The ever-handy Lodge 5-inch square skillet puts a crispier crust on a grilled cheese and is super for sunnyside eggs. Since 1896, the Lodge family has been casting premium iron cookware at our Tennessee foundry. As the sole American manufacturer of cast iron cookware, we are proud to carry on the legacy started by our great-grandfather Joseph Lodge. We don't just make products; we make heirlooms that bring people together for generations. At home in the backyard, the backwoods, or the ballgame. Brutally tough for decades of cooking.