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Old 08-23-2007, 03:50 PM   #11
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since it's back and I love pan talk I'll chime in again. What with all the news of recalls from China, be careful of cheap cast iron (and cheap enamelled) from China...it cracks and flakes easily. Le Crueset, Lamont, and Straub are really good. Some Lodge is still American made.

in the raw item I also am not thrilled with the preseasoning process. Do it yourself for best results.

Griswald is awesome and I count myself lucky to have inherited some ... but finding it can be hard. It is just the smoothest surfaaced raw cast iron ever made. Erie PA.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:31 PM   #12
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Some Lodge is still American made.
ALL Lodge Brands cast iron products are made in South Pittsburg Tenn. With the exception of their enamled lines which are made in China.



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Old 08-23-2007, 05:34 PM   #13
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since it's back and I love pan talk I'll chime in again. What with all the news of recalls from China, be careful of cheap cast iron (and cheap enamelled) from China...it cracks and flakes easily. Le Crueset, Lamont, and Straub are really good. Some Lodge is still American made.

in the raw item I also am not thrilled with the preseasoning process. Do it yourself for best results.

Griswald is awesome and I count myself lucky to have inherited some ... but finding it can be hard. It is just the smoothest surfaaced raw cast iron ever made. Erie PA.
I concur with your assessment but would like to also give honorable mention to the Wagner line of cast iron.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:39 PM   #14
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Why? What is it about Griswold that you find so much better than Lodge or other brands?
Smoother (pit free) finish.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:46 PM   #15
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Thanks justplainbill. I have asked that question a number of times throughout my time here and this is the first time I got an answer that made any sense to me.

I am still on my eternal search to find a piece of Griswold.
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Thanks justplainbill. I have asked that question a number of times throughout my time here and this is the first time I got an answer that made any sense to me.

I am still on my eternal search to find a piece of Griswold.

Good luck. Garage sales might be a source. I can tell you from personal experience that some old folks might be glad to find a good home for their Griswolds if they don't have any relatives who are interested in that type of cooking.
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I am still on my eternal search to find a piece of Griswold.

Hey Jeeb..

I used to see alot of it on E-Bay. Most of it seemed reasonable. With rare pieces going for hundreds of dollars! When ya find what ya want...buy two!!
Keep one, and send the other one to me. I'll even pay shipping!




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Thanks justplainbill. I have asked that question a number of times throughout my time here and this is the first time I got an answer that made any sense to me.

I am still on my eternal search to find a piece of Griswold.
I've noticed a TON of Griswold stuff on Ebay just now...
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