Lodge 10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan

Last updated: October 23, 2019

Lodge 10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan

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Product Details

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Lodge 10.5-Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Lodge Cast Iron 10.25-inch square Grill Pan puts restaurant stripes on your grilled favorites like a pro. Helps with low fat cooking as the ribbed bottom pan lets you keep foods from simmering in fatty drippings. Cast-iron is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching. It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this cookware evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron grill pan looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

An industry veteran, the company has been making cookware since 1896—they certainly know what they’re doing.
Ready to use, the pan is pre-seasoned and offers optimum heat retention as well as even distribution of heat for the perfect cook.
If you like ribs, then you will no doubt want this grill pan for yourself. No synthetic coatings or chemicals have been used in the creation of this pan!
It’s ideal for low-fat cooking thanks to its ribbed bottom. This pan offers excellent heat retention an even cooking, ensuring desirable results each time.
- Heavy
This is a 10.5 inch pan, which gives you enough space to grill your large piece of chicken or a steak. The grill pan also has a space for hanging your grill pan.
It can be used on all cooking surfaces including oven.
What I love about this grill pan is that it can be used on any heat source (except microwave): in the oven, on the stove, on a grill, over the campfire...you name it! That's why cast iron is the master of versatility.
This one of a kind girdle is affordable and ships backed by a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
The coating and enamel of this product are terrific.
The sleek black color and heavy duty, solid feel will quickly make this one of your favorite pans to cook with. You can even use metal utensils on the surface if you choose.
Plus it works on all cooking surfaces including grill, oven, and campfire. Works great for steak and burgers.
- Ah Joo
This awesome pan measures 10.5 inches in diameter. This is enough space to meet your cooking needs.
The pre-seasoned surface is nonsticky thus making it super easy to clean after use.

What reviewers didn't like

The ribbed bottom seems like it may make it difficult to heat food evenly. Only one size available.
Proper cleaning and maintenance is required for cast iron. The pan is relatively heavier than other pans. It is not 100% non-stick.
The size of the Lodge grill pan is what I found problematic, at least for my needs. It "only" 10.5 inches, which is more than enough for one or two people, but for a family, I find it insufficient.
If you are a new user, then it is highly suggested not to allow the pan to stay wet for a long time.
The pan is a little difficult to clean.
- Ah Joo
Little difficult to clean
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