I’m putting this in the “Retail gone wrong” category, but honestly, I’m not sure I want to be right, because I can’t stop laughing.
Like any good southern cook (okay, I’m a yankee, but I try), I have a 12-inch cast iron skillet that lives atop my stove and gets used for everything from cornbread to eggs. There’s nothing like cast iron for even, high heat (and extra iron!) in your cooking.
The pan I own is this one, and Amazon’s current price of around $19 is about right.
But! Today is the one-year anniversary of Home.Woot, and look what they’re offering, to celebrate—it’s a Woot-branded Lodge cast iron skillet. It has the big Woot exclamation point on it! I find this hilarious. (Not hilarious enough to pay $30 plus $5 shipping, but hilarious nonetheless.) These pans last forever—many of my friends ’round here have their grandmother’s skillets—but would the extra money be worth it for generations to come? “Nana, tell us the story about the Woot-Off one more time!” Seems unlikely.
But it’s still funny.