Lodge Cookware is healthy American made cast iron cookware. Lodge seasoned cast iron cookware and Lodge enameled cast iron cookware belongs in every kitchen. Lodge cookware dates back to the early 1800’s when Joseph Lodge founded the company. Now in its 4th generation of family ownership, Lodge makes some of the very best cast iron cookware, and at prices that are hard to beat.
Whether used on the stovetop for frying or grilling, inside the oven, or outside for camping, Lodge cookware has many uses. Lodge seasoned cast iron cookware is made at the factory in rural Tennessee. Lodge enameled cast iron cookware is made overseas in China under strict supervision.
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
Lodge offers 2 product lines of cast iron cookware; seasoned cast iron and enameled cast iron. The traditional seasoned cast iron cookware is made in the USA, pre-seasoned at the factory, and offers more than a hundred different pieces varied by shape or size. The enameled cast iron cookware is made in China with imported French enamel. This enamel is not a paint, but rather a glass-based product.
I contacted Lodge with some questions about their cookware, and received not one, but two very prompt and thorough communications. Here is an excerpt from Customer Service Representative Reba Wooden:
“The difference between the Logic, Pro Logic and Signature Series is the design. All three lines are pre-seasoned and made here in the USA.
Yes, the enamel cookware is made in China. We meet the FDA standards.
The steps below are taken in an effort to ensure that these items are of the highest quality possible, and we will continue to monitor all Lodge enamel cookware very closely.
Representatives from the upper management level of our Company, as well as some of our Manufacturing experts travel to China several times a year to inspect the manufacturing facilities and the process being used to make sure that our cookware is being produced per our stringent guidelines.
A third party American company located in China has been enlisted to perform random inspections of the Chinese manufacture’s facilities and process.
We periodically send imported product samples to independent labs for analysis.
Porcelain enamel is a glass coating, not lead paint, and is used for a variety of food related purposes, including cookware, pottery and grills. Porcelain enamel has proven to be safe and attractive coating for cookware. “
Lodge cookware is an excellent choice for a wide variety of cooking methods. The quality is excellent. The prices are fantastic. I own a couple pieces of Lodge seasoned cast iron cookware because it is a healthy cookware, and I can report I am very pleased with both the fry pan and grill pan. I recently used my 7.8 quart enameled Dutch oven to make a big casserole and it turned out perfectly.
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