|Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Square Grill Pan
|List Price: $24.95
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The one thing that probably discourages more people from purchasing and using cast iron is maintenance. Like carbon steel woks, cast iron cooking pieces require "seasoning." To many this is a mysterious or overly time-consuming process. Even if you treasure fond memories of eggs and pancakes cooked in grandmother's ancient, blackened skillet, you might have no idea how to turn your new pan into such a treasure. Fortunately Lodge has come out with the new Logic line, which has been evenly coated on all surfaces with an electrostatic spray of vegetable oil. Next the cookware is put into an extremely high temperature industrial oven which bakes the coating into the surface. Not only will you be spared the time and effort of seasoning, but also the new piece you buy will look and perform better than if you had seasoned it at home. Just like that heirloom pan you will find that even pineapple upside down cake doesn't stick to this surface. The ribbed bottom of this pan allows grease to puddle away from what you're cooking, all the while making those desirable stripes across fish, beast, or fowl.
- Square cast-iron grill pan with ribbed bottom for low-fat cooking
- Pre seasoned and ready to use; electrostatic spray of vegetable oil evenly baked into surface
- Sturdy handle with hole for convenient hanging when not in use
- Hand wash only; oven safe to 500 degrees F
- Measures 10-1/2 by 10-1/2 by 1-3/4 inches; lifetime warranty
- So much fun I look for things to grill
I bought this because it was the only grill pan I could find that would work with my induction stove top. I have cooked 4 steaks, pork chops, and burgers in this thing and they all come out with beautiful grill marks, juicy, and delicious! I love the high ridges!
For those thick cuts like a ribeye or filet mignon I find searing it on the stove top and then finishing it off in the oven works best.
This pan is not light, so if you plan to transport while it is still hot make sure to invest in a THICK set of oven mits!...more info
- Throw your george forman in the trash!
This grill pan is great, cooks things well. Awesome quality. I've used to to cook a few different things, nothing sticks. I seasoned mine when using the included instructions when it got it. So much easier to clean and better taste than george foreman. I'm in an apartment and we can only have electric outdoor grills(whats the point). So I got this to do my grilling....more info
- great grill
Grilled food is just as good as cooking on the BBQ grill. I like Lodge products ... I own two fry pans, this grill and a dutch oven. I like the idea of cooking with cast iron although I still use my stainless and non-stick pans. My only concern with this grill is a lack of ventilation. We all know how smoky a BBQ grill can be and that's what happens in your house. I only have a 300 cfm microwave exhaust fan and it really didn't do the trick. I might try tenting with foil the next time I use it and try to better direct the smoke toward the fan....more info
- Great (small) pan
Very nice for my first iron pan. It does two of appropriately sized pieces of meat... except for hamburgers. They have to be done one-at-a-time. But it really cooks great! Nothing sticks (I do not cook fish in it... afraid I wouldn't be able to get the smell out). One huge problem is that the two presses Lodge Logic makes (round, rectangular) do not cover the entire surface. That's ok for burgers, since I'm only doing one-at-a-time, but for two meats, BLURRRRBBBHHH! And you cannot fit two of the rectangular presses into the pan! I am considering buying another pan to use as a press ;-}...more info
- Excellent for indoor grilling!
This is a great size for 4 burgers or two large steaks. Great for grilling any meat. I had a Calphalon grill pan and the cleanup was horrible, this one is a breeze & it will last forever. I highly recommend it and all Lodge cookware....more info
- looks good
Not used yet, but the recipient was excited to receive it, so that's a good sign, right?...more info
- Almost Out Side In Side
First saw a product like this in Argentina and could only find it on Amazon. Quality item that gives you as close to that out side grill as you can get inside. Like my grandmother's ironware, metal seasoning is the key to non sticking and you get some supplemental iron in your food as well. As a weight loss health provider this holds some of the grease off the food yet retains flavor. Recommended for my patients as a part of weight control eating modification.
