Lodge cast iron cooking

Cast Iron Tools
Lodge and our favorite cast iron tools

Cast iron tools by Lodge are a favorite kitchen tool of preppers.
The American-based company Lodge has been fine-tuning its
construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a
century. No other metal is as long-lasting and works as well for
spreading and retaining heat evenly during cooking. Lodge's
Logic line of cookware comes factory pre-seasoned with the
company's vegetable oil formula, and is ready to use right out
of the box.

Seven reasons why you want to start cooking with Lodge:

#1: Healthy cooking!
Stainless steel cookware is fine, but you'll totally want to skip
the dangerous aluminum cookware (and that toxic non-stick
crap)! On the other hand, cast iron cooking is healthy cooking
because it enables a healthy portion of iron to release into your

#2: Cast iron provides fast, even heating.
Cast iron cookware provides a fast and even heating -- it's a
thermal powerhouse! You just may be tempted to throw away
your microwave!. Seriously, if you're still using a microwave,
then perhaps you aren't really a prepper.

#3: Bring your Lodge camping.
Cast iron cookware is built to go from stove top to campfire!
You'll ruin your other cookware if you put it directly on the fire
or coals. Nothing tastes better when in the fresh out doors
when you've got something tasty cooking over the coals.

#4: Lodge is a classic!
Cast iron was just as classic with the pioneers as it was with
your great Grandmother! Lodge has been around for more than
a hundred years as a time-tested and worthwhile kitchen tool.

Lodge is a classic pan for corn bread...

#5: Cast iron is inexpensive.
Cast iron is inexpensive to own. The only exception is the fancy
patriot red apple Lodge, pictured immediate left, which will cost
you as much as the whole five-piece sets pictured above. Cast-
iron lovers will appreciate this special dutch oven.

#6: Lodge is Made in the U.S.A.
As the economy takes a tumble, it's more important than ever
to invest in American-made products. When you buy locally
made products, you support local people. When you buy
American-made prepping products you support the American

#7: (Even Rapunzel is using it.)
Is Rapunzel a prepper? Perhaps! She knows how to use her cast
iron skillet!

Caring for your Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
Lodge products are easy to clean. Just boil with hot water or
scrape. Then ensure the iron gets a coat of grease or oil before
you store it for the next meal.

Here's how to clean your Lodge cast iron:

Now let's get to how to clean your Lodge cast iron cookware...
The three most important things to remember are:

  • #1: Never use soap to clean. In the Lodge video above,
    you'll note that the instructions are to use soap "if
    desired." Here's what you need to know... If you use soap
    you'll make your food taste like soap! That's because
    anything you put on your Lodge is seasoning for the next
    time you use it. Instead, you can boil and gently loosen
    the food to clean. The dishwasher-safe, premium-grade
    stainless steel chain, picture left makes for easy cleaning
    of any cast iron cookware whether it's a baking sheet, tea
    pot, cookie sheet, cauldron, tortilla press, hibachi, or
    cornbread pan!

  • #2: Always keep your cast iron dry. When cast iron is
    wet, it will rust. That's why it's important to thoroughly dry
    your cast iron cookware. Never leave it overnight in water.
    Make sure between use to store in a warm, dry place. Also,
    be sure to store lids separately or cracked so air can

  • #3: Regularly oil your cast iron (that's the seasoning).
    Before use, your Lodge cast iron pots, pans and dutch
    ovens will have a seasoning with oil, which adds flavoring
    to your meals and a healthy dose of iron. To replace the
    seasoning applied by the manufacturer you can choose
    your favorite oil whether it's lard, olive oil, coconut oil, or
    your favorite vegetable oil. Some claim that because
    you've got your Lodge well seasoned with oil that you'll
    use less oil to cook or bake.

Cleaning your Lodge is easy: Just wipe away the food after use
and clean with hot water if necessary. Dry thoroughly and use
an inexpensive oil to coat the cooking surface. This restores the
"seasoning." Try the Lodge chain to clean like the pros.

Get into Lodge!
Lodge is a healthy cast iron cooking essential for your kitchen.
Lodge comes in a variety of sizes and styles to meet all your
cooking needs. If you already have a Lodge, then add a grill
press, pan scraper or bacon seasoning to your kitchen.

Here are some essential Lodge cast iron pieces essential in the
prepper's kitchen:

  • Cast iron stove. Nothing beats living off the grid with a
    cast iron stove as it brings a great feeling of self-reliance.
    It heats your home and helps you purify water and cook so
    long as you have a fuel source (wood or charcoal). Your
    cast iron stove is a survival lifeline.

  • Tortilla Press. If you buy a tortilla press, pictured
    immediate right, be sure to stock up on masa harina.
    Spanish for "dough," masa is the flour of finely ground
    maize, hominy or corn. It's basically been dried, cooked,
    ground, soaked in lime and then dried again. It
    reconstitutes easily with warm water to make corn
    tortillas, empanadas, pupusas and tamales.

  • Lodge Dutch oven. The classic accessory, you can buy a
    dutch oven with feet (for a fire pit) or without feet for your
    cast iron cookstove. Both versions are pictured above.

  • Lodge skillets. A Lodge 12-inch cast iron skillet is around
    $19 and with available FREE shipping on combined orders
    of more than $25. Pair it with the six-inch skillet, which is
    around $9 and get the free shipping.

  • Lodge Logic Pro Cast Iron Grill/Griddle. A best seller
    with Amazon, the Lodge griddle, pictured above left, is a
    reversible grill.

Get Cooking!
You'll find your Lodge indispensable for all kinds of cooking.
Like the book says, there are 101 things you can do with a
Dutch oven.

Happy Endings...
From fried eggs to peach cobbler, you'll appreciate Lodge cast
iron for camping or your kitchen. You'll feel better about the
cooking you'll do for your family and you may even decide to
throw away the microwave. It's super quick and easy to heat up
leftovers in your Lodge.

  • Can you use soap? Can you use soap on cast iron? This is
    a heated issue and Lodge knows it. That's why in their
    video they say to "use soap if desired." Is it necessary to
    use soap? No. Should you use soap? Happypreppers.com
    says no, never wash cast iron cookware with soap or the
    future food you make in it will taste like soap. If you use
    soap on your cast iron, you're using soap for seasoning. So
    sure, go ahead and use soap if soap seasoning is desired!
    There, now you have your answer as to

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