Search the ManMade archives, and you'll find no shortage of love for cast iron cookware.
You'll also note lots of warnings about some of the pitfalls of buying new cast iron, and our recommendation to buy used or unseasoned pieces so you can indeed build that heirloom-quality non-stick surface that makes cast iron such a great investment and pleasure to use.
Portland, Oregon-based film studio Cineastas recently visited FINEX, a company in NW Portland that's brought "machine polished, heirloom quality cast iron cookware back to America for the first time in over half a century."
The FINEX pieces are definitely an investment, but so is that $200 stainless saute pan you'd use for the rest of your life. If you are interested in learning more about FINEX, check out finexusa.com. More of Cineastas documentaries can be seen at cinepdx.com.
Thanks for sharing, Tristan!