Review: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge Logic SkilletThe cast iron skillet is a great addition to any kitchen. You can use it on gas or electric ranges and stoves as well as put it on the grill or over an open fire.

There are so many things you can do with cast iron that you can’t with Teflon coated or stainless cookware.

Cast iron heats much more evenly than the cheaper types of cookware. This means no more burns or hot spots in whatever you are cooking.

When it comes to using the 10-1/4’ skillet, you re going to be in love with this piece before you even turn on the heat of your stove.

Here’s why – The makers have saved you a lot of time in initial prep by making sure it comes to you pre-seasoned.

If you’ve never seasoned a piece of cast iron cookware before it can be a bit intimidating. The Lodge Logic Skillet takes the guesswork out of seasoning. You can just take it out of the box and start cooking.

Another area you will be impressed is with the quality of Lodge Logic Skillets. When you hold it you can feel the weight. It comes in at six pounds. There are a lot of pretty wimpy flimsy excuses for cast iron cookware and this certainly beats the pants off of them.

One really nice feature of the Lodge Logic Skillet is that it has two built in lips along the rim of the pan. This lets you pour liquids out without worrying about them spilling all over the sides. These little added features really set the Lodge Logic Skillet apart from its competitors.

Things We Like:

  • We love having a handle with a hole in it so we can hang the skillet up.
  • The small handle opposite the main handle is a great addition making handling a full pot easier.
  • They are just the right size is for cooking up a skillet full of bacon and eggs.

Update:

Since this post was written, I have purchased the 8″ Lodge Logic skillet. The reason I brought the smaller skillet is because I love to make omelets, both plain and souffle.

So I wanted to see if the cast iron pan would pass my test.  It certainly did. I removed the  instructions that were gummed to the base, washed the pan in very hot water, dried it well and then coated it in good quality olive oil

The pan is preseasoned so it didn’t require the full pre seasoning treatment. After bringing the pan slowly to the heat I cooked the first omelet which cooked to perfection.  One thing I hadn’t counted on was how hot the handle gets and picked it up without a pot mitt.  Big mistake so make sure that you have either a pot mitt or the love handle on hand when it comes time to pick up the hot pan.

Clean up is a breeze, simply rinse the pan under hot water, towel dry or dry using paper towel and coat with a thin layer of oil to stop the pan from rusting.

I have to say I am impressed with my Lodge Logic skillet.

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Comments

  1. Great post Wanda. Good to see the pan is working well.

  2. Excellent post, and thank you for the information. I think it’s great that you’re making omelettes with that skillet.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been intrigued by the Lodge Logic product line, but have a question. You know how you can ruin the seasoning on a regular cast iron pan with too much scrubbing? I wondered if the Lodge Logic pans are “permanently” seasoned or just pre-seasoned when you buy them, but then just like any other cast-iron pan. In other words, how easy would it be for me to screw up my pan?

  4. dewey1973 says:

    They are just pre-seasoned. You can still scrub to hard. Rust is really what you have to watch out for. Just clean it in warm soapy water, dry it, and put a little canola oil on it before you put it away!

  5. I love cast irons…wish I could afford more of them :)

  6. Love my cast iron, great review :)

  7. I have been itching to try cooking with cast iron, but when I went to buy some online last year the I read many reviews about pre-seasoned cast iron pans that flake later on. This really turned me off, so I’ve been keeping my eye out at thrift stores for older ones. So, I’m curious, does this one seems to have that same potential of chipping and/or flaking? The other reviews said it almost seemed like they had been sprayed with a black coating that was the ‘pre-seasoning’. Thanks!

  8. Cast Iron really is my favorite cookwear and Lodge makes an excellent product!

  9. Hubby loves cast iron. We only have one very old pan that we inherited after his mom passed away and it’s his very favorite. I would love for him to have more cast iron to play with!

  10. I love my cast iron, it’s my great grandmas, so of course it means a lot. Not only is cast iron good for cooking, but they are excellent for pounding out chicken breasts!

  11. That was very informative. I like cast iron for camping. I look forward to more. Thank you.