America's oldest family-owned cookware foundry, Lodge, has been forging cast-iron pots and pans since 1896. In 2011, Lodge added seasoned carbon steel. Seasoned Carbon steel pans provide the culinary precision required to meet the challenges of the busiest professional and home kitchens-and are rugged enough to use over a campfire. These high-performance pans give you all the benefits of the traditional cast-iron skillet-without the weight. More responsive to cooking temperature changes than cast iron, carbon-steel construction ensures fast heating. Heavy-gauge carbon steel heats up rapidly and responds quickly to changes in cooking temperature. Pre-seasoned pans have a naturally stick-resistant cooking surface perfect for sauteing, browning, frying and searing. Long handles keep your hands away from the heat. Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. Made in the USA.