Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pan is a great heat conductor and is used for warming butter, melting cheese, scalding milk, or heating syrup and it moves with ease from the stovetop to the grill. This Lodge Cast Iron 10-1/4" x 5-1/8" Loaf Pan is a cook's delight and they find it ideal as a serving pan as well. This Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pan is easy to care for and durable enough to last for years. While the cookware comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. This Foundry-seasoning allows for a natural, easy-release surface that actually improves with each use. After cooking, clean with a Lodge stiff nylon brush and hot water. Using soap is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of oil to the Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pan while it is still warm.