Lodge 13-Inch Cast Iron Skillet

Last updated date: March 29, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Lodge Lodge 13-Inch Cast Iron Skillet placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
14,886 user reviews
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What experts liked
A solid cast iron skillet with traditional construction by a top manufacturer.
- BestReviews
The design of the small stick handle allows you to naturally grasp it at the position where you have the most control, choked up at the base.
- New York Times Wirecutter
A helper handle on the opposite side makes it easier to move, carry, or pour from the skillet, or you could hang the pan from the helper handle, as well.
- The Spruce Eats
February 26, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Requires a learning curve for those who are new to cooking in cast iron.
- BestReviews
At 8¼ pounds, the Lodge 12-inch skillet is the heaviest we tested.
- New York Times Wirecutter
This pan does not have pouring spouts on the sides.
- The Spruce Eats
February 26, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Lodge Cast Iron 13.25-inch Skillet is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. Fry up a chicken, saute vegetables or bake an apple crisp in this generous 13.25-inch pan that features two handles for heavy lifting and two subtle side lips for pouring. 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 Skillet evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Skillet 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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Skillet With Lid
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 3
2. All-Clad Tri-Ply Nonstick Frying Pan
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Lodge 13-Inch Cast Iron Skillet
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
4. T-fal Professional Nonstick Fry Skillet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Anolon Advanced Hard-Anodized Nonstick Skillets
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Calphalon Unison Nonstick Skillet, 8in. & 10in.
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Ayesha Home Collection Stainless Steel Skillet
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Matfer Bourgeat Frying Pan
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Ayesha Home Collection Porcelain Enamel Nonstick
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Tramontina Gourmet Stainless Steel Fry Pan
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 3

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