Durable, smooth, and light - the Lancaster No. 8 Cast Iron skillet is bringing tradition back to your kitchen through iconic design and American-made quality. We are proud to offer a Made in the USA cast iron pan, created by partnering exclusively with locally-owned and operated businesses. The process is local end to end. The Lancaster No. 8 cast iron skillet is cast, machined, seasoned and packaged in and around Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The Lancaster No. 8 features a smooth, pre-seasoned cooking surface, a traditional stout handle, large pour spouts and a lightweight yet strong construction that feels natural in any chef’s hands. This is a combination of features that can’t be found on other modern cast iron pans. With the No. 8 Lancaster pan in your home, you will be taking part in a generational American tradition.
Why the number "8"? - This cookware uses traditional American cast iron sizing metrics dating back to the 1800's. The numbers correlate to the size of eyes on antique wood stoves as cast iron cookware and wood stoves often went hand in hand. The number 8 is traditionally a top diameter 10.5" skillet.
The Lancaster No. 8 skillet is my third purchase of several brands of today's smooth cast iron skillets. I like them all, but the Lancaster stands out for being under 4 pounds, and having an excellent quality and design of the casting. The $175 retail price is within the range of similar gourmet cast iron, and I will be cooking with it every day. An excellent artisan kitchen pan.