dealslodge logic 5-piece cast iron set for $57.50

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how easy do you think it would be for me to carve a Woot! exclamation mark on the bottom of this?

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@w00tgurl: I know, right? I was sick when they sold the woot! pans and I missed out.

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So, what's the difference between "shipping" and "freight?" And don't say "ten dollars!" :o)

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@scottbails: I would guess that since cast iron is heavy they couldn't send this out with the normal free shipping, so they add a freight charge to offset that.

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@scottbails: Freight is a different type of shipping. They don't box up really heavy items and put them with lighter items or the little shipping trucks would break. So they put "freight" items in heavy haulers. If you've ever order heavy car parts you've probably gotten your delivery via freight.

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Just a mild deal, you can get all these individually at WalMart for $72.40. With the $10 freight charge and tax if there's a Gander Mountain in your area.

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I love my Lodge skillets. I have a 10", 12" and a 10" Grill Pan. They are fantastic. I use them daily in the kitchen AND take them with me when I go camping. I haven't had any problem with them scratching my glass top stove. I'd highly recommend this set if you don't have any cast iron. Lodge is great because their stuff comes preseasoned. To clean them, I just use hot water and scrub them with a wad of tin foil. No soap. Dry them off, spray with a little cooking oil and wipe it down with a paper towel. They're really not that much work, and the flavor is phenomenal! The dutch oven is the best thing ever for making soups, stews and casseroles.

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@intensesupernova: I agree, these are fairly easy to clean once you get used to it. But, you have to be sure to clean it soon after using it. Some people, like me, even clean it while it's still hot (no, this isn't just me being an idiot, people actually recommend this).

As for this deal, I think it would be worth it to start with a 10 inch skillet on Amazon, see what you think, and go from there. They are fairly cheap and last forever. If you ever mess up the seasoning, don't worry, you can revive the pan by seasoning it again. Essentially making these pans invincible as far as I know.

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@w00tgurl: Uhm, carve?

What a brute you must be!

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We have a Lodge cast iron skillet that we use to cook steak on our electric range that we really like. We haven't used it for anything else, but it's worked out well and, for being a store bought, brand new skillet, has become "well seasoned" quickly.

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@secretwanderer: Invincible is an understatement. These will last generations.

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@first2summit: Just don't drop them. I've seen one split in half when dropped from about 6 feet.

This is a decent set IF you want all the pieces. I'd personally skip the dutch oven and get a Tramontina 6.5 qt enameled one from Walmart for $40 (or a Le Creuset if your rich uncle just left you a fortune) and get a good 10 or 12 inch Lodge (or a Wagner or Griswold if you're feeling anqtiquey.)