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Cast iron cookware has been in use for hundreds of years and played a major role in the kitchens of almost every country and civilization since the Roman Empire.

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If cooking is one of your passions in life then you have undoubtedly heard of cast iron cookware. Cooking utensils made of cast iron go way back into history. Early settlers and travelers are known to use iron cookware for their cooking needs. People who live on farms and suburbs also use cast iron skillets and pans for baking, frying or any type of cooking that they may require. So how is cast iron cookware made? Basically, the blacksmith (or any person who will manufacture the cast iron utensils) will prepare molds that have the shapes of various cooking utensils-frying pans, skillets, griddles and more. Then he will prepare molten iron and pour the liquid into the molds. Once dry, the new cast iron cooking utensils emerge.

Cast iron equipment is known for its flexibility. No matter what type of cooking you are planning to do, you are bound to find a cast iron kitchen utensil that will fit your needs. For instance, if you are planning to cook some heavy stew or steaming soup, you can easily use cast iron pots. Cast iron cake pans and Dutch ovens are also now available in most kitchenware stores. These instruments are ideal for those who have a penchant for baking. Be sure to get a cast iron skillet as well. An iron skillet can be used for frying food or even making pancakes for breakfast.

Cast iron cookware has been around for a long time. Over the years, many cooking utensils with new designs and new materials have emerged in the market. These new and hi-tech kitchen equipment promises to take cooking to the next level by making the cooking process easier and faster and the results more tasty. However, expert chefs and other cooking enthusiasts still prefer their trusty cast iron kitchenware. Even if they do buy new kitchen utensils, chances are they will still have a cast iron skillet or two around their kitchen. This is because a cast iron utensil is known to spread heat evenly on its surface, cooking the food better than other aluminum or stainless steel skillet can.

In some families, cast iron cookware is even considered as an heirloom which grandparents pass to the parents and parents pass to the children. This only goes to show how tough and durable cast iron kitchen equipment is.

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When it comes to purchasing cast iron cooking utensils, it’s also important to learn about the process of seasoning. Seasoning is basically something you can do to prolong the lifespan of your cast iron utensils even more. When purchasing a cast iron utensil, be sure to ask if it has been pre-seasoned. If not, then you can easily accomplish the seasoning yourself. All you have to do is apply a layer of cooking oil to the surface of the pan or skillet. You can also add salt if you wish. If you don’t have cooking oil, you can try lard or shortening. The next thing to do is to put your cast iron cookware inside the oven, adjust the heat to about 300 degrees and then leave the cookware for an hour. The heated oil will block the miniscule pores in the cookware’s surface that makes food stick to the skillet or pan.

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