Cast Iron Vs. Stoneware?

Answer Cast iron and stoneware pots, pans and baking dishes are not interchangeable in the kitchen. Both have properties that benefit the cook, but each comes with a specific set of dos and don'ts. A few ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Cast Iron Vs. Stoneware

Should a cast iron pot or dutch oven be seasoned with oil in the same way as a cast iron skillet?

Is iron from cast-iron pans absorbed by the body?

On One Hand: Food Absorbs Iron from Cast-Iron CookwareAccording to Dr. Andrew Weil, cast-iron cookware does leach iron into food, and it is an advantage to people who don't get enough iron in their... Read More »

How big are cast iron skillets?

Cast iron skillets come in a variety of sizes, usually measured by diameter. Twelve inches is popular, but skillets also are commonly available in 8-, 9-, 10- and 15-inch diameters. Skillets are al... Read More »

How to Resurface a Cast-Iron Tub?

Old-fashioned bathtubs are usually cast-iron bodies topped with baked-on porcelain. When that porcelain gets old and worn, you can't realistically bake another coat on, but you can top it with an e... Read More »