Cooktop compatibility: Smooth Surface Non Induction, Smooth Surface Induction, Electric Coil, Gas
Care & Cleaning: Hand Wash, Clean With Brush, Oven Safe, Clean With Water, Induction Cooktop Safe, Broiler Safe
Item Number (DPCI): 070-01-1648
Lodge Cast Iron griddles are perfect for several cooking styles from traditional southern to ethnic cuisines. Our grill pans create tantalizing grill marks on meat or vegetables without having to leave the comforts of your kitchen. The Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan allows grease to drain away from the food while creating tantalizing grill marks. This square grill pan is seasoned and ready to use and perfect for cooking bacon, steaks and more..
Good quality, accommodates more than a round pan, great value.
4 out of 5 stars
JFairweather - 4 months ago
Good size, excellent product. I've used cast iron for thirty years and my pans are a gorgeous satin-smooth black.This pan will definitely get some good use. Rather than using it straight off, I put it through several cycles of seasoning. Note that because of the ridges, with the oil collecting in the valleys, it took a while to get the seasoning even.
Note that many people (including some of the reviewers) don't really understand how the seasoning works. The oils cook down to the point where the molecules act just like polymers. The more seasoning, the more solid the coating. When you wash the pan DO use liquid detergent. The detergent removes the thick gunk, while not being able to break down the seasoning beneath. The dry it, lightly oil it, and you're done (one reviewer said it rusted the first time. Obviously they did not read the instructions and did not oil it.). As long as the pan doesn't get so ridiculously hot that it turns the seasoning into ash, it will become better seasoned the more you use it.
As for the pan itself, I prefer the square 10.5 inch model over the round pans. While the round pans can claim a bit more even heating, as the iron distributes the heat, this is not much of an issue - not like an aluminum pan. The square shape lets you fit more food into the pan and it works better for things like kabob. I like the pan. I later ordered the matching tempered glass lid. I'm very happy with them.
Seems to be of very good quality -- but because it is SO HEAVY, it's hard to pick up and/or move around -- therefore I have yet to use it!
I probably would have been better off ordering a smaller size.