Amazon Shoppers Are Swapping Nonstick Pans for This Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Set That's 40% Off Right Now
Even though the December festivities still feel awfully far away, holiday shopping has officially commenced. After all, the internet is already teeming with a slew of deals for the home cooks in your life, from the fan-favorite Always Pan that's under $100 to this top-rated chef's knife that's 43% off at Amazon.
But if you're looking for a gift that's sure to last for generations to come, consider the Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 5-Piece Cookware Set, which is currently 40% off at Amazon. The beloved cast iron set includes a 10.5-inch griddle, 10.25-inch skillet, 10.25-inch grill pan, and a cavernous Dutch oven with a matching lid. Thanks to the unparalleled heat retention, the pans warm up beautifully—without any hot spots—and are the perfect vessel to sear meat or simply fry an egg.
Each piece moves easily from the stovetop to the oven and can even be used over the grill or a campfire. The cookware has already been pre-seasoned with 100% vegetable oil—although many shoppers recommend seasoning the pans again before using them. And when they're ready to be cleaned, just follow the instructions on how to properly clean cast iron, including making sure to clean it by hand.
To buy: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 5-Piece Cookware Set, $90 (originally $150) at amazon.com.
Nearly 4,000 Amazon shoppers have given the Lodge cookware set a five-star rating, calling it "versatile" and a "kitchen essential." One reviewer put it simply: "At last I have found pots and pans worthy of my space in my kitchen."
"This is the first cast iron cookware I've ever had," one five-star reviewer shared. one five-star reviewer shared. "Never had any growing up and always just used the nonstick cookware my mom bought replaced quite frequently. I am now in love with cast iron." They added, "I will only buy cast iron from Lodge (because they're made right here in our great country) from now on, and I figure once I get all the pieces I want I'll never have to buy cookware again in my life."
"I got tired of the rapidly failing nonstick pans," another user said. "No matter how well I cared for them they still wear out and start sticking. Not these! Cast iron is great. Easy to clean (no dishwasher and no soap). It is really nice and they come pre-seasoned. And now that I've been using them for over a month I feel like I can give them a five-star review." They added, "I almost never use any of my other cookware now that I have this set."
Head to Amazon and shop the Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 5-Piece Cookware Set for just $90 before the sale ends and the price goes with it.
This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com.