Lodge Cast Iron? Excellent!
For everyday use, we have a Lodge Cast Iron combo cooker (a 3-quart Dutch oven with long handle and a shallow skillet that doubles as the lid for the oven). We use the skillet more often than the Dutch oven part. We also have a small Lodge Cast Iron skillet one just for eggs.
Works great, though it takes a little longer to season and clean up. But it’s nice to know we’re not ingesting teflon bits.
Maybe one day when we have a home of our own, I’ll look into getting some of the machined Griswold antiques that are thinner and lighter.
If you like stuff made in the USA, check out Lodge Cast Iron. They just went to a third shift for the demand, because the cast iron cookware from overseas is of very poor quality. You’ve probably seen their skillets at a Cracker Barrel restaurant store, but the things their factory stores sell are truly amazing. My husband has been ordered to stop bringing me Lodge cast iron kettles, pizza pans, skillets and such: just because one of his clients is near their Georgia factory store is no reason to go crazy, but he loves these people. I agree that we will need larger pans and skillets that last if half his relatives bug out here, but I am running out of room for it all…