Great Jones Just Launched Its First Cast Iron Skillet — And I Got to Test It Out

published Oct 5, 2021
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There are very few cookware brands that meld form and function as perfectly as Great Jones. I’m Kitchn’s professional gear tester and I’m a huge fan of lots of their pieces: the colorful Holy Sheet, the adorable Little Sheet, the retro-looking Hot Dish, and, of course, the do-it-all Dutchess (one of Kitchn’s favorite Dutch ovens!). Their products are as useful as they are gorgeous, which is saying a lot.

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So, when Great Jones launches a new product I pay close attention. And that’s why I’ve gathered you all here today. See, the folks at Great Jones have just launched not one, but two new pieces of cookware. World, meet the Dutch Baby and King Sear.

What are they, you ask? Well, Dutch Baby is a 3 1/2-quart Dutch oven designed after “years of customer requests,” the company says. It nests inside the 6 3/4-quart Dutchess and, like its larger sibling, is made from enameled cast iron (which results in great browning!) and has wide, looped handles that make it easy to pick up. “Its round shape and smaller size makes this perfect for 1 or 2 person meals and side dishes,” Great Jones says. And it’s available in Blueberry (Great Jones’ signature blue), Broccoli (forest green), Mustard (yellow), and Taffy (pink) — so you can match your Dutch Baby to your Dutchess.

Next up, we have King Sear: Great Jones’ first-ever cast iron skillet, which is “large enough to serve a crowd,” the company says. This 12-inch enameled cast iron beauty is ideal for searing steaks, making frittatas, baking cornbread, shallow-frying chicken cutlets … you get the idea! (To read more about the pros of enameled cast iron versus traditional cast iron, head here.) King Sear has two pour spouts and a generously sized helper handle for moving the skillet around the stovetop or in and out of the oven, and its primary handle has a loop for hanging. The skillet’s available in Blueberry, Broccoli, and Mustard!

I actually got my hands on a King Sear early (a perk of the job!) and have been able to use it a few times. It means business. It’s heavy and, while it takes a bit of time to heat up, it stays hot and really gets a nice sear on whatever you’re cooking. The walls are more shallow and straighter than other enameled cast iron skillets I own, and that has me thinking this pan would be great for pan-roasting salmon, cornbread, and pizza. I love that it matches my other Great Jones pieces and I will absolutely be using this on the stovetop, in the oven, and at the table.

Both Dutch Baby and King Sear are available starting today over on Great Jones! Get yours before they sell out, as great cookware tends to do.

Are you excited for these launches? Tell us in the comments!