Marquette Castings was sick of cookware that wore out quickly. That’s why they set out to create superior cast iron skillets that will last a lifetime. By investment casting their skillets, Marquette Castings skillets can be made with a thinner wall construction that makes it lighter, quicker to heat up, better at retaining heat and it has a smoother finish. You don’t even have to prep the pan like you would with other cast iron pieces because four coats of baked on flax seed oil make sure it’s ready to go out of the box. They even redesigned the handle by raising it to make it easier to work with and using small connection points so there’s less heat transfer when it’s on the range or the camp fire.