Lodge Cast Iron has been making heirloom-quality cookware and accessories since 1896. They currently operate two foundries in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, their home since the very beginning. Backed by over 120 years of experience, each piece of Lodge cookware is crafted for durability and versatility. They don’t just make cookware — they make memories that last for generations.
Lodge Cast Iron is the oldest and longest-running cast iron manufacturer in the United States
Lodge creates its diverse line of cast iron cookware through an age-old process called sand molding. A proprietary mix of molten pig iron, steel and other ingredients are poured into a mold made of sand. Since sand melts at a higher temperature than iron, the mold holds its shape. Once the cast iron pan or pot has cooled, the sand mold is broken, leaving behind a brand new piece of cast iron cookware. Sand molding has been around since 680 B.C. It remains the best and most practical way to cast iron cookware.
The technique is ancient, but the Lodge foundries are state of the art.
Lodge skillets build up a patina like no other brand of cast iron. Every time you use the pan, it gets better and better. That means you’re creating a family heirloom. So just because you had to buy your own cast iron pan doesn’t mean that your grandkid will have to. Lodge skillets are seriously passed down from generation to generation.