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Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet - 12 Inch Ergonomic Frying Pan with Assist Handle
12 INCH CAST IRON SKILLET. This seasoned skillet is ready to use and is extremely versatile. It has a 12 inch diameter and is 2 inches deep. The ergonomic design allows this skillet to be taken from the campfire or stovetop to the table, making it essential for every kitchen.PRE-SEASONED COOKWARE. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge provides pre-seasoned cookware with no synthetic chemicals; just soy based vegetable oil. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning becomes.MADE IN THE USA. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.MAKE EVERY MEAL A MEMORY. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories. This dynamic skillet can be used for slow weekend mornings with bacon and eggs or summertime BBQ’s with roasted veggies.FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America.
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80 Reddit comments about Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet - 12 Inch Ergonomic Frying Pan with Assist Handle:

u/agentpanda · 32 pointsr/Cooking

Alright- I'm gonna throw at you my standard 'I've got cash to buy new cookware: what do I get' list. It's pretty much the same for a guy/gal who just got divorced, a dude/lady moving out of the dorms and into their first apartment, or really anyone who is working with nothing but some bare cash and wants to turn it into food.


  1. 10 or 12 inch cast iron pan - Lodge. Goes for $18 on amazon. You want this for 'general purpose' preparations; that's essentially putting heat on anything that isn't fish or eggs (more on that later). You're gonna get it pre-seasoned so some regular maintenance (eg. make bacon in the pan once or twice a month) will keep it just fine. Wash it with soap and water after each use, dry it thoroughly, don't ever let it sit in water (it can and will rust). It'll last longer than you. This isn't going in the dishwasher- sorry. But it's easy to clean and will reward your patience. Steaks, pan pizza, shallow frying, roasting a chicken, fajita veggies, making quesadillas, pan nachos, whatever it is that isn't fish or eggs goes in this pan.

  2. 6qt enameled dutch oven - Also lodge. Goes for 50 bucks on amazon. This is your big-deal saucepan for building tomato sauces, stews, soups, deep frying (get a fry thermometer), braises- anything where you need a lot of liquid and need to put some heat on that. It's enameled because acids can leech into raw cast iron and alter the flavour of your food; and tomato is acidic (for example). Making short ribs? Sear 'em on the stovetop, move the pot into the oven for a final braise. This sucker will also last longer than you. Yea- it's dishwasher safe, but if you want it to stay pretty wash it by hand- it takes a few seconds and she's a pretty looking thing. Treat her right.

  3. 12 inch stainless pan Tramontina, 18/10, Tri-Ply, fully Clad 60 smackos on the ' You don't really need this per-se if you've already got your 12" cast iron, but if you go 10" on the cast iron (which I recommend, they're heavy and 10 is easier to manipulate), snag this puppy in 12". She's your go-to roaster for things that won't fit in your 10", for example. Or if you're prepping a multi-course meal she's available when your cast iron isn't.

  4. Nonstick pan any cheapass pan will do this one is $12, so whatevs. This pan has exactly two uses, so listen carefully. Eggs. Anything egg-based (except quiche since that goes in the oven- but fuck quiche, and poached eggs since they go in water)- so omelettes, eggs over easy, eggs over hard, eggs scrambled, crepes. Fish. If you need to put heat directly on fish it goes in this pan. Abuse the piss out of this thing if you want to, but the second anything starts sticking to it- throw it out and have a new one shipped amazon prime. This is disposable just like every piece of nonstick cookware in the world because none of them last forever, and ignore anything that tells you differently.

  5. Stock pot specifics are also unimportant this one is 22 dollarydoos. This pot has 3 major requirements- it needs to be big, it needs to have a lid, and it needs to be big. Nothing crazy or special about this thing because it only has a few major uses: bringing liquids to a boil/simmer is one of the major ones. This is where you'll make your stocks, boil your pastas, and really that's about it. Water should be the first thing in this pot most of the time.

  6. Saucepan don't really care about this one either- here's one I think it's $30. Just like your stock pot- this is for liquids (sauce pan- duh) except smaller. Late night ramen, rice, and steamed milk are going to be its biggest uses initially. Over time? It'll take anything your dutch oven doesn't have to do, and anything your stock pot doesn't want to do. Requirements? Lid. Handle. That's about it.


