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Cast Iron Fact’s

A home cooks fact list on cast iron pans god’s of the cast iron

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8″ Cast Iron Skillet

1.This kind of cookware is the only kind that provides you with some nutritional benefits. It releases small amounts of iron in the food each time you cook. By cooking food in cast iron, you will improve your body’s iron levels.

2. It is toxic-free. Cast iron cookware is 100% safe to use, unlike most non stick surface pans which release toxins into the food once they are scratched. 

3. Food turns out to be better tasting. Not only cast iron cookware requires less amount of oil to cook with, but food’s flavor turns out to be better. 

4.  If you properly care about your cast iron cookware, it can last for a lifetime. You can recondition and re-season it as much as you want.

5. It is inexpensive. You can buy new, pre-seasoned cast iron skillet for only $20.00. That is pretty cheap offer, considering it can last for a life time. Even your grandchildren can inherit and use it one day.

6. It is easy to clean. Unlike other types of cookware, cast iron does not require soap when you are washing it. All you need is course salt some heat and a rag

7. It has been used for many thousand years. This kind of cookware has been used for over 2,500 years. The first cast iron was made in the 4th century B.C. in China. Later, in the 12th century, it was spread to England. Cast iron pans gain their popularity in the USA during the 18th century.

8. It does not stick. If a certain cast iron skillet is properly seasoned it should not be sticky at all. This is due to oils from previous cooking. They have been built up, and therefore a natural non-stick coating is made onto the pans.

9. Heating benefits. Cast iron cookware can distribute heat pretty fast and very evenly. Most of other non-stick pants cannot work properly when placed on high heat because their thin metal is not adequate to distribute heat that quickly
although some sources claim this to be a myth.

10. Cast iron cookware can be used on the top of your stove, in the oven, or onto charcoal grill. All these kinds of usages are due to cast iron cookware’s ability to withstand different heat levels without causing any damage to the shape of the cookware itself.

11. You can use metal utensils along with wood and nylon utensils on your seasoned cast iron pan. Metal utensils will not get rid of the seasoning on your pan.

12. There is a myth floating around that cooking acidic foods such as lentils and olives on your cast iron pan will react with the metal causing it to contaminate your food and kill you slowly. It isn’t true! In essence, the food is largely in contact with the layer of polymerized oil in the pan and not the metal itself. Hence, cooking acidic food on well-seasoned pans will not harm you.

 

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Hi, I'm Chris I've been working in kitchens for almost 20 years. Straight Outta My Kitchen is about Sustainable Fresh Local Products. Content Simple Easy Recipes to follow along at home. Straight Outta My Kitchen will strive to produce quality content on home cooking, cast iron, recipes, Product reviews, Food Photography and other things as I go along Looking forward to see how this all pans outs. When It comes to eating I definitely enjoy great flavors, seasonal inspired, great home cooked meals. Growing up I was always in the kitchen learning, watching, learning what does and doesn't go well together. Well Thanks for stopping by here and checking out my photos hope the make you hungry and want to go cook.

2 Comments on Cast Iron Fact’s

  1. I love my cast iron skillet! I bought a new one a year or so ago, because my Dad is not ready to give me his old ones yet lol. The only downfall mine has, is that it’s so large that it’s super heavy. I’ve been meaning to get a smaller one. I’ll be perusing thrift stores and consignment shops soon 🙂 Thank you for sharing the perks of cast iron!

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    • Your welcome they do tend to get a bit more on the heavy side the bigger they get. Definitely hunt around in thrift/ consignment shops, Best place to get them. Also a fraction of the price. I’m kinda a cast iron pan junkie I own 8 or 9 now. Let me know how your collection goes and I’ll post some more cast iron recipes

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