- Joined Jul 30, 2015
My dad has a cast iron pan that I love to cook steak in, but I've seen cast iron grill pans and I've wondered if there are major benefits the grill pans have over regular pans and not just preferential benefits. My thought is that since the food will not be sitting entirely in the fat/oil, the food will not be as high in calories and fat as in a regular cast iron pan, and I'm wondering how true that thought is. As well as if there are any other benefits that could justify buying a cast iron grill pan and not just sticking to the regular cast iron pan. I know that the grill pan will be more difficult to clean, which is another reason that I'm hesitant to buy one.