Lodge Cast Iron Combo Cookware, 3.2 Qt

Last updated: May 14, 2024

This set offers great value as it gives you the option of using a shallow frying pan or a deeper skillet to suit the needs of your meal. The deeper 3-quart pot has the potential to make larger volumes of food, such as gravy, or it can hold homemade biscuits as they bake in the oven. The shallow pan will make frying and browning things a breeze.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This cast iron cookware won't break the bank and is super versatile.

In our analysis of 116 expert reviews, the Lodge Cast Iron Combo Cookware, 3.2 Qt placed 3rd when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sear, fry, bake, sauté or stir fry your meal indoors or at the campsite with the super-convenient Combo Cooker from Lodge®. This pre-seasoned piece features a cast iron construction that ensures food cooks slowly and evenly; it can be used as a large skillet or Dutch oven, and the lid doubles as a shallow skillet and griddle.

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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

This Lodge cooking set is designed with thick and heavyset walls. Although adding to the overall weight, this feature has several advantages. The thick walls are excellent for retaining heat. What this means is that you’ll require less heat to cook your meals. It also means that your meals will remain warm longer. The thick walls also help to keep food from scorching if it’s being cooked on a high heat source such as open fire.
You’ll not only get a skillet for frying chicken, cooking steaks, or heating up your veggies and side dishes, you’ll also get a 3-quart Dutch oven for making your biggest and tastiest meals.
The sturdy handle comes with a reliable hole so that you can hang both the Dutch oven and the skillet when you’re not using them.
You can use the shallow pan as a lid for the other, or you can keep them separate for simultaneous cooking.
The company designed it for use on induction cooktops, stoves, grill and ovens alike. This cookware will outlast so many others in your kitchen. In fact, it has even been described to be brutally tough.
This set does not have any chemical or synthetic coating and hence is safe for healthy cooking.
You don’t have to pay a good amount to take this combo cooker and pot since it comes at a very affordable price.
​This US-made product has excellent heat retention and cooks food evenly. It’s pre-seasoned so that you can use it immediately after purchase.

What reviewers didn't like

Not dishwasher safe.
The surface is rougher than pieces that have been machine-finished.
Prone to uneven heating
According to some users, it takes a little more time to reach the hot temperature.
Rough surface can cause food to stick.
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