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Old 10-29-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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My best friend pulled out a very old Wagner skillet that had seen better days a few months ago and asked if I could get it cleaned up for her because she knew I used a cast iron skillet all the time. It was a pleasure to work with, and it wasn't long before I had it looking gorgeous again, but, honestly, I've been happy with my Lodge. It does a fine job, and it was very affordable.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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We're using my wife's grandmother's skillet. She passed it to my wife when she and her first husband married in the early 70s. I have a friend who bakes cakes in hers. The main thing with any skillet is to season it before using it.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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The main thing with any skillet is to season it before using it.
This is not needed with a brand new skillet today, they are all seasoned at the factory.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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99% of the real cooking I do is on cast iron, a 10" skillet and a dutch oven. They're heavy but I love the results.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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12 inch is nice but very heavy
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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This is not needed with a brand new skillet today, they are all seasoned at the factory.
Say what you want but we bought a couple new ones to put in our camping gear and my wife wouldn't put them in there until she seasoned them. I know a lot of people who still do.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The South
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Lodge Combo Cooker

https://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Cooker-.../dp/B0009JKG9M
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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I got one from the camping section at walmart, I think it's ozark trails. Probably rebranded lodge. It's a great skillet. It might be 10 inches, maybe 8. I don't know.

The best way to keep cast iron seasoned is to use it often, and don't be shy about cooking with fat.
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Cast iron does not wear out. You can get excellent quality used ones at The Arc and/or Goodwill. They may have to be retempered, but that is easy.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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We have them in all sizes. Ours are all old and well seasoned. When properly seasoned they should be pretty much none stick. The frying pan we use most is the 10 inch. We also have a cast iron Dutch oven that is about 100 years old, handed down to me from my Mother. My DH loves it. If we ever got a divorce there would probably be a custody battle over it, lol.
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