Whether you're a home cook or a seasoned sous chef, there's one ubiquitous cast iron you'll find recommended above all others: Lodge. Founded in 1896 by Joseph Lodge in Tennessee, the company now known as Lodge Manufacturing Company continues to make quality but affordable cast iron cookware that cooks love to this day.
Beyond the classic 12-inch skillet there is the Dutch oven, the griddle, the pizza pan and plenty of other tools you'll be using time and time again. We've rounded up the highest rated Lodge tools on Amazon, and great news: many of them are deeply discounted right now at 40 to 50% off. Read on for some of our favorite finds.
Cast Iron Skillet
The standard, top-of-the line 12-inch preseasoned skillet will last you the rest of your life. (Keep it fresh with tips for cast iron skillets do's and don'ts). It comes in nearly every size you can imagine, including perfect extra small for personal cookie skillets, 8" pans for personal deep dish pizzas and large 15" for larger dishes and roasts.
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Silicone Handle Holder, 12-inch, $26 at amazon.com
Lodge Extra Small Skillet, 6.5", $8 (originally $15) at amazon.com
Lodge Small Skillet, 8", $10 (originally $19) at amazon.com
Lodge Large Skillet, 15", $40 (originally $60) at amazon.com
Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Pre Seasoned Dutch Oven, $40 (originally $73, 44% off) at amazon.com
Get that perfect sear indoors or outdoors with a cast iron grill pan, with grooves for draining fat from meats like bacon, burgers and steak. This one is #1 best seller on Amazon in grill pans, and with nearly 3,000 five-star reviews you're guaranteed some excellent results.
Lodge 10.5 Inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan, $19 (originally $44, 57% off) at amazon.com
This combination tool has a pre-seasoned skillet that caps off a Dutch oven-sized pot, meaning you can convert it or split it up any way you like. It's available for a steal at just $35
Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker, $35 (originally $62, 44% off) at amazon.com
Reversible Griddle Trays
If you're a big fan of cooking burgers, skewers or veggies for a crowd, these grill trays are about to be your favorite new tool. Not to mention they're 50% off right now. Get the larger 20" version or the 16.75".
Lodge Reversible 20" x 10" Pan with Easy-Grip Handles, $45 (originally $89, 50% off) at amazon.com
Lodge Reversible Grill/Griddle, 16.75" x 9.5", $30 (originally $60, 50% off) at amazon.com
A matching grill press will perfect those smash burgers you're trying out, make the perfect cubanos or paninis on your skillet and keep your bacon from springing out of shape.
Lodge Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press, $14 (originally $28) at amazon.com
Lodge Cast Iron Cornbread Wedge Pan, $17 (originally $25) at amazon.com
Enameled Dutch Oven
If you prefer a more dressed up Dutch oven, this blue enameled version is a great pop of color in any kitchen.
Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, $60 (originally $115) at amazon.com
Pre-seasoned and ready for baking pizza for the masses (or just for you, because you deserve it), this pan is ready to take on the cheese and dough.
Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan, 14-inch, $40 (originally $60) at amazon.com
Whip up pancakes, multiple fried eggs, smaller pizzas or quesadillas with this tool.
Lodge 10.5 Inch Cast Iron Griddle, $15 (originally $33) at amazon.com
Bonus! Once you have all that great cast iron, make sure lasts just about forever with Lodge's official, easy-to-use cast iron care kit.
Lodge Cast Iron Care Kit, $15 at amazon.com