Big Green Egg, the market-leader in kamado grills, have just launched a new range of Cast Iron Cookware. Here is what you need to know.

Why Cast Iron?

Not only does cast iron retain heat extremely well, it distributes that heat evenly and slowly. This makes a cast iron dish ideal for slow cooking, braising, roasting, simmering and baking. The very same heat retention feature means complete “EGG-to-Table” convenience as your meal is guaranteed to stay hot. Our Cast Iron cookware range includes two enameled Dutch ovens which are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

If seasoned correctly, cast iron is naturally non-stick, requiring far less oil and is a far healthier  way of cooking altogether.

Unlike cookware made of many other types of material, cast iron pots and pans actually improve with age and use. So, go ahead, give our range a try!

How to take care of your new investment? 

While the enameled Dutch ovens are dishwasher safe, never place raw cast iron in a dishwasher.

The cast iron Dutch Oven has been pre-seasoned before shipment from our factory. Clean with soapy water before first use and thereafter we recommend a hand wash with water and brush (no soap or detergent). Dry immediately after use and coat lightly with cooking oil after each use.

Store in a dry cool place after use.

A word of advice: Never “shock” a hot cast iron pan with cold water as it can crack. Instead, allow it to come to room temperature before cleaning and never use metallic scrubbers.

Only use wooden, silicone or nylon cooking utensils when cooking in the enameled cast iron range.

What user tips do you have for me? 

Preheat the Dutch Oven over a medium heat for increased non-stick performance. In fact, we recommend always pre-heating cast iron cookware before adding oil or food.

Add a small amount of cooking oil to the Dutch Oven before each use as well as after to season the metal.

What items are available in the new Big Green Egg cast iron cookware range?

Enameled Cast Iron Oval Dutch Oven 5.5l

Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven 4l

Cast Iron Dutch Oven 

Cast Iron Sauce Pot with basting brush

Cast Iron Cooking Grids for each size

Half Moon Cast Iron Dual Side Griddle

Cast Iron Plancha Griddle

Cast Iron Skillet

Recipes to get you started

Reverse sear prime rib steak with braai broodjie

Pork belly stuffed with apple, duxelle and prosciutto

Oxtail and potato potjie with stokbrood and smoked butter

Reuben Riffel’s Ultimate Steak 

Where to shop? 

Big Green Egg’s new range of cast iron cookware is now available at dealers nationwide or online. While your local dealer may not carry the entire range, pop in and ask them to order for you.

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