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high dollar cast iron
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:13:43 PM »
wow this is some nice stuff, wouldn't mind a few pieces.  I have some old griswold that's getting a bit thin, and I have some lodge but nothing like this.


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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 03:28:52 PM »
Iíve seen the skillet at the Mazama store, nice stuff. :tup:
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 06:40:03 PM »
I'm a big fan of cast iron, have a little bit of everything. My favorite's are a set of Wagner Ware skillets circa; 1925-1934, used the #8 tonight to fry some burgers.  Don't need any new fangled iron, I'll stick with the best old stuff.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:59:57 AM »
I have a cast iron pot that is older than I am. It was my grandparents, then my parents, and now mine. No one else is allowed to touch it. I love cooking with cast iron.

That stuff is pretty fancy! Pretty reasonably priced too. 

I like their quote on the site "We're not owners of cast iron, we're caretakers."

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
I do like the handles on those, that's the one thing with Lodge is that you always have to have something handy to handle them. 

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 10:04:11 AM »
I have a cast iron pot that is older than I am. It was my grandparents, then my parents, and now mine. No one else is allowed to touch it. I love cooking with cast iron.

That stuff is pretty fancy! Pretty reasonably priced too. 

I like their quote on the site "We're not owners of cast iron, we're caretakers."

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same with me. I have one that my grandma cooked with. You can put a plain piece of chicken in it and it still comes out with flavor. I used it almost daily.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »
Wow, had no idea some of it cost that much.  We have 4-6 skillets from various places we use all the time. Love cooking in cast iron.

Also have tons of older stuff we pulled from underneath a house that belonged to relatives. Could not bring myself to leave behind or donate. Cast iron is just good stuff. 

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 10:46:55 AM »
I have a couple of older fry pans and a newer Dutch oven and lodge skillet. I worked hard to season them but they kept sticking.  So I tried a trick I heard about.  I put them I  the oven at and burnt all the crud out of them so they were practically bare cast after scraping. I then took my air powered angle grinderwith a sanding disk and went to town sanding down the skillets Dutch oven and mating surfaces where the lids made contact.  I've reasoned the skillets and proceeded to cook all manner of meats, bacon, hash and eggs ect. I'm now finally getting the non stick like properties  I've always wanted out of my cast iron.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 11:03:31 AM »
I've seen those cast irons down in Olympia.  They are nice and I like the handle.  I noticed though that they were heavier than the older ones (Wagner) that I own.  Just empty I felt it was too much, let alone with a 5lb chicken in one.  Maybe my forearms need strengthened, but I would definitely handle one before purchasing.  I know my girlfriend would never be able to pull it out of the oven as heavy as I found them to be.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 11:10:28 AM »
I have a cast iron pot that is older than I am. It was my grandparents, then my parents, and now mine. No one else is allowed to touch it. I love cooking with cast iron.

That stuff is pretty fancy! Pretty reasonably priced too. 

I like their quote on the site "We're not owners of cast iron, we're caretakers."

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same with me. I have one that my grandma cooked with. You can put a plain piece of chicken in it and it still comes out with flavor. I used it almost daily.

You cant put a price tag on something like that. Seems like every meal in that pot taste amazing.

Came into the kitchen once to an ex scrubbing the heck out of one of my cast iron pans lathered in de-greasing soap. I say my "ex" for a reason.  :chuckle: she said she was getting the rust off of it, because she had filled it with soap and water and let it soak over night and she was going to put it in the dishwasher.  :bash: I didn't really break up with her for that, I thanked her for trying to help out. And she actually felt really bad once I explained.

Once I started doing steak in my cast iron I have not thrown another on a bbq. High heat, high quality oil, sear all sides of a well seasoned steak, then finish in the oven at 400 to your desired wellness. Let rest with a small dab of butter. Melt in your mouth!  :tup:
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »
wow this is some nice stuff, wouldn't mind a few pieces.  I have some old griswold that's getting a bit thin, and I have some lodge but nothing like this.

