Amazon Shoppers Are 'Replacing Cast Iron' with This Lodge Carbon Steel Skillet—and It's on Sale

Even reviewers who are professional chefs recommend it.

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Lodge Carbon Steel Skillet
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Home cooks who adore the benefits of cast iron cookware—but want something a little lighter to handle—should consider snagging a carbon steel skillet, which combines the best of both nonstick pans and cast iron cookware. An excellent place to start is this Lodge model, which is currently on sale at Amazon.

The Lodge 12-Inch Carbon Steel Skillet is constructed out of a heavy-duty 12-gauge carbon steel material, allowing the pan to reach high temperatures much faster than stainless steel and nonstick pans, plus it retains heat very well. Once the pan has been properly seasoned, it will be as slick as a nonstick skillet (and only get better with age), becoming the perfect vessel to fry eggs and even flip pancakes.

Reach for this carbon steel skillet for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, including searing, sautéing, grilling, roasting, frying, and more. It's compatible with just about every surface, including induction cooktops, and is dishwasher-safe, although many shoppers recommend washing it by hand. The skillet is finished off with a handle that's affixed with a removable silicone holder, protecting your hands from high heat.

Lodge Manufacturing Company carbon steel skillet, Black/Orange, 12-Inch
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To buy: Lodge 12-Inch Carbon Steel Skillet, $50 (originally $60) at

Hundreds of Amazon shoppers have given the carbon steel skillet a five-star rating, with many noting that they're "replacing cast iron" with this pan. One reviewer wrote: "It literally hasn't left my stove since the day it arrived."

Even a professional cook was impressed by this skillet, and wrote that as long as you treat the pan carefully, "you'll have this pan forever." Another user whose arthritis was affecting their cooking ability wanted to choose cookware that was a little lighter—but still presented the same benefits as cast iron. This carbon steel skillet was the move, with the reviewer explaining, "I am very pleased with these pans and expect them to last for years to come!"

Head to Amazon and shop the Lodge 12-Inch Carbon Steel Skillet for just $50 before this deal disappears.

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