GRIZZLY Cookware's Nickel Plating

Seasoning bakes oil onto your cast iron cookware to create a classic black patina that's nonstick and prevents rusting. When you choose GRIZZLY Cookware's cast iron cookware, there's no seasoning required. Why? Our cast iron skillet has a unique nickel plating that gives you all the benefits of using a cast iron skillet with none of the hassle.

How does nickel plating work?

GRIZZLY Cookware uses an auto-catalytic chemical reaction to plate an even layer of nickel-phosphorus onto the surface of the cast iron, in a process known as electroless nickel plating (EN).  The process involves dipping the cast iron into a water solution containing nickel salt and a phosphorus containing reducing agent. EN is a sought after coating in industries like medical and aerospace because of benefits like increased durability, hardness, lubricity and corrosion resistance. 

Nickel vs Enamel: The Best Cast Iron Skillet 

Nickel coated cast iron cookware is just as safe as enamel coated cast iron cookware. However, unlike enamel coated cast iron cookware, our best cast iron skillets won’t chip and can withstand higher temperatures. Another benefit of EN is its ability to maintain the thermodynamic properties of the cast iron for superior cooking performance.  Whereas, enamel acts as an insulator, EN does not inhibit any heat transfer.  The sear says it all.

First-Time Use Instructions

When your GRIZZLY Cookware arrives, hand wash your cast iron cookware with a mild soap and a sponge. Don't put your cast iron cookware in your dishwasher. Don't use bleach or bleach products on your cookware, either.

Once your GRIZZLY Cookware cast iron skillet is clean, it's ready for use on gas, electric, and induction stovetops, in the oven, on the grill, and even over an open flame. Just be careful to let your cast iron cookware cool down before you clean it. Placing any type of cast iron directly under cold water or on cold surfaces may cause cracking, whether your cookware is coated or not.