Cast iron is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching.It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, this virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this cookware evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Skillet looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The black patina given to the cookware by the seasoning process is, in fact, vegetable oil that has been baked into a piece of cookware that has emerged from an individual sand mold. This coating of oil is a functional application and not a cosmetic application.
The cookware is hanging as it rides through the electrostatic sprayer and commercial conveyor ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron which creates an easy release finish. As a result of this process, you may see a blister or bubble of oil at the southern-most point or at the end of the handle of the cookware piece.If visible, it will rub or flake off with your finger, leaving a brown spot. Don't worry, it's not rust but a seasoned spot that is brown, indicative of the varnish stage of seasoning. As a matter of fact, this is the color of home seasoned iron until it has been used several times.
The brown spot will turn black with use. While the skillet comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. After cooking, it is recommended to clean with a stiff nylon brush and hot water.
Using soap or the dishwasher is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. Towel dry immediately after cleaning and apply a light coating of oil to the utensil while it is still warm.
Set includes 10.5" round griddle, 8" skillet, 10.25" skillet, 5Qt Dutch oven and 10.25" iron cover. Iron cover fits both the 10.25 skillet and the Dutch oven. Care Instructions: Basic Care - Hand wash.
Dry immediately, even before first use. Rub with a light coat of vegetable oil after every wash, enough to restore the sheen, without being "sticky".
If no soap is something you don't prefer, wash with mild soapy water and dry and oil immediately. Cautions: Dishwashers, strong detergents and metal scouring pads are not recommended, as they remove seasoning.
Don't use in the microwave. 5 PIECE COOKWARE SET: It's time to cover all your bases. This set includes: 10.5" Griddle, 8" Skillet, 10.25" Skillet, 5 Quart Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cover that fits 10.25" Skillet and 5 Quart Dutch Oven. SEASONED CAST IRON COOKWARE: A good seasoning makes all the difference.
The cookware is seasoned with 100% vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get. ALL INCLUSIVE SET: The 5 piece set combines the most needed cast iron cookware for a complete kitchen. It offers unparalleled heat retention as you perfect your searing, sauteing, simmering, baking, broiling, braising, frying, roasting, and grilling. QUALITY: high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "alhusketh" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.