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13 Fun and Funky Cast Iron Products

Think beyond Grandma's skillet—and see how funky cast iron can be! From cookware to decor, you'll love our unusual cast iron finds.

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Staub Heart Cocottevia surlatable.com

Heart-Shaped Dutch Oven

You can show your love for braised meats and hearty stews in a whole new way. This beautiful heart-shaped Dutch oven ($215) stands out from the other enamel-coated casseroles, and can go straight from the oven to your table to show off its gorgeous curves. Remember to clean your cast iron with coarse salt.

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via surlatable.comvia surlatable.com

Cast Iron Fondue Set


Fondue, the craze of the 1970s après ski parties is making a comeback! This cast iron, cherry-red fondue set ($90) comes complete with a wooden base and skewers, for dipping tidbits into melted cheese or chocolate. This set will be the highlight of the party and will last you through decades of fads and food trends.

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New York Cast Iron Omelet SkilletAmerican Skillet Company via amazon.com

State-Shaped Skillets


What a great gift idea: a cast iron skillet shaped like your home state ($130)! These skillets are fun to serve dips and snacks, and they’re safe for all cooktops if you want to make state-shaped pancakes. If you think they’re too cool to cook with, you can hang it on the wall. This is why you should use a cast iron skillet to grill steak.

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Cast Iron Oyster Panvia surlatable.com

Cast Iron Oyster Pan


How do you like to eat your oysters? Shucked? On the half-shell? This unusual cast iron pan ($40) has 12 perfectly shaped wells to hold oysters both ways. Add your favorite seasonings and a little butter, then grill up a dozen smoky and succulent oysters.

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Enameled Cast IronThe Pioneer Woman via walmart.com

Floral Enameled Casserole


Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman adds her personal touch and a bit of country to a standard cast iron cooker. The enamel-coated casserole and lid ($38) have vividly-hued flowers trailing across a cream background, and a daisy-shaped, stainless steel knob. Be sure to grab this one if you cook like the Pioneer Woman at home.

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Cast Iron 10 Panini PressChasseur via macys.com

Cast Iron Panini Press


Many panini presses have cooking surfaces that are tricky to clean. This cast iron version from Chasseur ($333) will last a lifetime, the surfaces becoming more seasoned with every use. The heavy lid presses and cooks sandwiches, burgers and bacon perfectly and evenly every time. Learn how to expertly season your cast iron pans here.

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Fish Impression Cast IronOld Mountain via amazon.com

Fish-Shaped Cornbread Pan


Sure, we’ve all seen the cast iron cornbread pans with corn-shaped wells. But think outside of the corn-shaped box! This fish-shaped pan ($57) turns out individual corn breads formed to look like freshly-caught fish, perfect to pair with fried catfish or a big bowl of seafood gumbo.

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Staub Artichoke Cocottevia surlatable.com

Artichoke Cocotte


The French version of a classic Dutch oven, these colorful cocottes ($230) are just as effective at turning out tender meats and hearty stews. They’re available in beautifully-shaped styles with glossy, enameled finishes like orange pumpkins, ruby-red tomatoes and this gleaming green artichoke.

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FINEX - 8 Cast Iron SkilletFinex via amazon.com

Octagonal Skillet


The shape of this cast iron skillet by Finex ($130) is captivating, but the shape is for more than just aesthetics. The eight flat sides make it easy to get a spatula under foods like omelets or a big pancake. The eight corners of the octagon also make convenient spouts for pouring off fat from meats or serving sauces.

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Cast Iron TeapotResveralife via amazon.com

Cast Iron Teapot


In addition to being a durable and lasting piece of kitchenware, this vintage-inspired teapot ($38) is simply stunning with its raised geometric design. It’s functional too, with a porcelain interior to protect the taste of your tea, a design to preserve an optimal temperature and an infuser for loose-leaf tea.

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Decorative Cast Iron Birds on Ribbon Hookvia pier1.com

Bird Wall Hooks


This cast iron piece ($23) brings rustic, garden charm into your entryway or mudroom. The “ribbon” ends curve out from the wall to create dimension, and a flock of tiny birds keep watch over the five hooks below.

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Aebleskiver Pancake Puffs PanSCI Scandicrafts via amazon.com

Aebleskiver Pan


This unusual pan ($35) is used to create traditional Danish aebleskivers—round puffs similar in texture to pancakes that are stuffed with fillings like applesauce or jam, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can get creative too, and use this pan to make uniquely-shaped muffins or ice cream treats.

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Teapot TrivetCara's Casa via amazon.com

Cast Iron Trivet


Don’t ruin your countertops or tabletop by setting a hot pan directly on the surface. Instead, grab a cute cast iron trivet ($15). This would also make a great hostess gift.

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Originally Published on Taste of Home

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.