Four Japanese Tawashi brushes

Tawashi, how well does the Japanese brush clean cast iron?

Cleaning cast iron cookware with a traditional Tawashi scrubbing brush. A Tawashi is a traditional scrubbing brush used in Japan. The brush is made from natural plant fiber it's...
Mushrooms cooking in a Lodge cast iron skillet.

Lodge cast iron skillet | perspective from a cast iron enthusiast.

Find out how a cast-iron owner feels about his Lodge cast iron skillet.  The short answer, "I love my little Lodge cast iron skillet but I wish I went for the bigger 12-inch skillet." Okay, I...
Is cast iron cookware safe to cook with? Boonie Hicks writer holding a cast iron pan.

Is cast iron safe? Here’s what you need to know.

Is your cast iron cookware safe? Or should you consider using alternative cookware such as stainless steel? In this article, you can find out the possible health benefits of cast iron. Also,...
Cast iron vs enameled cast iron (Boonie Hicks member holding a seasoned skillet and an enameled cast iron dish).

Cast iron vs enameled cast iron. Which cookware is right for you?

A good cast iron skillet is an essential piece of cookware for every kitchen. If you’ve decided to purchase cast iron cookware, you have probably realized that you can choose both uncoated or...
Tomatoes cooking in cast iron. What are the benefits of enamel cast iron? Well you can cook acidic foods such as tomatoes.

Learn about the benefits of enameled cast iron cookware.

The compelling benefits of enameled cast iron cookware While traditional cast iron cookware is still the darling of many people’s kitchen. A growing number of home cooks and...
Reasons to cook with cast iron

Why cook with cast iron? Here’s 9 great reasons.

There are a lot of reasons why to cook with cast iron. Learn the ins and outs of cooking with this old-fashioned, durable cookware. The cast-iron skillet...

Here’s why the Staub Cocotte is hot on the heels of Le Creuset

Staub has spent over 35 years perfecting a high end cast iron oven known as the Staub Cocotte. But is it any good? There's a good reason that enameled...
Which is the best enameled cast iron cookware?

Who makes the best enameled cast iron cookware? Let’s find out.

You’ve decided to purchase enameled cast iron – congratulations! If you haven’t used this type of cookware before, you’re about to fall in love with it. Enameled cast iron is a great...
New Red Staub Dutch oven on a wooden table.

Staub cast iron cookware, (FAQ, benefits, recommendations)

Staub cast iron cookware sure looks good but it's designed for everyday use. Staub makes some of the highest quality enameled cast iron cookware on the market. Yes,...
Teapot or kettle or teapot kettle whats the difference?

Japanese cast iron teapot vs kettle. What’s the difference?

If you enjoy a nice cup of tea, then you may have heard that using old-fashioned, cast-iron teapots and kettles is a great way to make that perfect cuppa. In Japan, many...

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