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Forum: General Cast Iron 06-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Help Identifying Camp Stove

Texsport is the only manufacturer that Iíve ever seen with the offset/bend in the bail. They put their name on their Ovens now but may have had an unmarked version in the past. I donít think itís...
Forum: Introductions 05-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Camp Cook

Welcome Howard, 55yrs experience camp cooking is impressive! I have been collecting camp cooking gear but havenít had time to do much cooking.
Forum: Show & Tell 05-20-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Russell S.
Re: John Saveryís DO

Well at least you have the lid. I bought one when I first started collecting that was in rough shape and I paid too much. I later bought another one that also was in rough shape but got it cheap. As...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 05-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,089
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Griswold #6 Rust?

Hard to tell for sure but I donít see rust. It just looks like uneven seasoning. It sort of looks like acidic foods such as tomato sauce may have taken some of the seasoning off. I personally...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-21-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Miniture Ham Boiler

I have a full size ham boiler. You could use it on a fire but it was designed to go on a wood stove. You removed the front and rear stove eye covers and the center divider piece from the...
Forum: Introductions 04-17-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Newbie to CI Collector Forums

Hello, Iím familiar with Suffolk. I worked up that way at Lake Kilby water treatment plant. This is a great place to learn about cast iron cookware.
Forum: Show & Tell 04-16-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Russell S.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Just Cooking in the CI is Best Seasoning

There are many people including my Grandmother, Mother, Sisters, Aunts, Cousins, that have never heard of seasoning a cast iron pan in the oven. They cleaned the pan, rubbed it down originally with...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Gas Stove Flame Marks

The only time I see flame marks like that is when I use a pan for a short period of time like to just fry a couple of eggs. Try letting the pan sit on the burner on the lowest setting for a few...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-08-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Griddle Marks

This may have been a sad iron heater. But it definitely will make a good griddle. I have them with a pour spout and without. Does that make a difference in the name?
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Very Old Sidney O Script #8 Rectangular Griddle

You would think it was made to use stationary. A few thoughts, guesses!
1.Maybe someone at the foundry filled in the mold with sand where the handles would have been so it would fit in their oven. ...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-05-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,180
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24

I had my doubts until I saw the before and after pictures on a Facebook group. But you can have the enamel sand blasted off. Guy had some vintage pieces that the enamel was in bad shape. He had...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-23-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,180
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24

If it were me Iíd throw it in my lye bath. It couldnít dull the original finish much more than the heat and abuse that sheís already been through.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 01-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Advice on Best Brand/age to Cook With?

I donít necessarily have a favorite brand. I like a combination of lightweight smooth bottom pans (Griswold, Favorite, Some Wagner, 1-notch Lodge) and heavy but smooth bottom pans (BSR, Lodge, Some...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-20-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By Russell S.
Re: What Happened Here?

How warm is it where your lye bath is set up? If itís cold four days may not be long enough. I usually go a week even in warm weather. I also believe your vinegar soak wasnít long enough. It still...
Forum: Show & Tell 01-11-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Sidney Bean Pot

Great find, the inside looks great from what I can see on this phone screen! From what Iíve heard some of the lids were made of tin which didnít last. Also they sometimes sold them without a lid. I...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-11-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Russell S.
Re: New "Collector"-- Advice on My First Finds?

The heavier pan of the two takes longer to heat up but holds temperatures longer, has less chance of warping and would be better for searing meat. The lighter pan would heat up faster and would be...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-07-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Painted?

I will add to the last comment (Iíve been disappointed also) that sometimes a pan has pits that are still filled in with rust and scale. But when you remove all of the rust and scale it really...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By Russell S.
Re: My New Find

I donít own a size 11 through 13 skillet. I have several 10ís (not Griswold) and a couple of #14 Lodge. As far as practical use, a #14 seems too large for a standard stove eye. Iím not even sure if...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 11-26-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Alternate Seasoning or Preservation Method?

What you have is a ham boiler. It was designed to use on a wood stove. To use it you would remove two of the stove eyes and the divider between them and it would leave an oval hole for your pan to...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 11-08-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Guess I'm a Collector Now

Thatís a great looking spider skillet with the lid. What is the name of the foundry on the lid. I can make out Hollow Ware but canít read the first word.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 11-07-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By Russell S.
Re: What is the Best Way to Season a Butchering Kettle

The prices and quality of these kettles vary greatly in my neck of the woods. But if you are patient great deals will show up from time to time. I recently bought a 15 gallon one for $60. And itís in...
Forum: General Cast Iron 11-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By Russell S.
Re: To Dry Or Not To Dry?

I dry on the stove briefly but put it on the lowest setting just in case I get distracted. But I donít put any oil on it. I always get my pan hot before adding oil to cook.
Forum: Show & Tell 10-26-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Search Ideas

Yard Sales, Thrift Shops, Flea Markets, Antique Shops, Facebook market place, Craigslist, auctions, Local Newspaper online-classifieds, let family, co-workers, friends know that you collect. And EBay.
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-24-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Russell S.
Re: ID Help - Three-legged Scotch Bowl

Canít help you with an ID but I like it. The good thing about a three legged kettle is they all sit flat with no wobble, unless a leg breaks off!
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