What Size Cast Iron Skillet Should I Buy?

What Size Cast Iron Skillet Should I Buy?

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Faith Durand
Jan 3, 2012
Q: I've only been living on my own for a few months, but the kitchen is quickly becoming my favorite place to be. As I slowly add to my ever-growing array of cooking equipment, it's becoming evident that one of my next purchases should be a cast iron skillet — but what size is a good bet for a first timer? I live on my own, so I'm generally cooking just for me. I think I'll be using it for oven-cooked steaks, bacon and eggs, and I'd love to try to bake in it. What do you think? Sent by Abigail Editor: Abigail, personally I would go for a 9 or 10 inch skillet — not too big, not too small. Readers, what would you suggest? Also, take a peek at a few good tips for cleaning, seasoning, and cooking in a cast iron skillet: • How To Clean a Cast Iron SkilletHow To Season a Cast Iron SkilletTip: Reheat Meat in a Cast Iron SkilletHuge Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked in a Cast-Iron Skillet
Related: Brunch Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs (Image: Faith Durand)
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