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Old 05-26-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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I am thinking of purchasing a Griswold Cast Iron skillet, after much reading.

I still don't consider myself an expert on such topics, because I've never used cast iron before, but have been always yearnful.

The skillet I have in mind is a #13 (inch) at 169.99 + s&h.

What do you think?

Lodge?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't have $169 to spend on a skillet, and even if I did, I don't think that I would. Just seems too much money to me for one skillet. I have lodge cast iron, and it works just fine. I do believe that you get what you pay for is true in most instances, but I don't think you have to spend that much to get a good 13" cast iron skillet. Just my little ol' opinion
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Griswold is the best there is, but you're paying an awful lot for collectibility (if that's even a word, LOL).
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Griswold is the best there is, but you're paying an awful lot for collectibility (if that's even a word, LOL).
We had an estate sale with some cast iron cookware in it. No telling how many times I saw people flip those skillets and look for the maker. Now I know what they were looking for.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Griswold was manufactured in my hometown, and stopped production in the late 50s.

History of Griswold

I've bought/inherited several pieces, and use them daily, but if there weren't that geographic connection, I'd go with Lodge as well because Griswold has gotten way too freakin' expensive for a piece of cookware!
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Here is a link that had several opinions and discussion on iron skillets. Hope you find it helpful. YEA! I got 2 Lodge cast iron pieces! Er... now what?

BTW I wouldn't pay that much for an iron skillet either.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I have quite a few Griswold, inherited from my Grandmother. I love mine, but they do cost quite a bit. I would check in Thrift shops and on Amazon, there are deals out there. Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Thanks guys, Good to know other people have some thoughts, and know about this brand.

I thought about it. The price point is kind of high, and I figure, Griswold is something to aspire to, if I like the hobby.

Instead, I went ahead and purchased a 12" pre-Seasoned Lodge skillet online, for $14.00
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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Default You would be paying a collectibility premium,,,

...rather than a performance premium. Many forlks that buy Griswold pieces NEVER intend to use them. Griswold is great, but I would not pay a super premium for it if I did not intend to use it. I would stick with Lodge. Good performance and good price., Now if you find some antique pieces at auction, estate sales, or garage sales, bine, picke them up, but don't pay a premium for pieces you intend to use. I admit I have some special pieces I inherited or acquired, but I won't pay a ridiculo9us premium for a produt I cannot use and enjoy. I have very little Griswold, but I do have serveral pieces from Birmingham Stove Works and Atlanta Stove Works that I inherited and which have a sentimental value to me...
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Instead, I went ahead and purchased a 12" pre-Seasoned Lodge skillet online, for $14.00
Was that from their Chinese second tier line? I do NOT like Chinese cast iron pans.
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