Why Chefs Cook with Lodge Cast Iron


Every artist prefers a specific brush. A baseball player is superstitious about a certain type of baseball. And chefs? Well, every chef is unique. But when it comes to cooking with cast iron, there’s a reason chefs choose Lodge Cast Iron cookware.

What Makes Lodge Cast Iron Unique?

Lodge Cast Iron is known as the oldest cast iron manufacturer in the United States. Their cast iron cookware is crafted using a process called sand molding. A molten mixture of iron, steel, and other ingredients is poured into a sand mold. The sand will melt at a higher temperature than the metals and holds its shape. The mold cools and is broken, leaving a well-designed piece for cooking. The cookware is then sprayed with soybean oil at a high temperature. They make

Type Of Cast Iron Cookware 

The versatility of Lodge Cast Iron Cookware sets itself apart, which is the reason you might find Lodge in more commercial or residential kitchens than any other type of cast iron brand.


A cast iron skillet will last many years and has several distinct types and sizes. Built for any cuisine, cast iron skillets are used to cook stew, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, bacon, sausage, vegetables, eggs, pies, and cookies. It is versatile cookware because you can fry, sauté, bake, broil, grill, braise, or sear the food you cook.


Cast iron dutch ovens are nothing new for chefs. In fact, this tool has been around for centuries in kitchens and even campfires. Great for stews, soups, fried chicken, and even bread baking, a cast iron Dutch oven is an American staple.


Deeper cast iron skillets allow you to cook up to five quarts with higher walls. This comes in handy when frying or stewing, or baking cornbread or pies.


If you haven’t made breakfast on a cast iron griddle, you’re missing out. Eggs, pancakes, and sausage are cooked evenly and seasoned to perfection on a cast iron griddle. These cooking surfaces aren’t just for the mornings. Sandwiches, burgers, and even pizzas can be prepared on a griddle.


Cast iron takes baking to a whole new level. Cakes, breads, and pies achieve a perfect crispy crust with cast iron. Bakers will love Lodge’s cast iron muffin pan, wedge pan, and wreath pan to bake holiday cakes. There’s no limit to the tasty treats at your disposal with Lodge cast iron bakeware.


Ever get whiplash when a server walks by with a steak sizzling so loud it interrupts your conversation? Cast iron serveware brings the sizzle to steaks and fajitas, delivering a memorable experience to guests.

Ready to add cast iron to your kitchen toolbox? Visit the Alto-Hartley showroom today to find Lodge cast iron solutions for your commercial or residential kitchen.