Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan, 10.5-Inch

Last updated date: February 27, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

The deep yet compact Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan is perfect for smaller dishes. It is equally suitable for cooking indoors or over a campfire, with superior heat retention. The pan comes pre-seasoned and ready to grill. In our analysis of 95 expert reviews, the Lodge Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan, 10.5-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Nonstick Grill Pan for a detailed review of all the top nonstick grill pans.

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
6,054 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This grill pan retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time.
- My Classy Kitchen
It can easily cook foods on a stovetop, campfire or an oven.
- Cookware Stuffs
The 10.5″ Lodge stove is perfect for the single person or couple who needs only to cook a smaller amount of food than a group requires.
- Camping Cooks
An upside to that thick cast iron is the durability. It should last for a long time with no warping or cracking.
- Home Verge
It’s ideal for low-fat cooking thanks to its ribbed bottom.
- Heavy
Great size for both indoor and outdoor grilling.
- All About Grill
This grill pan is already pre-seasoned with oil for user convenience so it is ready to use right away.
- The Wise Spoon
Because this product is made of only the finest materials, heating it up and retaining heat is not an issue at all.
- On The Gas
Furthermore, the iron ensures superior heat retention which enables it to deliver evenly-cooked meals at all times.
- Only Portable
At the front of the pan, there is a space where you can use it to hang your grill if you so have the ability.
- Food Shark Marfa
It is great to use over a campfire or in the oven at home.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
You can use it on any cooktop, including induction, and it’s high sides will protect you (and your countertops) from splatters.
- Food & Wine
If this is your first foray into cast iron cooking, you’re in for a treat. But even for serious cooks the Lodge 10.5 Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan will be a welcome addition to your culinary collection.
- InductionPros
What experts didn't like
Doesn’t offer as much room for cooking.
- Camping Cooks
The iron is prone to rust, however, and you want to be careful when you're cleaning it to not scratch off the coating.
- Home Verge
Clean-up can be a pain.
- Heavy
Cleaning the pan is somewhat difficult during the first few uses.
- All About Grill
However, quite a number of users commented that the pan can be quite hard to clean, especially between the ribs.
- The Wise Spoon
Silicone grip sold separately.
- On The Gas
It requires more effort to clean in comparison with the other grill pans on our list.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Prone to rusting.
- InductionPros

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 13
2. Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan, 9-1/4-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan, 10.5-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
4. Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Rachael Ray Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Weber Stainless Steel Grill Pan, 22-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
8. MasterPan Nonstick Stovetop Grill Pan, 12-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
9. CAMMEX Grill Pan with Detachable Handle, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Anolon Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
11. All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Nonstick Grill Pans

There’s just something about a nice set of grill marks that makes food more appetizing. For that reason alone, it’s great to have a grill pan around. Essentially, it’s a pan with raised ridges that deliver the same effect on cooked meat as an outdoor grill might.

Of course, grill pans are useful for more than cosmetic reasons. The ridges also allow grease to drip away from the meat, making it healthier. But there’s a lot more to consider than the look of those ridges when buying a nonstick grill pan.

Primarily, you’ll want to consider the material. Nonstick pans, with grill capabilities or otherwise, are typically made of either cast iron or stainless steel.

Cast iron is more prevalent, especially among grill pans. It further replicates the effect of an outdoor grill, since cast iron holds heat very effectively. It’s also incredibly durable and resistant to oven temperatures. There is some upkeep involved, though. You’ll want to season any bare cast iron cookware by searing a thin layer of oil onto it in the oven. Some grill pans do come pre-seasoned, however, which can save you that initial step.

Some cast-iron pans have a layer of enamel that mitigates some of cast iron’s quirks without affecting its heat retention capabilities. Soap will strip away some of the seasoning on bare cast iron, but it won’t affect enamel at all. Not only are they easier to clean, but enameled pans tend to be more colorful and stylish.

Cast iron can be heavy, though, which makes stainless steel a good option for some home chefs. It might not hold the heat quite as well, but the difference can be moot at lower temperatures. Make sure the nonstick coating is reliable, though: Burnt oil can sear onto stainless steel. That’s difficult to clean off regular, flat pans, but it’s a particular headache when it’s caked into the grooves on a grill pan.

DYWM Fun Fact

Looks like there’s a delicious competition heating up between a pair of world powers. Currently, the Guinness world record for most people grilling food simultaneously was set in 2019 at a Chinese event in Hong Kong that saw 579 people making chicken wings and barbecue. It broke the previous record of 564 people, set in 2018 at a Budweiser event in St. Louis, Missouri. Looks like the ball is in your court, America…

The Nonstick Grill Pan Buying Guide

  • Consider what you’re cooking before buying your pan. Does it involve a lot of grease? You might want to consider a deeper pan, even if that makes it a little less maneuverable on the stovetop. A longer handle will also keep your hands safe from splatter.
  • If you’re cooking multiple dishes in a row, consider a pan with a spout. It can be particularly handy for emptying out grease or other juices between servings of burgers or other big family meals.
  • Does shape make a difference? Again, it depends on what you’re grilling. Square pans will give you more surface area to work with, but round pans are a bit more maneuverable — and slightly easier to clean.