Lodge 10.5 Inch Cast Iron Griddle Cookware Review

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This is our detailed product review for the Lodge 10.5 Inch Cast Iron Griddle Cookware.

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Our rating: 6 / 10

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Pros:

  • Cast iron is very durable and heats perfectly
  • Good for frying temperature control and even browning
  • Great for making bacon
  • Nonstick surface can near fry perfect pancakes
  • Comes with a carry bag for easy transportation
  • Removable handles
  • Simple to clean

Cons:

  • Takes a while to get used to the heavy weight
  • Flip and remove is difficult right away
  • Nonstick surface isn’t as durable as you’d think

The Lodge Cast Iron Griddle is one of my favorite cast iron cookware items. It has a good heavy-duty build that can be used on a wide variety of surfaces including the burner of your grill or on your campfire, and you can also cook on it on your stovetop if you need to. Plus, it's pre-seasoned with vegetable oil, so you know it will work right the first time you use it out of the box.

The best thing about this particular model is the 15 x 10.5-inch cooking surface. This gives you a good range for cooking pancakes, chicken, eggs (with the included egg ring) and of course, griddle breakfasts. The ease-of-use is provided by a smooth cook surface that allows for even heat distribution and a lip for pouring even liquids as you would do with a properly seasoned skillet. The handle is designed with a built-in hot handle holder that will keep your hands from getting too close to the cooking surface.

Lodge uses a cast iron grate with 10.5-inch diameter for even heat distribution from edge to edge. The cast iron construction and porcelain-enamel finish make this an excellent choice for even the most unruly cooking surfaces. Because of the porcelain-enamel coating, this pan can be used for cooking on induction cooktops.

There is a good width for this griddle at actually 10.5 inches, which helps you do some easy pancake cooking too. The thickness is one inch at 4.75 inches wide, so you'll be able to fry up a good amount of bacon in there!

The Lodge Cast Iron Griddle with Included Essential Pan Set Includes:

  • 10.5" cast iron griddle
  • 10.25" cast iron skillet
  • 10" enamel-coated cast iron skillet
  • 3.5" trivet
  • 2.8" scraper

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