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32 Kitchen Items That Prove Cast Iron Is Serious Business

Rule your stove with an iron fist.

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Once upon a time, cast iron was used in cauldrons.

Today, it’s evolved into a versatile kitchen staple that takes on many forms, far beyond the traditional function of simply being a pan.

To show our appreciation for the versatile kitchen staple, we've rounded up some of the greatest iterations of cast-iron everything, from pans to dutch ovens (giggle) and everything in between. Lucky you!

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3. Cast-Iron Tool Bottle Openers

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Apparently just being handy and opening bottles of suds aren’t tough enough on their own. Together, these imply that you are the alpha-male (or female!) of your own apartment.

Get it here for $19.

4. Lodge Cast-Iron Aebleskiver Pan

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Of course I knew that you needed a new iron Aebleskiver pan! Just like Santa, we know everything. (Including what happened to the old Aebleskiver pan... don’t worry, it’ll be our secret.)

Get it here for $28.98.

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5. Martha Stewart Collection 2-Quart Pumpkin Casserole Dish

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For the friend who pretends she’s seriously going to start cooking at home this year but is up to her ears in GrubHub (you know exactly who we're talking about).

Get it here for $49.99.

6. Iron-Infused Cooking Fish

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If something smells fishy around here, it’s this little guy, who’s working double time to infuse your food with up to three times as many milligrams of iron you need on a daily basis. See you never again, lentil beans!

Get it at here for $25.

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10. Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Heart-Shaped Casserole

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We’ve all seen the rom-com when he professes his love by leaving a heart-shaped casserole dish to let them know that yes, he does feel it too, after all.

Get it here for $49.99.

12. Camp Chef 22-Inch Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

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At some point, someone has to lift the lid off that dutch oven. It’s going to be overwhelmingly humid at first, but you need to rip the band-aid off. This can help.

Get it here for $14.99.

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14. Tramontina Limited Editions Series 3.5-Quart Oval Braiser

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We actually just want to get our hands on those stunning oven mitts that come along for the ride, obviously, but we ~guess~ we’ll take the braiser, too.

Get it here for $129.95.

15. Basic Essentials Rectangular Double Reversible Grill/Griddle

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If you fancy yourself a heavy lifter, this gets the job done at a steal. There is a much lighter option, fortunately—it’s called a take-out menu, an artifact still seen on some doormats.

Get it here for $23.49.

16. Mexican Origins 2-Piece Pre-Season Cook 'N Serve Fajita Trivet Set

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Because shifting this food from pan to plate is just too much effort right now. Do you have any idea what my day was like??

Get it here for $26.50.

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17. Dutch Oven Magnets

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These have been hailed by users as super tiny, so they won't "take over" your fridge. (We had to throw out the last fridge because our other magnets started a resistance group and things got out of hand.)

Get it here for $16.

20. Camp Chef Round Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Cooking Iron

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The folks behind this pot have been passing a noble legacy of cast-ironing for generations. Here's hoping that this becomes your next family heirloom!

Get it here for $19.99.

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25. Basic Essentials Cast-Iron Sizzle Set with Wooden Trivet

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You could make anything in this and the rustic wooden tray will keep your table cool to the touch. Is that a challenge? Maybe. You decide.

Get it here for $19.99.

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