Benefits Of Cooking With Iron Cast Cookware

November 07, 2023

In Indian culture, there is a long and rich history of cooking with cast iron cookware. The use of cast iron cookware has existed since time immemorial. This cookware has its way with the Indian household kitchen. However, the growing popularity of non-stick cookware has cast a shadow on the very versatile cast iron cookware. The benefits of using cast iron cookware are tremendous, and with the alarming concerns about health safety in regards to the use of non-stick cookware, the demand for cast iron cookware is gradually picking up popularity again globally. Let us discuss some of the key benefits of using cast iron cookware in this blog!

Cast iron cookware

Benefits Of Cooking With Cast Iron Cookware

Nestasia offers a wide range of premium quality cast iron cookware - kadai, pan, shallow pan, dosa tawa, and round bottom kadai—that are ideal for everyday use. Cast iron cookware has numerous benefits that make it perfect for cooking meals. A few key benefits have been listed below.

1. Naturally non-sticky

Unlike non-stick cookware, iron-cast cookware is not Teflon coated and does not release harmful chemicals like perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) when heated. Moreover, it has also been found that, when the iron-cast cookware is seasoned with oil after every wash, it naturally becomes non-sticky without causing any side effects.

Dosa pan

2. Non- toxic

Cast iron cookware has no side effects as compared to other forms of cookware. Therefore, it is considered non-toxic, making it an ideal choice for cooking regularly.

Flat bottom pan

3. Versatile cookware

While non-stick cookware comes with a lot of dos and don’ts, cast iron cookware is a versatile cookware that can be used for several types of cooking, such as frying, sautéing, poaching, roasting, braising, boiling, and grilling.

Cooking pan

4. Affordable

Cast iron cookware is often sold at affordable prices, and since it lasts nearly forever, you can view it as a one-time investment. It’s usually easy to find cast iron at thrift stores and second-hand shops.

5. Easy to clean

With the availability of numerous cookware in the market, the list of ways to wash and clean them is even more vast. However, when it comes to cast iron cookware, cleaning and maintaining it is very easy as the cookware does not require rigorous cleaning or scrubbing and can be used for a long period without rusting.

Easy to clean pan

6. Heat retention

The heavy and sturdy base of cast iron cookware allows it to hold heat for a longer duration as compared to any other cookware. This helps in lesser consumption of fuel while cooking and is also great for searing a steak at a higher temperature or simmering stew on low heat. The cast iron cookware distributes heat evenly to its surface; therefore, your meals are cooked evenly and there are no chances of burning or undercooking your meal.

Cast iron pan

7. Improves iron content in food

In India, it is traditionally believed that cooking food with cast iron cookware naturally improves the iron content of the food. When researched thoroughly, the experts found out that when raw food comes into contact with a metal surface and heat is applied, iron gets released in the food, thereby increasing iron consumption in our body.

Cast iron kadai

8. Less oil consumption

Since we are talking about the benefits of cast iron cookware, let us give you a little surprise by breaking it to you that cast-iron cookware uses less amount of cooking oil in comparison to other cookware. This, in turn, leads to less oil consumption in your food, positively impacting your health.

Cast iron cookware


The benefits of using cast iron cookware are undeniably numerous. It is available in several shapes and sizes. Moreover, it adds a dash of tradition to modern kitchens, creating an enduring connection to Indian culture. With proper care and seasoning, cast iron cookware can last for generations, making it a sustainable and cost-effective choice.

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