Lodge Cast Iron is cooking up a new collection. The cast iron manufacturer, which is known for its U.S. manufacturing, is giving retailers a look its new Chef Collection at the International Home + Housewares Show, which will be held from March 2 to March 5 in Chicago.
According to the company, the Chef Collection is a line of cast iron cookware that is inspired by professional chefs. Produced in Lodge’s Tennessee foundry, Chef Collection is designed to last a lifetime and elevate consumers’ cooking experience, the company noted.
Chef Collection items are foundry seasoned for an easy-release cooking surface, the company said. The pieces feature ergonomic handles for control and easy lifting. Additionally, the collection has spatula friendly-sloped sidewalls. For cooking on stoves and outdoor grills, the company noted that the griddle and grill pan were designed to fit those cooking surfaces.
The Chef Collection is made of open-stock items, including a 10-inch chef style skillet; a 12-inch chef style skillet; an 11-inch square grill pan; an 11-inch square griddle; a 3-quart everyday pan with a glass lid; and a 3.75-quart stir fry skillet. The cookware line ranges in suggested retail price from $26.95 to $69.95.
The 123-year-old company produces more than 90 different cast iron cookware items in its two South Pittsburg, TN, foundries. Lodge said it employs more than 400 American workers locally and at its four factory store locations.