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Regular vs. enameled cast iron: How they compare for cooking and cleaning

The good news for those tight on money or kitchen space is that most things that can be done in an enameled pot or pan can be done in traditional, well-seasoned cast iron, with a few adjustments. A lot of the major differences come down to caring for the pieces, though there are some things to keep in mind while cooking, too. Here’s a rundown.

Price. If you’re thinking about beefing up your cookware collection and money is a consideration, traditional cast iron is almost without exception cheaper than enameled pieces, sometimes several times less expensive, depending on size and

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What’s the best oil for seasoning cast iron?

There’s a lot to love about cast iron pans, but one of the material’s greatest virtues is that it can be seasoned, and re-seasoned almost indefinitely, potentially extending its life and restoring its non-stick qualities for decades, or even generations.



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We’ve discussed how you should go about seasoning your skillet, but one question always sparks vigorous debate in culinary circles: what oil should you use to do it?

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What is seasoning?

Before you choose a seasoning oil, it can be useful to know what exactly seasoning

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