Love your cookware and it will love you back. Never has that rung more true than when it comes to cast iron. I do have a love affair with enameled cast-iron, and for the most part I’m an equal opportunity kind of cook when it comes to brand, although I do seem to like the design and function of a few over others. Cast iron can get Hellfire hot and hold the heat. This is why game meats that need a hard, crusty, high-heat sear are a first choice. Aluminum just can’t do that. The double-glazed enamel makes cast iron rustproof and easy to clean. The heft also adds to durability and stability (and makes an effective meat mallet in a pinch). And of course, cast iron can go from open fire and coals to the grill, the stovetop, the oven, and, finally, to the dinner table.