    You'll notice the startling lack of any 'set' or anything of that sort here. That's because sets of pots you don't need are dumb. You'll note none of these have glass lids, that's because glass breaks. You'll note none of this stuff costs a fortune, and that's because it doesn't have to. This setup can handle 95% of cooking tasks without breaking a sweat, and without your credit card company celebrating the new statue they can build outside their main office because of all the money you spent. Leftover cash? Buy a knife, get a few wire racks and baking pans, and buy a nice cut of steak, some pasta, some salmon, and veggies to try out your new gear.
u/cactiss · 29 pointsr/vegetarian

Below is the recipe - I also added broccoli :

Ingredients -

  • 1 package super firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • green onions for garnish
  • rice for serving

    Instructions -

  • Remove tofu from packaging. Place about 4 paper towels on a plate. Set tofu on top of plate and cover with more paper towels. Place a cast iron pan or something else that is heavy on top. Let sit 30 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cut tofu into bite-sized pieces. Place in bowl with sauce and toss to coat. Let sit 30 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Once really hot, add tofu. Once nicely seared on the bottom, flip over. Continue to cook until seared on bottom.
  • Drizzle with sesame oil and remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve with rice.
u/djkinz · 26 pointsr/keto

This is great advice. The only addition (or substitution for the Aluminum Skillet if you're on a budget) I would make is a cast iron skillet. Not as 'non-stick' as the caphalon but will literally last a lifetime.

u/glassFractals · 23 pointsr/AskCulinary

I got a 12" Lodge cast iron skillet off Amazon for $17 bucks a few months ago. It's pre-seasoned and fantastic, and Lodge is a great brand. Ships free too. I absolutely adore it.

Check it out:

u/ChuQWallA · 20 pointsr/Cooking
  • +1 for $30.59 cast iron and $30.00 non-stick. See if you can get a non-stick that is oven safe. It will be more versatile.
  • $13.58 Make sure to get a high temp silicone spatula so that he can use them in his non-stick pan. Nothing sharp in the non-stick, ever.
  • $39.95 Get him a decent, sharp knife. The Victorianox is a good knife that you can get for cheap.
  • $5.78 Tongs, metal tongs from the asian market are about 3 bucks but totally useful.

    Total ~119.90
    That leaves you ~$80 to get ancillary things like measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, and a sauce pot.
u/ExaltedNecrosis · 19 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Lodge cast iron.

I've gotten a 12 inch skillet ($20 at Target) and a 5 quart dutch oven with a 10 inch skillet lid ($33 on Amazon). I use them almost every day and they're my favorite tools in the kitchen, as well as my sturdiest.

I also got a Saddleback medium bifold wallet that's been perfect for the last couple years. I anticipate many more decades to come with it!

Going through this thread, I've remembered a couple more. I now have 2 Orion belts that I wear almost every day! The first is the hot dipped harness leather belt, and the second is the tan harness leather belt that I got for around $28 on Massdrop.

The last BIFL item I've gotten is a pair of Ex Oficio briefs this Christmas. They've been great so far...hopefully they hold up!

u/pyro-genesis · 14 pointsr/gifs

This one is pretty sweet, but I recommend you get yourself a virtual skillet. Coming off an addiction as serious as yours you can't just jump straight into cookware like that man.

u/modemac · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Cast iron pans are AMAZING for cooking almost anything in. Try to avoid cooking highly acidic foods in them, because that can break down the seasoning that builds up as you use the pan. In other words, use an enameled pot for dishes that have a lot of tomatoes. The best cast iron frying pan to get is the Lodge 12-inch skillet -- it's big and heavy, but not too big for your stovetop, and it provides a lot of room to fry in. They typically sell at Wal-Mart for between $16 and $19, depending on the Wal-mart you go to. It's very easy to find a used cast iron pan at yard sales, flea markets, Goodwill, etc; but based on experience I've seen those pans are usually the 10-inch size or smaller, and if you only have one cast iron pan then I'd suggest going for the 12-inch size. (TJ Maxx/Marshalls had a shipment of those Lodge cast iron pans earlier this year, with the 12-inch size going for $14.99; if you look in one of those stores you may still be able to find one.)

I'll admit to being biased in favor of cast iron, so based on my advice above for an enameled cooking pot, I'd likewise suggest a big, heavy, enamel-coated cast iron pot. The really expensive enameled pots like Le Creuset can run into the hundreds of dollars, and their owners swear it's worth the price; but for most folks, a less expensive brand of enameled iron pot will perform just as well for a fraction of the price. If you're near an Aldi's, with its own brand names for just about anything in the store, you can usually find a 5-quart enameled iron cooking pot for $20 to $30 in there. Wal-Mart sells a 6-quart enameled iron pot by Lodge for $50, which I think is a great price because Lodge is a very reliable and durable brand.

u/anonymousbylines · 12 pointsr/steak

Solid job! Definitely better than my first steak-cooking experience. A few recommendations, echoing the other ones here:

  1. Try and cook at a higher heat. You started to develop a nice crust, but getting the cast iron scorching hot will give it a complete, brown, and crispy exterior. While you're prepping, stick your pan in the oven at 400 degrees to get it hot and then throw it on a high burner just before cooking.

  2. If you're pan searing, adding a few knobs of butter + garlic + thyme about halfway through cooking will add a lot of flavor. If you choose just one of those though, make it the butter. Basting it [Gordon Ramsay style] ( will really complete what you've got.

