No one knows their way around the kitchen better than the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. When we want to make something delicious and beautiful, we look to her cookbooks, website and show for advice.
She's there for us when we need cookware recommendations too. When we saw that her No. 1 cast iron pan pick by Lodge was on sale at Amazon, we couldn't wait to share the news!
The 10.25-inch Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet is just $21, and many other sizes are majorly marked down too! This pan does it all — sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry and grill up a storm. Fried chicken, anyone?
This kitchen workhorse is easy to care for and has helpful loop handles. It's been pre-seasoned with great care to create that perfect patina like dear Grandmama's skillet had.
Cooks to perfection
Ina Garten is not alone in her adoration of this skillet: More than 114,000 Amazon shoppers have given it a five-star rating!
"Perfect," declared one five-star reviewer. "At 58 years old, I grew up using iron cookware and prefer to cook with it whenever possible. I have spent as much as $150 on a top-name brand 'nonstick' skillet only to be donated a year later to the thrift store! Never again...I love my iron skillets. I'll be back for more pieces."
Another shopper professed: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove: gas and electric...as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did...I've made many different foods in this, Utica Greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...etc. All have come out perfect. ... I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting forever!"
The pan will last, the deal won't
One shopper raved: "I really love this cast-iron skillet from Lodge! ... For me, a purchase like this is about an investment, and I want my investment to last a long time.... I also really like the fact that this is made in the USA. American-made products are just not easy to find anymore. But really, the proof in the quality of this cast iron was obvious when I made sweet potato cornbread and baked it in the oven in this skillet. It came out so nice and brown and moist."
Let's send a collective thank-you to the dear Contessa, for bringing our attention to this beauty. And we will take a bow for finding it at such a low price! But hurry, this deal won't last.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.