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Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-28-2021, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Alex A
Re: Wok Vs CI for Asian Stir Fry?

I use an anodized aluminum wok. Nothing has ever stuck to it, and it’s very light.

But I’d still like to know the technique that works for you using cast iron.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 05-26-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By Alex A
Re: Cast Iron Sources Other Than EBay?

I’ve had some luck finding good deals on eBay. Apply search filters “used” and “unbranded”. It takes a lot of searching and scrolling, and usually there won’t be anything interesting. But that’s how...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 05-25-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By Alex A
Re: Cast Iron Spatula?

Does anyone know how to properly make these? I have a few skillets that revealed cracks after the lye bath, and it seems like an interesting project. But I can’t find a tutorial anywhere. Any special...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-17-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By Alex A
Re: Gate-Marked Fancy Handle #8

Your Krum cake pan is in the Griswold section on p159 in the red book.

Andresen may have contracted with different foundries for some items, but there are about a dozen other Griswold...
Forum: Show & Tell 07-16-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,348
Posted By Alex A
Re: Today's Finds

These are Wagner versions of this one:
http://www.castironcollector.com/gallery/gems/griswold10b.jpg
Jay, I think yours is late 50’s/early 60’s... after Griswold was acquired by the company that...
Forum: General Cast Iron 07-08-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By Alex A
Re: Cast Iron Aebleskiver Pan

The aebleskiver pan is Lodge. Lodge handles are inconsistent, so not great for identification. Fortunately they emblazoned their products with all kinds of other markings that usually make them easy...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 07-07-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,832
Posted By Alex A
Re: Electrolysis Tank Upkeep

Jody, can you please post a link for the graphite plates you use? Everything I see online is either very small or very expensive. Thanks!
Forum: Recipe File 06-27-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,170
Posted By Alex A
Blueberry Gems

The birds are actually letting me have some of the blueberries from my bushes this year, so I’ve been finding new ways to use them up. When doing a google search for ‘blueberry gems’, the first 15 or...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-06-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,466
Posted By Alex A
Re: What is This Gigantic Thing?

Thanks Doug.
I didn't buy it yet. I have no real use for it, but it's so visually striking I may go get it anyway. I just have to come up with a place to put it that my wife will approve of!

Why...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-06-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,466
Posted By Alex A
What is This Gigantic Thing?

https://imgur.com/a/XFnhxAq

Is this a camp oven? I can't imagine cooking something in this!
It's 25" long, 12" wide, and 10" high
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-02-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By Alex A
Re: Is This a Matching Set?

It sold before I had a chance to return. But I remember it being smooth and flat. Would a Wagner have a defining characteristic under the tab?
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By Alex A
Is This a Matching Set?

Looks like a Wagner lid, but I don't know about the DO.

https://imgur.com/a/CnlAUJe
Forum: Show & Tell 05-22-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By Alex A
Re: 24 Hour Electrolysis

Alchemy!

That second pic looks like a really gnarly sour beer fermentation.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 04-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,935
Posted By Alex A
Re: E-tank Time

What if it is left in the tank without the power on? Does the solution inhibit rust formation?
Forum: Show & Tell 04-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,688
Posted By Alex A
Re: Wagner Stack

Use the big ones for pizza!
Forum: Show & Tell 04-03-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By Alex A
Re: Mom's Basement Find

I stuck some blackberries in :tasty:
Forum: Show & Tell 04-03-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By Alex A
Re: Mom's Basement Find

I'm on it Wally!
https://imgur.com/a/87W8UMZ
Forum: Show & Tell 03-31-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,130
Posted By Alex A
Mom's Basement Find

I can't believe I have one of these stories now. My mother never even cooked with cast iron.

Shortly after I started collecting, she said she would bring me a Griswold skillet from her basement...
Forum: Show & Tell 03-22-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By Alex A
Re: "Brilliant" Waffle Iron

So far I've determined that there was a Brilliant Iron & Steel Co. in Brilliant, Ohio that went out of business sometime between 1893 - 1895. I found a reference to a focus on bar iron (whatever that...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,064
Posted By Alex A
Grooved Handle but Not Griswold, Help Please

I thought this was another BSR, and then I saw the handle...

https://imgur.com/a/dXoOW6s
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-20-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,953
Posted By Alex A
Re: Fire Damage?

No, just red on the bottom. Does it normally go all the way through?

It's definitely not rosy, more dull brick red.
Forum: Show & Tell 03-19-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By Alex A
"Brilliant" Waffle Iron

The pattern numbers make me think this was made by Griswold for another company, but I can find no factual information about it. Does anyone know the history here?

https://imgur.com/a/2Z5IMJH
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-19-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,953
Posted By Alex A
Fire Damage?

I've yet to see fire damage in person. This has a lot of dull red that doesn't look like rust, and a few shiny spots. I don't know what "scaly" would look like since again I've never seen it.
...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By Alex A
Re: Why Do You Like Vollrath?

I agree with CR about the balance and weight. I have a new (to me) unmarked 8 taking a bath that is going to replace my current standard user.

Also, they have a wicked giant spike on the handle....
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-12-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,176
Posted By Alex A
Re: Wagner Identification Help

I love learning. Thanks Doug!
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