Why should you bother with heavy duty cast iron cookware? While it is heavy, that's just the nature of iron, that kind of construction gives the cookware long lasting durability you just can't get from stainless steel pans. If you take care of your cast iron, it truly can last an entire lifetime - and beyond that. The bonus of prolonged use is that unlike other pans, cast iron just keeps getting better with time as it builds up a seasoning. Cast iron also provides the benefit of a natural non-stick surface when it is well kept and oiled regularly. The high-heat, multi heat source versatility of cast iron is probably one of its best features. Cast iron can be used on your stove at home, on the grill, or over an open fire. When cooking over an open flame or other high-heat sources, cast iron can handle the ultra hot temperatures and evenly distribute them throughout the pan which provides the amazing sear you get when cooking with cast iron. It also should be mentioned that each piece of cast iron cookware is very versatile in use as you can sauté, sear, simmer, and even bake in them. You don't need a lot of pots and pans when you cook with cast iron because the pieces you have offer a do-all approach. And finally, nobody likes doing dishes, but another great thing about cast iron is that cleanup and maintenance are relatively easy - rinse it out, wipe it clean and let it dry! Don't use soap on your cast iron and be sure to dry it thoroughly so it doesn't rust.
Be sure to check out Cabela's Cast-Iron 5-Piece Starter Set at both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops online and in stores.