Top positive review
on June 30, 2016
This skillet is amazing. If you season this thing right, with instruction that Lodge provides on their website, you can have an incredibly non-stick skillet that potentially lasts a lifetime. And while people often say that teflon is much more nonstick than traditionally seasoned cast iron pans, I have actually found the difference to be rather minimal. Unless you're a next level chef, the cast iron pan is in practice as nonstick as any other pans out there, as long as it is prepared correctly.
Couple of bits of detail. This 10 1/4 inch skillet is much heavier than any teflon/aluminum counterparts. In my uses of this pan, it also seems to heat up rather quickly. And a word of warning, it also maintains its temperature much longer so careful when handling it (to all the cast iron novices). There is also no insulating handle that means when the pan gets hot, the handle does too. Make sure you wrap a towel or something around it when handling the pan while on the stove.
In conclusion, this skillet is absolutely amazing. Great for cooking meats but will do pretty much anything a teflon skillet will do, granted one prepares it properly.