cast iron for the win.

10 Dec 2022

Looking into replacing non-stick Teflon frying pans (from Tefal) as they are not good for your health. Teflon it appears is a carcinogen.

Cast iron

Thinking about investing in cast iron cookware.

  • heating properties: retains heat well.
  • cooking properties: distributes heat evenly.
  • cleaning properties: easy to clean.
  • durability: lasts a lifetime.
  • health properties: no toxic chemicals.
because it is made of unprotected metal, it releases a certain amount of iron into the food being cooked on it.
For some people this may be beneficial, particularly if they are anaemic. However, for others the excess iron can be harmful.

Found out about enambel coated pans though, instead of pure cast iron.

Le Creuset ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Le Creuset - Made in France! - is the obvious choice for me.

Le Creuset is a French brand that is famous for its enameled cast iron cookware. Their frying pans are known for their beautiful design, even heat distribution, and superior cooking performance.

Can't go wrong with Le Creuset - with Lifetime Warranty.

Good choice:


Next one - 24cms:

Other brands to consider for next buy:

Lodge ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Well-known American brand that has been producing cast iron cookware for over 100 years. Their pans are known for their durability, heat retention, and versatility.

Iwachu ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Recommended by a friend.

Official japanese website:

Specialist forms.

Need to buy via EU reseller.

Staub ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Staub is another French brand that produces high-quality enameled cast iron cookware.

Seems they have been bought by Zwilling? ๐Ÿค”

Finex ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Finex is an American brand that produces handcrafted cast iron cookware. Their frying pans are known for their unique octagonal shape, excellent heat distribution, and superior cooking performance.

FINEX is a small team of Portland based craftspeople, cooks and designers dedicated to crafting cookware that will stand the test of time.

Love the octogonal design - "not just for looks".


Cool handles too (pun intended):


Gotta love the technical details:


Frying pans:

Though 250 EUR for the 25cms version ๐Ÿ˜…

But I love to see innovation in traditional products. Might go for one someday.

Field Company ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Field Company is an American brand that specializes in producing lightweight and versatile cast iron cookware. Their frying pans are known for their smooth cooking surface, excellent heat retention, and high-quality craftsmanship.