Why is cast iron so popular in homestead kitchens? The Best Cast Iron Cookware is popular because it’s durable, enriches food with iron, and because you can use it on a stovetop, in an oven, and even over a campfire!
Seriously, how could you not LOVE cooking in cast iron? A well-seasoned cast iron pan is naturally non-stick, it’s pretty easy to care for, and should last for a LONG time. Not to mention food just seems to taste better in cast iron!
Ready to get started? Let’s check out the Best Cast Iron Cookware!
There are several great brands out there that can rival with the quality of Lodge, but usually not the price. Lodge overall is the best quality and price and it’s the brand I recommend.
Best Cast Iron Cookware
One of my favorites. I have a big family I cook for and having a huge skillet I can cook in really makes a difference! The thing I make the most in this is my famous fajitas! The biggest skillet is about 15″ and it’s big enough to cook large amounts of food. If you have a smaller family, you might want to check out the 12″ skillet, or the 10.25″ skillet or 8″ skillet.
This 10.25″ skillet is another one of my top favorites. I can make just about anything in this bad boy!
This 8″ skillet is perfect for cooking ground beef. It has those great pouring lips built-in. You can cook all kinds of stuff with this skillet though.
Dutch ovens are one of the most popular cast iron cookware. The Dutch oven is great for cooking over a fire or even in the oven. Check out my list of Dutch oven recipes!
This 10.25″ pre-seasoned cast iron pan from Lodge is a 2 piece. This Dutch oven is a little different because it features a long handle, instead of the loop handles. Additionally, the lid can double as a skillet!
Save a little bit on cleaning time with these aluminum foil Dutch oven liners. I’ve never used these, but if you’re in a pinch, can’t clean your Dutch oven right after you use it, this could help.
This cake pan is perfect for making cake (of course) but also cupcakes, cornbread muffins, biscuits, muffins, and desserts.
I’m sharing these muffins pans because they are a little bit deeper. Depending on what you like to make, these might suit your needs better.
This cornbread pan makes the perfect slices of cornbread!
These oval pans are fun for making desserts or appetizers!
One of my other favorite pans. When you cook breakfast for a whole bunch of hungry boys, you reach for the griddle! I can cook eggs, bacon, hash browns, and more on the griddle!
This reversible griddle is perfect for cooking breakfast either over a fire or even on the grill! Cook more at one time, and save some time!
This 10.5″ griddle can be used on all cooking surfaces, even grills and campfires!
Love a crispy crust on pizza? Grab this pizza pan, and cook a perfect pizza every time!