Just like our cookware,
we only get better with age.
In celebration of 125 years in business, we're making Lodge family-favorite recipes, catching up with our collector friends, and exploring beloved vintage pieces of iron.
It all started with a journey.
In 1896, Joseph Lodge founded the company that is now Lodge Cast Iron in the small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Originally from Pennsylvania, Joseph left home at age 15 and spent his formative years on the road, traveling across the country on foot and working in machine shops.
Explore the Lodge story.
Here are a few of our favorite articles about the Lodge journey, 125 years in the making. Read about how some of the most iconic Lodge elements came to be, like our skillet and egg logo and our signature teardrop handle.
- The History of Lodge's Skillet & Egg Logo
- Our Signature Teardrop Handle
- How Lodge Began Seasoning Cast Iron
The History of Lodge's Skillet & Egg Logo
In 1973 Lodge created its first official logo. At the time no one imagined the simple black skillet frying a single egg would become an iconic symbol of American-made cast iron cookware.
Our Signature Teardrop Handle
The Lodge product catalog has changed numerous times in our 125 years of business, but there’s one design element that appears in every single one of them: the teardrop shape of our cast iron skillet handle.
How Lodge Began Seasoning Cast Iron
When Lodge first started making cast iron 125 years ago, it wasn’t sold seasoned and ready to use like it is today. In 2002, Lodge developed a process for seasoning cast iron cookware in the foundry, a method that would change the way the world sees cast iron forever.
We visited the biggest cast iron collection on the planet
Marg and Larry O’Neil couldn’t have predicted just how far their love of cast iron would take them. The high school sweethearts have been married for 62 years and are former grocery store owners and real estate pros. In retirement, they decided to start collecting cast iron for fun — but things quickly got serious.
We are seasoned craftsmen.
From signature collections like Blacklock, to bringing fan favorites back to life from our vault, Lodge takes pride in creating cast iron that you will cherish for the next 125 years.
- Meet Blacklock, Lodge's Premium Line
- The Fluted Cake Pan, Lodge Legacy Series #1
- The Fish Pan, Lodge Legacy Series #2
- The Bacon & Egg Griddle, Lodge Legacy Series #3
The Fluted Cake Pan, Lodge Legacy Series #1
The original cast iron Fluted Cake Pan was in the Lodge catalog for over 40 years. It was discontinued in 2001, and since then has gained attention among cast iron users and collectors as a beloved heirloom piece. Read how the Fluted Cake Pan made its way to be named the first piece in the Lodge Legacy Series.
The Fish Pan, Lodge Legacy Series #2
The Legacy Series continued with the release of its second piece: the Fish Pan. Discover why this pan is a must-have for your kitchen—especially if you often cook for a crowd.
The Bacon & Egg Griddle, Lodge Legacy Series #3
We've collected family recipes full of comfort.
It is no secret that at Lodge, we love to eat. From our family to yours, here are some of our favorite recipes that we have collected over the years.
This recipe uses staple ingredients found in most pantries. The cornmeal is what distinguishes this pie from other custard pies.
Tennessee Valley Jambalaya
Each bite is a fun fusion of Louisiana style and southern hospitality. Spice it up with hot italian sausage or tone it down with one that's sweet.
Skillet Baked Spaghetti
This baked spaghetti recipe comes from Lodge family member Kris Stubblefield, in honor of his great-grandmother.
Glazed Ham Balls
Generously coated in a sweet glaze, these savory bites make the perfect appetizer or hors d'oeuvre for your next gathering.