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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Why the 9 inch skillet?

Most Lodge skillets are in even numbered sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12. So I wondered, what's with the 9 inch skillet, and the lid to match?

Consumers report that it's just the right size to make 2 eggs, sear a steak, or for single servings.

You can also make any recipe that calls for an 8 inch square baking pan.

I say it's just the right size for pie! Lodge doesn't make a cast iron pie pan, but the 9 inch skillet fits a standard frozen pie crust perfectly.

The Ronco Showtime rotisserie has an overpriced accessory called a "steamer tray", a metal pan that you put on top of the rotisserie to cook your sides. The heat from the rotisserie transfers to the tray.

If you have the 9 inch* cast iron skillet and lid, then you have the "steamer tray"! Yet another creative use for cast iron.

*The 9 inch takes the most amount of space on the rotisserie, without going over.

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