Jul 27 # 1 of 56
Ok these have to be one of my FAVORITE things to cook in. They are relatively cheap and last forever. Season them well and season them often and they can be relatively non-stick. I find them best for grilling sandwiches. I havent found anything that grills bread better than a cast iron skillet. How many do you have? I have two 12 inch ones and a mini one that is about 5-6 inches.
How did you season yours? I like to heat them up in the oven and then pour oil in them. Pour out excess oil, use a papertowel to wipe the oil on all areas of the pan (sides). Repeat process several times.
Jul 28 # 2 of 56
I've got a 17-inch, two 12-inch, a small one and a cast iron griddle which is great for pancakes, omelets, grilled sandwiches, etc. I even have a cast iron tea kettle and iron! Even a Dutch oven and cornbread molds in different sizes.
I season mine with shortening or oil, heat on the stove top, wipe out and repeat. They last for generations!
Jul 28 # 3 of 56
I have a cast iron griddle that I've had for about 20 years. It's well used and seasoned with olive oil. I'm always amazed at how well it cooks foods like omelets and pancakes without the foods sticking.
I also have a wonderful cast iron frying pan which has "bars" across sorta like a grill. It cooks delicious steaks and burgers that taste like they are grilled outdoors. It's a little hard to clean even though it's seasoned as each bar needs to be scrubbed clean after use.
Jul 28 # 4 of 56
I just have the one; it was my husband's aunt's that he "borrowed" to take to college and conveniently forgot to return to her when he graduated.
Wait, you have to keep seasoning it? I am a total cast-iron skillet newbie.
Jul 28 # 5 of 56
I have just one, but i love using it for certain things, like cornbread.
I haven't really used it for grilled sandwiches but i will have to give that a try.
I don't regularly season mine, but it's my understanding that seasoning happens on an ongoing basis if you use oil when cooking in it. That's my logic anyway.