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Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle Review

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Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle:
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Features

Construction

Durability

Affordability

What We Like

  • Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase
  • Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires
  • Oven safe

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t come with any other accessories

You can almost smell Sunday breakfast cooking on this handsome Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle! It was designed for making your foods smell and taste delicious; is built to last, and has the time-tested brand name of Lodge behind it. Add this griddle pan to your collection, and make it a part of your family’s cooking tradition for more than one generation to come.

Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle REVIEW

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch

Founded back in 1896, the Lodge cast iron foundry has been creating exceptional cookware for well over a century. Besides their basic 10” and 12” skillets, this 10.5” griddle is a pan they’ve offered for several decades. Basically, it gives you all the benefits of a skillet, but with much lower sides to make it easier for flipping foods or cooking flatter foods like crepes, omelets, and eggs.

Who Is This For?

Cooking with cast iron is a pleasurable experience for any home cook who’d like to try this time-tested and still popular cookware. A griddle pan is best for cooks who really have a need for a large, flat surface area for cooking that isn’t as large as a pizza pan, but isn’t as small as a one-egg skillet.

This griddle has such a nice surface for cooking, so it’s excellent for families who like to cook up big batches of pancakes, eggs, tortillas, or toasted sandwiches. This wouldn’t be a good cast iron pan for those in small spaces, when a regular skillet would be able to do the job just fine.

What’s Included?

After ordering this Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle, you’ll receive the single 10.5” round pan. It is solid cast iron, including the handle. There are also instructions that come with it, for making sure you season it correctly. Directions are below, too. This particular pan doesn’t come with any other accessories, so you’d need to buy a lid or handle cover separately.

Overview of Features

You get a generous amount of cooking area with this 10.5” diameter griddle pan. It’s enough to cook up pancakes, eggs, bake small pizzas, toast sandwiches, and warm up tortillas. This pan is made of solid cast iron, including the handle, which is its stand-out feature. A flat griddle surface evenly distributes heat throughout the entire pan and up the very short side walls. It’s 0.5” deep, so perfect for foods that need to be flipped. Since the handle is also cast iron, it gets very hot and you need to use an oven mitt or handle holder.

Cast iron is magnetic, so it’s great for induction cooking. You can use it on top of either an electric or gas stove, in the oven, or at the campfire, too. While this pan is heavy, at 4.5 pounds, it’s lighter than a traditional skillet of the same size since the sides are shorter.

How to Get The Most Out Of It

Cast iron will last for more than one generation if it’s kept in excellent condition and used with care. Although this Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle comes pre-seasoned, to ensure its best use and help it become more non-stick, you are advised to season it before cooking for the first time. 

Alternative

Need higher sides for deeper frying and more versatility? The basic but essential Lodge Cast Iron 10.25” skillet is a must have for your kitchen. It gives you the same century-long high quality as the griddle pan, but with higher sides to prevent splatters and keep foods from spilling over.

Conclusion

The more you use your Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle, the more it will give back to you. Your foods will taste better, and your cooking repertoire will expand. These durable and long-lasting cast iron pans easily fry eggs, make crepes or omelets, or gently brown tortillas for Taco Tuesday. You’ll love using them in brand new ways, too!

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