Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

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Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
now at Minimax

We are excited to now stock LODGE cast iron in Minimax stores. Made in the USA, this beautiful, hand crafted cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned and ready to use. 

10.5" / 27cm Cast Iron Grill Pan

The Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan allows grease to drain away from the food while creating tantalizing grill marks. This square grill pan is seasoned and ready to use and perfect for cooking bacon, steaks and more.

8" / 20.3cm Cast Iron Skillet

The classic size for scrambled eggs or a batch of cornbread, the Lodge 8 inch skillet combines timeless design and flawless function.

Reversible Grill / Griddle

What could be better than a reversible griddle? The smooth side is great for making grilled cheese sandwiches as well as eggs and pancakes The ribbed side is perfect for grilling foods such as steak, fish, chicken and hamburgers.

Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains is the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first foundry. Originally named The Blacklock Foundry after Joseph Lodge’s friend and minister, the company gained success until May of 1910 when it burned down. Just three months later and a few blocks south, the company was reborn as Lodge Manufacturing Company.

Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Both our CEO and Chairman are Joseph Lodge’s great-grandsons who continue to evolve our product line and improve manufacturing methods. While many worthy competitors have fallen by the wayside, Lodge’s dedication to quality, technology, and employees have helped it not only survive but flourish.

Even during the hard times of the 1930s, the Lodge family found ways to keep employees above water. Novelty items such as cast iron garden gnomes and animals were produced and sold to keep the furnaces burning and the paychecks issued.

Cast Iron Combo Cooker

It's a deep skillet, a fryer, a Dutch oven, and the lid converts to a shallow skillet or griddle. The Lodge Combo Cooker is a versatile piece of cast iron cookware that allows the preparation of almost any recipe. Great for kitchen and outdoor cooking.

Dutch Oven with Loop Handles

The Lodge 5qt/4.7Ltr Dutch oven is a favorite for cooks of all ages. The looped handles make it easier to move from the stove top to the oven. It's perfect for cobblers and soufflés and can also make a great deep fryer.

Red Silicone Pot Holder

A great piece of cast iron cookware gets hot. Everywhere. These colorful silicone hot handle holders keep your hands safe in style.

Preserve your future heirloom for generations to come with these easy tips.

Let’s Cook

Your cookware is right at home on or in any heat source, indoors or out, except the microwave. All new cookware should be rinsed and dried promptly before your first use. Lodge cookware is already seasoned, so you are ready to start cooking. Use any utensils you like, even metal. There is no chemical coating to damage. Always lift cookware on smooth-top stoves. Sliding anything can scratch the surface. Our handles can get hot, so protect your hands by using a handle holder (included). Cast iron performs best when heated and cooled gradually, so give it a few minutes to pre-heat. Cast iron has superior heat retention, so use a lower heat setting to prevent food from sticking.

Clean Up Time

Wash cast iron by hand with a nylon bristle scrub brush. If needed, use a pan scraper for stuck on bits. For extra sticky situations, simmer a little water for 1 minute, then use the scraper after cooled. Dry promptly and thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel. Rub with a very light layer of cooking oil or our Seasoning Spray, preferably while the cookware is still warm. Hang or store cookware in a dry place. Occasionally, you may notice some dark residue on your towel when cleaning. This is perfectly safe-it’s just the seasoning reacting to foods that may be slightly acidic or alkaline. It will disappear with regular use and care. Soap isn’t necessary, but if you like, a little mild detergent is fine. Promise.


Seasoning is simply oil baked onto the iron, giving it a natural, easy-release finish.

Lodge pre-seasons all of its cookware with soy vegetable oil and nothing else.

Any food-safe cooking oil/shortening will work for maintaining your cookware.

We recommend vegetable oil or canola oil, like our Seasoning Spray.

Seasoning is an ongoing process that improves the more you cook. With some foods, new cookware might require a little extra oil or butter the first few uses.

Acidic or alkaline foods like tomatoes and some beans should only be cooked once seasoning is well-established.

Dishwashers, metal scouring pads, and harsh detergents will harm the seasoning.

Rust happens, and it is easy to fix. Just follow these directions.