Cast Iron Cookware
You can use cast iron cookware to make pancakes, charred veggies, eggs, pizza, and just about anything. To help you understand and maintain your cast iron cookware, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions.
Can you use a cast-iron skillet on a glass top stove?
You are able to use a cast-iron skillet on a glass top stove. Glass stovetops can handle enameled and regular cast iron pans, so you can use your cast iron without feeling guilty about the cooktop you are using.
What to cook in cast iron?
You can cook just about anything in cast iron except for smelly, sticky, and acidic foods and delicate fish. But if you’re using a cast iron pan that is enamel-coated, then you can go ahead and cook whatever you want.
Does cast iron make food taste better?
Cast-iron can certainly make food taste better. Cast iron is heavy and retains heat, so it doesn’t cool off much when you put food on it. This means that foods are cooked evenly, leading to superior flavors.
What does pre-seasoned cast iron mean?
Pre-seasoned cast iron means that the manufacturer has already applied a layer of vegetable oil or wax to the cookware to prevent it from rusting. Therefore, you can use the cookware right out of the box.
What is cast iron cookware made of?
Cast iron cookware is made of steel and iron. After melting these materials together and adding chemicals to the mixture, the molten metal is transferred to a mold and left to cool down. When the cookware is cool, the pan is released from the mold.