You might be surprised to find a set of cast iron skillets in a Manhattan co-op apartment, until you realize that the apartment belonged to Rue McClanahan. Rue was from Oklahoma and she knew the secret of cooking with cast iron. Sure, she owned some expensive, trendy cookware too, but she’d always come back to the cast iron. It turns out that cast iron, when properly “seasoned,” is non-stick and can be used for fat free cooking. Also, since it is an even heat conductor, you can bake in – nothing is as good as corn bread made in a cast iron skillet. Rue had a few other pieces of cast iron that she used regularly, but these are the only two pieces that are a set. Rue’s cast iron skillets come with a Certificate of Authenticity.