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Old 10-29-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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Question New Wagner Ware?

I bought a 9.5 inch square cast iron skillet on ebay. The bottom says Wagner Ware original 1891. Does any body have any of these original 1891 killets? My question about it is, I thought that wagner was top grade. tis pan looked like poor quality (but I do not know alot about cast iron pans). this one was really rough and had places on it that was raised up and extra rough. I seasoned it and it did good after I seasoned it still has the rougness but cooks good. I have saw better Lodge pans than this one is this normal of the newer wagner? Thanks Bev

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Old 10-29-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Wagner began making this "1891 Original" line in 1991 in celebration of their 100th anniversary. Don't worry, you'll notice less roughness as the piece becomes more seasoned.
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC. I have heard of Wganer Ware and all was good. The more you use it the better the roughness will go away.

Jill and Jolie
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:08 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies. I seasoned the skillet and it did good, as good as nonstick. But there is still one small place that is really raised and rough. I was just surprised at the quality of this pan with it being a wagner. Have heard so much about wagner ware. The place is about the size of a nickle and over to the side of the pan. It does not effect the way the pan fries food though so that is good.
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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I hope you didn't overpay for this. Wagner is a collectible cast iron and since it was "dated" it might seem to be older than it really is. Glad for the information above about the comemmoration release. Forewarned is--well you know.
It will continue to season as others have said and eventually you will have a fine cast iron skillet with all its good attributes.
Any cast iron can be mistreated and look/perform badly no matter what the brand name. "Looks" can be just poor seasoning and correctable. Good luck with your new pan.
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