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Now you tell me.  That would have made a nice gift to the in-laws.  Don't know if I can get an order up here by Christmas.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 05:52:05 PM »
We pretty.much use cast iron exclusively.  Those are pretty fancy but I don't think they will do anything our old cast iron won't do

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 07:55:42 AM »


Once I started doing steak in my cast iron I have not thrown another on a bbq. High heat, high quality oil, sear all sides of a well seasoned steak, then finish in the oven at 400 to your desired wellness. Let rest with a small dab of butter. Melt in your mouth!  :tup:
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This is the only way I will do steaks and pork chops any more. I started with a new lodge cast iron and hated it at first but once I got the seasoning built up on it, it is my go to pan. Love the way cast iron cooks steaks and burgers.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 02:07:52 PM »


Once I started doing steak in my cast iron I have not thrown another on a bbq. High heat, high quality oil, sear all sides of a well seasoned steak, then finish in the oven at 400 to your desired wellness. Let rest with a small dab of butter. Melt in your mouth!  :tup:

This is the only way I will do steaks and pork chops any more. I started with a new lodge cast iron and hated it at first but once I got the seasoning built up on it, it is my go to pan. Love the way cast iron cooks steaks and burgers.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2017, 12:18:11 AM »
I kept wondering why I was making such a mess on the stove, until I saw the crack in my Griswold.  :(
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 02:17:11 PM »
Had a great 12" Griswold that I used for hunting camp for steaks and chops. My nitwit brother-in-law thought it was to hot after doing steaks and plunged into a snow bank, it cracked down the middle.  :bash:
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 03:30:40 PM »
Had a great 12" Griswold that I used for hunting camp for steaks and chops. My nitwit brother-in-law thought it was to hot after doing steaks and plunged into a snow bank, it cracked down the middle.  :bash:

Omg I just wept. :'(

Those are some nice looking pots and pans.

I use a cast iron pan daily I love my cast iron.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2017, 10:14:52 PM »
Cast iron for a good ole hamburger  :drool: Or the famous deep dish pizza  ;)
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 11:08:00 PM »
Got an 8" Griswold I've had for 20+ years I use nearly daily. They don't call me skillet cause I cook with T-fal!  :chuckle:
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2017, 11:25:10 PM »
My grandma asked me today if I wanted one of her mom's cast iron skillets. I think it will be going on display instead of being used.

I use another cast iron that my other grandma had and use it almost every day.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
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Here's another company that makes their cast iron cookware in the USA.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 11:05:24 PM »
I have a couple of older fry pans and a newer Dutch oven and lodge skillet. I worked hard to season them but they kept sticking.  So I tried a trick I heard about.  I put them I  the oven at and burnt all the crud out of them so they were practically bare cast after scraping. I then took my air powered angle grinderwith a sanding disk and went to town sanding down the skillets Dutch oven and mating surfaces where the lids made contact.  I've reasoned the skillets and proceeded to cook all manner of meats, bacon, hash and eggs ect. I'm now finally getting the non stick like properties  I've always wanted out of my cast iron.

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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 08:43:38 PM »
My Grandmother gave me all of her cast iron about 8 years ago. They are mix between Wagner and Griswold and a couple with no markings left. They all came out with them from North Carolina in the early 70's. She told me that she remembers cooking with some of them when she was young at her Grandmother's house. I still make corn bread in the same one she always used for it.
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 09:01:33 PM »
After doing way more research into this than I should have over the past 6 months or so, when I'm ready to pull the trigger on a "Nice" cast iron pan, more than likely when I hit the breaking point with these pieces of trash I have now, This is the brand I'm going with https://smitheyironware.com/shop/
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Re: high dollar cast iron
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 07:33:44 PM »
When my aunt passed away I inherited a few pans that my grandparents used. They were all unmarked and quite old-I'd guess 1920's old.

I consider them heirlooms, but I love using them. I was shocked at how much better than my other stuff they are. I flat out got rid of a couple "Lodges" that just never seemed to be able to season right.
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