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Best Cast Iron Skillet

The cast iron skillet is by far one of the best cooking tools anyone can have. They have been around for decades and known to produce a great sear on meats and vegetables as well as excellent when used for deep frying. These skillets can come with a variety of exterior coatings, colors and designs. The cast iron skillets on this list were chosen based on moderate cost, if they are already seasoned and light weight. These selections is a solid basis for choosing the perfect cast iron skillet for your needs.

Komin Yamada Cast Iron Fry Pan

Komin Yamada Cast Iron Fry Pan

This innovative skillet is in a class all by itself. This beautiful cast iron Komin Fry Pan takes cast iron cooking a step further. It has all of the heat retention and durability of a classic cast iron in a light weight design. The matte silicone exterior conducts even heating and can be used on all cook tops. It is also looks good enough to go from oven to table for serving. You can use it for shallow frying or for making grilled sandwiches or even baking biscuits. It's oven safe and easy to clean by hand washing. The versatility of this skillet makes it a must have.

Wolfgang Puck Lightweight Cast Iron 11" Open Skillet

Wolfgang Puck Lightweight Cast Iron 11" Open Skillet

I am a fan of most of Wolfgang Pucks products and this skillet is no exception. The Wolfgang Puck Lightweight Cast Iron 11 inch Open Skillet is definitely a fine piece of cookware. This skillet is great for all of your cast iron skillet needs. Frying, searing, smothering, you name it. It has superior heat retention and heats evenly for maximum results. Its light weight yet performs as well as a standard heavy duty cast iron skillet. It has a smooth enamel exterior coating and comfortable stainless steel handles. It is oven safe for up to 450 degrees F and is usable on any cook top.

Guy Fieri 12-in. Pre-Seasoned Light Weight Cast Iron Fry Pan

Long gone are the days when a heavy cast iron skillet equals good quality. The Guy Fieri 12-in. Pre-Seasoned Light Weight Cast Iron Fry Pan is proof positive that light weight can still meant durability. The porcelain enameled exterior skillet is already seasoned and usable on any cook top. You can cook all of your favorites and the same high quality synonymous with a good cast iron skillet. The riveted handle provides a comfort grip and excellent balance while maneuvering. It heats evenly and is easy to clean.

Cook Pro Inc Excelsteel 12 inch Frypan

Cook Pro Inc Excelsteel 12 inch Frypan

This high performance skillet makes cast iron cooking a joy. The Cook Pro Inc Excelsteel 12-inch Frypan is a great choice for a newbie to cast iron cooking. The light weight design takes the strain and stress out of cooking with a heavy pan. If you're a pro, flip pancakes or eggs in this cast iron skillet all while enjoying the lightness and the nonstick interior. It performs just as well as any other quality cast iron skillet. Your seared foods will get the crust and texture you are looking for. This 10-inch pan is dishwasher and oven safe.

Tramontina 10" Style Lightweight Cast Iron Skillet 23080051

Tramontina 10" Style Lightweight Cast Iron Skillet 23080051

The Tramontina 10-inch Style Lightweight Cast Iron Skillet is not only a bargain, it is also a fine starter skillet. It's affordable price tag, sleek design and excellent performance makes it a good choice. It heats evenly and has a smooth porcelain exterior. The light weight skillet is easy to maneuver and yet, still durable and long lasting. It also comes preseasoned. You can feel confident cooking all of your favorite foods whether fried, baked or sauteed. Its smooth interior allows for easy release of foods and is oven safe for up to 400 degrees F. It is compatible with gas, electric, ceramic and induction cook tops.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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