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Old 02-11-2017, 12:22 PM
StephenH StephenH is offline
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My Griswold #6 Slant EPU is far and away the lightest pan in my collection, i'm not sure what it weighs though. I find both "ERIE"s (pre griswold) and Griswold to be pretty darn light.
My Griswold #6 is also very thin compared to my #3 and #8 Griswolds...about half the thinkness.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:05 PM
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SeanD, I own well over 100 CI skillets and for what most of us would judge a skillet comfortable enough to cook in (#8) would be what your question refers to I assume.
Being so, I have two fully marked Victor's, (made by Griswold) that are far lighter than any other skillet made with cast iron in my collection. With that being said, you will tend to see more warped bottom skillets the lighter they are. Kind of the nature of the beast so be careful what you ask for. Both my Victor's are warped, (one more than the other) but on a gas burner it's not noticeable except when all the liquids feed toward the middle of the pan.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:00 PM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Michael, interesting that you should mention Victor pans--my fully marked no.7 Victor is flat as can be, until you heat it up! Then the warp appears. Could that be because they were an economy model in the Depression era? At least it turns easily on the stove burner, which on my stove is a very good thing!
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:23 AM
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Sharon. I'm not savvy enough to answer your question regarding "economy" type CI during that time period. As we know from our resources here on CIC supposing Griswold & Wagner developed their off-brand cookware to compete with each other and other makers of that time. Besides the Victor's I also have a couple of #8 National's that are very similar in weight as compared to the Victor's and they too have warping issues and as yours, (more so when on the stove).
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:31 AM
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My Victor fully marked is my lightest pan too. I am very carefull with it, as to the temps and all...my new Lodges are the heaviest pans, as you would guess.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:34 AM
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What is our lightest skillet that you have? I dont own an Erie pan yet, and was wondering as to how they compare to other vintage skillets? Just a thought
My Griswold #6 small logo skillet, hands down --weighing in at 3 lbs. versus my Griswold #6 Large logo at 3.25 lbs. versus a no-name #5 weighing in at 4 lbs.

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Old 02-27-2017, 11:06 PM
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They lightest pan I own for its size is an old gatemarked SMS. Cooks like a dream too.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:58 AM
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I am getting an Erie pan very soon, and an curious as to how light it will be. I assume it is pretty light, not that it matters to me, im just curious?
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