YETI 12" Cast Iron Skillet
In collaboration with "the cast iron masters over at Butter Pat Industries in Maryland," YETI has released a 12" Cast Iron Skillet. And it costs, well, about as much as a YETI cooler. Or a YETI duffel bag. Or, proportionally speaking, anything else YETI sells. So while my initial response to the skillet's $400 price tag was sticker shock, I shouldn't be surprised at all.
I should actually be happy a brand that doesn't coat their cast iron in Meringue and Chiffon Pink colors is giving Le Creuset a run for their money. YETI even calls their skillet "an heirloom you'll want to pass down," which sounds very French to me.
YETI markets their 12" Cast Iron Skillet as a luggable piece of campsite cookware, and notes that Butter Pat Industries hand-casts each pan, resulting in a smoother, thinner piece that's lighter than most cast iron skillets. It also has an ergonomic handle and pour spouts on both sides, and comes with a metal ring rag, scraper card, and cotton storage bag. But no heatsafe cover for the iron handle that will get nearly as hot as the skillet's surface, so don't forget your potholder, silicone sleeve, or grill gloves.