Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me I Need a Cast Iron Pan in My Life Until Now?

POPSUGAR Photography | India Yaffe
POPSUGAR Photography | India Yaffe
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I will start this off by admitting I am not the most advanced cook in the world. I love to bake, and I can feed myself, but I live with two incredible chefs, and frankly, I pale in comparison. I will also admit that I'm generally not the biggest fan of red meat, and generally prefer the taste of chicken, turkey, and fish. However, I recently bought this Tramontina Cast Iron Skillet ($80) at Target, and it is the only reason I've started to like eating red meat.

If you're someone that loves to cook, you need to get yourself a cast iron skillet. This is something that we love to use for cooking meat, but it's also a great option for eggs (shakshuka anyone?) or sautéed vegetables. Plus, I've recently been made aware that it's an ideal vessel for a chocolate chip cookie skillet, so I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Again, I'm not a professional chef, so I was a little intimidated by the cast iron skillet at first. However, this pan is both easy to use and produces some of the best quality food I've ever eaten; plus, here's how to keep it clean. If you don't have a grill and want to cook the best steak of your life, go with this cast iron skillet.

Live Footage of the Tramontina Cast Iron Covered Skillet in Action
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Live Footage of the Tramontina Cast Iron Covered Skillet in Action

I mean, look at that steak! The Tramontina Cast Iron Covered Skillet ($70) has created, in my opinion, the most delicious steak imaginable. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and will take your food to the next level.

A Kitchen Staple: Tramontina Cast Iron Covered Skillet
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A Kitchen Staple: Tramontina Cast Iron Covered Skillet

This Tramontina Cast Iron Skillet ($80) is a great pan if you're a beginner or experienced cook. Once you try it, you'll never want to use anything else.