If you love to cook and spend time in a kitchen or at a grill, you know the importance of having versatile cooking equipment. There are tons of talking heads out there that will claim you need purpose-specific, and often expensive, equipment, but the fact is, one of the most versatile items you can have for your kitchen is a cast iron skillet. They are easy to find, easy to care for, and can be used both on a standard range and over a fire.
One of the most notable benefits to using cast iron is that it’s highly durable and difficult to destroy. Cast iron is heavy and provides even heat, and if you take care of it properly it has the potential to last a lifetime. In fact, many home cooks have inherited skillets from parents and even grandparents.
Cast iron is special in that the more you use it, the better it gets. Over time, cast iron will develop a patina that’s also known as “seasoning”. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet starts to become naturally nonstick, allowing you to cook with a little less fat.
Cast iron skillets are known for their ability to perform a variety of tasks, and the cast iron holds its heat and allows for even cooking. It can be used for frying, searing, and even baking. What’s better is that it will work well in a traditional kitchen in addition to working well on a grill or in a wood-fired oven.
If you’re not one of the lucky to inherit from Grandma, you’re not going to break the bank investing in a cast iron skillet. Given the promise of lifetime use, you’re getting a great value.
Contact Hi-Tech Appliance today to speak to one of our grill sales experts; we also specialize in custom outdoor kitchens. You’ll be able to expand your dominance in the food world by not being limited to indoor cooking.