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Old 08-21-2014, 03:03 AM   #21
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Thanks everyone for your answers. I didnt believe that my post would start that big of a conversetion and obviously my fears of getting a cast iron are completely gone :D
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:28 AM   #22
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Glad we were able to ally your fears. Remember, Cookie had only cast iron in his chuck wagon to use when he was feeding the cowboys out on the range. And they all survived to live long enough to get those critters to market. Today, a lot of those cast iron vessels are still in use today. I only wish I had just one of them. They have quite a history. In some families, that cast iron pan of Grandma's is sought after, that they are often mentioned in wills as to who will get it. A lot of them are now in the possession of a third generation.

So go get yours, and treat it well. It will serve you for many years and you can pass it down to a family member. Happy Cooking!
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:28 AM   #23
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Thanks everyone for your answers. I didnt believe that my post would start that big of a conversetion and obviously my fears of getting a cast iron are completely gone :D
You don't even know. We've had threads with subjects such as the proper way to peel a hard boiled egg, go for six or seven pages.

Sometimes, we've so off topic from the Op's subject that it's hard to remember what the original topic was. I think we're all a little ADD around here, except maybe for Uncle Bob.

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:33 AM   #24
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You don't even know. We've had threads with subjects such as the proper way to peel a hard boiled egg, go for six or seven pages.

Sometimes, we've so off topic from the Op's subject that it's hard to remember what the original topic was. I think we're all a little ADD around here, except maybe for Uncle Bob.

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Yup! And I am one of the biggest offenders of that.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:30 AM   #26
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Glad we were able to ally your fears. Remember, Cookie had only cast iron in his chuck wagon to use when he was feeding the cowboys out on the range. And they all survived to live long enough to get those critters to market. Today, a lot of those cast iron vessels are still in use today. I only wish I had just one of them. They have quite a history. In some families, that cast iron pan of Grandma's is sought after, that they are often mentioned in wills as to who will get it. A lot of them are now in the possession of a third generation.

So go get yours, and treat it well. It will serve you for many years and you can pass it down to a family member. Happy Cooking!
My LeCreuset and CI pans are in my will!
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #27
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Thanks everyone for your answers. I didnt believe that my post would start that big of a conversetion and obviously my fears of getting a cast iron are completely gone :D
Of course we haven't done a scientific study of these things...
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Is there something about really old CI pans that makes them any more desirable than todays CI pans?

Different cast iron metal used? 100 years of carbon build up?
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Is there something about really old CI pans that makes them any more desirable than todays CI pans?

Different cast iron metal used? 100 years of carbon build up?
Their history and they have years of seasoning on them.
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Is there something about really old CI pans that makes them any more desirable than todays CI pans?

Different cast iron metal used? 100 years of carbon build up?
The old CI pans that I have were honed very smooth, almost silky smooth, when they were made. My 6 inch CI "egg pan" is so smooth that fried eggs will slide out of the pan with just a quick shake. The newer cast iron pans have more of a pebbled surface that I do not care for. Last year I got a deal on two large almost new CI griddles and after one use I went back to my trusty old pans. The griddles were good but not great, one was made by Lodge and the other was Emeril Lagassi's Emerilware, maybe in 100 years I will change my mind about them!

The old pans that I have were also very, very inexpensive or in one case free, your Aunt Bea loves free!
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