There is a reason why people rave about their cast iron pans and skillets and professional chefs consider cast iron cookware to be a precision cooking tool. Besides being an ideal heat conductor, cast iron cookware heats evenly and consistently, it is inexpensive and will last a lifetime with proper care. When well seasoned, a cast iron pan will be stick resistant and require no additional oil.
Cast iron offers many benefits over conventional cookware:
- Foods slide out in a way non-stick coatings can't match
- No special utensils are needed to cook with it
- It can go right from stove to oven
- Heats evenly with no hot spots
- It will not warp
- Cleanup is a cinch
A well-seasoned cast iron pan will only get better with age, and will last for a lifetime. Before there was Teflon and Stainless, there was Cast Iron, the long standing and still premium technology in cookware.