    Again, nice work - happy cooking!

    EDIT: Took a second look and I noticed it was a nonstick. I can't recommend highly enough investing the $30 in a [Lodge cast iron skillet] ( It'll last you a lifetime and cook considerably better than anything else!
u/espn1421 · 12 pointsr/FIFA

This is a pretty good skillet and it's well under budget.

u/OliverBabish · 10 pointsr/Cooking

A perfect chef's knife is the first place to start (that's my preference, the Wusthof Ikon Classic 8", $160). Go to a kitchen supply store, or even Bed Bath & Beyond, and test drive some steel - see how comfortable it is in your hand, how balanced it feels. If you want to save money for other things, you can't go wrong with the Victorionx Fibrox 8" chef's knife, at an extremely reasonable $40. The chef's knife is an impossibly versatile tool all on its own, but if you want a smaller knife for detailed work, grab a paring knife from whatever manufacturer you choose for your chef's.

A huge, heavy cutting board ($88). For most of my life, I went with the $20 3-packs of plastic OXO or other cutting boards, ranging from small to extremely small - nothing will slow down your cooking more than an inadequately sized cutting board. Things roll off, you pile up your chopped veg and run out of space, you feel constantly crowded, and you can never carve a whole chicken or roast. Buy a piece of non-slip material (usually used for carpets) ($9), place it under the cutting board when you use it, and it will never slip or slide around - more convenient and safe.

A Thermapen. Expensive - it's $100, but it's the fastest and most accurate kitchen thermometer money can buy. A less expensive alternative would be the Lavatools Javelin at $24 - not quite as good, but a damn sight better than any other digital food thermometer you'll get your hands on. This is essential for cooking any meat, deep frying, baking - it will change your game.

An All-Clad Sauté Pan ($129). Also expensive, but an absolute essential tool for everything from sautéing to braising to deep frying. Do not go cheap with your stainless - you can do cheaper than All-Clad, but even heating, comfort, and build quality are absolutely essential.

An inexpensive but awesome nonstick set($164 for 11 pcs). Alternately, you could get a very versatile 12" TFal Professional Total Nonstick, an impossibly stickless, oven safe, dishwasher safe wunderkind.

A 12" Cast Iron Skillet ($34). These are kind of a pain to take care of, but are invaluable for searing, baking, even serving. It'll last you a lifetime if you take care of it.

u/williamtbash · 7 pointsr/AskCulinary

Can someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong? Bought this Lodge Cast Iron about 7 months ago. Cook in it almost every day. Lots of bacon. Generally my method of seasoning is after I finish cooking I wash the skillet in hot water and use my scrubber, dry with a paper towel, put back on the stove until it heats up a bit, and then rub in a thin layer of some standard vegetable (soybean) oil. A few days I spent oiling the skillet and heating it in the oven at 525 degrees about 3 times a day for a few days. It is definitely a little bit seasoned but just not the way I want it. After I wash and dry it it seems a bit dry. From what I've read I am not getting the same results and I would think after all this time it would be better. Any advice?

u/jmguo · 6 pointsr/FoodPorn

Looks like a Lodge.

u/MisterNoisy · 6 pointsr/Cooking

If it were me, I'd probably go with something like this:

u/TheFinn · 6 pointsr/Cooking

Pot:6.5qt Enamled Dutch Oven $50

Pan:Lodge 12" Cast Iron Frying Pan $19

Knife:Henckels 7" 4 star Santoku $75

People bag on Henckels for being expensive but they have a lifetime warranty so if i break it (or chip it) i can get a new one for free.

u/Barking_at_the_Moon · 5 pointsr/AskCulinary

So far as I know, anodizing is a process that doesn't work on stainless steel pans - anodizing is basically induced oxidization ('rust') of aluminum. The anodized surface is kind of non-stick, though many anodized pans are also coated with additional non-stick materials. Anodizes surfaces can scratch pretty easily, too.

Both pans are 'safe' to use over high heat, though thermal shock can warp or crack them - one of the reasons that cast iron is preferred for intense heat. Slow to heat, slow to cool (never from the range to a sink, for instance) will help prevent damage. That's pretty much the same advice for any pan, however.

There are concerns (read: arguments about) how some of the pans with additional non-stick coating handle high heat, the material may degrade and (here comes the controversial part) offgas some material that you don't want to be inhaling.

