Lodge's first cast-iron skillets, griddles, and Dutch ovens were made more than 100 years ago when Joseph Lodge founded the company. Home cooks can prepare and serve dishes using Lodge skillets, grill pans, and other specialty items that retain heat during long meals and bring a rustic look to the t... Read Moreable. Wood underliners are available to protect surfaces from hot cookware. Lodge also offers a line of cast-iron cookware that comes preseasoned with a black patina, which can take years to achieve; with standard cast iron, the process of creating the perfect black patina or "seasoning" isn't complete until the cookware has been used to make numerous soups, stews, and desserts. The company's line of colorful enamel cookware adds color to the kitchen. Lodge's cast-iron bakeware, fryers, and other cookware is made to last for generations.