America’s oldest family-owned cookware foundry, Lodge, has been forging cast-iron pots and pans since 1896. In 2011, Lodge added seasoned carbon steel. Seasoned Carbon steel pans provide the culinary precision required to meet the challenges of the busiest professional and home kitchens–and are rugged enough to use over a campfire. These high-performance pans give you all the benefits of the traditional cast-iron skillet–without the weight. More responsive to cooking temperature changes than cast iron, carbon-steel construction ensures fast heating.