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Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to answer your questions about shipping, order status, and more.

Shipping & Order Status FAQs

We're so excited for you to start cooking with your new Lodge products. Let us answer some of the most common order-related questions while you wait for your order to arrive. 

Yes! The Lodge website is open 24/7. Shop anytime for all your cookware needs.

We apologize for any delays you're experiencing with your order. Due to an increased order volume and shipping delays due to new safety measures in place around our campus, it's taking longer than usual for Lodge website orders to ship. 

Keep an eye on your email for order updates! We'll email you once your order ships with a link to tracking information.

You can check the status of your orders by logging into your account and clicking on "Orders". This is the easiest and fastest way to get information about your Lodge online order.

If you checked out as a guest, you can go to the account login page and enter the order number (found in your email), the email you used to complete the order, and the billing zip code to check the status of your order.

You can also click on the "Chat with an Expert" link on the bottom right-hand corner of the page to chat with our PANdroid. It can update you on the status of your order.

Once your order has shipped, we'll send you an email with a link to track the order on the carrier's website. By clicking on the link, you'll be able to check the status of your order once it is in transit.

For starters, click on the "Chat with an Expert" link on the bottom right-hand corner of the page to chat with our PANdroid. It will direct you toward your answer.

Questions about Lodge cookware

Have questions? We have answers so you can get back to baking that chocolate chunk cookie. Check out these answers to our most commonly asked questions.

Seasoning is just oil baked onto the pan. This layer of carbonized oil gives cast iron cookware a natural, easy-release finish. 

We use 100% vegetable oil to season our cast iron cookware right in the foundry so each item ships to you ready to use, right out of the box.

Learn more about seasoning

Simply clean and oil your cookware after every use. Rubbing oil into your pan after each use ensures the seasoning remains intact for quality cooking.

Download our Seasoning Guide

On some new pieces of Lodge cookware, you might notice a spot or mark that looks unfinished or rusty.  Don’t worry! This isn’t rust and it’s perfectly safe—it’s simply oil that has not fully carbonized. With regular care and use, this spot will disappear.

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Yes! This is a big part of why we love cast iron. It's safe to use in your kitchen, on the grill, and even over a campfire. Learn more about using cast iron over any heat source, here

Contrary to popular belief, you can use a small amount of soap to clean cast iron cookware! Large amounts of soap can strip the seasoning off your pan, but you can easily re-season your pan as needed.

Learn how to clean cast iron cookware

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron is cast iron with a smooth, porcelain surface bonded to the iron. Enamel is resistant against acidic and alkaline foods and can be used to marinate, cook, and refrigerate.

Learn about enameled cast iron

Seasoned Carbon Steel cookware is the modern, lightweight cousin to our classic Seasoned Cast Iron. Featuring long, riveted handles, carbon steel pans are ideal for cooking over a grill or open flame. But that's not all! Just like cast iron, carbon steel cookware can also be used on any kitchen cooktop and in the oven. Our Seasoned Carbon Steel pots and pans are made in America and seasoned in our Tennessee foundries.

Learn more about carbon steel

While cast iron cookware is cast in sand molds, carbon steel products are formed by spinning and stamping carbon steel, allowing them to be lighter and thinner than cast iron.

How carbon steel and cast iron compare

It's easy to restore rusty cast iron cookware. Simply scour the surface with warm, soapy water and a metal scouring pad. Apply a very thin, even layer of cooking oil to the cookware. Place the cookware in the oven upside down on the top rack, place aluminum foil on the bottom to catch excess oil, and bake at 450-500 degrees F for one hour.

More cast iron troubleshooting

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