POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Cook With a Cast Iron Skillet? by partysugar 9/16/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source: Flickr User House Of Sims Read More SkilletCast Iron SkilletCast IronPansKitchen ToolsPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Love and Sex Food Vegetarian Home Tech DIY Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions wunami 5 years I definitely want to get a cast iron dutch oven and also a skillet. But I'll probably wait until I'm not a student anymore (I mean, I'm already waiting to buy a lot of other kitchen stuff until then too). @spectra: try using glass bakingware. It turns out great cornbread for me. kia 5 years Lucky you Fuzzles! I love cooking with this stuff. Received an uncoated one for a wedding present and used gift cards/checks to pick up a lot of Le Creuset and Descoware 2nd hand from consignment shops, Salvation Army, and local eBay sellers. The stuff can last practically forever so there are great condition pieces out there second hand. CaterpillarGirl 5 years absolutely. brownsugamama 5 years Need one soooo bad! doogirl 5 years The key to using cast iron is to make sure it's well seasoned and to never let water touch it! I've made that mistake on more than one occasion! Cast iron is wonderful because it heats so evenly! Spectra 5 years I need one so bad! I can't make decent cornbread without one. AmberHoney 5 years Yes, and when taken care of it's the easiest to clean. Upside down cakes are best done in CI; amongst a 100 other dishes. 5 years I bought a cast iron skillet when I went to university because it was the cheapest piece of cookware I could find at the time. 18 years later I still have (and use!) it, while various other pots I have bought since (some coasting more than that $12 fry pan) have gone to the great kitchen in the sky. Read2me 5 years My husband cooks anything and everything in cast iron. It can't be beat! Most of our pieces are by Lodge- they make nice, affordable non-enameled cast iron. If you want enameled, Le Creuset is definitely the way to go. fuzzles 5 years Yes! Le Creuset all that way! I purchased my first piece--a small enameled Dutch oven--about ten years ago. In recent years, my Mom has been giving me pieces from her collection. By far the best cookware I have ever used. syako 5 years Oh that happened to my mother in law! My father in law was "cleaning the house" and threw out all her cast iron cookware. She said she got home and was devastated. partysugar 5 years Mine too, syako. A couple of years ago I was looking for my parents and was shocked to learn my dad had gotten rid of it! syako 5 years It's definitely on my "to buy" list. Liss1 5 years I don't have one but have been wanting to get one. 5 years I make the absolute BEST steak and hamburgers in a cast iron skillet. There is such a huge difference to me in the test of the meat. I want to get one in every size. Best investment! onlysourcherry 5 years Yum, I'd be interested to know what types of foods or dishes are best prepared with a cast iron skillet. Is there a big difference?