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- Excellent flavour, grill marks and easy cleanup
Pros: The square shape of this pan can accomodate 4 medium sized chicken breasts or 2 decent sized steaks. The high sides help prevent the cooking from splattering all over the stovetop. The tall grill ridges provide good sear marks and let the grease accumulate on the bottom. That grease continues to cook under AND away from the meat giving it a hint of smoke that is as close as you can get to a charcoal grill. Clean up is easy: when cool, use a stiff brush and plain hotwater, then reheat on the grill and wipe down w/ papertowel soaked in oil.
Cons: You will still need to season it a little. It will smoke when you try to grill on it the first 10 X or so. It is ugly and heavy.
Tips on seasoning: the oven method works fine, but the best (and quickest) way to season this grill pan is to fill it partway w/ cooking oil and deep fry something like you would in a skillet. The sides are high enough and after a few times, your grill pan will be seasoned.
If you want a grill pan that gives great flavour get this one. If you don't want the flavour get the other ones on the market. If you care about splattering, get this one, if you don't get the flat grills. ...more info
- Heats unevenly
I am very disappointed in this purchase. The pan heats very unevenly so while the bottom is VERY hot and tends to burn things, the top grids are hardly heated and do not cook properly. I've tried grapeseed oil, peanut oil AND olive oil - everything still burns. Not happy at all! ...more info
- Awesome grill pan!
I received my pan last week, and have made grilled chicken fajitas with a grilled corn relish as well as making grilled salmon burgers just now. Getting the timing of the chicken was pretty tricky, but the flavor was great. I wasn't at all sure if I could grill the corn on the cob, but it went off without a hitch. Today's salmon burgers was sort of an ultimate test since they're made with chopped salmon, panko crumbs, chives, etc. so I was leery of flipping them over without them falling apart. I used my large and very thin flipper, and it worked beautifully. My only complaint thus far was in the cleaning process after the chicken fajitas since they had a garlic and lime juice marinade, and the stuff pretty much melded to the pan. Afterwords, I started thinking that I don't think you're supposed to cook acidic foods in cast iron, so maybe that was part of my problem. Still, by far one of the most treasured skillets in my kitchen. ...more info
- It gets better with every use!
This was my first time using cast iron cookware, and it was almost the last. After my first attempt, I was very disappointed. The second the food contacted the pre-heated pan it stuck to the it, and I mean really stuck to it. I had to tear the chicken breast from the pan, literally! The clean up was a nightmare. Everything was burnt on. It probably took me close to 20 minutes to clean the pan. I thought about trashing the grill. I thought cast iron cookware was a joke.
Well, a couple of days later I decided to give it another shot. I looked up cast iron cookware on the web and clicked on a random link (unfortunately, I do not remember the link, but it was an old article). The website article explained (if memory serves correctly) that there is a difference between pre-seasoned and seasoned cast iron; it takes many uses to develop a good seasoning of the cast iron utensil; pre-seasoned just means that the first step was already started. It also stated that one should never use any soap or scrub with anything harsh; a plant-fiber brush is recommended because the goal is to get the particles off the pan, not clean off all the used oil left behind. I'm thinking I should have read the directions that came with the pan before I used it instead of assuming it was good to go.
I decided to give it a few more tries. I purchased a cast iron scrub brush to use for cleaning, and spent more time cleaning it before my second use because there was still a lot of burnt on food still stuck to the pan. After a few more uses, I started noticing that food wasn't getting stuck as often, grill marks are looking better and what was burnt on the pan was very easy to clean off with the brush and hot water. About a dozen uses later the pan has developed a smoother, more glossy surface on the cooking surface. Now the food (even fish) just glides off the pan. A quick rinse with hot water and most of the burnt on stuff just flakes off. A quick pass with the brush and the pan is clean and perfectly smooth, in fact, this is the easiest pan to clean in my kitchen. After use (while the pan is till warm but not hot), I just rinse with hot water and a quick pass with the brush, dry it, lightly coat it with oil, and store it for next use.
And the brighter side to this.....it is starting to impart some flavors on the food that makes it taste fantastic! The grill marks are clean and consistent, and it cooks everything evenly.
To the folks who had bad luck with using this for the first time, give it a few more tries before you write this off. It did not work for me at first because I did not read the directions and assumed that using cast iron was no different than using any other type of cookware.
