The Lodge Round 10-1/4-Inch Grill Pan is a wonderful addition to any kitchen or campsite. The deep ridges on the bottom of this heavy cast-iron skillet make it perfect for grilling steaks, chicken, hamburgers or even shrimp. The ridges help to sear the food while keeping it above the pan grease for lower fat cooking. Cast-iron creates superior heat retention, browning your meat evening while leaving them moist and delicious. This grill pan features a heavy-duty handle with a notch that allows for hanging, and two side lips for pouring off grease or liquids. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this Skillet evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Skillet looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.