From a casserole to a grill pan, cast-iron utensils are available for various purposes, and with the launch of French brand Le Creuset in India in Bengaluru, they are gaining popularity in Indian households. Cast-iron utensils have been around for hundreds of years (cast-iron cauldrons dating from the 18th century were recently excavated in Florida) and are usually, the longest-living items in any kitchen. The ferrous alloy also happens to be more eco-friendly than other cheap, coated pans. Our pick of the latest in stores.
The great outdoors
With cool weather nearly here, it’s the time to set up the barbecue grill and start cooking. The portable Croma Barbecue Griller AO2013 comes with a grill plate, a cool touch handle and an oil collector tray, along with a detachable non-stick cooking plate. Priced at Rs 2,990.
The Compact Nouveau Cheese Fondue cast-iron grill has eight pans and spatulas. Comes with a temperature regulator and ignite indicator. Priced at Rs 14,995.
A class apart
How about an elegant and fuss-free BBQ party? The Raclette Supreme Grill from Swiss brand Trisa, comes in handy if you have to cook several types of finger food, with its six, non-stick coated, raclette pans. The removable stone plate can withstand extremely high heat, comes with a temperature controller for individual settings, and a juice channel too. Priced at approximately Rs 6,614.
The sandwich grill is known as the ubiquitous kitchen gadget. One of the latest on the market, is the Havells Toastino 4 Slice Sandwich Press Grill. As the name suggests, it can accommodate four sandwiches in one go. Features include an adjustable Rs 4,406.