Mother’s Day Guide: Cast Iron Gifts for Every Mom
This Mother’s Day, give your mom a meaningful gift that she’ll use for years to come. Use this guide to find the right piece of cookware for those who love to impress their friends and family with delicious meals, sweet treats, unforgettable dinner parties, and everything in between.
For the Class Act
Some moms seem to effortlessly pull off any kitchen task—sound familiar? Enameled cast iron is versatile enough to simmer soups, slow cook meats, and bake bread, making it a useful partner for the mom who can do anything. These pieces also come in several beautiful colors to complement her kitchen décor. Similarly, the Blacklock Deep Skillet adapts to any culinary adventure from buttermilk beignets to tom kha gai soup. With a generous cooking surface and triple seasoned, lightweight design, the deep skillet will quickly become her go-to piece.
For the From-Scratch Baker
Does your mom host cookie bakes? Did she start baking bread in quarantine? These gifts will help her step up her baking game. The Baker’s Delight Set includes a casserole pan, baking pan, pie pan, and baker’s skillet, making it the obvious choice for the mom who can truly bake anything. And if she’s still perfecting her sourdough, treat her to a cast iron dutch oven. They are perfect for bread, like this no-knead recipe or this honey oat loaf recipe, but also handy for soups and chilis.
For the Fearless Go-Getter
Is your mom always looking ahead to her next big project or adventure? Celebrate her determination with a piece from the Wanderlust Series or the Rosie the Riveter Skillet. Both functional and collectible, these pieces are cast with unique designs that inspire a get-up-and-go attitude. Plus, all of the pieces in the Wanderlust Series are ready for on-the-go cooking, making them a fitting gift for moms who love road trips, camping, and cooking under the stars.
For the Host with the Most
If your mom is known for hosting a crowded table, equip her with pieces that she can use at her next dinner party. The Blacklock Braiser has a generous cooking capacity for impressive dishes like lamb shanks or a standing rib roast. The supportive handles also make it easy to bring the braiser from kitchen to table for serving. When hosting, cast iron’s heat retention takes off pressure by keeping food warm as you make finishing touches and plate the food. That’s one reason why we love the mini wok for entertaining. They’re the ideal size for individual servings of ramen or fried rice, but also great for small desserts, like s’mores dip or individual cobblers.
For the No-Recipe Foodie
The 12 Inch Carbon Steel Skillet or Chef Collection Gourmet Set are thoughtful ideas for the mom who takes inspiration from her favorite restaurants and loves to experiment with new ingredients. Both options provide features that will make her feel like a professional in the kitchen. Carbon steel is lighter and thinner than cast iron, which helps it to heat up and cool down fast. This is helpful for flash frying or sautéing. Each piece in the Gourmet Set is crafted with chef-inspired features, including sloped sidewalls and supportive handles, for an elevated cooking experience. The set comes with a griddle, grill pan, and skillet, providing her with all the pieces she needs to master different techniques and create new dishes.
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