Cast Iron Skillets (Set of 2 Skillets)
Lovers of Cast Iron Cooking
We are a two person household and the sizes of these skillets are perfect for preparing smaller portion sizes. I contacted the Vermont Country Store Live Chat service during the ordering process so that I could get the length, width and depth of each skillet to get a better idea of the sizes. This information was not posted on the web site. The smaller of the two will accommodate a single egg for frying. I have another small frying pan for frying a single egg, but, that one has a plastic handle and when the handle gets warm on the stove, a plastic smell starts to fill the kitchen as if the handle is starting to melt? No problem like this with this Cast Iron pan. The larger of the two skillets fits a standard size pre-made Hamburger Patty available in supermarkets. Its very easy to pop a single patty into the skillet and cook it in no time flat. Another advantage of cast iron is the weight. Our stove is in a high traffic kitchen area & there is little risk of knocking these skillets off the burner if someone walks by. Other lighter non stick skillets with plastic handles are easily bumped if the handle is hanging over the edge of the burner. I had no problem with sticking on first use and did not have to preseason the skillets. The skillets come with instructions on seasoning which is the standard instructions for seasoning cast iron. The only down side of these was that they are made in China. I Wish they were made in the USA! :-)
October 14, 2013
I order this set on 12/16/12, worried that I might not get in time for christmas!!! Worries set aside it arrived today 12/19/12. To my surprise I was very pleased with my purchase. I saw a similiar 3 piece set in another catalog - it was not seasoned and the person I was getting it for - I knew that would be something she would end of doing, so I choose Vermont Country Stores 2 piece set. I am sure she will enjoy and appreciate the fact that she can use w/o any additional work needing done!!!! VERY Pleased!!! I recommend it - came neatly packaged and looks very expensive!!! I'm so please and would highly recommend!!!
December 19, 2012
Best for Steaks
I love my cast iron cookware. If it is seasoned properly than it will last a lifetime. I think it cooks meats better than any other type of pan. It is also far cheaper than most other types of cookware.
November 11, 2012
Not as I remember them growing up
There must be something I missed. Used the pan for frying meat and it stuck badly to the pan. I thought preseasoned meant it was non stick. Still working on it as the idea is great. I grew up with my mom using this type of pan. Sorry. Helene
October 31, 2012