12 Fun and Funky Cast Iron Products
Think beyond Grandma's skillet—and see how funky cast iron can be! From cookware to decor, you'll love our unusual cast iron finds.
Cast Iron Fondue Set
Fondue, the craze of the 1970s après ski parties is making a comeback! This cast iron, cherry-red fondue set ($48) comes complete with a wooden base and skewers, for dipping tidbits into melted cheese or chocolate. This set will be the highlight of the party and will last you through decades of fads and food trends.
What a great gift idea: a cast iron skillet shaped like your home state ($130)! These skillets are fun to serve dips and snacks, and they’re safe for all cooktops if you want to make state-shaped pancakes. If you think they’re too cool to cook with, you can hang it on the wall.
Cast Iron Oyster Pan
How do you like to eat your oysters? Shucked? On the half-shell? This unusual cast iron pan ($60) has 12 perfectly shaped wells to hold oysters both ways. Add your favorite seasonings and a little butter, then grill up a dozen smoky and succulent oysters.
Floral Enameled Casserole
Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman adds her personal touch and a bit of country to a standard cast iron cooker. The enamel-coated casserole and lid ($38) have vividly-hued flowers trailing across a cream background, and a daisy-shaped, stainless steel knob. Be sure to grab this one if you cook like the Pioneer Woman at home.
Cast Iron Panini Press
Many panini presses have cooking surfaces that are tricky to clean. This cast iron version from Chasseur ($333) will last a lifetime, the surfaces becoming more seasoned with every use. The heavy lid presses and cooks sandwiches, burgers and bacon perfectly and evenly every time.
Fish-Shaped Cornbread Pan
Sure, we’ve all seen the cast iron cornbread pans with corn-shaped wells. But think outside of the corn-shaped box! This fish-shaped pan ($57) turns out individual corn breads formed to look like freshly-caught fish, perfect to pair with fried catfish or a big bowl of seafood gumbo.
The French version of a classic Dutch oven, these colorful cocottes ($230) are just as effective at turning out tender meats and hearty stews. They’re available in beautifully-shaped styles with glossy, enameled finishes like orange pumpkins, ruby-red tomatoes and this gleaming green artichoke.
The shape of this cast iron skillet by Finex ($130) is captivating, but the shape is for more than just aesthetics. The eight flat sides make it easy to get a spatula under foods like omelets or a big Dutch baby pancake. The eight corners of the octagon also make convenient spouts for pouring off fat from meats or serving sauces.
Cast Iron Teapot
In addition to being a durable and lasting piece of kitchenware, this vintage-inspired teapot ($38) is simply stunning with its raised geometric design. It’s functional too, with a porcelain interior to protect the taste of your tea, a design to preserve an optimal temperature and an infuser for loose-leaf tea.
Bird Wall Hooks
This cast iron piece ($23) brings rustic, garden charm into your entryway or mudroom. The “ribbon” ends curve out from the wall to create dimension, and a flock of tiny birds keep watch over the five hooks below.
This unusual pan ($35) is used to create traditional Danish aebleskivers—round puffs similar in texture to pancakes that are stuffed with fillings like applesauce or jam, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can get creative too, and use this pan to make uniquely-shaped muffins or ice cream treats.