Being a Southern girl, I love cast iron cookware. When I found a 9 inch grille pan by Emerilware on Amazon, I had to try it. Of course, the fact that it was on clearance for $9 made it even more appealing.
When I got this pan I was amazed at the weight. I was also pleased at how smooth the piece was. Anyone who has used a piece of cast iron cookware that is a few years old will tell you that the bottoms are usually pretty rough. But, Emerilware is smooth enough to use on a flat top stove.
I love this pan because it's perfect for steaks. The key is to keep the pan maintained so that it remains nonstick. This is the part I don't like.
Cleaning and maintaining nonstick cookware can be a pain. But, Emerilware comes with wonderful instructions that make the process easier.
If you've never tried cast iron cookware before this is a great piece to start out with.