The Best Time to Buy Cast Iron Is in the Summer

published Jun 15, 2018
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No-cook recipes might be the darlings of summer cooking, but we’re also big on cast iron during the warmer months. We love using our cast iron on the grill (like in these delicious recipes) or making simple summer cobblers on the stove (like this tomato one). So, if you’re thinking about adding (or starting) your collection of cast iron cookware, now is definitely the time.

Right now Sur La Table is running a cast iron sale that also includes enameled cast iron from Le Creuset. The sale says it is “up to 65% off,” although only one thing is that highly discounted: the Staub Pure Grill is currently $80, down from $229.

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Buy It!

Another one of our favorite Staub buys is also marked down: the Heritage All Day Pan, which is deep enough to make roast chickens and even stews, but shallow enough for stir-fries and baking. And if you’re looking for a classic cast iron skillet, you need to check out these ones from Lodge, which are 20 percent off right now.

3 Reasons We Love Cast Iron in the Summer

  1. Grill indoors: Cast iron grill pans get really hot, allowing you to imitate the sear of an actual grill without going outside or firing up a grill for a simple weeknight meal. A lot of great summer grilling, like corn, doesn’t even really require a recipe. Check out our tips for grilling corn.
  2. Cobblers, cobblers, cobblers: Cast iron, whether enamel or classic, is perfect for cooking up the most summery of desserts. The heat-trapping dish helps make the filling thick and bubbly and the top crispy. See our master recipe for whatever kind of fruit cobbler you can dream up.
  3. Take it outside: A classic cast iron skillet is also a great grilling accessory. It’s a great way to cook up side dishes (and even baked goods) while grilling the main course all in one place. See all our tips for grilling with your cast iron.

Sur La Table Cast Iron Sale Details
Sur La Table is currently offering up to 65% off select cast iron and enameled cast iron through Monday, June 18. All purchases over $59 also ship free. The best deals are on luxe Staub products, but more budget-friendly Lodge items are also on sale (averaging beteween 20 to 30% off).

Shop the full sale here.