The pots and pan cupboard here at Sweetwater is really pretty basic.
We have a set of Calphalon cookware that has been around for a lot of years.
We also have some great cast iron pans that are real work horse pieces.
These have been around for even more years.
These pans, a frying pan, a round griddle and a reversible double burner sized griddle get a fair amount of use because of their versatility.
Cast iron cookware retains heat — that is, they stay hotter —
Cast iron pans can be used on the stove top as well as in the oven.
And did you know that cooking with cast iron pots and pans can boost your iron intake.
These lovelies DO have some down sides!
They are super heavy…..and since the handles get hot….you have to be pretty careful.
They need to be seasoned well and cleaned carefully to retain the non-stick surface provided by that seasoning.
We store our cast iron cookware on the shelves in the basement. I went to get my favorite pan the other day and….