Why hasn’t anyone Nickel Impregnated Cast Iron Skillets before?
They have, 40 or so years ago Wagoner, a cast iron cookware manufacturer attempted it. It was well received, however, until Julia Child surfaced, along with E-Coli, Salmonella, etc. no one had a reason to spend additional $$$ on a nickel impregnated cast iron pot. If you search the antique shops you can find some old nickel cast iron that is as good as day one. Also the metal finishing industry was not pushed to pursue quality cookware, ergo no R&D. The public was satisfied with Grandma’s cast iron cookware. Just watch TV and you will be amazed at the quality cookware being used.