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Old 09-11-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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2 cast iron cookware questions

these 2 question fall in the realm of idle curiousity on my part but I'm betting that there are cast iron gurus out there who know the answers

1] why do some cast iron skillets have a heat ring on the bottom (it doesn't seem high enough to make any appreciable difference)? What's the purpose? My smaller skillets (#6 and down) don't have them but the #8 and #10 do.

2] what's the difference in wagner cast iron markings between "Wagner original", "Wagner Ware" and "Wagner Ware Sydney"? Were these all made by the same company? Possibly the same company at different periods? Possibly made in different countries (does "Sydney" possibly refer to Sydney Austrailia)?

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Old 09-12-2004, 02:04 AM   #2
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I hope somebody answers about the ring. I've always wondered about that.
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Old 09-12-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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Hello psiguy :)

Hello psiguy!
I've just joined, and am happy to see that you are here.
Look forward to learning from you, as I have on the previous board.
Yours,
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Hello psiguy :)

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Hello psiguy!
I've just joined, and am happy to see that you are here.
Look forward to learning from you, as I have on the previous board.
Yours,
Liza
I'm here to learn too! Glad to see you here too.

Now, if somebody would clear up this mystery, I just might be able to have a good night's sleep... :D
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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Well, subfuscpersona, I did a search on google for "wagner cast iron" and found there is a site that has all of your answers - you just have to read a little.

http://www.griswoldandwagner.com/faq.html

Hi Lizamay!!! Glad you made it here!
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:50 PM   #6
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One mystery solved! Makes sense too.
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
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thanks michael for the link

answered both my quesions - I've bookmarked the link
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Old 09-18-2004, 06:04 PM   #8
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I hope somebody answers about the ring. I've always wondered about that.
I always wondered why they are made of Iron.
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:40 PM   #9
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Cast Iron Cookware....

The "cadillac" cast cookware in Canada is "Lodge"....if you want to check out there site it is...www.lodgemfg.com
I cannot remember if the have that ring on the bottom but I could find this out if they are of interest to you. :)
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Old 10-03-2004, 10:12 PM   #10
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All three of my cast iron skillets are "Lodge" brand. I love them to death, and baby them.
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