Here are some tips for people who are thinking about switching:
- The cast iron holds heat really well, so you can use lower heat, especially once you've heated the pan initially.
- It can get really hot, so be careful not to melt your nylon utensils (ahem!).
- Most cast iron comes pre-seasoned nowadays, but it never hurts to give it a touch-up. Here are instructions for seasoning or re-seasoning pans.
- Clean as gently as possible to preserve your pan's seasoning. Sorry, no dishwasher.
- If you have a flat-top stove, try not to drag the pans around on the surface, as you might scratch the surface.
- The pans will hold their heat long after you turn off the heat, so if you're cooking something delicate like eggs, take them out of the pan immediately or they will continue to cook.