If cast iron pans cost $100 in Oz, I'm going to start exporting them. They're relatively cheap in the States - you can buy a decent quality 12" Lodge pan for less than US$20, including shipping...

u/jattea · 5 pointsr/Cooking

They look pretty thin to me, and I don't like the idea of a riveted joint. this is my favorite, and Cook's Illustrated agrees - they rated it their number 1 cast iron skillet.

u/melonmagellan · 4 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

This was my list for a previous, similar post -

I would buy the following items in this order, if it were my $80:

  1. A $29 Victorinox Chef's Knife

  2. A good cutting board for $12-15

  3. A cast iron pan for $15-$20

  4. A utensil set of some kind for $15-20

    From there I'd get a solid set of pots and pans and/or a dutch oven. A rice cooker also is pretty helpful. I use mine constantly. Good luck!
u/bigmormon · 4 pointsr/Cooking

Cast Iron will give you what you are looking for:

They do require a bit of care but its not bad at all. Never use soap on it.

u/bigelliot · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

My parents' house burned down around Thanksgiving and they asked me for pot & pan recommendations as they rebuild. Here's a list I sent them of things that ought to last forever but won't break the bank (no Mauviel, Staub, All-Clad, Le Creuset, etc). #1 on the list is a 12" Lodge skillet, just like the one we have. :)

u/StaigerTiger · 4 pointsr/food

Lodge. I'm a little confused as to what you meant by your second question, but I needed a cast iron skillet, that's what they had at City Target, and I'd heard good things about Lodge! I've been using a lot of olive oil, but it's making lovely food.

u/ArcticBlaster · 4 pointsr/CrappyDesign

Or this one. Never buy another pan and leave it to your descendants.

u/jonknee · 3 pointsr/Cooking

You're probably better off not getting a set (there are usually a few nice pieces you want and a bunch you don't), but they can be a decent way to save some cash. Cooks Illustrated has great cookware reviews and tend to like All Clad a lot (money no object I agree, but shit it's a lot of money). They recommend a Calphalon set that is pretty reasonably priced and I know they make good stuff. But besides that, I'd definitely get some cast iron into the mix. Both a skillet and a glazed dutch oven. Two of my favorite pans right there.

u/valeriob · 3 pointsr/keto

I really enjoy my take on Hamburger Helper:

1 lb ground beef

1 package of Shirataki noodles

1 small onion

2tbsp powdered cheddar (any cheese will do here)

4 oz of heavy cream.

In a 12" cast iron skillet, brown the meat on high. Reduce to medium heat, add onions until they are translucent. Turn to low heat, add cream, cheese, and drained noodles. Simmer and stir often for 5-10 minutes.

PS Everyone needs a good cast iron skillet. Get one ASAP and never wash it with soap :)

u/smoothcam72 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this will carry you far, young one.

u/Metcarfre · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've been putting together a birthday/Christmas gift list...

u/mrpoops · 3 pointsr/Cooking
u/millerhighlife · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I bought my 12" cast iron skillet at Target for...I can't remember...but it was really reasonable. It's a Lodge, really heavy, and it was already pre-seasoned. I've had it about 9 months and it performs great, haven't had any issues yet.

You don't have to wait for your granny to die!

Edit: I found it on Amazon

u/Stompedyourhousewith · 3 pointsr/Cooking

and it should only cost you $20 tops. maybe 25. but definitely not 30.
edit: Are we talking the 12 inch skillet?

u/Jiedash · 3 pointsr/sousvide

Yup. Get a good cast iron or carbon steel skillet.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I'd buy the Lodge. American made, high quality, etc. I got mine a couple of weeks ago, and I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner. It's so easy to clean. Hot water, stiff brush, scraper, and kosher salt if necessary. Season with coconut oil when done, and boom. Easy as pie.

I got the pan, brush, scraper, and silicon handle special package here:

u/mephistopuppies · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Do cast iron skillets have to be so expensive? I've seen them for reasonable prices on amazon, such as this one:
And its pre-seasoned...
Is it good, or is it cheap because its crap?

u/SlipperyRoo · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Tried to think of a gifts in that price range.

  • How about a Thermapen. It's a fantastic instant-read thermometer.

  • Le Creuset Dutch Oven. We love this thing. Having said that, the price seems to have gone up from $200 to $240. Unknown if it's from holiday pricing or inflation.

  • KitchenAid Blender. Not sure which model is best but any one should be awesome.

  • Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet. One of the best buys we've ever made. Great pan, comes pre-seasoned, and AFFORDABLE!

    Oops, I just remember that America's Test Kitchen reviews products! Someone put together a list on Amazon of their 2012 Best products. See also one of their books.

    Note: Sometimes you can't view their content because it's behind their paywall.
u/dailycavalier · 2 pointsr/Paleo

Yep, I was able to cook them just on the skillet. Highly recommend forming smaller meatballs (1.5" diameter) so they cook faster. I also use a cast iron skillet, so the heat is perfectly distributed. Definitely get one if you don't have one.

I cooked the meatballs on medium heat for 5 minutes and then simmered for 5 minutes after adding the curry sauce ingredients.

u/zerostyle · 2 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

As little as possible. The more crap you have, the more it weighs you down.
That said, every home needs some necessities to get by. For me those generally involve cooking, sleeping, and repairs. I just finished watching Parks & Rec and am in a bit of a Ron Swanson mood.