- Excellent for Stove Top Grilling
Very well made... and perfect to prepare a stove-top steak! No more heating up the entire broiler or the outdoor grill. Best to cover the pan with a spatter screen though. Easy to clean... warm water and kosher salt (as an abrasive). Set on a warm burner for about ten minutes to completely dry the cleaned pan. This will last a lifetime!...more info
- Needs a lid
I bought this pan out of concern for teflon flaking on my George Foreman grill. This has been a wonderful pan and I like the results as well or better than the Foreman grill. I wish they had a lid for this pan because with some meats I'd like to turn the heat down and slow cook. Splatters are a problem as with any skillet, but the results are good....more info
- I don't get it!
I bought this pan based on all the good reviews and I just don't get it. It doesn't cook well, drys out the food, is difficult to clean, weighs a ton and requires you to dry it and 'oil' it after each use. What a waste! I would have given it 0 stars if I could have. ...more info
- Lodge Logic Pan
Great grilling results, but it is extremely heavy and hard to handle while cooking and washing. I gave it away and bought a smaller and lighter one....more info
- Goodbye, Foreman Grill!
I love, love, love this pan! It has replaced my George Foreman Grill (sorry, George). It is much easier to clean and I believe the food is much tastier, not so dry. ...more info
- Iron Skillet
This was something been that I've been looking for for a long time I love it and my siter is buying one also.It,s a good price and great people to work with....more info
I really liked that fact that this comes pre-seasoned. It's a nice size for 2-4 people and allows for a much larger cooking surface than my George Forman grill. Which I love, but is way too small for more than one person.
I've used this quite often. However, I thought I'd be more impressed. Food seems to stick and burn, although it's gotten a bit better after more use.
Like outdoor grilling, you have to make sure the pan is hot enough, put the meat in the pan and not move it around or keep flipping. Just wait until the one side is done, then flip. I'm going to try to (re)season it myself and see if that helps.
Adds a nice flavor to the food and leaves grill marks. Whatever you do, don't touch the handle after heating without a hot pad. The entire pan gets extremely hot.
Despite the sticking, it cleans up rather nicely. When there's food stuck to the bottom, I put it back on the stove with a little water, bring it to a boil, throw in a bit of baking soda and let it boil for about 5 minutes. After it cools a bit, scrub it with a sponge and it comes right off and looks new again.
You do have to make sure to dry your cast iron well if it gets wet - or it will rust. If this happens, don't throw it out! Scrub the rust off with a brillo pad or a ball of crumpled aluminum foil, rinse, dry well and reseason it.
If you're trying to decide between the grill or flat pan, I'd choose the flat pan first. I also have the pre-seasoned flat pan and like it more. It's easier to work with and doesn't smoke quite as much. Also a little easier to clean because it doesn't have the grilling surface.
Cast iron is very heavy, but sturdy, conducts great heat & will last a lifetime. Keep a hot pad close by so you won't forget to use it....more info
- Great pan for a couple of people
I love this pan. As for cooking: This pan does a great job on steaks, burgers, chicken, whatever. Leaves really nice grill marks. The only thing you will need to do is have a cover or splatter shield for it. I use a 16" round cover from a much bigger pan just to avoid some of the little drops of grease spattering out on my range. This seems to work just find for me.
As for Cleaning: I let it cool a little after cooking and pour some water (no soap!) into the bottom of the pan while it is just hot enough for the water to boil a little, and using a wooden spatula (only use wood in this pan), I scrape all the fond away (burnt tasty bits stuck to the pan) and pour into the sink. I repeat this once or twice and put the pan back on the heat and wipe it down with a paper towel. I then use some supermarket brand canola oil spray and lightly coat the inside while the pan is still warm. Takes about 2 minutes to do this. I store this pan in my oven since it tends to have a light coat of oil on it all the time. This pan is so well worth the hand cleaning to have especially since I live in an apartment and don't have access to a grill....more info
- Ridges are deeper than other grill pans
I just got this for Xmas and have always loved grilling with cast iron. I think I just need to get used to this pan but the ridges are alot higher than I am used to so that when I pour oil or put butter in the pan it settles in the bottom and the meat still sticks to the ridges! I've started oiling the meat itself instead. Other than that, the pre-seasoning is nice but I'm not sure it is worth the extra cost as you can get a regular cast iron pan pretty inexpensively....more info
- Cast iron is fantastic cooking ware!
