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The best cast iron skillets and pans

Cast iron skillets and pans take cooking to another level. Regular skillets and pans make for OK cooking, but the cast iron varieties help take food to gourmet-worthy proportions. Whether you are new to the whole cooking thing or you think you're the next Food Network celeb chef, using cast iron will make your meals tastier with more flavor and depth.

Here are five TopDust - worthy cast iron skillets and pans that may just cause kitchen pandemonium! Let's get cooking!

Smithey no. 10 Cast Iron Skillet

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Non-stick and extremely versatile, Smithey no. 10 Cast Iron Skillet will transform your skills from home cook-average to gourmet genius thanks to the 10-inch polished skillet that makes cooking a chef-inspired experience. The functional pour spouts are a refined feature as is the "satin-smooth" finish. Long-lasting and lovely, take this special skillet from stove top to table top seamlessly.

Cost: $160.00

Le Creuset Signature 10" Licorice Skillet

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Crate & Barrel is chock-full of an array of home goods, including kitchenware that is high-end and endlessly useful. Le Creuset Signature 10" Licorice Skillet is a classic French cast iron skillet covered in porcelain to protect from food odors, stains, and the deterioration from harsh acids. The sleek matte finish is eye-catching, as is the skillet's shape and quality. Cook on nearly any surface and you will have a meal that is scrumptiously skillet-savory! Comes in other shades including Oyster, Marseille Blue, Cream, Palm, and Ink.

Cost: $170.00

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, 15 ¼

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Since 1896, Lodge has been crafting superb pots and pans, and a classic never goes out of style. Sold at Williams Sonoma, Lodge Cast Iron Skillet 15 ¼ is heavy-duty and pre-seasoned, with high sides to reduce splatter, and a smooth finish for less sticking and rusting over time. Get a super sear and even heating for delicious dishes that wow every time. Comes in smaller diameters too.

Cost: $74.95

Camp Chef 12" Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Ribs

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Raised ribs on the Camp Chef 12" Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet allow for perfectly seared meats and less oil absorption while cooking food fabulously. Pour spouts and a comfortable grip are nice touches to a skillet that is a kitchen staple you will surely use regularly. Pre-seasoned and ready-to-go, this skillet is great for beginners and seasoned chefs alike.

Cost: $22.99

Enameled Cast Iron 11 in. Grill Pan

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Tramontina's Enameled Cast Iron 11 in. Grill Pan is a kitchen-to-table product that is attractive and durable. Easy-to-clean and long lasting, the enameled finish on the grill pan is elegant as well as protective. Even heat distribution and retention are the keys to cooking the perfect meal every time in this gourmet-level, square-shaped grill pan you will want to grab whenever it is your turn to make dinner. Comes in Red and Cobalt colors.

Cost: $49.99

Head to the kitchen and turn up the heat with cast iron skillets and pans. Look out Rachael Ray!

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