Camp Chef CICS7C Frying Pan -Skillet, Hot PadThe Skookie cast iron skillet is made with the highest quality cast iron. Our cast iron is seasoned with natural oils that are baked into the iron to create a black finish called a \"Patina.\" This creates a natural, non-stick finish. Cast iron is a great material for cookware. The advantages of cast iron include even heating, superior heat retention,and a natural stick-resistant finish. This makes cast iron great for baking and you won't get betterresults with any other cookware.