Cast Iron Grills
The first thing that you need to know about cast iron grills is that they are not made from ordinary metal like aluminum or copper. They are actually made from a type of hard steel called chromium carbide (CrC). CrC is one of the hardest substances known to man. Chromium carbide is so strong it can even cut through concrete with ease! You will see why cast iron cookware is so durable later on in this article.
Another advantage of cast iron is that it doesn’t rust at all. A good way to tell if your grill has been used is if there are any black spots left on the surface. If your grill has been exposed to water, salt air and other elements, then rust may have formed on it over time. However, if you clean your grill regularly, then the corrosion problem will go away completely.
There are many types of cast iron cookware available today. Some are designed to be used with gas stoves while others work well on electric ranges. There are also some models that can be used on both stovetops and range tops.
If you want to learn more about which type of grill is right for you, read our guide to choosing the perfect grill here: Choosing the Perfect Gas Grill or Electric Range Grill.
Cast Iron Grills for Camping and Tailgating
As their name suggests, these types of grills are designed for people who like to go camping or out on the road. They are small enough to carry around and store easily in your vehicle. They can also be used in a wide range of places including:
On a sailboat
At the beach
Just about anywhere!
Some of these portable grills are small enough to be used on a kitchen stove. Others can be connected to a propane tank for outdoor use.
This is the kind of cast iron grill that tailgaters use the most. There are many different types of these grills available on the market today. If you want to learn more about them, read our guide to the best portable grills here: The 5 Best Portable Propane Gas Grills.
Cast Iron Skillet
If you don’t want to commit to buying an entire grill, then a cast iron skillet might be a better fit for you. They are much smaller than traditional grills and work well with just about any type of heat source. Some popular uses for cast iron skillets include:
Making corn bread
Just about anything!
Cast iron skillets are so versatile that you can use them just about anywhere. They can even go from the stovetop to the oven with no problems at all. Cast iron cookware in general is easy to care for and will last a lifetime with the right maintenance (which we will cover later).
NOTE: The size of the cast iron skillet that you buy may limit the types of meals that you can make. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the skillet, the more versatile it will be. However, smaller skillets are easier to handle and less costly. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
Cast Iron Stoves
These types of grills are not as common as other types but they do exist! If you can find one at a yard sale or thrift store, then go for it! They make great outdoor cooking appliances and they are very durable too.
Sources & references used in this article:
Hamburger press by LS Polster – US Patent 4,635,538, 1987 – Google Patents
Fuzzy diamond grill frying pan by DN Kenton – US Patent App. 13/367,324, 2013 – Google Patents
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Cast Iron Cooking for Dummies by TL Barr – 2011 – books.google.com