Why are cast iron pans so cheap?

Why are cast iron pans so cheap?

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  2. How difficult is it to melt down an old chevy in China to cast a pan poorly then sell it to someone who can’t tell the difference between it and a Staub until they start using it? Even Lodge U.S.A. does not use the same care or casting methods which Griswold did but at least they do offer a higher grade line which is lighter and thinner. Also you will note a lack of post casting machining in cheap cast. Quite a bit of hand finishing is done by Staub and L.C. before it is ready to be enameled.

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  3. Retailers will always charge the highest amount they can for any given product. Cast iron pans are cheap to make and they do not have the advantage of branding like La Creuset. Which makes fine enameled cast iron cook ware.
    Cooking in cast iron is in a way a niche market and they can be passed down from generations. Some of my best pans I got at a flea market. They are just as good as the ones I have from Tramontina. So, there is low demand for the product or the market is saturated with low cost alternatives.

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  4. It doesn’t take a lot of advanced technology to make a cast iron pan, nor do you have to license a patented material such as Teflon. The cost of making the pan is relatively low. So if there were a company charging $120 for a cast iron pan, it would be easy for a competitor to come along, charge $10 or $20 for an equally good product, and take market share (while still making a healthy profit).

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