Where are Lodge Cast Iron pots and pans made?
Lodge Cast Iron cookware is made at the Lodge foundry South Pittsburg, TN, US.
Is Lodge Cast Iron bakeware pre-seasoned?
Yes. Lodge pre-season most of their bakeware with a protective baked in oil coating. This natural season ensures you can bake straight away and straight out of the box. However, some Lodge bakeware is coated in enamel.
What is cast iron?
Cast iron is a brittle alloy carbon. Cast iron is suited to ovenware due to a low melting point and high ability to withstand wear and knocks. During production, cast iron is heated to a melting or boiling point (1200oC) at which point it becomes malleable to shape and mould.
Can I put Lodge cast iron pots and pans in the dishwasher?
Seasoned Lodge bakeware are not dishwasher safe. Chemicals in the dishwasher may degrade the protective seasoning. This will encourage and result in rust.