Lodge Blacklock: Lighter Cast Iron Pans You’ll Love

Here at Lehman’s, we love cast iron. From its natural, non-stick seasoned finish to its amazing heat retention…and there is just something so delicious about cooking in cast iron pans. That is why we’re excited to introduce you to the latest addition to cast iron cooking, Lodge Blacklock Cookware.

If you’ve cooked with Lodge before, then you know their cast iron cookware is excellent and versatile too. Lodge’s premium line of cast iron cookware, Blacklock, takes all the good qualities of their classic cast iron and makes it even better.

Lightweight Cast Iron

Lodge Blacklock Dutch Oven
Cook up something delicious with the Lodge Blacklock Dutch Oven. (Available at Lehmans.com and in Lehman’s retail store in Kidron, Ohio)

While fantastically durable, cast iron tends to be heavy. Lodge wanted to solve this issue of lifting and maneuvering heavy cast iron pans in your kitchen, so they poured their proprietary recipe of iron as thin as they could without sacrificing quality or durability. This means a lighter cast iron pan! Blacklock has a weight reduction of up to 25% than traditional cast iron.

The assist handles and dual-handled pans are also elevated with more space for your hand, giving you more control for lifting.

Triple SeasonedLodge Blacklock in Store

Most cast iron has one layer of seasoning. Blacklock has three! Triple seasoning makes these pans less maintenance and easy to clean. They’re also far more resilient and can withstand tricky food. And of course, they’re naturally nonstick.

Redesigned Handles

Lodge Blacklock Skillet
The cool-V cutout handle is just part of the many features that Lodge Blacklock cookware offers.

Cast iron gets hot. It’s part of its charm. And while we appreciate hot meals staying hot while in the pan, handling a hot pan can be a challenge.

Enter the cool-V cutout. Designed in the center of the primary handle, this V shape helps reduce the amount of iron in the handle to allow air to flow and keep it cooler longer.

Note: It’s still made of iron, so prolonged use on a hot surface or in the oven will eventually heat up the handle and make it hot. Always handle with care and protect your hands with protective handle holders and oven mitts.

The History of Lodge Blacklock

Lodge Blacklock Dutch Oven
See the number located on the bottom of the pan? Every Blacklock piece was inspired by a year in Lodge’s history.

Blacklock gets its name from the original Lodge Cast Iron Foundry, founded in 1896 by Joseph Lodge. The original foundry burned in 1910 and was reborn as the Lodge Cast Iron you know today.

The cool thing about the Blacklock cookware is that Lodge blended their history into the design and naming of these pans. Each Blacklock piece is associated with a monumental year in Lodge’s history.

The Blacklock 10.25″ Skillet was inspired by the year 1896 when the Blacklock Foundry was founded, while the Blacklock 5.5 Qt Dutch Oven was inspired by the year 2002 when Lodge first introduced their seasoned cookware.

Look at the bottom of each piece and you’ll find the year they were inspired by stamped on the bottom (like “96” or “02”).

How to Care for Lodge Blacklock Pans

Caring for your Blacklock cookware is simple. Just follow these three easy steps:

  1. Wash by hand. Use a small amount of soap, as needed.
  2. Dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
  3. Oil the surface of the pan with a very light layer of cooking oil while warm.

Happy cooking!

The Lodge Blacklock Cookware is now available at Lehman’s! Shop now.

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