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Old 05-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Rodney Walker Rodney Walker is offline
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Default Finally, Some Cast Iron

Good news is I found some good cast iron this weekend. The bad news is when I took the camera out for some pictures the batteries were dead. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get some new batteries.

I sort of thought I had decided on Wagner Ware Sidney -O- flat bottomed pans due to them being easily available and relatively inexpensive. The only piece I saw like that was at an antique store. A #6 skillet for $40 that spins like a top.
Anyway, the finds.
At a local thrift store I found a Wagner Ware Krusty Korn junior. I paid $15 for it but then there wasn't any shipping charges so I'm happy.
There's a local junk/antique/etc store that has a lot of fun guy stuff. Inside there were a few cleaner, more modern pans that I wasn't terribly interested in and one gate marked bread roll pan. That piece was tempting.
Outside there was a big unorganized stack of incredibly rusty pans.
I ended up rescuing a Lodge 4 in 1 set, a #9 Lodge arc logo skillet and an Erie #8 skillet. The lodges seem to sit flat, the Erie sits flat but there's a visible bow in the middle.
No bargains in the shape they're in ($75 for the lot) but I think they'll be good users, which is what I'm after. I also found a paddle and a bail handled low base for (I think) a Wagner waffle iron. I wanted it but couldn't find the other paddle.
Right now the #9 Lodge is getting a bath in the E-tank.
I*'m excited to get them cleaned up and start cooking in them.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:03 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: Finally, Some Cast Iron

I'd say they were bargains... arc lodge and erie are usually close to $75 each... and if the 4 in 1 is hammered those usually sell close to $100.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Finally, Some Cast Iron

Thanks. The Lodge is getting it's first coat of seasoning now. Etank and a lot of elbow grease getting it clean. It had a lot of caked on carbon that I pretty much chiseled off with a pointy stick. It might have helped protect the pan so it's not all bad.
There's some pretty minor pitting on the cook surface but it's going to be a great pan. I probably should have let the tank do more of the work but I can be a little impatient. Kind of like a kid at Christmas.

I'll probably wait on the other pieces until I can get some batteries. I also want to get some lye. I have a couple pieces that are going to need it.

The 4 in 1 doesn't look like a hammered piece but it does have the same star and 4 in 1 cross logo and handles as the hammered ones.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:45 PM
Rodney Walker Rodney Walker is offline
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Default Re: Finally, Some Cast Iron Now w/ Pictures

I finally picked up some batteries.
First up is the Lodge 4 in 1.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
Next is the Erie #8. You can't see the Erie in the picture (at least I can't)but it's there.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
Last is the Lodge #9. I E-tanked it and put 1 coat of seasoning on last night. I can see a little rust here and there and am wondering if it needs another round in the tank.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/977797...posted-public/
The Lodge was in about the same rusty, ugly condition as the others and actually cleaned up pretty well.
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