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MatthewCGraham 12-16-2018 08:37 PM

What Did I Just Buy?
 
Was at a flea market today and came across this pan/pot.

https://imgur.com/a/tOUaxs9

Got it for cheep because neither the seller nor I had any clue what it is. The pan is 14" wide, 9" deep, and 31" long including both handles. Body seems to be steel, despite the seller insisting it was cast iron. Both handles are cast iron and are riveted to the body. There are no apparent markings anywhere on the pan, though maybe after a lye bath and scrub some will appear from under the rust and grime. Anyone have any idea what this is, how old it is, and/or who made it? Thank you all!
MCG

GTurner 12-16-2018 08:51 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
It's definitely not a cast iron pot. It is a very large pot though. I'd try to clean it up and see how well it cooks.

EdgarLopez 12-16-2018 10:50 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
I think it is aluminum,lye will dissolve it,if is not aluminum it is copper,I seen a copper pot exactly like your today at flea market,I have no idea age or maker

MatthewCGraham 12-17-2018 02:00 AM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
At a glance I thought it was copper, too - it looks quite similar to my copper pots and pans. However, my fridge magnets do stick to the side, so pretty sure it's steel. Too bad, if I found a 5 gallon copper pot I would have hit the jackpot!
MCG

KevinE 12-17-2018 11:12 AM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
As mentioned earlier, I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut that's aluminum. Do not put it in a lye bath.

Doug D. 12-17-2018 02:26 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
Can't be aluminum.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MatthewCGraham (Post 43253)
magnets do stick to the side


EdgarLopez 12-17-2018 07:31 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
Probably where the magnet sticks is on the handle

GTurner 12-17-2018 09:27 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
It clearly states to the side.
Quote:

Originally Posted by EdgarLopez (Post 43260)
Probably where the magnet sticks is on the handle


MatthewCGraham 12-17-2018 11:02 PM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EdgarLopez (Post 43260)
Probably where the magnet sticks is on the handle

Sticks everywhere - handle, side, bottom!

Scott.L 12-18-2018 01:06 AM

Re: What Did I Just Buy?
 
I would think it is Carbon Steel cookware, often times there will be small makers or country of origin marks on the handle somewhere.


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