i love cast iron cooking and have found uses for everything in this set. be sure to season them your self. just but some crisco in them and bake 300-350 for and hour, do this a couple of times and you are good to go. I bake all my cobblers and deep dish pizzas in them and the flavors are great.
These pans are pretty nonstick right out of the box, and have gotten better with regular use and proper care. Eggs are amazing in them! It is also nice to be able to take things from the stove top and put them in the oven (Ahem, cornbread). However, I would recommend not cooking anything with a very high potential to stick until you have used the pans several times. My wife sauteed eggplant in the Dutch oven the first time she used it and it was pretty hard to wash out, but it was cooked for a long time and she used lemon juice in it (not a good idea for the first use). I reseasoned it and it was fine, though.
This cast iron set is just what I needed. Very durable and easy to clean. I use this cookware quite often and I am always impressed with how well this product cooks. From the stovetop to the oven it heats evenly and is well worth the purchase price.
This Lodge cast iron cookware set is everything we expected and then some from this set of cast iron cookware. Overstock offered an incredible deal on this wonderful starter set. We use it daily. Living on a small farm we cook our meals at home. Since using this set all of our meats are cooked the way meat is suppose to be cooked. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, beef, chicken all turn out perfectly. I loved that this also included a lid for the 5 qt stock pot which can be used on the frying pan. Plus unlike Chinese made cast iron the bottoms of these pans are very smooth and they are well seasoned form the manufacturer keeping the food from sticking. We will purchase the Lodge loaf pans next and are hoping Lodge makes cookie sheets but need to check on that one. This was a great purchase and highly recommend Lodge cast iron cookware from Overstock!