For more than 100 years, Lodge has been perfecting the process of making cast iron cookware. They formulate just the right metal chemistry, created exacting mold tolerances for their castings, and developed the perfect wall construction for the best even heating found in cookware. No other cast iron cookware is made to Lodge’s strict standards. This Ribbed Panini Press is seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. Seasoning is done at the foundry and offers a superior look and performance to home seasoning. And since the seasoning is already done for you, it saves you the time and effort previously needed to season raw cast iron. The Panini Press is a ribbed cast iron plate that works in conjunction with a skillet grill to produce top and bottom searing simultaneously. You can also create mouth-watering steaks and seafood, plus the Panini Press can be used to expel excess fat for a delicious low fat dish! Use on griddles, in skillets or even on the outdoor grill. 8.25″ Square. Made in the USA.