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Paderno does not make glass lids for the skillets, only stainless steel (available for purchase separately), so a third party lid might be needed. Stainless steel lids can go in the oven and can handle high heat; however, a see-through glass lid makes it a lot easier to check on food without losing the steam or the heat. See More
This skillet's handle is welded on, so the inside surface is even and undisrupted by rivet heads. Food residue, grime, and bacteria get in the cracks between the rivet heads and the pan's surface; it can take a lot of work with a fine brush to clean the rivets effectively. See More
The Lodge skillet is perfect for people not familiar with cast-iron cookware because it comes with a layer of seasoning and can be used right away. The non-stick properties improve with further seasoning. This can be done by either cooking greasy foods in it for the first few times or seasoning with oil/lard (see Care Of Traditional Cast Iron Cookware). See More
After cooking, food should be removed immediately and the skillet should be cleaned. It can be scrubbed with a nylon/plastic brush if needed. Then it should be washed in warm water, dried off completely and wiped down with cooking oil. See More
Since this skillet's enamel is non-reactive, nothing from the cooking surface leaches into food, even when exposed to highly acidic foodstuffs. As a result, pasta sauce, chili or anything else can simmer for a long time or even be stored in the pan. See More