No kitchen is complete without at least one cast-iron skillet. It’s one of the most utilitarian cooking surfaces, and if you treat yours right, you’ll never need anything else. It’s also notoriously heavy, hard to keep in good shape, and incredibly easy to destroy if improperly seasoned.
But to make them easier to use, a few new companies have taken on revolutionizing the cooking medium. Better surfaces, improvements in heat retention, and more modern designs are just some of the reasons to upgrade from something your grandmother would have used to one of the awesome cast-iron skillets below.