|The crack: After 20 years of heavy use, and Lodge|
replaced this griddle free of charge.
Some of you may be saying, I hate cast iron because it sticks and when cooking eggs, I agree! (I have never gotten eggs done to my satisfaction without using a lot of oil.) However, with the exception of eggs, I have found that keeping my skillet seasoned is the secret to great non-stick cooking in cast iron skillets. I oil the skillet after each wash and complete a full heated seasoning about once a month. Here is a link to how I keep my cast iron seasoned.
By the way, for the best pizza crust ever, make a pizza in a cast iron griddle or skillet, but you may never use your pizza pan again!!! There are even cast iron pizza pans.