The Lodge Blacklock skillet was designed to be 25% lighter and easier to manoeuvre than their traditional skillets, which are recognised all around the world for their versatility and durability. Cast iron is prized for its ability to get extremely hot and retain that heat, resulting in gorgeously browned foods, whether that's seared steak or reputation-saving Brussels sprouts. It can go on all hobs including induction, in ovens, and on the barbecue. Best of all, it lasts forever. The triple seasoned surface on the Blacklock skillet speeds up the easy-release 'patina' that cast iron pans build after frequent use. (For information on how to season a cast iron pan, click here.) The skillet is cast in a thin, lightweight design and features an extended raised handle, handy pouring spouts and an elevated helper handle. (Note: the smaller 18cm/7" size does not include the helper handle.)
Why we love it
'It's a great introduction to cast iron cooking, as many first-time users may be put off by the weight and more unusual shape of traditional cast iron pans.'