Can I purchase cast iron cookware at Anaconda?
Yes you can! Anaconda offers a range of cast iron cookware including frying pans, Dutch ovens, BBQ plates, waffle irons and more, many with their own carry or storage bags to make sure everything is in the right place. Even though cast iron is not the lightest cookware around, there are many advantages to cooking with cast iron cookware when you are using a campfire, BBQ or another open heat source, so it makes sense to have some cast iron cooking equipment in your camping gear.
What are the benefits of cooking with cast iron?
There are many reasons why people love to cook with cast iron; here are just a few:
- Cast iron cookware is sturdy and made to last
- It can take any amount of heat, even from a direct fire
- Cast iron, once seasoned, is non-stick and easy to clean
- It can be used as a grill too
- It is economical and versatile
How do I season my cast iron cookware?
Seasoning cast iron is not difficult but can be a little time consuming. The good thing is, if done properly it will last for ages. Seasoning is done by heating oil in the pan to a certain temperature (check online for the best oil to use and the temperature it can be heated to), then letting it cool down, wiping the pan clean with kitchen paper, and then repeating the process a number of times. This will build up an excellent non-stick surface, and will save on cleaning the pan in future too. If this sounds like too much work, check out the already seasoned cast iron items that are for sale as part of the Anaconda cast iron range.
Where else can I use my cast iron cookware?
You can use cast iron on most types of stove or cooker, and you'll find many great recipes for slow cooked stews, fried chicken and more delicious dishes prepared in cast iron pans, so you can use your cast iron cookware throughout the year at home and away. Cast iron can also be used at BBQs and other parties, and is a great standby for when you have many hungry mouths to feed.
What else should I know about cast iron cookware?
If you are using your cast iron cookware over a campfire, it will become extremely hot, so take a look at our specially designed lid lifters, which are ideal for checking and stirring the pot during cooking without the risk of burning your fingers!
At Anaconda, you'll also find a great cast iron tripod for sale, ideal for hanging pots or kettles from over your campfire. Check out this great gadget and the other useful cast iron cookware and storage items in the cast iron range at Anaconda today.