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This is the first time i order from Amazon since it's finally opened to ship to NZ which is great during the time of Covid. Item arrived quite quick with Prime service. A big box with a few brown paper wrapped skillet i would expect a better wrapping! I found a kind of scratch on the edge of the skillet but doesn't seem was damaged by shipping though.... Later on i went to a shop saw the same type skillet has the similar scratch ! Well, it might just be the natural finishing... i hope. So far i found its ok to use , actually was very good in many kind of cooking except for eggs.. I don't have much problem in cleaning it either. Overall a ok experience. But i would expect a better wrapping next time from Amazon..
This is my second Lodge skillet, my other being a large 12" model. This one is perfect for omelettes, fried eggs, pancakes, and many other dishes. The seasoning was surprisingly good out of the box and has only improved over the weeks I've been cooking with it. I use my skillets typically twice to three times a day, so they get a lot of usage, both on the stove, and in the oven. These pans handle anything you can throw at them, with a developed seasoning are virtually non-stick, and they are built like a tank. Whilst I've only got the two skillets so far, I know I'm going to continue replacing my other cookware when the time comes for cast iron.
A nice contrast to the larger size is that this skillet is quite light and easy to move around. But this also means that the pan can heat up very quickly, so you do have to be a bit more mindful of what you are doing. Apart from that though, a good wipe out with a clean cloth after cooking, some lard or tallow to lightly coat and protect it, and it's shiny, smooth and ready to go for the next meal.
The pan is excellent after seasoning. The four stars are because the price dropped down $10 after I purchased. I already seasoned and used. So I don’t want to return it. I’ll keep using it. Good quality fan! The size of 9 inches isn’t too heavy for one hand to carry.