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Lodge's Cast Iron Grill Pan Is the Secret to Smoky, Seared Meals Year-Round—and It's Under $20

This indoor grill pan is a real smoke show.
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You love your grill. But you don't love shivering outside when you can't feel your fingers holding the tongs. There's hope this winter. 

Lodge, which has been making cast iron cookware for more than a century, married the best parts of your grill with your stove.The Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan sears steaks without smoking you out of your house. And right now, Amazon slashed the price by 55%.  

The 10.5-inch square pan comfortably holds a pair of pork chops. Thick, evenly-spaced ridges create proper grill marks while the channels below capture the drippings. Think of crispy bacon in the morning, the grease collecting underneath for your scrambled eggs

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To buy: Lodge Cast Iron Pan, $20 (originally $45) at amazon.com 

Just like other Lodge cast iron pans, the griddle holds heat well. The pre-seasoned pan is built to sauté and sear and works on all cooking surfaces, even campfires. It might take a little time to learn how to care for this griddle; but once you're in a groove, the pan will last for years. Consider Lodge's nylon bristle scrub brush (50% off right now) to get all the nooks and crannies clean. 

This pan is a favorite of folks who regularly grill meat and vegetables. More than 3,900 Amazon shoppers have given it a five-star rating. One reviewer wrote, "I use it at least twice a week for so many different foods, meat, onions, peppers, eggplant; you name it I'm grilling it! Don't even look at a cheaper brand, this brand will last you the rest of your life."

Whether you're trying to escape the crushing heat of summer or cruel winds of winter, the grill pan makes grilling an all-weather affair. A user wrote, "This pan is perfect for giving you that nice grilled taste, right from the air conditioned comfort of your kitchen. I cooked some fresh bratwurst on it yesterday and the flavor was amazing. Just like grilled but without all the sweat."

Get the grill marks and sear on sausages you want without freezing your buns off. Bring home the Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan for under $20, while it's on sale.