Many people have switched to non-stick cookwares over the last decade or so. Non-stick pans are very easy to use, but more and more people started to worried about the potential side effects of the non-stick chemical coating. If you still have your old cast iron pans, this could be a useful news for you.
The cast iron pans can actually last forever. Although they may become rusty and look ugly, you can easily restore their glories by following instructions from ibelieveicanfry.com in the link.