I am impressed with this skillet. The grooves catch the grease and steaks, for example, do taste better cooked in this skillet. The drawback is that the grooves are harder to clean but overall it's worth it....more info
- Makes great steaks
So far all I have made in this grill pan is a steak. Could not believe how good it was. Something about cast iron that makes the food taste better. Very satisfied with this purchase....more info
- This is Great
It cooked just like all theother reviews said. I think this is great except the cleaning of it of course. Great flavored food from using this grill pan....more info
- Great pan!
This is my second Lodge cast iron pan and I'm very happy with it. It grills both vegetables and meats well. Cleans easily. Pre-seasoning is a great feature....more info
Works like a charm for grilling any dry food. Wet foods drip too much and burn on the bottom of the pan. Oven safe opens up some creative options if you have an oven safe grill press. I am a cast iron aficionado and this is the first cast iron product I have had which is difficult to clean. I'd say it takes me a minute or two to get it clean if it has gotten perpendicularly messy and I let it soak for a few minutes first....more info
- Very pleased with grill pan
Thought I needed a grill pan because all the chefs on the food network cook on top of the stove. Great for winter grilling indoors....more info
- I love this pan
I had inherited most of my cast iron, but I bought this piece a few years back and I use it at least once a week. I absolutely love it. This pan is fantastic. With the grooves being so deep it creates a great deal of flavor. It does generate alot of smoke so make sure the area is well ventilated. I speed up the cooking time by placing a lid over the food which traps the smoke but the smokey flavor is the best and closest to outdoor grilling that you can come to. I grill squash, zucchini, burgers, steaks, fish, shrimp and chicken. Because it is iron it cooks more evenly as long as you watch that your heat isn't too high. Just be sure to brush the pan with olive oil or spray with non stick spray to avoid sticking.
Cleaning cast iron is easy as long as the pan is seasoned well and you clean it while it's still warm. I just fill this pan up with water just above the ridges and put just a drop of dish soap in the water and let it heat up again on the burner. The key is to clean it when it's warm. Once heated up dump out the water and use a two-sided scrubbing sponge (*not one made with metal) with the rough side and carefully clean out the grooves by quickly and firmly running the sponge down each one while it's still warm. (The food only sticks when the moisture is gone or the pan cools off.) Just be careful not to actual touch the pan with your fingers because it retains it's heat for a long time (but the sponge will insulate as long as you move fast). The stuck on food just slides right off. Rinse, dry of with a paper towel and you're done. You can respray it if you'd like but it's not necessary.
My father used to be a chef and he used cast iron religiously. His regular cast iron pans were well seasoned and acted like teflon (he never had grille pans like this when I was growing up). The surface of a well seasoned pan should feel smooth as glass when it's cool and it should be pitch black. It just takes a little practice to cook with cast iron but it's worth it once you get the hang of it. Just remember DO NOT let it soak in water because it will rust. ...more info
- small problem
I have been using cast iron cookware for almost 40 years and have about 30 pieces, most of it Lodge. Lately, I've been purchasing the pre-seasoned and think it's great. This grill pan cooks well, but clean-up has always been a pain. After re-seasoning it several times, that's gotten better, but it's still not the "just wipe clean" of the flat pans. Maybe in another year or so... However, I AM ordering the grid/griddle for use on my grill, so I'm not obviously not giving up on it. ...more info
- Rather disappointed
