Cooking Up a Casting Attraction

Measuring over 18 ft. handle to handle, a 14,360-lb. cast iron frypan is a showpiece at the Lodge Cast Iron Museum in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, hometown of AFS Corporate Member Lodge Manufacturing. The cookware-casting giant leaned on Alabama foundry Glidewell Specialties, that specializes in large cast iron pieces, to produce the mammoth frypan, which could hold up to 650 eggs if it weren’t for display only.

The museum, which opened in 2022, features three exhibits: “How It’s Made” recreates the casting experience in a Lodge foundry. “Lodge History & Legacy” speaks for itself. Food lovers will flock to “Cast Iron Culture,” which gives visitors a taste of cast iron cooking with a focus on Southern food and cooks.

“Covering everything from the history of cast iron to how it’s used today, the museum is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our community and share Lodge with the world through this unmatched experience,” said Lodge CEO and President Mike Otterman.  CS