Lodge Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet – 10.25 Inch

Ever try to cook outside while under water? (Yeah, good on you, Jaques Cousteau) Well, we gave it up during Winter-Spring 2020-21 on the East Coast. Those wild, wet days we felt like we were competing for the cast of Survivor. The challenge was to make it from the cozy warm kitchen to the Blackstone griddle outside while balancing a paper plate of raw food and still be in the mood to cook after slipping in mud.

We needed an indoor, rainy-day solution.

Ta-da! Our new lil’ hero. This cast Iron skillet! Whenever we see storm clouds, we grab it out from under the passenger seat of The Beast and keep it on the stove until the coast is clear.

This great little skillet is perfect for caramelizing onions and peppers and garlic and it facilitates a nice finish for seafood and pork loin steaks. We use it for favorite rainy-day recipes which keep our mood sunny even if the weather’s a f–r. It’s the perfect size for pulling off a lovely Chicken Francaise, Shrimp Kebabs, Grilled Halloumi and Tofu.

Lately, we’re into rice, noodle and veggie bowls and this pan is perfect for that little bit of umami protein that we throw on top.

Easy to clean: allow to cool, wipe down with a paper towel, and if needed sprinkle some salt on top and scrub to dislodge any residue. Wipe clean and put away.

No special tools necessary. But keep in mind that this pan gets very hot!!! Before using, make sure a fire-extinguisher is within arms reach and that nothing is nearby to catch fire.

When the skillet is hot, we use a silicone mitt.

So whether the weather is warm or whether the weather is a deluge on a freakin’ biblical scale, we’ll have a dinner and be a couple’a winners whether the weather likes it or not.



  • YOUR NEW GO-TO PAN: Lodge cast iron cookware is the perfect kitchen tool for beginners, home cooks and chefs. Cast iron can handle any kitchen cooktop, oven, grill and open flame. Crafted in America with iron and oil, its naturally seasoned cooking surface creates an easy-release and improves with use.
  • SEASONED COOKWARE: Seasoning is simply oil baked into the iron, giving it a natural, easy-release finish and helps prevent your pan from rusting. Lodge pre-seasons all cast iron cookware with 100% natural vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use Lodge the better the seasoning will get!
  • RUST? DON’T PANIC! IT’S NOT BROKEN: When your pan arrives you may notice a spot that looks like rust. It’s simply oil that has not fully carbonized. With regular use and care the spot will disappear. If you do notice rust simply scour the affected area with steel wool, rinse, dry and rub with vegetable oil.
  • COOKING VERSATILITY: Our skillets have unparalleled heat retention that gives you edge-to-edge even cooking every time you use your skillet. Cast iron cookware is slow to heat up but retains heat longer which makes cast iron ideal for pan-frying and roasting. These delicious moments are cast to last.
  • FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America. Lodge products are made in the USA with non-toxic, PFOA & PTFE free material.