I must say that after reading all of the positive reviews, I am rather disappointed with this grill pan. Like another reviewer pointed out, the pan heats very unevenly. The bottom gets very hot and burns practically everything that falls between the grill ridges, while the top grids are hardly heated and do not cook properly. In addition, everything seems to stick! No matter how much cooking spray or vegetable/canola oil I use, everything sticks. If you have something like a burger or fish, it falls apart easily since only the meat that is in contact with the raised edges actually seems to cook, and those portions stick to the pan when you're trying to flip the meat. The rest falls to the bottom, where it burns. All of this makes this pan incredibly hard to clean. Even with a stiff brush, it takes a long time to finally scrape everything off. And, with the sticking, you'd think I'd get great grill marks on my food. . . NOT. And what is all this talk about the great seasoning this pan gives food?? I haven't found this to be the case at all. I'm not sure what else to do. If the heat isn't turned on to medium or medium-high, the food barely cooks at all. However, at this heat, you get the sticking and burning problem I mentioned. Overall, a very disappointing buy....more info
- Great to Grill Indoors
We have several cast iron pans, and this one was a great addition to our collection. As some of the other reviewers said, the pan does smoke some as you are cooking, but this was expected when grilling indoors, just make sure the fan is on. We have used it to cook steak, chiken, kabobs, etc. They all came out wonderful....more info
- great product
Really good for cooking greasy meats like bacon or burgers. Can also use to grill veggies, just make sure it is well olive oiled so they won't stick to it....more info
- George Forman George Schmorman
I just got this pan for my birthday, and i LOVE it! Nevermind the meat, its fantastic for grilling vegetables/tofu as well. My grilled eggplant was eggcellent. Living in an apartment I don't have access to a barbeque - but who cares now that I have this pan?!?
I would say this is a rich man's George Forman Grill, but at the price its going for...its just better.
Cleanup is a dream.
Cast iron cookware is good for you, no snarky chemicals. A wee bit of extra iron in the diet is good for us ladies as well.
- Great indoor grilling...and inexpensive!
I have grilled steaks for seven people and they were all amazed at how delicious they came out on this small stovetop grill. It has become my "go-to" gift because everyone loves it so much....more info
- ribs too high - difficult to clean
ill echo some of repeated sentiments.
i bought the ribbed pan because i thought it would leave nice sear marks on the food.
problem is: the ribs are too high... which makes it both difficult to get a nice even cook with, and even more difficult to clean.
i now favor the 12" round-flat pan over it...more info
- Broken Cast Iron Pan looses its Excellence
We ordered 5 Lodge preseasoned cast iron skillets for Christmas gifts. The skillets are wonderful, but the Amazon packaging was TERRIBLE. The skillets were essentially stacked one ontop of another - the whole five with minimal separation in the center, then the whole lot thrown in a box with very little packing material and the skillets slid and bumped on into each other. The bottom skillet arrived with one of its handles broken off - keep in mind that they skillets weigh about 7 lbs EACH. Some of the other skillets had pieces of their "Pre-Seasoned" surface rubbed or knocked off. We were sent a return lable via internet and returned the broken skillet -- we have now been told that Amazon is sorry but has no more and will refund $3.39 (I think). If that was the case there was very little reason to spend the money returning the broken skillet other than to keep a computer happy. This would have been a 5 star review except for the packing!!!!!!...more info
- Shipped Late and delivered damaged..
This product was delivered two weeks after the date indicated when purchased. Produect had a large crack in the cast iron. Upon returning I was told I could not receive full refund because I waited too long. In reality, it was due to the late shipping and I never got a full refund for a broken product never used....more info
- Better than the Foreman grill
I bought this grill to replace my George Foreman, which kept burning my chicken breasts. This grill does a beautiful job--nicely seared outside, tender and juicy inside. Cleanup is easy, I just let it soak in hot, sudsy water, then wipe clean. I love this product so much, I bought it for my married children as well....more info
- Lodge Logic Cast Iron is the Way To Go!
I bought this pan a while ago,and must say,it's great! the Diameter is perfect for eggs,bacon,everything fries great in this pan,already seasoned is awsome also.Plus you don't have the chemicals,like in those no stick pans.These cast iron pans will last a lifetime!...more info
- Great Pan!
