How are cast iron skillets made?
A natural cast iron cookware is created by melting blocks of iron and steel together. To remove impurities, vermiculite is then added to the molten mixture. The molten metal is poured into a mold that is created from natural materials like sand, water and powdered clay. The formed cookware is then shaken and tumbled to remove molding sand. The cookware- freshly out of the mold is shot blasted with a fine steel shot so that any residual molding sand is removed. Once this is done the cookware is grounded, polished, rinsed and hung to dry with a steam dryer.
Why are cast iron skillets good?
They last a lifetime – This is one of the reason, cast iron has been so popular over the century. This cookware is made to last and is virtually indestructible.
They are versatile – Your cast iron skillet can be used on almost any cooktop – induction, oven to open flame.
Naturally non-stick – Just keep seasoning your cast-iron regularly and you will have the most natural nonstick cookware ever – way better than Teflon!
Retains heat – Cast iron may heat up slow, but once it is hot, it can retain heat and distributes it evenly throughout the skillet.
Are cast iron skillets safe?
Yes, cooking in cast iron cookware is completely safe given that it is a natural cookware. Moreover, it is a natural non-stick cookware wherein you do not have to worry about toxic fumes and harmful compounds being leeched into the food. In fact, doctors often recommend patients suffering from low iron levels to eat food cooked in cast iron cookware because cast iron fortifies food with iron helping you boost iron levels in your body.
Are cast iron skillets nonstick?
Yes, cast iron is naturally non-stick. Just keep it seasoning right and regularly. Seasoning not only acts as a method of preserving your skillet but also gives it a natural non-stick coating which is way better than Teflon.
Why are cast iron skillets best for searing food?
Cast iron maintains heat- once your skillet is hot, it will stay hot for a long period of time which makes cast iron ideal for high-heat applications like searing steak. The temperature drop that takes place when a relatively low- temperature steak is added to the hot skillet has a really small affect in a cast iron skillet, allowing for higher heat and better browning.
Can cast iron skillets rust?
Yes, your cast iron skillet can rust if you leave it moist or do not season it regularly. Cast-iron skillets are naturally prone to rust. But even if it has turned bright orange, the pot absolutely can be fixed with seasoning. It is true that rust can be a bit of an inconvenience but a few simple steps and your rusted cast iron will look brand new.
Where can I find cast iron skillets near me?
Bengaluru Jayanagar Flagship Store
36/1, 27th Cross, 6th C Main Road, Next to Sapna Book House, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bengaluru - 560011
9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Delhi Lajpat Nagar Flagship Store
30, Ground Floor, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar-3, New Delhi - 110024
10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Delhi GK1 M-Block Flagship Store
M-41, Ground Floor, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash-1, Delhi 110048
10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Delhi Punjabi Bagh Flagship Store
15/3, Ground Floor, Pal Mohan Apartments, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh West, Near Modern Bazaar, Delhi 110026
10:30 AM to 8:30 PM