The small town of South Pittsburgh, Tennessee has seen many changes since 1896, but at least one thing remains constant: it's still the home to one of America's most iconic cookware brands. Founded by Joseph Lodge, Lodge Manufacturing has been producing quality cast iron skillets for generations. The secret to their skillet's enduring popularity is likely due to the perfect alchemy of quality, versatility, and cost. Built to last a lifetime and with models that cost less than $20, a Lodge skillet can cook over virtually any heat source, whether gas, induction, grill, or campfire. Available on Amazon; $15.92.