Cast iron aficianados

RustBeltCowgirl
RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2021 in Cooking

Found this in Kickstarter. Thought you might be interested.


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  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Since the day I started cooking...very young, I have not been without my mother's, and my own iron skillets and griddles etc. My fav things to cook in iron skillets is: fried taters with onions and peppers and red pepper seed, cornbread, morning eggs and pancakes and puff pancakes.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I grew up on cast iron, then we went to ther new non stick pans.

    I am looking for the good old cast iron again. It costs a lot but you can use it forever

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,635 admin

    If you can't afford one of the beauties in the above article, there is a new TGN blog article (with video) on how to season your own pan. Great for those flea market or second hand store finds.

    https://thegrownetwork.com/season-cast-iron-pan/

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @torey I saw that article and planned to read it.

  • ltwickey
    ltwickey Posts: 369 ✭✭✭

    Love their concept. May have to save a bit and try one! Thank you for the link. I love, love, love my cast iron pan and dutch oven!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have just recently started cooking and baking with cast iron and I love baking with them!

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I'm going to splurge on it. The Kickstarter campaign ends March 25th. I can just imagine what the retail price would be.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 1,019 ✭✭✭✭

    I just started using cast iron. It's not as hard to take care of as I thought it would be and I love the way it cooks. All my cast iron is lodge brand. It's very reasonably priced and high quality.

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's $139 for the pair. Working 6 days a week. My overtime will give me a nice reward.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2021

    For a good set, that is very reasonable.

    Sigh, I ordered them. I haven't gone overboard on seeds this year so I can justify it.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,458 admin

    I have a lot of really old cast iron pans and dutch ovens, all inherited... like 200 years old! I love them and prefer to cook with nothing else. I also think that my great grandmothers may have lived to be so old and still fit due to all that cast iron weight lifting!

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My order is in. Found this statement at the bottom of the page.


  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Is that a good thing for food grade iron?

    I use my cast iron pan only for making sourdough English muffins, but I should start using it for other things.

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Annie Kate From what I was just looking at on a couple of sites, the remelting of unusable castings and reusing casting sand is reasonably common..

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I cook with a cast iron skillet almost every night. A few years ago I took a free Rouxbe plant based cooking class and learned to cook in a stainless steal frying pan. I love my cast iron skillet so much more!

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mostly use my cast iron pans. And all of them my mom and I were able to find at estate sales.😁 I've reseasoned them or attempted to, I need to look at how to do it again.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2021

    Cast iron is extremely expensive around here, even at sales. We sold off out ols stuff years ago - all griswold. Wish we still had it. I have one wagner but its not the same.

    I also grew up using stainless steel frying pans. You can get a nice solid burn if you're not used to them.

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I grew up using cast iron, too. It was a sad moment when I realized I wasn't going to be able to take them with me when I moved to South America. You guys can imagine my joy when someone gifted me a couple of old cast iron skillets and a griddle.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 951 ✭✭✭✭

    I use cast iron pans all the time from boiling and searing to making yucca root flour tortillas. Very sturdy and durable, and easy to clean.

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a link to cast iron care, with also includes an article on fixing cracked cast iron.

    Will be crawling through the recipe pages, too.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Goodwill never lets you down price wise.

    I have not checked goodwill for cast iron. A guy here had a 1000 piece griswold collection that went online for sale. It pretty much sent prices though the roof here.

    I just decided to get good cast iron again because these pans they have now need to be replaced every 3 years.

    We still have moms nice steel pots and pans - 70 years old

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    I do like cooking with cast iron. These are interesting as I have chef training, and traditional cast iron I have is not the shape I prefer. This looks great.

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Yep< my brother sells old griswold and rakes in the dough. It is good, but...

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    Like the look of the Prepd cast iron and need an 8" skillet so I'm supporting them at that level. Would love to see them succeed.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭

    I have no clue what i paid for my cast iron but i know it was not $100 or more per pan- that's insane to me- absolutely insane.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have two wagner cast iron pans upstairs I need to look at. They came from an auction and not being griswold they were out in a box. I think I paid $5 for the box. How I wish we had kept our old griswold.

    I did participate in the kick starter. Its more than I would usually pay for a pan but I have spent a lot of money on those no stick pans in the last ten years and they do not last as long or work as well as they say.

  • Brindy
    Brindy Posts: 212 ✭✭✭

    I love cast iron and have quite the collection that I don't use. I do exactly what my grandma said and they still stick really bad. I am going to look at that link and hopefully I can start enjoying my car iron.

    Thank you for the post!

  • Momma Mo
    Momma Mo Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    I love all my cast iron cookware and use it several times daily! Nothing better! IMHO.