Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Hibachi Charcoal Grill

lodge-logic-pre-seasoned-sportsman-hibachi-charcoal-grillJust what you need where a portable self contained outdoor cooking source is needed. So when you are going on a picnic, tailgating, camping or just entertaining in the backyard you will find that the Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill is just the answer.

The grill is made from hard wearing, even-heating cast iron which retains the heat for long periods of time. It comes seasoned so it is ready to use as soon as it arrives, but it doesn’t hurt to give the heated grill a spray with PAM.

Controlling the speed at which the food cooks is easily done simply by rotating the grate away from the heat source. There is also a draft door to regulate the heat. This grill has two adjustable heights which means the grill will do everything you need when you are cooking outdoors whether you are grilling, frying ,cooking a pot of stew or chili or simply keeping the pot of coffee warm.

The coals can be easily accessed from behind a flip-down door.

The Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill has four steady legs, a useful carrying handle, and it is simple and easy to clean, all you need to do is hand wash it with a stiff brush and hot water.

The Sportsman’s charcoal grill measures 19 inches by 10-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches and it has a limited lifetime warranty.

You can read the reviews at Amazon.com

One reviewer recommends buying the Honorable Hibachi recipe book by Kathryn Popper.

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Review: Lodge Cast Iron Melting Pot

lodge-melting-potLodge are renowned for their cast iron products. They have been manufacturing cast iron cookware since 1896 so they know a thing or two about it.

This Lodge cast iron melting pot is a nice little addition to anyones kitchen cookware collection and since it comes pre-seasoned it is ready for immediate use.

The most obvious use for this little pot is to melt butter. Cast iron retains heat well so even after melting you can leave it in the pot and it will stay melted for quite a while compared to other types of cookware. This is also a nice little pot for making sauces.

What We Like:

  • It’s made from cast iron so is strong and durable and will last for generations.
  • It includes spouts on both sides of the pot for easy pouring. This also makes it suitable for left or right handers.
  • This pot can be used on the stove top, in the oven and is small enough to take camping and use directly on a camp fire.
  • The handle is designed so that this pot can be hung on a pot rack.
  • This pot has a lifetime warranty.

Other Things to Consider

  • Although this melting pot comes pre-seasoned this doesn’t mean that you will never have to season it again. You will have to maintain this pot like any other piece of bare cast iron cookware. This means seasoning as required to prevent rust and sticking of foods.
  • This pot should be hand washed so you won’t be able to put this one in your dishwasher.

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Rachael Ray Cast Iron Round Grill Pan

This handy Rachael Ray Cast Iron Grill Pan measures 11 inches and has deep grooves on the cooking area. This feature gives your steaks the characteristic look with the grill lines seared into the surface.

The grooves also mean healthy cooking as the fat drips away from the food into the base of the pan.

Because the pan is made from cast iron it heats quickly and evenly and as the interior has a porcelain enameled surface you don’t have to pre season the pan before using it.

Because the sides of the Rachael Ray Cast Iron Cast Iron Grill Pan are quite deep, you will find that stovetop splatter is reduced when you are searing your steaks or grilling hamburgers.

The raised ridges of the cooking surface gives your steaks the charactistic marking of grilled food while allowing the fat to drip into the bottom of the pan. So you are getting a healthier result from your cooking.

You can use it for a number of uses and it can be taken from the stovetop or oven to the table.

The pan is made from Cast Iron which gives you even heating and as we know, cast iron has excellent heat retention.  And unlike raw cast iron, this pan has an enamel finish which means you don’t need to pre-season or re-season it after use. As with all cast iron you should wash it and dry it straight away after use.

The handle is also made from heavy cast iron and has a hole at the end so that you can hang it from your pot rack.

NOTE: This grill pan is NOT RECOMMENDED for use with glass/ceramic cooking surfaces.

The Rachael Ray Cast iron grill pan measures 7.9″H x 13.4″W x 19.6″D   

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Lodge Pro Logic Cast Iron Aebleskiver Pan

lodge-pro-logic-cast-iron-aebleskiver-panOhmigawd, what a tongue twister. That being said you are just going to love the the Danish treat Aebleskive or Apple slices, which are Danish Pancake Balls. Delicious pastries that are usually filled with apples or other fruit.

In Denmark, during the period around Christmas, Aebleskive are often served with a Scandinavian mulled wine called gløgg.

Because Danish pancake balls are easy to prepare and are great to serve at  parties.  They are also a great seller at markets or sports gatherings and school fete’s.

As a general guide, aebleskive batter is generally made from wheat flour mixed with buttermilk,  milk or cream and  eggs, sugar and a pinch of salt. Some people add some fat – usually butter, cardamom and lemon zest, and a leavening agent such as baking powder although some use yeast to aerate the batter.

Pour the oil into the  oiled indentations , Pam or butter can be used and as the æbleskiver begin to cook you simply turn them with a knitting needle, skewer or fork. This gives the pancake balls their characteristic spherical shape.

Traditionally. aebleskive were  cooked with bits of apple or applesauce inside, but this is often left out in the modern Danish pancake balls.

Although, aebleskive are not sweet to eat in themselves, they are traditionally served dipped in thinned raspberry, strawberry, lingonberry or blackberry jam and then rolled in powdered sugar that has had lemon juice sprinkled it.

Oh, I am drooling while writing this. You really do have to try it.

There are a great many recipes for Aebleskive so it really comes down to a matter of trying them and seeing which one you like.  For a selection of recipes try Aebleskiver.com.



There is also an assortment of recipes for using your on Amazon.

Check out Kevin Crafts recipe book:Ebelskivers: Danish-Style Filled Pancakes And Other Sweet And Savory Treats, available in both hard copy and kindle versions.

You can also buy the ready mixed batter if you aren’t ready to commit to making them from scratch.

Features of the Lodge Pro Logic Cast Iron Aebleskiver pan:

  • The aebleskiver pan has 7 slots
  • Pre-seasoned with vegetable oil formula so it is  ready for immediate use
  • The cast-iron surface heats slowly and evenly to prevent burning
  • Nonstick, rustproof finish cleans easily but must be hand washed or you will need to re-season the pan
  • There is a long handle with a helper handle on the opposite side
  • The pan has a lifetime warranty

Reviews for the Lodge Pro Logic cast iron aebleskiver pan are very positive for its performance – check them out Amazon.com

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Mario Batali Enameled Italian Kitchen Risotto Pot & Saucier Pan

mario-batali-risotto-potWho doesn’t love Italian food. There isn’t much that beats food prepared with fresh ingredients and who can resist risotto or soup with thick, crusty Italian bread drizzled with olive oil and crushed garlic.

The Mario Batali 4-Quart Risotto and Saucier Pan made of enamelled cast iron is ideal for cooking risotto or pasta sauce. But the thing about this risotto pot is that it is beautiful enough to serve at the table.

And just so you can make perfect Risotto, each order will receive a sampling of wonderful Italian recipes from the Mario Batali cookbook “Molto Italiano”. Risotto.

As with all cast iron cookware, the Mario Batali Italian Kitchen risotto pot is very heavy, so you may find it a bit troublesome to lift if you have arthritis or wrist problems, when it comes time to clean it.  However because of its weight it gives you excellent results in your cooking.

And who can deny that this pot has elegant styling. Mario Batali has designed his range of Italian Kitchen cookware with Copco, a  leading manufacturer in the field of cookware.  So you have the assurance of buying quality cookware in the Mario Batali Italian Kitchen range.

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