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    I got my mother in laws cast iron, but alas, it is not Griswald or Lodge. Cheaper stuff. But still, I like it.it is not seasoned but that’s ok with me.

    we had a long discussion years ago here about Seasoning cast iron. I think it was Alan who cracked the mystery.

    Seasoning the newer stuff is harder. If It’s not Griswold or Lodge, so it’s harder to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Seasoning the newer stuff is harder. If Itís not Griswold or Lodge, so itís harder to do.
    Yes, it's harder but not impossible. That would be the newest piece I got - a large 12 inch(?) frying pan to replace both the cast iron wok and tortilla flat pan (is just too heavy any more). Slow and steady wins the race and having it well-seasoned is definitely worth the time and effort, (in my opinion - LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I got my mother in laws cast iron, but alas, it is not Griswald or Lodge. Cheaper stuff. But still, I like it.it is not seasoned but thatís ok with me.

    we had a long discussion years ago here about Seasoning cast iron. I think it was Alan who cracked the mystery.

    Seasoning the newer stuff is harder. If Itís not Griswold or Lodge, so itís harder to do.
    The newer brands are not as easy to season. And finding the older stuff and to rehabilitate them is reaaly hard too. When going through DH's parents' things, we found a 10" Griswold that had seen much better days. But because his Cousin has an autobody shop and a sandblaster, we were able to save it

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    we had a long discussion years ago here about Seasoning cast iron. I think it was Alan who cracked the mystery.
    Yep, that was my thread. Cast Iron Skillet Question (simplelivingforum.net)
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    My husband's mom had several fine cast iron skillets we gave to Goodwill. They were just too heavy for me to use.She swore by them and was a wee tiny woman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nswef View Post
    My husband's mom had several fine cast iron skillets we gave to Goodwill. They were just too heavy for me to use.She swore by them and was a wee tiny woman!
    I agree about the heaviness. I have a 10 inch lodge skillet that I love. But it's heavy. A good friend has several, including whatever is the next biggest size. Lugging that thing off her stove definitely requires strong wrists. At some point in my rapidly approaching old age I expect that would become a problem.

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