This cheap cast iron griddle pan from Waitrose is a ridiculous bargain

Grab this half-price pan for just £12.50 until 28 November

Whether you want to cook the perfect steak or sear some lines into vegetables such as asparagus or aubergine, a cast iron griddle pan is a kitchen essential.

These versatile pans get super-hot, they stay hot, and unlike thinner pans, the heat tends to be distributed evenly. Cast iron is also oven safe so you can sear your dish on the stovetop and then go straight to the oven.

On top of that, a cast iron skillet looks great left out in the kitchen. Like a pestle and mortar it’s one of those kitchen tools that shows that you enjoy good food and you like to cook.

A top brand griddle pan can set you back over £100 so even at the full price of £25, this one from Waitrose is a bit of a bargain. But at £12.50 it’s an absolute steal. Why not get one for yourself and another as a Christmas present? That’s assuming stocks last.

Waitrose tells us that the offer is running until 28 November, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out well before then.

Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul Douglas is Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future and has worked in publishing for over 25 years. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of and PetsRadar.