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Old 01-14-2016, 02:37 PM
Kevin Meares Kevin Meares is offline
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Default Your top 4 "users"

I was enjoying the ads in the archive section and saw one for Griswold that said a "well equipped" kitchen should have at least 3-4 pieces of CI. Not a tough sell for this group, but what if you were limited to four "users"? Which ones would you use, and why?

I'm new to CI and thought this might be a fun way to learn about how you cook with CI in the kitchen and what I might look for to round out my collection. Doesn't have to be Griswold!
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:03 PM
Bonnie Scott Bonnie Scott is offline
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

I use my #9 Griswold pretty regularly, my #10 Lodge for searing steaks, my Dutch oven and my Erie round griddle. Those are the four I couldn't do without.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:18 PM
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All Canadian for me, Smart and GSW skillets, Findlay dutch oven, McClary griddle.

Tho I will pull out the Griswold for waffles.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

#8 LBL Griswold skillet
#8 Wagner 1088 chicken fryer
Unmarked Wagner 5 Qt DO with a Lodge lid
Long griddle if I had one

Nothing I own cooks eggs better than my Griswold. I've cooked rice, potatoes, soup, bacon, and all sorts of oddball things in the chicken fryer so that's proven it's usefulness. Roasts, jambalaya, and casseroles all come out fantastic in the DO, whose lid fits the Griswold like a glove. Until I find a long griddle I'm stuck ganging my two round griddles up with a couple of skillets whenever I make pancakes or pizza.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:52 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

Thirty-three yo Lodge 10 SK, BSR Red Mountain #7, Lodge 5 qt. DO and a 7” Descoware combo lid egg skillet. Not that the next two dozen pieces aren’t useful.

Americans rich and spoiled? Nah. Why just 200 years ago most families felt fortunate to have one piece and could cook anything.

Hilditch
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:43 PM
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Not to mention the stylish camp cookware they had back then. An open fire and a stick, hopefully green.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:30 PM
CJMunnich CJMunnich is offline
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

In order of most use, I would say:

Gris #10 LBL Skillet
Gris #8 LBL Skillet
Wag double burner griddle for pancakes
Gris #9 LBL round griddle for tortillas

My WI & DO follow closely, but those are my top 4
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:24 PM
BenjaminO BenjaminO is offline
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

Most used in my kitchen in order of frequency:

No.8 Lodge arc logo skillet
No.7 Griswold large block skillet
No.10 Wagner unmarked skillet
No.9 Griswold low base Waffle Iron

13 inch round griddle and the Lodge No.5 are runners up.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:03 PM
Adam_R. Adam_R. is offline
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Default Re: Your top 4 "users"

I'm a new CI user / collector but I've grown very fond of the following pieces as users:

1. Wagner Sidney O No. 10
2. Griswold LBL No. 8
3. BSR Red Mountain No. 5
4. Lodge Enamel Dutch Oven 7.8 Qt.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:33 AM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Break: Benjamin, I sure do hope you try the Grandma's Waffles recipe below. Hopefully it will be hard to go back.

Hilditch
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