Best value-priced 10-inch skillet
When you’re cooking for two or in the mood to bake a pie, you’ll want to reach for the Lodge 10.25 cast-iron skillet. “Most pans come pre-seasoned, but will take a little time and effort to become nonstick,” says McManus, who explains that seasoning with vegetable oil creates a shellac-like surface that bonds to the surface of the pan. “When you’re done cooking, remove the food, turn your sink on hot, and use a stiff brush to clean the skillet. Then wipe it with a paper towel, return it to the hot burner, add a couple of drops of oil, and let it dry completely.” This version comes with two handles to help carry it safely and two pour spouts. Check out these kitchen gadgets you definitely don’t need.