- by C.C.
A cast-iron skillet
It’s rare that something costing less than $100 can last generations. But cast-iron skillets are so tough that, with proper care, your grandkids might inherit yours one day.
With a little practice, this amazing pan will become your favorite tool in the kitchen. A cast-iron skillet makes it easy to cook up your favorite meals, from perfect steaks to succulent pork chops, from amazing frittatas to legendary casseroles.
Often, you start out cooking on the stove, then toss the skillet in the oven to finish the process.
Cast-iron skillets heat evenly and can handle all the varying temperatures you need to create restaurant-worthy meals at home — for a third of the price.