Cast iron is much beloved by serious chefs for its even heating and non-stick surface. And cast iron lasts nearly forever if you take care of it. Seasoning cast iron cookware is necessary to maintain its ongoing non-stick surface and to prevent the pot or pan from rusting. If seasoned correctly, your cast iron cookware can last a lifetime.
The following is use and care by Lodge for Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron and other similar cast iron. By following these instructions, your cookware can last you more than a lifetime.