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Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle Review

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Founded in 1896, the Lodge cast iron foundry has been creating exceptional cookware for well over a century. Besides their basic 10” and 12” skillets, this 10.5” round griddle is a pan they’ve offered for several decades. Basically, it gives you all the benefits of a skillet, but with much lower sides to make it easier for flipping foods or cooking flatter foods like crepes, omelets, and eggs.

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5 Inch (Pack of 1)
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You can almost smell Sunday breakfast cooking on this handsome Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle. It was designed for making your foods smell and taste delicious; is built to last, and has the time-tested brand name of Lodge behind it. Add this griddle pan to your collection, and make it a part of your family’s cooking tradition for more than one generation to come.

Who Is This For?

Cooking with cast iron is a satisfying experience for any home cook who uses this time-tested and still popular cookware. A griddle pan is best for those who need a large, flat surface area for cooking that isn’t as large as a pizza pan, but isn’t as small as a one-egg skillet.

This griddle has such a nice surface for cooking, so it’s excellent for families who like to cook up big batches of pancakes, eggs, tortillas, or toasted sandwiches. This wouldn’t be a good cast iron pan for those in small spaces, when a regular skillet would be able to do the job just fine.

Cast iron can be used on all types of induction hobs as well as on electric and gas cooktops.


  • Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase
  • Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires
  • Oven safe


  • Short sides


You get a generous amount of cooking area with this Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle. It’s enough to cook up pancakes, eggs, bake small pizzas, toast sandwiches, and warm up tortillas. This pan is made of solid cast iron, including the handle, which is its stand-out feature. A flat griddle surface evenly distributes heat throughout the entire pan and up the very short side walls. It’s 0.5” deep, so perfect for foods that need to be flipped. Since the handle is also cast iron, it gets very hot so you'll need to use an oven mitt or handle holder.

Cast iron is magnetic and is great for induction cooking. You can use it on top of either an electric or gas stove, in the oven, or at the campfire, too. While this pan is heavy, at 4.5 pounds, it’s lighter than a traditional skillet of the same size since the sides are shorter.

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron, 10.5 Inch (Pack of 1), Black

How to Get The Most Out Of It

Cast iron will last for more than one generation if it’s kept in excellent condition and used with care. Although this Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle comes pre-seasoned, to ensure its best use and help it become more non-stick, you are advised to season it before cooking for the first time. We have a detailed article on how to use and care for cast iron cookware if you are interested.

Final Thoughts

The more you use your Lodge Cast Iron Griddle the more it will give back to you. Your foods will taste better, and your cooking repertoire will expand. These durable and long-lasting cast iron pans easily fry eggs, make crepes or omelets, or gently brown tortillas for Taco Tuesday. You’ll love using them in brand new ways, too!

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Need higher sides for deeper frying and more versatility? The basic but essential, Lodge Seasoned 10.25 inch Cast Iron Skillet Frying Pan with Silicone Handle Holder is a must have for your kitchen. It gives you the same century-long high quality as the griddle pan, but with higher sides to prevent splatters and keep foods from spilling over.

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