Do you own a cast iron pot? I must admit, I’ve always thought that cast iron pots were well…ugly. Admittedly, I never owned one of my own. The skillets I saw on TV from watching one too many cooking shows growing up did not make me “jump for joy”. You see, I come from a non stick pan generation however, I’ve always known that my kitchen was missing the benefits of cast iron cookware.
Once I received my complimentary Pro Cast Iron 4 quart pot from KitchenAid®, I couldn’t wait to try it out. What struck me first was the rich vibrant color of the pot. Then, once I picked it up I was reminded that I have been lacking in the weight training department lately. No different from traditional cast iron cookware, these pots are not light by any means. But what’s different (besides the vibrant color), is that the lid of the KitchenAid® Pro Cast Iron pot doubles as a skillet.
The first thing I tried in the skillet was a quick boneless skinless chicken breast. The browning on the chicken was impressive especially for skinless chicken. Sorry no pictures of the chicken. I needed to get dinner on the table quickly and there was no time for pictures especially since, I had a one year old vehemently attached to my right leg. The next time I used the cast iron pan was for grilled cheese sandwiches.
OK, so I stacked the stock pot on top of the skillet grill/lid to get the perfect grill marks. I can be a freak about grilled cheese. The pictures don’t lie.
As I typically do, the day after Thanksgiving, I got up and made our traditional ham and onion breakfast using leftover ham and again, I was impressed.
And let me tell you, that ham and biscuit breakfast was so good. Nice time, I’ll save you a plate. I can’t wait to try a stew in Pro Cast Iron pot next. The cool fall and upcoming winter weather is just calling for delicious soup and stews. Not to mention, the porcelain enamel coating on the pan is oven safe up to 500°F, so you can cook and bake to your heart’s content.
Have you tried cast iron? If you are in the market for a cast iron pan, the KitchenAid Cast Iron Pro is worth a try.
Disclosure: I was provided the KitchenAid® Pro Cast Iron for review purposes, all opinions expressed continue to be my own.