Rated 4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4 out of 5 by CPTJohnC A fine entry level porcelain cast iron product
My wife has been reading about the health issues surrounding various kinds of cookware for some time, which means that we limit the use of our anodized aluminum, and we're in the process of eliminating our non-stick stainless steel. She is pretty well convinced that cast iron is the way to go, and it seems like porcelain cast iron is the most practical.
The obvious choice in this field would be Le Creuset, but if you've priced it, you know how costly it is. I discovered the Lodge item as a cheaper alternative, and I decided to purchase it to make an initial determination regarding the practicality of using cast iron cookware on an everyday basis in our home. While I cannot say it is of the same quality as the Le Creuset, as I have not cooked with that brand, I don't see any major faults at first examination. The porcelain is even, with no thin spots or gaps. The skillet seems well made, even, no irregularities or problems. It cooked evenly, with no apparent hot spots or other flaws. It is not as 'non-stick' as traditional (teflon) non-stick cookware, but I did not expect that it would be. It cleaned up nicely, with a minimum of effort.
If you're looking to try porcelain coated cast iron, and don't want to spend hundreds of dollars to see if it matches your style, I would say this is a fine way to put your toe in the water, so to speak.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HairyChicken Can be used on glass stove top
Great Value, Lodge is the best in cast iron cooking, Saw the same product almost twice as much $$
Rated 4 out of 5 by babetoo it does what i bought it for
a little of the enamel coating is rough around the rim. doesn't affect the cooking process. for the price it is a really good buy.
Rated 4 out of 5 by supershot Very heavy skillet but will stick if not sprayed with none stick coating before cooking.
Rated 3 out of 5 by SirFryer Did not read the description close enough. Thought the cooking surface was cast iron. No it also is enameled so can not be seasoned but can be washed with soap. Never will be as slick as seasoned cast iron. Sure is purty tho.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rcjfej Not quite what I expected
Love the looks of the pan, but...it sticks terribly. If you are going to fix something that includes deglazing the pan, you'll be fine. If not, food sticks to the interior like there is no tomorrow. The interior is coated with a matte finish, not cast iron, so metal utensils are not recommended.
Rated 5 out of 5 by penattheready This pan meets all expectations
This is my second Lodge pan. The first is a large pot, which I use a great deal. It's great to clean, the heat distribution is outstanding and it's a great size. I've wanted an iron skillet for a while and finally purchased this one. I was hesitant because of the black interior thinking it was something other than what I was accustomed to. However, I was wrong and could kick myself for taking so long. It browns chicken breasts perfectly, sautees vegetables evenly. I have a top that fits well, so I don't have to use it exclusively for uncovered dishes. The only drawback is that it's heavy. But not as heavy as the pot. And anyway, its attributes far outweigh (no pun intended) its heft.
Oh, love the blue color, too.
Rated 5 out of 5 by msdldavies I actually own the 6 quart dutch oven
I actually own the blue enamel coated 6 qt dutch oven and love it. And, the prices are very reasonable compared to Le Creuset, which are extremely over priced. Lodge is the recommended brand of cast iron frying pan by America's Test Kitchen.
Rated 1 out of 5 by madcook product came out of box chipped. returning to store today.
Rated 2 out of 5 by lodgebuyer55 Not good quality
I had bought the same skillet from my local hardware store, but wanted the color Walmart had. The black interior of the Walmart one was uneven and rough, while the one from the hardware store was smooth and even. It's totally possible that some of the Walmart stock is better quality, but the one I got wasn't.
Also, returns were easy but know that the return desk is only open til 10 at night, even though the store is open til midnight. You local store may be different.
Rated 5 out of 5 Cooks much better than stainless steel
We purchased an expensive set of stainless steel cookware and food always stuck to the skillet and was very hard to clean.
We purchased the Enameled Cast Iron Skillet and problem solved.
If you do not have one get one it cooks great.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mkoijn342 Same as seasoned skillet,
DuPont coating would have made it better.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ja9M lodge has a great product
the lodge pan works great on my induction stove top, non stick is very easy to clean up, the only complaint is it is a very heavy pan
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy206 Nice size skillet for family size meals.
I had to replace all of my cookware because of purchasing an Induction Cooktop. I primarily went with Cast Iron Enamel Cookware. I had done a great deal of research both on-line and in stores. Lodge Cast Iron Enamel Cookware was highly rated and very reasonably priced as compared to other brands. Walmart had the best prices of all.
The lid for the 6 Qt. Cast Iron Enamel "Casserole/large Sauce Pot fits perfectly on this 11" Skillet.
I have used the pan twice for a Greek Scramble Egg meal and sauteed mushrooms. Both items came out great, there was very little food that stuck to surface as I was cooking, and clean-up was a breeze.
Having never ordered from Walmart, I was impressed with their site. In that we were moving into our new condo in 10 days, and needed cookware before we could cook at home, I was impressed with how quickly the items came. I ordered 4 different pots and pans. I was emailed the estimated time of arrival, and EVERY ONE of the items arrived ON TIME!
The Lodge Enamel Cast Iron Cookware is high quality and VERY economical.