For the kitchen (all recommended by America's Test Kitchen):

Victorinox 8" Chef's Knife

Victorinox Paring knife

CDN Instant Read Thermometer

Lodge 12" skillet - cheap and will last you forever

Crockpot, 6qt - the one kitchen appliance I'd cheat with. Easy delicious meals. Toss in a cheap cut of meat (chuck roast, etc), salt, pepper, garlic, onions, carrots, whatever. Let it sit for 6-8 hours. Dinner for 3 meals.


I'd probably just pick up a cheap set of craftsman stuff (screwdrivers, hammer, sockets, pliers). Splurge on the ratchet and any power tools you need:

Bahco 3/8" ratchet - same as snapon F80 at 1/2 the price

Other misc. tools that are quite handy:

Magnetic stud finder - in a new place you're going to be hanging pictures, installing shelving, and mounting curtain rods. These are dirt cheap and super convenient.

Multimeter - Flukes will last you for life. If you need to do any electrical work, these are great. If you don't want to splurge up front just borrow them or buy a cheap $15 one at home depot.


Get comfortable pillows and nice sheets. Don't get all caught up in the 1000 thread count crap, it's a hoax. Just get at least 400tc or so, and preferably egyptian or pima cotton. My favorite sheets are actually a super cheapo brand that are 60% cotton 40% polyester. I prefer them because they feel more "smooth and cool" rather than "soft and warm".

Obviously get real furniture: dresser, bed with headboard, etc.


I won't go into too much detail here, but consider cutting the cord (/r/cordcutters).

A cheap Roku3 + netflix + an OTA antenna can go a long way.

If you have a lot of pictures/media/etc, don't forget about backups. I'd look into an inexpensive NAS, or at least a USB harddrive. They are dirt cheap and worth the insurance.


Lastly, don't forget renters or homeowners insurance. If you are renting, you can get rather good coverage for quite cheap. I just paid around $50 for 12 months of coverage on my apartment ($15k coverage, $1k deductible). I shopped around at 5 different places and Amica came out the cheapest by FAR.

Other than that, you don't need much. Buy less crap. Don't buy some $50 automatic electronic wine opener when a $1 wine key will do the job. Same for a can opener.

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

fac ut guadeam

my favorite hobby by far is definitely drawing. I really love anything to do with art (painting, sculpting, etc) but my real passion is to draw. Usually I'll get an idea in my head of what I want to do and proceed to tell myself that it's too difficult and will come out like crap. This leads me to feeling like its coming out crappy the entire time. Then I look at the finished product and I'm usually very pleased and proud of myself. haha weird I know. If I win this please
thank you for the contest. ps- what does the phrase mean?

u/Karebear921 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) [Something that is grey.] (

2.) [Something reminiscent of rain.] (

3.) [Something food related that is unusual.] (

4.) [Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)] ( For my daughter, so she doesn't melt in the car.

5.) [A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!] ( Well, I haven't read this one yet, but I read her last book, Me Before You, a few months ago and LOVED it.

6.) [An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!] (

7.) [Something related to cats.] (

8.) [Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.] (

9.) [A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?]
( Because Colin Firth.

10.) [Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.] ( Well, if I had to survive on my WL items alone, I would surely die. BUT, I figure this could at least come in handy to cook over open fires and it is the most weapon-like thing on my list.

11.) [Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.] ( Gotta get off the baby weight!

12.) [One of those pesky Add-On items.] (

13.) [The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?] ( Maybe not my dream item, but the most expensive for sure. My husband and I love biking, but right now I'm sidelined since we have a 1 year old. This would let us all go!

14.) [Something bigger than a bread box.] (

15.) [Something smaller than a golf ball.] (

16.) [Something that smells wonderful.] (

17.) [A (SFW) toy.] (

18.) [Something that would be helpful for going back to school.] ( If you are going to school to become a baker.

19.) [Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.] ( Making my own sprouted nut butters!!

20.) [Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.]
( Because tiny Super Friends in cars are awesome for raising a baby nerd. (On a related note, this question made me realize that I am boring and practical.)

fear cuts deeper than swords

u/FuckGrammar · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/e_claire · 2 pointsr/food

I used this recipe. It was my first time!

Accidentally put only 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar instead of 3/4. Oops. But actually, it still came out great and resulted in a cookie that didn't taste overly sweet! I added extra chocolate chips.

My skillet.

u/lostinstl · 2 pointsr/food

I bought this one, and cook just about everything in it.

u/anelephantsatonpaul · 2 pointsr/Cooking

3 pans I use the most:
Iron Skillet. It's good for manly items like steaks. Also a grill pan now that I think of it. Skillet with a cover, I use this the most. When a recipe says you need to cover your skillet and simmer, this is the guy for you. Dutch Oven, this pan is my favorite. It's really good for a lot of recipes. This one would probably be the last on the list, because I would consider it advanced, because you use it to braise meat, but you could use a crock pot and it would be much easier.

