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Old 02-20-2020, 05:30 PM
Phil Smith Phil Smith is offline
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Default Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

This Iíd my first attempt to ask a question. Iím looking for a great hinged frying pan she cooked chicken in. The bottom larger pan was 8-10 inches wide and 4-5 inches deep and about 9 inches across at bottom. The lid was also fry pan 2-21/2 deep. Lid hooked on deeper pan and sheíd finish off putting all chicken from top into bottom and then attach lids and bake in oven. The pans were not black but had a bit of a dull dark metal maybe hint of nickel. Iím sorry I canít be more precise about color. Certainly not black. Cast iron (very heavy) with faded dark aluminum look. No idea about maker. Iíve seen hinged #8 Griswold, if that was common home pan most people had. She had this set from early 40ís. Were there other companies making this kind of fry set. Iím fascinated by this website and got the itch for a cast iron muffin roaster, the ones that are corn ear mold. Any help educating me on fry pan would be great, Phil
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

Phil, If you go to the Home Page here on CIC and go to the "Search" dropdowns and type in (chicken fryer) there will be about 14 pages that have the word/words chicken/chicken fryer. There may possibly be a thread or two that have pics of the fryer you are describing. It's a good place to start and will educate you somewhat about how to use the tools provided on this site. If no luck with your search try to google chicken fryer and check out the photos there.
Good luck.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:03 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

there were a few different hinged double skillet sets... griswold made a couple different ones, wagner also.. the lodge 4in1 is kind of the same thing, although the top lid/skillet is more shallow than the double skillet sets.

lodge 4in1 hammered finish:
griswold small logo double skillet hinged set:
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:02 PM
Phil Smith Phil Smith is offline
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Default Re: Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

Want to thank both members for their guidance and suggestions. Learned from family member that the hinged set had circle on top and surprise to me was that the set was aluminum. Didnít think aluminum set could be so heavy. Almost too much to hold set in one hand. Iíll follow your suggestions and look for aluminum variants of this model chicken fryer. Thanks for your help, Phil
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:01 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Help Identifying Moms Hinged Fry Pan

Probably not aluminum. Aluminum skillets had wooden handles because of the metal's high heat conductivity. More likely nickel plated iron. A magnet will confirm.
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:55 PM
Jeff S. Jeff S. is offline
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With the description of circles on the top it sounds like one of the several variations of a Wagner double skillet .
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