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Interior dimensions for Lodge Carbon Steel skillets


Thanks for the reply. I think I will contact the company to double check.

Oct 16, 2013
WaylonSmithers in Cookware

Interior dimensions for Lodge Carbon Steel skillets

Does anyone know the interior dimensions for the various Lodge CS skillets? I'm thinking there is at least a 2 inch difference between the stated diameter and the actual cook surface (i.e. 12" diameter = ~10" cooking surface).

My beef with the De Buyer pans is that the actual cooking surface is rather small. The 12" Mineral pan has a cooking surface of 9.25", a little too small for my liking.

Any info is greatly appreciated.


Oct 13, 2013
WaylonSmithers in Cookware

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