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Some nights, I crave the convenience of a one-pan meal. I just want to load up my pan with meat, veggies, potatoes and know that everything is going to brown evenly and turn out perfectly crispy and juicy with minimal fuss on my part. There’s only one tool for that job, though, and it’s my heavy-duty cast iron pan.
I strongly recommend investing in this kitchen hero, especially today. Amazon has slashed prices on top-rated Cuisinel cast iron pans and pots — they’re up to 50 percent off, so grab them while they’re hot.
Shop it: Cuisinel Cast Iron Cookware, up to 50 percent off, amazon.com
Cast iron is the holy grail of cookware materials. It’s built to conduct and distribute heat evenly, so anyone from beginners to bonafide home chefs can sauté, fry, grill, bake, and broil restaurant-quality meals with very little effort.
All cast iron cookware by Cuisinel is pre-seasoned. All you have to do is hand-wash your pan with warm water and — just like any cast iron pan — season it from time to time with natural oils. Good cast-iron pans are a worthy investment that, if cared for properly, will last a lifetime or more.
Here are the Cuisinel picks to pick up today. thanks to Amazon’s enticing Daily Deal.
This cast iron pan duo is an Amazon bestseller, and it’s easy to understand why. The pans are deep enough to cook a whole chicken and all the sides, and come with slip-on silicone handles for easy stovetop-to-oven transfers. At 44 percent off — just $48 — this sale is a steal.
One fan wrote: “I gave them a quick oil seasoning when I first got them and they have been rockstars since. The 10" pan is a good size to do a 1.25lb ribeye, and the 8" is a great breakfast pan. The included handle covers are a nice touch too. I have cleaned them several times since, and they haven't degraded in any way that would reflect poor craftmanship.
Shop it: Cuisinel Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet 2-Piece Set (8-Inch and 12-Inch) $28 (was $43), amazon.com
This pan will become your go-to for things like one-pan rice dishes (think: paella), roasted potatoes, and grilled meat (put it right on the grill!), but where it really excels is in producing the crispiest crusts possible on your homemade pizzas. It’s 36 percent off today—just $18.50 and worth every penny.
“If you're looking for a really crispy crust, this is the pan for you,” one person shared. “Just heat it up before placing your dough on it and it sizzles. We haven't ordered pizza since I got this pan. It makes the best pizza and takeout/delivery is unappealing since tasting pizza made at home with this awesome piece of equipment. Just love it.”
Shop it: Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Pizza and Baking Pan (13.5-Inch), $18 (was $29), amazon.com
Love to grill indoors? Elevate your experience with a cast iron grill pan that lets you sear meats and grill veggies to perfection. Rest assured this pan is way easier to clean that your outdoor grill. It’s guaranteed to become your winter dinnertime go-to.
A five-star reviewer wrote: “Nothing beats the good old fashion iron skillet for cooking like grandma used to do. This set works great for both a small meal as well as a larger portion. The set is ideal for size and it goes without saying, the iron skillets are definitely durable. They are pre - seasoned and ready to use.”
Shop it: Cast Iron Square Grill Pan with Glass Lid (10.5-Inch), $36 (was $45), amazon.com
If you’re new to cast iron and looking for a great starter set, this one’s it. All four pans come with silicone handle covers, and entire thing comes with an organizing rack, so you won’t even need to hunt down extra cabinet space. Cuisinel throws in a silicone pan scraper too, because your new set is too precious for scratches. It’s all 25 percent off.
Wrote one thrilled customer: “The pans are great. Right weight and thickness. Cast iron is versitale, retains heat at cooking temperature, and can be cleaned just by rinsing...would buy these again, and plan to add the dutch oven, grilling pan and griddle.”
Shop it: Cast Iron Skillet Set (6-inch, 8-Inch, 10-Inch, 12-Inch), $63 (was $100), amazon.com
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