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Old 04-10-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Frying Pans

I have 3 cast iron pans of various sizes. They are very old, but in very good shape except one thing,the one seems to have warped on the bottom. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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Old 04-10-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm afraid that once it became warped, it stays that way.

At this point, about the only thing you can do is replace it.


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Old 04-10-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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I say get a new one. I do not think you will be able to get the pan back into a proper shape.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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Part of this, I think, comes from sudden temperature changes say, from extreme hot to extreme cold.

In a way, you MUST let cast iron cookware cool down gradually, as you would with glass bakeware.

Yes, I thought so!! Lodge says to avoid putting hot cast iron pot or pan into cold water.
Thermal shock can cause metal to warp or crack.


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Old 04-10-2006, 07:03 PM   #5
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a warped cast iron pan still cooks fine on a gas burner or a charcoal grill or camp fire, or in the oven. so there is still a great deal of use left in these pans. If you can't use them, pass them on to someone who can by way of a thrift shop or ebay. WHat are the brand names. If you have a Griswald from Erie PA, you have a treasure.
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