Six reasons why cast iron pots are the best

Six reasons why cast iron pots are the best

Cast iron pots will not only save you electricity, but they also last a lot longer.

Cast iron pots
Cast iron pots/ iStock

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking our favourite meals, so it is important to buy pots that last and are easy to care for.

Although there are many types of pots, their qualities are not the same.

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Cast iron pots are highly recommended and are trusted by most chefs and celebrities.

Let us look at the benefits of cast iron pots:


Cast iron pots are made of iron and steel. They are very tough and not easy to break. This means you can keep them for years without worrying about having to buy a new set of pots.


Cast iron pots are naturally non-stick. It is very important to follow the instructions that come with your pots to ensure you get the best out of them. 

Easy to clean

Cast iron pots are easy to clean. You won’t have to scrub to remove food particles that get stuck to regular pots when cooking.

Cast iron pots retain heat 

Cast iron pots are loved because of their heat retention. The pots can keep food warm for longer. Another benefit is that they heat up quickly. This will save you electricity. 


One of the things that make cast iron pots remarkable is that they can be used on various appliances – stove, oven, and even open fire.

Some people even use them as bowls on the serving table. 


Although cast iron pots have many amazing benefits, they are reasonably affordable. Their prices start from R1,000 for a seven-piece set. 

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