Note: I just picked links for pictures, I'm not recommending these specifically

u/jcy · 2 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

what do you think of this skillet? it has the highest amazon rating i've ever seen for 4000+ reviews

u/zajhein · 2 pointsr/food

For anyone who is curious, Amazon has a pretty cheap pre-seasoned pan, goes around $16-$20 and is a very good pan if you learn how to take care of cast iron. It's not hard but like knives, takes a little care.

I don't use it too much because I cook mostly for myself and don't need to use such a large pan for the majority of dishes, but there are smaller sizes that are even cheaper out there. I prefer my somewhat lighter hard anodized pans that don't stick and keep a nice even heat.

I'm sure all clad are nice but way too expensive, because you're paying for the name brand and they know it. As for in college, unless you're living in a shared house you won't have a good enough kitchen to use them in and they'll probably get dropped or misused if they're left anywhere that someone else can use them.

u/SayuriSati · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I decided to stalk /u/call_mecthulhu's wishlist. Fun fact about /u/call_mecthulhu, they have a lot of the same interests as me and I even added some items (SFW and NSFW) =P to my wishlist because of their wishlists. =D

I noticed this was listed as a highest priority, but since that is practical and not fun...I'll also say this or this.

...I always feel like somebody's watching meee...

u/sowie_buddy · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

ok i will offer you two BIFL versions. the first one being BIFL on a budget and the second being a much higher dollar BIFL cost.

quality on a budget-

higher dollar items include-

I own the cheaper BIFL items i listed and they have been AMAZING so far. you really cant beat the quality/ price ratio for the cheaper things i listed. if you want a better chef knife all the options i gave you would be excellent but just know that you could go crazy looking at all the different brands.

u/mewfasa · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Now this is a conversation I can get in on.

Let's begin with my stainless steel measuring cups. I bake a lot so these are so useful. The 1/8 cup comes in so much more use than I ever imagined it would. And they're just so much nicer than plastic ones. I want to get a set of stainless steel measuring spoons but haven't yet.

Next, I would probably say my French Press. Coffee is important, and my French Press makes some delicious coffee.

I absolutely love this skillet. Works like magic.

I also recommend this 3 tier cooling rack to everyone. It's so useful and stores so well.

In the fall/winter I use my crock pot a whole lot. I also find having large mason jars to be useful for storing food, though I also have this tupperware.

Finally, my KitchenAid stand mixer. Self explanatory. It's fucking awesome. I just want to spend every waking moment putting it to good use and baking everything under the sun.

Let's do it in the kitchen.

u/sreyemhtes · 1 pointr/pics

Please, for the love of god, cthulu or FSM, get a better pan. Personally i suggest cast iron. I know non-stick is appealing but you would really enjoy cooking on a nice, seasoned cast iron pan. They hold heat, cook evenly, don't add little bits of teflon. People like allclad or calphalon but for a lot of reasons I prefer cast iron. A great cast iron pan is maybe $20 new.

You are clearly a creative food lover. Take the next step.

u/Phanners · 1 pointr/Cooking

Thank you so much, this sounds amazing. I don't have a stainless steel pan either, but I did get an Amazon gift card for Christmas so this may be a perfect opportunity to use it! I think I'd have more uses for cast iron so that's what I'm looking at now, is this one worth buying?

u/lactose_intoleroni · 1 pointr/Cooking

Not to be an ass, but why in the world would you pay $40 for a shitty IKEA pan when you could get a legit American made Lodge cast iron pan for $17?!

u/noahsachs · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/joanpwnsnoobs · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congratulations on your new home! When my roommate and I moved in together, we bought a ton of home-y decorative stuff. I'm still trying to make up for the kitchen tools that we don't have, thus my kitchen tool wishlist! I'd really like a cast iron pan!

Anyway, don't be scared! You're going to have great time settling in! Just make sure you have the essential stuff to start with (toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, SHOWER CURTAIN!) and you'll be all set! (STOCK MY HOUSE and thanks for thinking of RAOA during your move! :D)

u/quick_quip_whip · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sorted. Now you need to sort my priorities. For my upcoming college career, several people have insisted I badly need this as well as other cooking equipment, and I just kind of want Haribo because it's my favorite thing.

u/philchau · 1 pointr/Cooking

With the enameled coating on the LC means your seasoning is not going to stick. It's a great skillet, I wouldn't use it like a true cast iron. Save it for something a little lower temp (like eggs or sausages) and add a little more oil.

You probably invested quite a bit of money in the LC. Sorry.

