What makes this the essential pan set? For 125 years, cast iron has been a staple in kitchens around the world, and the Lodge Essential Seasoned Cast Iron Pan Set includes every piece you need to get started with cast iron cooking. Crafted in America with iron and oil, the naturally seasoned cooking surfaces are ready to help you turn meals into delicious, shareable moments. Get edge-to-edge, even cooking every time you use your skillet, it retains heat for that perfect sear. Lodge skillets are made for decades of cooking and come seasoned for an easy-release finish that improves with use.