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Forum: General Cast Iron 10-29-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,992
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Modern Manufacturing?

Depends on what you mean by production quality.

Machined cooking surface? All those small companies GTurner mentioned. But they are expensive. Finex (at least the pieces in the store I looked at)...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-28-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,682
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Lye bath longevity

Just look at the recycling number. Pickle pails/5 gallon buckets are HDPE (high density polyethylene). Most bins are PP (polypropylene) which is also highly resistant to lye, but are thin so be...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-28-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,528
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Smaller Skillets?

I find myself using smaller skillets (#5s and #3s) quite often. Especially during complex meals or for individual servings (my mother likes 3 eggs in the morning and she prefers them thick, so I use...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-28-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,454
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Lodge pattern number changes

Probably as molds and patterns wore out. It most likely was not all at once. You'd probably have to contact Lodge to get an exact answer.

I used to work in a machine shop that specialized in tool,...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-27-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,962
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Dutch Oven Storing

IMHO, in my experience, with a good seasoning, cast iron has never rusted on me in storage in a climate controlled home. I've even stored pieces in the garage and never had problems with rust. Just...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-27-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,682
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Lye bath longevity

Could be spots of pure carbon. Lye won't take off pure carbon.
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,302
Posted By Sean_H
Re: Collecting Vs Using

I've never really bought to collect but to use. Never the less, I've ended up with quite the collection since if I see vintage cast iron or current Lodge at the thrift stores, I buy it intending to...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,278
Posted By Sean_H
Unknown Wood Handled 10 1/2" Griddle

Hello again,
As I had a lye bath going, I decided to make the thrift store rounds to see if I could find some cast iron pieces to fill in my tool kit. I found a wood handled, roughly 10 1/2" cast...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-22-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,475
Posted By Sean_H
Stamped Steel #8 Skillet

I recently found a stamped steel #8 skillet at a thrift shop. Doing some research, it looks like it could possibly be a Griswold Never-Break, it looks identical except for it lacks the...
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