Lodge LPGI3 Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-inch x 10.44-inch

February 24, 2016 - Comment

The Lodge Cast Iron reversible Grill/Griddle features a slight slope for a generous grease gutter. The Grill/Griddle measures 20-inches x 10.44-inches with an actual cooking surface is 19.25-inch x 8.5-inch, serious enough to straddle either a campfire or two burners on your stovetop. The reversible feature, of this crowd-pleasing cooker, means you can use the

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The Lodge Cast Iron reversible Grill/Griddle features a slight slope for a generous grease gutter. The Grill/Griddle measures 20-inches x 10.44-inches with an actual cooking surface is 19.25-inch x 8.5-inch, serious enough to straddle either a campfire or two burners on your stovetop. The reversible feature, of this crowd-pleasing cooker, means you can use the smooth side for cooking flapjacks, eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and the ridged grill side for hamburgers, steaks and sausages. A slight slope drains fat into a generous grease gutter, and the two loop-style handles provide safe transport. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching. It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this grill evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron cookware looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. This pre-seasoned grill is ready-to-use right out of the box. While the cookware comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. The Lodge seasoning procedure is a multiple-step process in which the seasoning oil is applied via an electrostatic spray system that coats the cookware, then it’s baked in commercial ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron. This seasoning process achieves a seasoned finish that would take many months of home use to achieve. Sometimes during this process, the seasoning oil can collect and create a bubble or slight drip at the bottom of the pan as it’s hanging through the production process. And that in turn can turn brown as it’s processed through the seasoning ovens.  This brown spot is not rust but in fact, carbonized seasoning and will darken with use.  The factory seasoning process makes Lodge cast iron products ready to use right out of the box, and the product over time “Just keeps getting better”. After cooking, clean with a stiff nylon brush and hot water. Using soap is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of oil to utensil while it is still warm. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.The American-based company Lodge has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century. No other metal is as long-lasting and works as well for spreading and retaining heat evenly during cooking. Lodge’s Logic line of cookware comes factory pre-seasoned with the company’s vegetable oil formula, and is ready to use right out of the box.

This professional-size cast-iron grill/griddle combo from the Lodge Logic series measures 20 by 10-1/2 inches (with an actual cooking surface of 19-1/4 by 8-1/2 inches), serious enough to straddle either a campfire or two burners on your stovetop. The reversible feature of this crowd-pleasing cooker means you can use the smooth side for cooking flapjacks, eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and the ridged grill side for hamburgers, steaks, and sausages. A slight slope drains fat into a generous grease gutter, and the two loop-style handles provide safe transport. After the meal is done, simply scrub the cast iron with a stiff brush and hot water, no soap, and dry immediately. Lodge covers the sturdy griddle with a lifetime limited warranty against defects. This pan is guaranteed to pass down from one generation to the next. –Ann Bieri

Product Features

  • Reversible grill/griddle made of cast iron for fast, even heating
  • Slight slope directs grease into generous grease gutter
  • Grip side-handles provide safe, convenient transport
  • Hand wash only with hot water; comes seasoned and ready to use
  • Measures 20 by 10-7/16 inches; limited lifetime warranty

Comments

L. Bernstein says:

Don’t even THINK of trying another griddle I absolutely adore this griddle, and I use it almost every day.At first, I wasn’t sure that I wanted a cast iron griddle. They are HEAVY and not dishwasher safe . . . so I tried a few nonstick brands first –top dollar brands with high ratings.I hated them. The nonstick surface was inferior. On a reversible griddle, the underside became sticky and difficult to clean. The heat was distributed unevenly. One claimed to be dishwasher safe, yet when I put it in the dishwasher, some of the nonstick surface came off.I am extremely health conscious, and I use very little oil when I cook. Food often stuck to the “non-stick” surface — go figure.I wanted to find a great griddle that I could use for many things, including cooking like the chefs in Japanese Steak Houses — I dreamed of using a small dash of my favorite oil and flinging shrimp, chicken and veggies on the griddle like a pro. No, I didn’t think I could toss my tools in the air…

Joe Bob "Barefoot Okie in FL" says:

Does exactly what it should Goodness – I see two chief complaints posted here: First, some people say it’s heavy. Well, yes, it is. It’s over 200 square inches of iron, folks. The weight is clearly advertised, so I’m having a hard time understanding this complaint. The second complaint some have is uneven heating. Lodge could fix that – all they have to do is make it thicker – and much heavier, and even more people would be unhappy about the weight.Since the number of comments about the weight and the uneven heating seem about equal, I’d say Lodge did a great job of hitting a happy middle ground. Personally, I count on a little uneven heating, I’ll sear breakfast chops on one end over a high burner and flip eggs on the other over a lower burner – I’ve even been known to run mine on just one burner, cooking on one end and warming on the other. When I was a grill cook, that’s how I ran my grill, hotter at one end. You also have to allow for some “settle time” for cast iron – compared to aluminum, it’s…

Sam says:

Great Grill! This is my first review on amazon so people may not find it reliable, but let me just say that the only reason I never reviewed anything before is cuz I never found something this great!I am a home chef and I spent months, literally MONTHS, deciding on an indoor grill. I was really hesitant to get cast iron because so many were complaining about food sticking, burning, etc. but I had heard wayyy too much negativity about electric/non-stick grills and griddles. So after reading almost all 200-something of the reviews for this product, I decided to give it a shot.Based on all the reviews, I knew I should probably season this thing before the first use, but I was too excited to try it out right away. I went with some “experimental” pancakes (just mixed water into flour and baking powder) so that if they were ruined, it wouldn’t be too much of a loss. I took the advice of all the others and was careful about pre-heating, timing, temperature control, etc. This was…

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