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Forum: Show & Tell 02-03-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Handy Dan Copy?

It would help if you had a marked one to compare it with or at least had the measurements.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-03-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Slight Wobbles, Yay or Nay?

I will not purchase a common-average pan with a wobble. I will purchase a pan with a slight wobble if it has other characteristics that I like such as Older Gate Marked pans, Uncommon sizes or...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Seasoning Intricate Designs

I restored a couple of Cracker Barrel logo skillets and they werenít hard at all. But since I have other users, Iím not sure how much of a pain they are to maintain the nice looking bottom with use.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Is This Kettle/cauldron Too Far Gone, or Can It Be Restored? Is It Even Worth It?

I myself would pass. It has some serious rust and pitting. I was over zealous when I started collecting and bought a bulge pot, and two old spider legged skillets that holes showed up when all the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Cooking in an Early Erie Skillet

I feel that you are lucky that it didnít permanently warp your skillet. I wouldnít try heating the cooking surface like that again ďupside downĒ I ruined a #9 Griswold Dutch Oven because the oven was...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Russell S.
Re: ID Pot Please

Itís a ham boiler. Typically with duel gatemarks. I have seen a couple with a tin lid but most without a lid. The lid was probably optional and being made of tin most havenít survived. You would...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-20-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Russell S.
Re: 14in BSR CAMPING OVEN

It has a couple of things going for It, especially if itís a shallow #14 camp oven. First BSR has been out of business for quite a while now, so they arenít making them any longer. Second Lodge...
Forum: Show & Tell 09-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Russell S.
Griswold 16 Griddle

Does anyone have any information on this pan. The rarity and approximate value. My Sister got it at the Hillsville Va. Flea Market on Labor Day Weekend. It was painted on the bottom. I restored it...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
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: 824
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: 11
Views: 1,677
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: 2,873
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: 1,010
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Miniture Ham Boiler

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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: 1,047
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: 834
Posted By Russell S.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
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: 1,384
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: 1,089
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: 2,002
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: 2,856
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: 2,856
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: 3,940
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: 2,279
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: 1,359
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: 1,248
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...
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