BUT good thing is is you don't need to spend a lot of money on a decent cast iron skillet. Spend $20 and go get yourself a Lodge 12-inch pre-seasoned skillet Amazon

u/jinntakk · 1 pointr/Cooking

I don't really know what a cast-iron is...but would this be a cast-iron?

u/Release_the_KRAKEN · 1 pointr/Cooking
  • Everything except the acidic stuff so like tomato sauces or lemon stuff etc. (you can but you need it really well seasoned).

  • No you don't really need to invest in it. It'll probably out live you assuming you don't lose it. Some are really expensive because it's more about buying for the brand than the actual quality. For example: A 12in Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is $34.. It's pretty much the gold standard for cast iron stuff in North America. And if you look on the reviews you'll see that more than 2000 people bothered to write a review and they'll agree with me.

  • Pre season means that the factory applied a layer of oil (I think it's soy oil) to polymerize the fat to the skillet and create a non-stick surface. It's not a bad thing but more often than not, these non-stick surfaces aren't true non-stick surfaces. It's more of a marketing gimick. When you get your cast iron whatever, season it yourself.

  • Yes there are downsides to cast iron. (1): It's heavy as fuck. It weighs almost 10 pounds which might not seem like much but your wrist will get more of a workout than a life time of masturbation cooking with this thing. (2) In bare cast iron, you can't cook acidic stuff. (3): It's not very sensitive to heat. So if you heat it up, it'll stay warm for a while. (4) You have to wait a little to let it cool down before you clean it. Because if you take a hot skillet and you clean it immediately in cold water you can crack it via thermal shock. It will be non stick after you cook in it enough. It'll take a month or 2 depending on how much you use it.

  • On my stove top the biggest burner is a double burner. Meaning it's one circle surrounding another. The stove top has an option to warm up the inner ring or both rings. When I use the 12 incher, I have to use the both ring option. So go measure your stove top burners and check.

  • While the 12in Skillet is a really versatile piece of cookware based on it's shape alone, if you could only get one piece of equipment, you'd get a lot of versatility out of the Lodge Combo Cooker. The top is only a 10 inch skillet though so take that in mind if you want to make pizza in it (the pizza will be smaller.
u/the_video_is_awesome · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

I already own a decent skillet, a frying pan and a cast-iron skillet (at least I think it is, it looks like this).

I want to be able to boil rice/potatoes/pasta, saute veggies, cook a steak/hamburger, make pasta sauces, stew/slow cook, make sauces, ... You get the idea. These tasks are all pretty basic, so I think you do pose a good question if I'd need all those pots.

Would it be a good idea to get these pots:

  • Standard pot
  • Stockpot (also useable for stew/simmer/slow cook?)
  • Sauce pan
u/saxmanpi · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

don't go talking too loud you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones

$25 item - 12 inch

$10 item - Pack of 6

$5 item - $5.85 at the moment :/ Sorry if that breaks your rules. But it does have free shipping. Set of 3, 12oz.

I vote for 2 people at the $10 gift. Two winners are better than one! But four is maybe stretching thin? I figure this way two people can still win and get significant prizes off their wishlist.

u/Me1986Tram · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

Something like this?:

They won't smooth out but I have to reseason mine ever so often - not a big deal.

u/IndestructibleMushu · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

You wont be able to afford decent copper with that money. Cast iron is always cheap. I would just go with a Lodge and cook the more acidic things in her nonreactive crap pots and pans until she can afford better cookware.

u/failbus · 1 pointr/AskMen

They asked? Yes, that's bullshit.

Anyway, you don't need a set of cast iron pans. Honestly, you only need one. There are small pans, to be sure, and grill pans in endless variety, but a single 12-inch pan is all it takes. Amazon link to the one I have here.

It's THE way to cook a steak, as far as I'm concerned. And, since it's full iron, you can toss it in the oven as a shallow pan for baking chicken. Vegetables need care, but anything you would cook with heat works fine. Just make sure you have gloves, the handle gets hot which is the only downside. There are pans with wood handles, but those don't go in the oven very well.

As a single man, the ability to cook myself an entire meal for one in a single pan is awesome. I imagine that's why you like the wok. What do you use?

u/dopnyc · 1 pointr/Pizza

Does the recipe specify a bake time?

Is the recipe a secret? If not, could you post it? If you post the recipe, there's a good chance I could recognize the style and, by doing so, figure out the most appropriate utensil to bake it with.

The most important aspect of making pizza, the aspect that almost all beginners fail to grasp, is the impact of the oven setup and the way the oven setup influences bake time. If you bake a pizza for, say, 5 minutes, it will be an entirely different pizza from the same formula baked for 12 minutes. The formula is pretty important for achieving success, but the oven setup/bake time is far more important and the choices of utensils to bake with all impact the rate at which the pizza bakes.

The link you posted was to a pizza screen. Screens are frequently used to bake pizzas in conveyor ovens, but, occasionally you'll find home bakers using them on stone to avoid having to master launching dough off a peel. The problem with that, though, is that you're putting material between the hot stone and your pizza, and, by doing so, extending your bake time.

