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Strong built beautiful Cast Iron tawa
13 May 2019
Got this in 2,677.50 (In same price it is available on their website too, but of course Amazon delivery is faster). The main reasons for going for this tawa VS many others available from Indians brands was -
+ The Handle. For making dosas all types of handles are fine but for making rotis/phulka you have to remove every time. The long handle really helps here.
+ Its exactly 26 cm (10.23 inch) perfect for chapati, roti and paratha size and also home cooked dosas. With this size and weight (approximately 1.9 kg) combination its really comfortable for my mom to handle while cooking and washing.
+ Although we did our own seasoning with groundnut and mustard oil, It was very well seasoned from before. Surface was smooth, black, even and shiny.
+ A complimentary brown handle cover was provided.
+ There were no defects in craftsmanship and joints, full tawa is a single piece cast iron including handle.
+ Heats evenly.
We didn't go with Lodge one in same price range because of the structure of this tawa. Its perfectly round with slight depth in center vs purely flat and upward edges/corner in lodge where extra oil can deposit and will be hard to clean, can damage seasoning. The only benefit was that Lodge one is made in USA while this is made in China (although its true but surely its a very high quality import and not cheap Chinese make that doesn't last long)
If your main aim to is to cook only dosas then you may go for bigger one in much cheaper price, just have to season it properly.
And although this was seasoned, We did our seasoning using oven method. Washed it with soap and water, dried it and applied oil, wiped oil and put in oven at maximum temp. Repeated this 2-3 times and we good even blacker and shiny seasoning layer.