12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

  • SKU:L10SK3
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • $39.50
The Lodge 12 inch skillet will be your go-to skillet for years to come, and now features an assist handle for easier handling.
  • Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase.
  • Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires.
  • Oven safe.
  • Sauté, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart’s content.
  • Made in USA.

The following use and care instructions for Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron will help your cookware last a lifetime.


If you do Nothing Else...

Hand wash. Dry immediately—even before first use.

Rub with a light coat of vegetable oil after every wash.

How much oil? Enough to restore the sheen, without being “sticky”.

Why? To keep the iron “seasoned” and protected from moisture.



Seasoning—It isn't Salt and Pepper

“Seasoning” is vegetable oil baked onto the iron at a high temperature: not a chemical non-stick coating.

Seasoning creates the natural, easy-release properties. The more you cook, the better it gets.

Because you create, maintain, and even repair the “seasoning”, your cookware can last 100 years or more. Chemical non-stick coating cannot be repaired, limiting lifespan.


Let's Cook!

Lodge Cast Iron is right at home on induction, ceramic, electric and gas cooktops, in your oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire. Do not use in the microwave. (Some induction tops will not work with 2-burner griddles)

On glass or ceramic cooktops, lift cookware; never slide it.

Our cookware is safe at high temperatures; use metal, wood, or hi-temp silicone utensils.

Some foods may stick to new cookware (especially eggs). Use a little extra oil or butter until you’ve built up the seasoning.

Acidic foods like tomatoes, beans, and certain sauces can damage seasoning, and should be avoided until the seasoning is well-established.

Cast Iron rarely needs to go above a medium heat setting when properly pre-heated. For the times when you do cook at higher temperatures, bring the pan to temperature gradually and add oil to just before adding food to prevent sticking.

Our handles get hot; use mitts. Use trivets to protect countertops from hot cookware.


To Soap or not to Soap...

If no soap is too scary, wash with mild soapy water and dry and oil immediately. However, consider that cookware is 400ºF in 4 minutes on medium heat and is sterile at 212º F, so soap isn’t always necessary.

Dishwashers, strong detergents and metal scouring pads are not recommended, as they remove seasoning.


Rust?! Don't Panic, it's not Broken

Without protective seasoning iron can rust.

It’s really easy to fix. Scour the rust, rinse, dry, and rub with a little vegetable oil.

If problem persists, you will need to thoroughly remove all rust and follow our re-seasoning instructions (below).


Refurbish Your Finish

While maintaining the seasoning should keep your Cast Iron and Carbon Steel in good condition, at some point you may need to re-season your cookware. If food sticks to the surface, or you notice a dull, gray color, repeat the seasoning process:

* Wash the cookware with hot, soapy water and a stiff brush. (It is okay to use soap this time because you are preparing to re-season the cookware).

* Rinse and dry completely.

* Apply a very thin, even coating of MELTED solid vegetable shortening (or cooking oil of your choice) to the cookware inside and out. Too much oil will result in a sticky finish.

* Place aluminum foil on the bottom rack of the oven (not directly on bottom) to catch any drips.

* Set oven temperature to 350 – 400 degrees F.

* Place cookware upside down on the top rack of the oven to prevent pooling.

* Bake the cookware for at least one hour. After the hour, turn the oven off and let the cookware cool in the oven.

* Store the cookware uncovered, in a dry place when cooled.

* Repeat as necessary.  

Check out this helpful video too.


Some Basics

Gas flames should not extend up the sides of cookware.

Match pan size to burner size.

Don’t use in the microwave.

When deep frying, fill cookware only to 1/3 of capacity.


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  • Friday, October 30, 2015

    I simply love cooking with Cast Iron. I have stainless steel, enameled pans, and aluminum pans, plus I've sold a line of cookware that was cast iron sandwiched with stainless. None of those compare with cast iron cookware! I use them at home and camping over an open fire. For me there is nothing better!

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    High quality. Non-stick. Well seasoned. Made in America. I've got nothing bad to say about it. The only thing that could be a concern for some people is the weight. It is hard to hold one handed, but it's cast iron, so that is to be expected. Make sure to buy a cloth handle cover (NOT silicon). The handle gets very hot during cooking. All in all, a wonderful product.

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    Monday, July 13, 2015

    I have wanted a Lodge skillet for some time. Perfect opportunity presented itself and I bought the 12 inch. I cooked rib eyes in it last night and they were fantastic! I am so very pleased. The size is great. It was easy to clean with the brush Lodge has. Thanks so much!!

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    My go-to skillet. Perfect size and heat retention. I even use it on a ceramic top stove. Just don't get it about medium high. Love it. I also have the 10.5 inch and it is good for some smaller dishes but this is the perfect size for most. Love the Lodge quality.

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015

    Lodge cast iron cookware is tough and versatile. I just recently added a 12 inch pan to my arsenal. I could not be more pleased with the results I get with this pan. Some things in life change an some things in life stay the same. And I am very happy to say that Lodge has not changed their dedication to quality of product.. :)

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

    I'm in love! I've been cooking for cast-iron for decades. When a grandson "borrowed" a skillet I decided to replace it with the new-fangled seasoned cast iron. Awesome! The 12" size is a bit heavy for me to lift when it is full, but I'm willing to work around that. This is an outstanding product and a great value.

  • Monday, February 16, 2015

    perrrfect! I fell in love with cast iron! Its a great size for little weakling like me. It has some weight, a little tricky to tilt bit the food really turns out amazing. It fits nice on the burner and the seasoned skillet makes it easy to cook with. Had to cook only fatty foods like bacon for the first few weeks but it wasn't long until the food slid right off. Now I trow in onions, cheese and it all slides! Its a must have in the kitchen. fits food for 4 hogs with no problem

  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    I picked one of these up a few years ago. I watched a lot on the internet on how to season / care for them. I messed up at first, but after a few attempts I got the hang of it, and it's the only thing I cook on anymore. I own this, a 5-qt dutch oven, a griddle, and an 8" skillet. They all get 5 pans!!

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    I've had one of these for a while and didn't start using it until recently--it's outstanding. I use it for everything from breakfast to dinner. Going to buy a few more sizes. Very easy to maintain once you get the hang of it.