Lodge EC11S33 Enameled Cast Iron Skillet
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This Lodge Skillet Looks Just Like Our Favorite High-End Cookware—but It's a Fraction of the Price

Get it on sale ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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Cast iron skillets are a great all-purpose vessel for achieving perfectly seared steaks, crispy dumplings, fudgy brownies, and everything in between. But the one drawback of classic cast iron cookware is that it takes time, proper care, and the right methods to build a nonstick seasoning. That's why you should consider this enameled skillet from Lodge, which mirrors the same great features of a traditional cast iron pan without the need to create a seasoning from scratch — and it's 25% off right now.

Featuring a cast iron body coated in porcelain enamel, this 11-inch skillet can be used right out of the box — no seasoning required. It's compatible with all cooktops, even induction, and oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for roasting, baking, or broiling. The pan is also designed with a helper handle so it's easy to carry from stovetop to table.

Lodge EC11S33 Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, 11-inch, Caribbean Blue
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To buy: Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, $60 (originally $80) at amazon.com

Hundreds of Amazon shoppers have rated the Lodge pan five stars and describe how they've used it for dishes like roasted chicken, Dutch pancakes, and fish. One shopper said this item has "all of the benefits of traditional cast iron without the drawbacks" because it cooked their food evenly without high heat. Another called it the best pan for sautéeing and browning, while a third said it remained nonstick even after they used it almost every day for breakfast. Although this Lodge pan doesn't require pre-seasoning, some shoppers opted to season their skillets before use.

Several reviewers even compared the Lodge piece to some of our favorite high-end cookware brands, which make pans that can cost up to $200. One wrote: "As far a value, the Lodge enameled products are almost as good as a certain French company at a fraction of the cost." 

This item comes in two lively hues: blue or red. Both have a vibrant finish that adds a pop of color to your stovetop for summer or make a festive addition to your Memorial Day spread. And while the pan typically costs $80, right now it's 25% off ahead of the holiday weekend. Head to Amazon now to take advantage of this deal while it lasts.