Artisan Cast Iron | 12" Lid
The most beautiful cast iron cookware you will ever see... And, it lasts a lifetime!
This 12 in lid fits and completes the 12 in Braising Pan. The self-basting nubs on the underside of the lid deliver moisture back into the dish you are cooking, keeping it nice and juicy. The top handle is a beautifully designed brass abstraction of a cherry branch, adding an ornamental element to this functional cast iron lid.
MADE IN THE USA
How to care for your cast iron...
Gently scrape off any food bits with a spatula, and wipe out any excess oil with a rag or paper towel, then rinse under warm water. Don’t be afraid to scrub if you need to. You can use coarse salt to help as well. If you’ve got a tough mess, it’s ok to use a dab of soap* along with a nylon brush, sponge, or scrubby cloth.
*Some people never use soap on cast iron, and that’s just fine!
After washing, make sure to dry your pan completely. Use a towel - don’t air dry (remember, rust is iron oxide. Wet cast iron plus air equals rust). You can heat your pan on medium-low over the stove to help it along if you like.
Immediately after your pan is dry, and while it’s still warm (not hot), add a few drops of oil and use a paper towel to lightly coat the entire interior. Work it in evenly, wipe off any excess, and let it cool before storing. This thin coat of oil protects your pan from rust and adds to its seasoning.
Don’t use the dishwasher.
The steamy combination of hot water and harsh soap will very effectively and very quickly strip the seasoning off of your cast iron cookware and most likely leave it quite rusty.
Don’t soak in the sink.
An hour is probably fine. Two hours, you might be pushing it. Overnight, you’ll be sad. Soaking cast iron cookware in water for long periods of time (even if it’s well seasoned) will make it rusty.
Dish soap is often advertised as being able to cut through grease and oil. While this is great for your plates, it’s not great for seasoned cast iron cookware. With proper care, you won’t need to use soap often, if at all.