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Grill Pans

These ridged pans bring the sizzle and flavor of the grill inside. But some sear—and clean up—better than others.

What We Learned

We tested enameled or plain cast-iron grill pans in a range of sizes and shapes. The best grill pans were roomy, had low sides that made it easy to maneuver a spatula under food, and featured tall ridges that made distinct grill marks. They were made from traditional cast iron that arrived preseasoned, so they released food easily from the beginning and got even better over time. Ou...

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