Review of Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle, 10.5-inch

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Dec 212013
 

Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle measures at 10 1/2″ diameter and 1/2″ depth. The size is perfect for making 3-4 pancakes while keeps the grill not too heavy to handle. The lip is low so flipping the food inside is easy. The term “pre-seasoned” means pans, before they are sold to consumers, are placed with a coating on the surface in order to keep cookware smooth and away from rusting. The coating could be wax, oil or shellac. Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle is made with soy-based vegetable oil evenly baked into the pores of cast iron, insead of wax or shellac which can be labeled as food-safe, but not as natural as vegetable oil.

Safety is the first thigh what we should consider before buying a pan which directly contacts food. In the market, there are many non-stick products which have a coating of PTFE or Teflon which may leak into the food and possibly leads to serious problems on the basis of daily usage. On the contrary, cast iron and stainless steel are very safe materials for cookware since iron is one of the most commonly seen elements on the earth and has been used for cooking utensils for thousands of years by human beings. Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle is a cast iron pan which can be used on induction cootops in perfection. The pan has a flat bottom and distributes heat very evenly. On an induction stove, the griddle will be heated to a desired temperature quickly and has very good performance of heat retention. The average rating of the griddle is 4.5 stars made by 595 real customers. Cooking with Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle has lots of fun and success. There are tips for you, provided by the griddle’s manufacture Lodge: Lodge Cast Iron is right at home on induction, ceramic, electric and gas cooktops, in your oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire. Do not use in the microwave. On glass or ceramic cooktops, lift cookware; never slide it. Our cookware is safe at high temperatures; use metal, wood, or hi-temp silicone utensils. Some foods may stick to new cookware (especially eggs). Use a little extra oil or butter until you’ve built up the seasoning. Acidic foods like tomatoes, beans, and certain sauces can damage seasoning, and should be avoided until the seasoning is well-established. Cast Iron rarely needs to go above a medium heat setting when properly pre-heated. For the times when you do cook at higher temperatures, add oil to cookware just before adding food to prevent sticking. Our handles get hot; use mitts. Use trivets to protect countertops from hot cookware.

Cautions:

Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle has a Sturdy handle with hole for convenient hanging when not in use. The back side is that during cooking, the pan will turn hot so does the handle, you will need a protection such as mitt, trivet and hot handle holder when you want to catch it.

There are  quality mitts on Amazon, please have a view of  Mitts on the webiste, and  Trivet    also some good Hot handle holder!   Cleaning Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle is not difficult at all. Please refer to our post How to clean a pre-seasoned cast iron cookware correctly? You can also watch the helpful video showing how to clean a 10.5 inch Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle which is made up with cast iron. This process is applicable to cast iron cookware, such as griddles and skillets, of other brands and models.

What if the griddle has Iron rust? Cleaning and maintaining the griddle in a good shape will keep away iron rust. However, if that happens, don’t panic. Things are very easy. You can re-season it by referring to our post: How to Re-Season You Cast Iron Cookware?

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