I purchased one for myself and have since purchased two more for a wedding gift and a birthday gift. This gift will last forever and can be handed down for generations to come! I absolutely love mine! ...more info
- high maintnance. very disappointing
i wouldn't have bought this pan had i known how high maintnance cast iron cookware are. there is a strict set of instructions for cleaning and caring for the pan to prevent it from rusting. for example, and i'm quoting the manufacturer website:
*clean utensil with a stiff nylon brush and hot water
*Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of oil to the utensil while it is still warm
*Do not use soap
*Do not let your cast iron air dry, as this can promote rust.
had i known i'd have to work so hard to clean this pan, i wouldn't have made the purchase to begin with. big disappointemt...more info
- Great grill pan
This is a great grill pan for steaks and other meats. I like the grill lines on the meat. This is made like the good old fashioned ones that my grandmother had. ...more info
- Unhappy With My Grill Pan
I bought this as a replacement for my George Foreman grill, which I used to hate to clean. I have been very disappointed with the cast iron grill. It's even more difficult to clean than the Foreman Grill! I have other cast iron fry pans which I love. I had planned to use this grill pan to cook bacon, but my turkey bacon strips stick to the ridges. Perhaps the problem is that I haven't learned how to best use this pan. In the meantime, it has been retired to a kitchen cabinet....more info
- Quality Grilling - 5 Stars for Lodge Logic
We've done some fine grilling with this here Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Square Grill Pan. I recommend it.
Easy to maintain, but obviously a little more work than a stainless or non-stick pan.
Small price to pay for great tasting quality cooked food.
Love that it is pre-seasoned....more info
- Does a good job, things to be aware of ...
I just cooked a thick ribeye steak using this grill. It's the first thing that I have cooked on it. Similar to a cast iron frying pan that I have, this generates a lot of "smoke". I had to take the battery out of my smoke detector, and open windows. I think I cooked it at a slightly higher temperature than I needed to. If smoke is a problem, think twice about buying this.
The result is the best steak I have ever cooked indoors. It beats any electric grill I have ever used, and it beats the George Foreman grill hands down. I would say that the results are almost restaurant quality. I look forward to cooking hamburgers within the next day or so.
I think this would work better with slightly less thick cuts of meat. Even at high heat it took longer than it would have taken on a grill. During the cooking I put a metal lid over the pan to control splattering.
I think it will be a breeze to clean. Oiling it after cleaning, with the ridges, will be a little more work than for smoother surfaces.
Because the ridges are so high, the grill does a great job of cooking away from the fat, and probably (my guess) does even a better job than the George Foreman grill in that regard.
Pans like this pay for themselves. This pan is about the cost of a dinner for two, and it will result in less eating out.
Update: I cleaned the pan after making the steak. It was more difficult to clean than other cast iron pans due to the ridges, however, I think I need to find a different tool to clean it with. Someone recommended a grill pad or brush. Also, I usually put the pan over enough heat to evaporate any water from cleaning, and then apply a thin amount of oil. This was also harder. I think it will get better with practice. In any case, the results were worth it.
I will be trying burgers and pork chops soon, so stay tuned!
Update: I cooked pork chops tonight on this grill, and they are the best pork chops I have ever had in my life. I let the pan heat up, and usually also have the electric burner on high heat when adding the meat. I then turn it down a bit. The cast iron doesn't cool off, and it sears the juices in. I have found that a metal cover over the grill works well to keep in splatters and heat. Another thing that is helpful is a temperature fork, which told me tonight that the chops were at 180 degrees, otherwise I would have overcooked them.
This is by far the best money that I have spent on cooking equipment, and it will definitely save a lot of $$$ because I will treat myself to excellent home-cooked meals more often....more info
- Great for all foods
My son in law loves the cast iron pan... has made pannini style sandwiches, steak- blackened, and bacon..... and he has only had it a couple of days. The other one I gave at Christmas is used several times a week so I would certainly recommend it to others....more info
- Great indoor grill pan
Received this pan from Amazon. Love it! Must be used with high heat- I have a gas stove, so it heats quickly. I oil the pan only after it is hot - sears beautifully. Does come preseasoned, but is continuing to season the more I use it. Cast iron requires some care- no soap, dry it off after washing and then re-oil it. It is worth it- no other type of pan can grill like cast iron-...more info
- Proper grill pan
Lodge continues to put out real quality cast iron products. This is no exception. A larger size would be more versitile, but for the money, it's tough to beat....more info
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