A lively addition to any cook's collection, this Lodge EC11S33 11" blue enameled cast iron skillet combines the benefits of cast iron with the beauty of porcelain enamel. Creating cookware, like this, since 1896, Lodge has a rich history of an unparalleled dedication to quality, technology, and its employees. This piece in particular is perfect for braising or sauteing, with superior heat retention and even heating. The vibrant enamel surface is resistant to acidic and alkaline foods and can be used to marinate and refrigerate without reacting to the cookware. This pan is right at home on induction, ceramic, electric, and gas cooktops - even in your oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Like traditional cast iron cookware, porcelain enameled cookware starts out being cast in the traditional method; however, after this process, a glass particulate called "frit" is applied and the cookware is baked in ovens between 1200 and 1400 degrees Fahrenheit to transform the frit into a smooth porcelain surface that is bonded to the iron. There is no exposed cast iron on the finished product - the black cooking surface and rims are matte porcelain.