Cast Iron Cookware
Cast iron heats slowly, but once it's heated, it retains and distributes the heat evenly. It's oven-safe so you can start a dish on the stove and finish in the oven. Traditionally, you have to season your cast iron cookware
before using for the first time, but these days, you can purchase pre-seasoned skillets. It's important to never wash cast iron with soap so you don't remove the oils that give it its coveted, nearly non-stick coating. Some cast iron cookware has an enamel or porcelain coating that makes cleaning and maintenance easier. When treated correctly, cast iron cookware will last a lifetime and is often passed down through generations of families.