* Cast iron skillets are easy to clean, highly versatile and 100% natural
* Offers a smart solution to the cooking conundrum
* Choose from our list of low-cost options below
If you consider yourself a culinary connoisseur, then you know there’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet. With a naturally non-stick surface, cast iron cookware is incredibly easy to clean (just make sure to never use soap as this tends to remove the pan’s natural flavors). They’re also 100% natural and work with basically any type of culinary fare.
Because cast iron pans are so revered, they usually come with a heavy price tag. Fortunately, we’ve done a little digging and spied three cast iron sets for under $50. Break the mold without breaking the bank.
1. VonShef Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
This 10-inch traditional cast iron skillet naturally comes with pre-seasoned cooking oils and is a smart and scrumptious alternative to regular skillets. This non-stick skillet can be used with gas, electric, ceramic, and induction ovens. Be warned, though, at nearly six pounds, it’s a heavy pan.
VonShef Pre Seasoned Non Stick Cast Iron Sauce Pan and Skillet Set Great for Frying, Saute, Cooking, Pizza and More, 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, Black, 3 Piece Set
2. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet 2-Piece Set
A great overall bang for your buck, this two-piece set features twin cast iron skillets (one that measures 12 inches and the eight) for all your cooking needs. You can mix and match based on whatever’s on the menu. Plus, easy cleaning mixed with pre-seasoned oils make this set a must.
Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet 12.5 inch with (FREE) 8 inch Pan - Ultimate Heavy Duty Professional Restaurant Chef Quality Pre Seasoned Pan Cookware Set - Great For Frying, Saute, Cooking Pizza & More
3. Stansport Cast Iron Set Pre Seasoned
And for when you want the full kielbasa, this Stansport set includes six stellar cast iron pieces: a 10-inch Pan, a chicken fryer, 10-inch dutch oven, a Dutch oven lid lifter and there’s even a cast iron hot handle holder. Not only are these pans extremely efficient (and easy to clean), they’re also able to keep your food warmer for much longer than traditional pans.