My mother has been trying to get me to use cast iron skillets for years. It always seemed so old fashion to me. I was more interested in some of the more modern cookware. Recently, an article about the benefits of cooking with cast iron caught my attention and I began to realize what my mother had been talking about.
One of the things I discovered is that this cookware has been around for many years; it is also a top choice for many professionals in the culinary industry. The reason this cookware is so popular is because it has the ability to withstand and maintain very high temperatures, which makes it an excellent choice for searing or frying foods. Besides being an ideal heat conductor, cast iron heats evenly and consistently (this means no hot spots). When properly seasoned it will develop a nonstick surface. This makes cast iron a great choice for fat free cooking.
Another great thing about this cookware is its versatility. You can start cooking on the stovetop and finish in the oven and that's not all; you can also use it by the campfire. How great is that? So whether you are frying chicken, baking corn bread or biscuits, or cooking beans by a campfire, this cookware would be a great addition to any kitchen. Once it is seasoned properly, you and your family will enjoy cooking many meals together. It is easy to clean and durable enough to last a lifetime. Mom was right, it does have a lot more benefits than I could ever have imagined! I guess its true what they say, “Mom really does know best!”
Make your mom happy and purchase a piece of cast iron cookware today. You won't regret it!
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