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Cancelled the order on the Lodge for $35 and ordered two of these Victoria's for less. Received in perfect condition, smooth finish will not have to be sanded down and retreated... so glad I saw this brand, two will really come in handy.... one may be dedicated to roasting coffee and the other for garlic and butter.
This small sauce pot is great for melting butter, which is what I mostly use it for. Because it's cast iron, it's weighty and sure to heat or melt any sauces, cheeses, etc. evenly. The bonus is, after I'm done melting butter, I rinse it with hot water and lightly dry it with a sponge or paper towel. The butter leaves a light coat and shine on it, therefore, it's always seasoned and ready for use each time.
Tips: I found that when cleaning cast iron, baking soda works very well without stripping the coating. Never use steel or metal scrubbers on it. The cast iron scrub brushes work best, but stuck on foods should be soaked with a baking soda and water paste until loose, and then scrubbed out with the brush or a plastic scrub pad. I do not recommend using dish soap because it strips the coating. Hope this helps new cast iron users.