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Cast Iron Grill

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Thanks to PaleoHacks I've become a huge fan of cast iron. I recently purchased a Le Creuset Grill but found out it isn't just Cast Iron; its been coated with enamel. This model: http://cookware.lecreuset.com/cookware/product_Griddle%2FGrill_10151_-1_20002_10101_10052

I know plain cast iron should be seasoned, never washed with soap and will last a life time. You can also use metal on them. But these pans can't be handled with metal utensils and Creuset recommends using soap because of the Enamel coating.

I can return the pan to the shop if I want to. But I wanted to ask you guys, what would you do? Keep it and look for another model (any recommendations?). Or just use it since I've already got it? Cast Iron isn't very easy to come by here in the Netherlands...

Thanks!

C83820cb34dbc91951afb462670e1533

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on June 30, 2011
at 10:26 AM

Thanks everyone! I ended up returning the grill. I have bought a cast iron grill skillet from Ronneby Bruk and I'm really happy with it so far :)

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on June 26, 2011
at 12:39 PM

I'm not sure if it will work in your oven if it's got the little feet on it! Can you get it to actually sit properly in there? If so, I think it should be ok but I'd be very careful getting it out. If it seems to hit the heating elements I'd probably consider getting a different one to use inside.

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on June 26, 2011
at 10:26 AM

a bit off-topic, but I have a Lodge dutch oven that I'd love to start using indoors (we bought it for camping), but I don't know how to use one in the oven (and it has little legs on the bottom...is that a problem?) I guess I could just google, but if you have any tips or tricks (or an indoor dutch oven blog?), please share!

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on June 25, 2011
at 10:03 PM

i bought a lodge cast iron grill pan, with high hopes, but was very disappointed. i'm very willing to work for my dinner, and am a devotee of cast iron generally, but it's atrocious to clean. after one use, it has been sitting neglected in my kitchen. in comparison i have a vintage cast iron pan which, while it does not leave grill marks, cleans very easily. i don't believe it's just a matter of the older pan being better seasoned; like many people, i think the contemporary cast iron is less well-made.

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on June 25, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Where'd you toss those? I wanna go get 'em!

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on June 25, 2011
at 05:32 PM

kelly, sorry I just checked your profile and see that you don't live in the U.S. either. Shipping cast iron would be cost prohibitive.

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on June 25, 2011
at 05:15 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-LPGI3-16-Inch-Cast-Iron-Griddle/dp/B00008GKDQ/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt $38.97 free shipping Amazon. double burner griddle

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on June 25, 2011
at 04:35 PM

I'd probably return that item as it doesn't seem like it would be the best to do indoor stovetop grilling on. I have an enameled cast iron dutch oven that I adore for braising and making stews in (although it weighs a ton), but a real cast iron grill pan is essential as well when you don't want to or can't get outside. Lodge makes great cast iron if you can find it. I'm not sure how shipping to the Netherlands would be for something that heavy but I'd try to find something not enameled for grilling purposes.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on June 26, 2011
at 12:39 PM

I'm not sure if it will work in your oven if it's got the little feet on it! Can you get it to actually sit properly in there? If so, I think it should be ok but I'd be very careful getting it out. If it seems to hit the heating elements I'd probably consider getting a different one to use inside.

35b6ce9b7f9dda8d40d3e6a1812ab0a9

(439)

on June 26, 2011
at 10:26 AM

a bit off-topic, but I have a Lodge dutch oven that I'd love to start using indoors (we bought it for camping), but I don't know how to use one in the oven (and it has little legs on the bottom...is that a problem?) I guess I could just google, but if you have any tips or tricks (or an indoor dutch oven blog?), please share!

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on June 25, 2011
at 06:15 PM

i used to have a complete set of Le Creuset pots and pans, but after about 10 years i tossed them because i noticed rust where the enamel had begun to wear. i kept one small non-enameled grill.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 25, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Where'd you toss those? I wanna go get 'em!

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on June 25, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Le Creuset and Staub are great, i prefer Staub for cocottes, heavier build.

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:59 PM

I'm also in the market for a real cast iron pan/grill, they dont seem to make them where I live, they can be shipped but because of the weight I haven't, it'll likely cost more to ship than the actual pan. I've found some on william sonoma, they are pretty much the same, and are meant for indoor cooking on two burners.

Le Creuset is a great brand.

I don't believe these are meant for BBQ grilling, they do sell ones made for grilling on the BBQ.

61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

(1172)

on June 25, 2011
at 10:03 PM

i bought a lodge cast iron grill pan, with high hopes, but was very disappointed. i'm very willing to work for my dinner, and am a devotee of cast iron generally, but it's atrocious to clean. after one use, it has been sitting neglected in my kitchen. in comparison i have a vintage cast iron pan which, while it does not leave grill marks, cleans very easily. i don't believe it's just a matter of the older pan being better seasoned; like many people, i think the contemporary cast iron is less well-made.

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on June 25, 2011
at 05:15 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-LPGI3-16-Inch-Cast-Iron-Griddle/dp/B00008GKDQ/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt $38.97 free shipping Amazon. double burner griddle

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on June 25, 2011
at 05:32 PM

kelly, sorry I just checked your profile and see that you don't live in the U.S. either. Shipping cast iron would be cost prohibitive.

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