Show us your cast iron!

Jerry Daschofsky

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#1
After reading the iron skillets thread, and seeing Lonnie's post, figured why not ask for those of you who have it to show it off. New or old, family heirloom or found at a garage sale. Let's see it. If you don't have pics, go ahead and tell us what you got.

I won't torture all of you, but will show you a pic of my daily users. ;)



This was taken at my last house. The 2 Griswold waffle makers were sold (after I finished restoring my Wagner waffle makers), but use the rest on a regular basis. '

So whatcha got?
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#6
The high base were designed for gas/wood heat. The low base were designed for electric heat.

And I have my old Wagner hotel waffle iron I had planned to use at the Hoh Down this year. Next year for sure. :)
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#8


Waffles anyone?

This is my bigger waffle iron. Not fancy, and FAR from perfect. But makes a nice waffle, and can do 12 at a time (each paddle has three smaller waffles).
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#11
World's largest collection of CI Orleans Mining Co/motel Orleans CA on the Klamath River.
Really? Hmmmmm, I'd love to see that (wonder if that was self proclaimed?). I know a collector back in Ohio who has over 20,000 pieces (yeah, 20k). He has a full shop dedicated to displaying them and then has a heated garage with the rest of them in it. (think I have a picture of one room he has in his house dedicated to just waffle irons and small skillets). But all the foundries in the US were over in the midwest area. Why the concentration of them back there and ease to find them (I used to collect them at one time, I just couldn't handle it anymore LOL).
 

Stewart

Skunk Happens
#12
I have a Lodge deep skillet. It was my first, and it was a gift. Good God it makes the most awesome fried taters. Then I picked up a frying pan. It's the same size as the skillet, just with shorter sides and thinner walls. It's made in China. Just don't tell me horror stories about the shit they put in Chinese cast iron. :rofl: The next one I bought is a square steak cooker with the raised ridges. I almost threw it out after a few uses. Even though I seasoned it, it would get stuff stuck hard. I'm a stubborn bastard so I tried a few more times. Lo and behold it got better, and better. Now it's a much better cooking tool. It still gets some hard crusty stuff, but it comes off with a little soak.

I'm single (again) and have been "rebuilding" my kitchen gear. I don't understand why cast iron isn't highly regarded by everyone. If your cook is small and not especially strong, cast iron could be bad, but for most adults it's great. It will outlast me. Also, I love being able to use metal spoons and spatulas.

My fried chicken is outta this world, and nobody considers me a good cook. I think cast iron has some magic in it.
 
#15


Waffles anyone?

This is my bigger waffle iron. Not fancy, and FAR from perfect. But makes a nice waffle, and can do 12 at a time (each paddle has three smaller waffles).
I might just go find a chunk of wood, copy the Waffle House sign, and give it to you, just because you sir, can make 12 waffles at a time. Awesome.
 

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