Lodge L10CF3 Deep Cast Iron Skillet With Lid, 5-Quart

Last updated: June 1, 2023

You can get a lot of use out of this convenient cast iron skillet with lid both indoors and out. It has high sides so it’s ideal for soups, braises and stews, and can also be used to sear, bake, fry and broil. It comes pre-seasoned with natural vegetable oil.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This versatile and durable skillet can be used on the stove, in the oven, on the grill or on a campfire.

In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Lodge Deep Cast Iron Skillet With Lid, 5-Quart placed 9th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The black patina given to the cookware by the factory seasoning process is, in fact, vegetable oil that has been baked into a piece of cookware that has emerged from an individual sand mold. This coating of oil is a functional application and not a cosmetic application. The cookware is hanging as it rides through the electrostatic sprayer and commercial conveyer ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron which creates an easy release finish. As a result of this process, you may see a blister or bubble of oil at the southern-most point or at the end of the handle of the cookware piece. If visible, it will rub or flake off with your finger, leaving a brown spot. Don’t worry, it’s not rust but a seasoned spot that is brown, indicative of the varnish stage of seasoning. As a matter of fact, this is the color of home seasoned iron until it has been used several times. The brown spot will turn black with use.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The tall sides make it ideal for simmering soups, reducing sauces, or cooking casseroles on the stove or in the oven.

What reviewers didn't like

Size is somewhat limiting.
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