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    In the past few years, Ive grown to love and rely on my skillet, but have come across several recipes in the past month wanting a 9" skillet, and mine is probably a 12". (Pineapple upside down cake, and tomorrow is a mexican cornbread recipe.)

    Do other people have multiple cast iron skillets?

    Do other people just do the math to see the multiplication factor for the ingredients is? V(9")= pi x (4.5)^2 x 1.25 (height in pan) compared to V(12")?

    If I do need to buy another one, is there a kind I should buy to increase my culinary diversity? (Current one is a Lodge.)
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    I'm guilty of having multiple cast-iron pots, as I also love them. I think you could probably do the math to get the height you want. But personally, I'd get a 9" pan--we use ours ALL THE TIME. (That size makes excellent pineapple upside-down cake.)

    We buy Wagner's 1891 brand. I'm assuming they're still out there, but we've had ours for about 25 years.
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    Im keeping an eye on this thread. Hoping to see more recipes. I have 4 different cast iron pieces.
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    I have multiple cast iron skillets. I use all of them. They are (uncoated) Lodge pieces - love them. I have one enamel coated cast iron skillet and I don't care for it.

    I also have a few (fancy pants) Staub enamel coated pieces (dutch oven, gratins) and I do like them coated for the purposes they serve. I used to have a enamel coated Lodge dutch oven, and the price is right, but you get what you pay for, and the enamel was chipping by about year 5.

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    We have multiple (uncoated Lodge ones) and use them all the time. I think if you keep coming across recipes it will get the use. The Lodge ones are such a good price (in the USA, not here in NZ, glad we bought ours when we lived in the USA).

    I also want all the cast iron. We have two of their large rectangular griddles that we use in the oven for various things, including pizza, but I would really like the 14 inch cast iron baking pan so we can have round pizza not rectangular. They are $65 US on the Lodge USA site but in NZ they cost about $160 US each ($220 NZ). At that mark up, I will wait till next time we come over and visit to buy one or two.

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    Has anyone gotten the enameled fancy ones like Le Creuset?

    Looking at Amazon, it seems Lodge is making dishwasher safe ones?!

    Ive gotten over my creeped-out by zombie yeast, but now a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet seems creepy.

    @NZmama - shipping overseas... so expensive, and these things are heavy! $150+ is what the le creusets cost here... and thats how much you have to pay for simple cast iron.
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    Yep, love my LeCreusets. My favorite big round one has been working for me for 12 years.
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    We have both the uncoated Lodge frying pan and the enamel-coated pot, similar to the LeCreusets. (We have a different brands.) We use both all the time. The pots are great for soups and stews.

    We have probably had both for 15-20 years.

    I would not use the preseasoned or put them in the dishwasher. They all are done by hand.
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    I have Staub (which is similar to Le Creuset) and really love them. Not to encourage you, but if you drink tea a cast iron tea pot is wonderful - keeps your tea warm forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    I have Staub (which is similar to Le Creuset) and really love them. Not to encourage you, but if you drink tea a cast iron tea pot is wonderful - keeps your tea warm forever.
    Wow, I never thought about that. We drink lots of tea and make our coffee with a french press, so we are always wanting hot water. I will need to check them out.
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