Why the “World’s Largest” Cast Iron Skillet Is Traveling the Road in Tennessee

Many must have wondered the same thing when they saw this truck passing by carrying a huge cast-iron skillet on a highway in Tennessee.

Unusual oversized cargo traveling on the road it was a cast iron skillet weighing 14,360 pounds and said to be the largest in the world.

The store Cast Iron Lodge south of Pittsburgh, the future home of the Lodge Cast Iron Museum, will have the gigantic frying pan, which measures about 18 feet from handle to handle and was created to serve as an attraction for the museum, according to Fox 17.

Museum visitors will be able to take a closer look at the story behind cast iron skillet, go behind the scenes to see what it takes to make one of those pans and hear the stories surrounding some of the cast iron collections and the southern dishes served in them.

“In 2021, we celebrate 125 years of Lodge Cast Iron, and as we look ahead to 2022 and the next 125 years, we are thrilled to bring the Lodge Cast Iron Museum to South Pittsburgh,” said mike otterman, CEO and President of the company.

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

lodge manufactures cast iron cookware at their family foundries in south Pittsburg, Tennessee, since 1896, according to their website.

Cast iron skillets are virtually indestructible and can be used for sautéing, frying, browning, baking, braising, roasting, and many more cooking techniques.

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