieces I’ve used before never seem to stand up to use,” he says, adding that Lodge cookware is highly durable and “surprisingly non-stick in many situations.”
Other reviewers add that the cookware is easy to clean — just don’t use soap or the pan will start to rust. Follow the simple cleaning instructions provided and you’re left with a cookware set that will last you a lifetime.
- 69% off Lodge Hot Holder-Red Heat Silicone Protector.
- 63% off Lodge 3.5-Inch Miniature Skillet.
- 57% off Lodge 10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan.
- 55% off Lodge 10.5-Inch Cast Iron Griddle.
- 53% off Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron 5 Piece Bundle.
- 49% off Lodge 8-Inch Cast Iron Skillet.
- 47% off Lodge Essential 7-Piece Pan.
- 46% off Lodge 6.5 -Inch Cast Iron Skillet.
- 45% off Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven.
- 44% off Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker.
- 44% off Lodge 10.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet.
- 41% off Lodge Cast Iron Sportman’s Grill.
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The pan has a 4.4-star rating from over 16,000 reviews on Amazon. And, aside from being a bargain, Lodge’s cast iron pans have been made in Tennessee since 1896. We also once tried the brand’s popular cast iron dutch oven loved it.
So, naturally, we wondered: Does the Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron pan live up to the hype? Admittedly, I had procrastinated switching over to cast iron myself, but now, I’m a believer.
It is virtually non-stick out of the box.
What does pre-seasoned mean? Well, traditionally, before using a cast-iron skillet, you’d have to wash it, dry it, coat it in vegetable oil, and bake it for an hour upside-down for an hour. This is known as seasoning.
With pre-seasoned cast iron skillets, though, they add coat the pan in vegetable oil at the factory, and it goes through high-temperature commercial ovens that allow the oil to deeply seep into the iron — essentially jump-starting the whole process.
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It usually takes a while to get a cast-iron pan to the point where it’s nonstick, so I was skeptical that Lodge’s would be that way off the bat. Lodge says it comes “seasoned and ready to use,” so I used it — and I was shocked when I made cornbread, and then steak, and then fried eggs. It all slid effortlessly out of the pan, no sticking.
We made cornbread in the skillet, and it came out crispy on the outside, and perfectly moist on the inside.Tracy Saelinger / Amazon
It browned food beautifully.
My cornbread came out like the rustic version of my dreams — crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. And the steak browned so beautifully, guests asked how I made it (Seared for four minutes on each side on medium-high, then finished it by moving the whole pan into the oven at 350˚ for five minutes).
The pan gets really hot
This actually takes getting used to. The pan gets hot quickly and really holds the heat! So, you may need to lower the heat a tiny bit from what you’d use on other pans.
Eggs slid right out of the pan and the skillet also made deliciously charred steak.Tracy Saelinger / TODAY
You can use metal tools on it
Metal spatulas, tongs, knives: Bring it on! Cast iron is virtually indestructible. And, because there’s no chemical nonstick coating, you won’t damage the surface by using metal tools on it. (It also works on all stovetops — electric, gas, induction — as well as open fires and grills.)
Cleaning it is easy
Aside from seasoning a cast-iron pan, people are also scared of cleaning them. As was I, until I learned that it’s easy: You fill it with water, scrub with a plastic bristle brush, dry immediately — that’s the important part, to prevent rusting — and then wipe with some oil-soaked paper towel. That’s it!
For one stubborn spot that wouldn’t come clean, I added some salt, scrubbed with it, and amazingly, that worked.
A silicone handle cover is a good idea.
Heat-protecting silicone cover
Again, this pan holds heat, and it’s all one forged piece of iron — so the handle gets hot. If you think you might slip up and grab it, consider investing in a cheap silicone handle cover so you don’t need to use an oven mitt.
It gets better with every use
Even though the eggs slid right out of the pan, out of the box, the skillet does get noticeably better with each use. So keep on using it, and swiping it with oil after you clean it, and you’ll have one of those heirloom cast-iron pans, at last, in no time.
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You may think that nonstick cookware is easier and cheaper to use than quality cast iron, but Lodge’s products challenge that assumption. Even good quality nonstick pans will need replacing every few years, and the polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon, coating may be dangerous since it can be chipped off and ingested. Cast iron, on the other hand, will develop a nonstick coating without the need for oil the more you use it and can last you a lifetime. And now this quality cookware is even less expensive thanks to Amazon’s huge sale on Lodge skillets, sets, and other cast-iron essentials.
Made in the U.S. since 1896, Lodge has developed a long-standing reputation so you can be sure this cast iron will last through your lifetime, and, with the proper care, even pass it on to future generations. If you’ve hesitated to commit to cast iron due to its special maintenance requirements, our guide has tips to help you learn how to clean it. Lodge cast iron comes preseasoned, so you just need to make sure to only hand wash your pans, then reseason with oil and dry them in the oven.
7-Piece Essential Skillet Set Lodge amazon.com $86.99 $50.48 (42% off)
If you want to replace all of your old cookware with cast iron, now is the time to do it, since you can get a set of three skillets now for just $50. This set includes a 10.5-inch griddle, 10.25-inch skillet, 8-inch skillet, as well as silicon pot holders, handle mitts, and pan scrapers for 43 percent off the original price of $87. Some cast-iron skillets from other brands cost up to $200, so this three-piece Lodge set on Amazon is hard to resist.
If you’re looking for a different combination of cookware, or just want to try out one cast-iron product from Lodge to start, there are plenty of other deals up to 50 percent off on Amazon. For example, you can get a 5-quart Dutch Oven for just $40, a small 6.5-inch skillet for camping for just $8, or one of our favorite portable grills, the Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman Grill, now for just $85. Shop all of Lodge’s deals on best-selling skillets, Dutch ovens, silicon covers, scrapers, and more below.
6.5-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $7.90
Originally $14.62 (46% off)
8-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $9.88
Originally $19.25 (49% off)
10.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $14.88
Originally $26.68 (44% off)
15-Inch Cast Iron Skillet Lodge amazon.com $39.69
Originally $60 (34% off)
10.5-Inch Cast Iron Griddle Lodge amazon.com $14.99
Originally $33.18 (55% off)
10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan Lodge amazon.com $18.90
Originally $44.30 (57% off)
5-Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven Lodge amazon.com $39.90
Originally $73.06 (45% off)
6-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Lodge amazon.com $59.90
Originally $115 (48% off)
Pro-Grid Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle Pan Lodge amazon.com $44.90
Originally $88.94 (50% off)
ACM10R41 Scrubbing Pad Lodge amazon.com $19.90
Originally $25 (20% off)
Handheld Pan Scrapers Lodge amazon.com $2.99
Originally $9.72 (42% off)
Silicone Hot Holder Lodge amazon.com $3.87
Originally $12.30 (69% off)