My old, found at a Thrift Store SK 8 skillet has kind of been giving me little issues. First is that it has hot spots, or bottom metal is thin. Say when I cook eggs or bacon in it .. there is a visible hotter ring from the gas oven burners. Second is that I seem to have to reseason it after each use & cleaning. I cooked up some ground beef & then added eggs. After I cleaned the pan with tiny bit of Dawn & a plastic OXO brush .. there were loads of places where the eggs and/or beef were very stuck. I tried to gently clean those areas with a chore boy stainless steel scrubber .. but was proving to be a challenge.
I've been wanting to get a new Lodge for a while now .. and I got a email coupon from ACE Hardware for 20% off. They're normally $19.99 .. minus 20% .. I got it for 15.99! That's cheeper than Walmarts price
Pics attached are before and after proper Seasoning with Crisco ..