The concept of bake time's impact on pizza is a little advanced, and could very well be inapplicable to your great grandma's recipe. But if you're going to get into pizza making, it's never to early to learn the importance of baking utensil choices/oven setup.

If your great grandma used a pan, it was most likely something like one of these:

She also might have used an aluminum lasagna pan, which is virtually the same thing as the baking sheet.

u/AmericanOSX · 1 pointr/Cooking

I second the 7pc Cuisinart Multi-Clad Stainless set. It is a quality set that will give you the most versatility. The multi-clad will provide more even heating that some of their cheaper sets. You can use any utensils with them and you can take them from stovetop to oven, which can be very handy. At 8 quarts, the stock pot is plenty big enough for pasta, chili, or deep frying.

Eventually, you'll probably want to get a nonstick frying pan and rubber spatula for eggs and other things that easily stick in stainless steel. This 8 inch one, also by Cuisinart is pretty good for the money. This spatula by OXO is well-made, and only $7. Stainless steel will be just as good, or better, for most things, but eggs are best in nonstick.

A 12 inch cast iron pan would be handy to eventually get too, if you want to be able to cook steaks indoors. They're also good for baking corn bread and making pancakes. I wouldn't get one immediately, but they're nice to have.

u/NoobsDeSroobs · 1 pointr/Cooking

I ordered this one. I hope it will be worth it. I have only had 1 cast iron before this and I got it from my grandma, but the handle broke on it.

u/barnacledoor · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

You really need to take some photos and describe it better. How heavy is the pan? Is it light enough for you to wave it around in the air? If not, it might be cast iron. A 12" cast iron skillet weighs around 8lbs (going by these details on the Lodge pan on Amazon).

What color is it on the outside? Cast iron will be black all the way around. What material does it seem to be made of? Aluminum is very light and often pretty thin. I doubt it is stainless steel because the inside being black would mean it is just really dirty.

Did you ever wash it? Will that stuff that you can scrape off wash off with a good scrubbing?

Have you asked your mom? Most pans have specific ways that you need to care for them to keep them in good shape and to work their best. For example, you shouldn't use metal utensils in Teflon coated pans because you'll scratch the non-stick surface. Also, you shouldn't let cast iron pans sit around wet because they'll start to rust and they need a good season to perform their best.

u/inthetown · 1 pointr/zerocarb

Steak tenderizer, cast iron skillet, butcher's block, chef's knives and sharpener.

u/minutestomidnight · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This needs to be compulsory.

u/apostrophie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm pretty sure it was this one! It's preseasoned and everything.

u/PepPepper · 1 pointr/Cooking

"Possesses most cookware"- but does she have a cast iron skillet? If not, get her a cast iron skillet.

u/PinkShimmer · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want.

I want this or the Iced Tea Maker from my kitchen list.

And I feel you with the computer. It's frustrating as hell when they don't cooperate.

u/esb29 · 1 pointr/biggreenegg

Sure! Those were the only two pictures I took, unfortunately, but...

I used about a 60/40 mix of lean ground beef/pork. To the mix I added a bit of cayenne, one large clove of garlic (pressed) and two beaten eggs. Season with salt and pepper and mix that shit up. With your hands.

Cover the meat and put it in the fridge for the moment while you chop up 1 green bell pepper (or any color, really) and one sweet onion. You can chop them however you like. Fry them up in a cast iron pan if you have one (if you don't, do yourself a favor). Season with salt and pepper then lay them out to cool on a sheet of parchment paper.

While the veggies are cooling, make your bacon lattice (it's easy, don't worry), one pack of bacon did it for me.

Take the meat out of the fridge and put it into a gallon sized ziploc bag, get as much air out as you can, then flatten it down so it fills up the whole bag in a sheet. Cut one side off of the bag so the meat is exposed, lay down your cheese and veggies, then roll that bitch up.

Being careful not to rip it or tear it apart anywhere, lay it onto one side of the bacon lattice and roll it so the bacon wraps just all the way around.

I put mine in the fridge for a few hours at this point and got the BGE set up for indirect cooking at about 275. Lay on some smoking chips of your choice (I used apple) then cook until it reaches at least 165 internally. Mine took about 1.5 hours, maybe a bit less.

This is just what I used in mine, but you can really fill it with anything you want; it's quite a versatile dish. Happy smoking and share your results!

u/Nyxian · 0 pointsr/food

I have the Lodge 12 inch - I'd place my guess that he has a 8/9 inch on the side, and that the big one is 15 inches. My 12 inch is crazy heavy, I can't imagine that one.

u/Cyffrx · -2 pointsr/Mordhau

Pans are heavier than maces or a war hammer


Warhammer weight: 1lb 11.07oz

Iron Skillet weight: 8.38lbs