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Old 03-07-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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I love cast iron

Hi folks, new guy here. Am I the only one who loves cast iron cookware? I have 6 pieces I use all the time. I buy Griswold when I find it, restore and season it, and give it to friends. My 12 inch Lodge skillet, Black Betty, never leaves the stove. She, and my 5 quart Lodge Dutch Oven were in use making a big mess of Southern fried chicken last weekend.
I find it interesting that the cooking shows always push expensive cookware, but people like Alton Brown say if they had only one piece of cookware, it would be a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Lodge 12 inch sells at Farm and Fleet for less than $20 and will last 100 years.
Hope I'm not the only nut.

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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You're not the only one, rusty. Don't worry. Others will happen along in a little while. I'm sure Uncle Bob will have something to say. Welcome to DC.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Well to DC Rusty.... There are a lot of Cast Iron "Nuts" here....Ahmmm..I'm one of them!!!
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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I had some old rusty pieces and didn't know what to do with them. Found folks on this forum who taught me how to restore them and now, I use cast iron for most of my cooking. I have a few stainless pieces that I use for saucepans and pasta but just about everything else is cast iron.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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I have a 12" Lodge skillet too. I bought the Lodge Logic version at Wal-Mart for $15. I use it regularly.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #6
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Hi oldrustycars and welcome to DC. I have 2-12" C.I. skillets and a 12" flat C.I. skillet on my stove top right now. I never put them away because I use them everyday. And I even have a ceramic stove top. So far haven't dropped one on there. But if I do then DH will have to buy me a new stove that I will pick out this time.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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I have a few but I don't use them very much anymore. But I do take care of them.

Can't beat castiron for cornbread.....
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
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Welcome, Rusty! We love cast iron. Picked up a frying pan last week at Goodwill for $5.00. a big 14 by 4 inch deep one. Spent last week seasoning it, and it is a beauty!!!!
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:22 PM   #9
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Cast iron is great stuff. I have 9 pieces of plain old cast iron and 3 of enamel-coated (Le Creuset). Love them all.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #10
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Cast iron is the best. I have 10 pieces that I use all the time. 3 skillets, 1 fryer, 1 dutch oven and 5 griddles. One of the skillets was my great grandma's, it's over 100 yrs old.
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