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Old 10-17-2016, 09:34 PM
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Here is mine after three seasons.
Thanks! They are beautiful skillets!
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:36 PM
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Eric,

Thanks for sharing the email correspondence from the CEO. Very interesting to get his thoughts.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:16 PM
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I was just checking out the marquette castings link Ed posted earlier. Noticed a couple of things...

They're calling their 12" skillet a No. 12, though 12" is more equivalent to a vintage No. 10, right?

They pre-season it with four layers of... flaxseed oil. Oops.

That 6 QT enameled DO they also offer looks pretty sweet, though.

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EDIT - I went to marquette's kickstarter page - they're doing that for all their skillets, giving them numbers that match the inch diameter.

Before seasoning (with flaxseed), they "micro etch" the pans in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid to give it a surface the seasoning bonds better to.

Instead of sand casting they're using investment a.k.a lost wax casting. I know of another unrelated product that was initially sand cast and then switched to lost wax, it greatly improved the results.

They're outsourcing the manufacture of these pans to... China.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:30 PM
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They're outsourcing the manufacture of these pans to... China.
Sorry, I missed that.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:53 PM
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Sorry, I missed that.
Yeah they don't make it super-obvious, but check out the FAQ at the bottom of their kickstarter page, it has this Q/A:

"Why do you manufacturer the pans in China?
Initially our goal was to make the pans in Michigan (or the Midwest). After realizing that Investment casting would create a far superior product – we found that working with our partner factories in Hebei would be the only option to deliver a top-quality pan at a reasonable price without cutting corners on the design, manufacturing, finishing or seasoning of our skillets. The Hebei region has been casting metal for thousands of years and we were lucky enough to partner with a world class foundry that are experts in both casting and machining. We continue to explore options for manufacturing our products in the USA."

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...?ref=user_menu

Another clarification, they only use lost wax on the 8" and 10" skillets, the 12" in still sand cast and machined, due to its size.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:18 PM
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Well I'm looking forward to receiving my Stargazer skillet. I hope in future it can be a antique collectible too!
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:08 PM
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Thanks guys I do believe I'm going to get one also !
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:19 PM
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I added a link to the Stargazer website to the OP. In reading this thread, it is apparent the casual viewer is going to be quite confused given all the talk about Marquette's China-made, flaxseed oil seasoned, lost wax-cast product interspersed in it. Interested readers already are. This is why it's a good idea (and requested) to start a different thread when reading an existing one makes you think of something else.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:57 PM
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:17 PM
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Chinese iron??
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