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11/25/19 10:35 A

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Lodge brand seems to be the one I'm seeing the most that looks like real cast-iron cookware, and not terribly expensive (at least as a set). I've seen some that are enameled cast-iron and I have no clue what to think about those. I'm guessing the cast-iron is on the outside for easy heating, but that doesn't help the iron issue if the inside's enameled, I'm guessing.

I'll keep looking, but this has already been a great help. Gotta cover the bases (hee hee)

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11/24/19 7:28 P

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It's a shame you threw out the old one. It probably just needed a good scrubbing and to be reseasoned. That said, starting out, I'd definitely get a preseasoned one, though it is easy enough to season your own, it's just time consuming, which I'm guessing you're probably pressed for this season. If I were to go out and buy new cast iron right now, I'd pick up some Lodge. Also, to really help with that anemia, I'd stick with the pure cast iron without the ceramic. The biggest thing about cast iron care, is you really don't want to use soap on it, it ruins the seasoning and that's what causes the rust.

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Hey howdy.

I got a recent diagnosis for anemia and pre-diabetes, but the anemia part worries me the most because I'm not sure the best ways to tackle it. i'm getting some help (and doing tons of research) and taking iron supplements to try to kick-start my efforts to improve the anemia.

However, one obvious thing I missed when it came to thinking about how to get more iron in me just came to light--cast iron cookware.

I forgot all about that.

I'm curious, though, because I've never been terribly good with cast-iron cookware. We had a huge skillet a long time ago, but when that thing became dusty and rusty from lack of use, I threw it out. I don't think dad knew how to properly care for it, either, because I can already tell there's a few mistakes I made when cleaning it (and I always ended up the one cleaning it).

But now I'm confused. I need more iron in my food (and I'm actively pursuing recipes to work on this Thanksgiving week and beyond), and want to get cast-iron cookware. There seems to be a few different types, like pre-seasoned, and some that include ceramic elements... I have no clue which type to pick.

And heaven knows I don't wanna spend all kinds of money on really crappy cookware.

Anybody cook with cast-iron and have a brand and/or type that has really treated you well? Are there some issues you've noticed with it even if you like it? All honesty's appreciated and thanks in advance for the help.

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