Cast Iron Family Pics

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  1. pab1

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    This may have been done already and I missed it. If not then share a pic and description of your cast iron family whether its one or two pieces or a large collection.

    Not a real big collection but here's mine.

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    Mine is pretty much all newer Lodge with the exception of two pieces I restored.

    Birmingham Stove & Range 10-1/2" Skillet*
    Lodge 6-1/2" Skillet (2)
    Lodge 5" Square Skillet
    Lodge 8" Skillet with lid
    Lodge 9" Skillet with lid
    Lodge 10" Chef Skillet*
    Lodge 10-1/2" Griddle*
    Lodge 1 Quart Camp Dutch Oven
    Lodge 2 Quart Camp Dutch Oven
    Lodge 5 Quart Double Dutch Oven*
    Lodge 3.2 Quart Combo Cooker*
    Lodge Trivet/Meat Rack
    5 Quart Dutch Oven (Taiwan)
    Lodge 10-1/4" Lid

    The 10-1/4" Lodge lid is very versatile. It works on all the pieces marked with an asterisk. Its not a perfect fit on the 10" Chef Skillet or the 10-1/2" BS&R skillet but it works. The only piece I'm planning to add at this point is a Lodge 12" Camp Dutch Oven.
     
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    Very nice collection of cast @pab1, makes my collection look humble.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Thanks! Nothing wrong with a humble collection. Feel free to post a pic and description no matter how many pieces you have. I could get by easily without many of these pieces but then I could get by with fewer knives too. :D

    Thanks!
     
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    Lodge 12" fry pan
    Lodge 10" fry pan
    Lodge 10" lid / pan
    Lodge 10" skillet

    We have a few other pieces, but these get used every day.
     
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    Nice @TrespassersWilliam! The pieces that see the most use in my collection are the Birmingham Stove & Range 10-1/2" skillet, the 6-1/2" skillet that I stripped and re-seasoned, the 10" chef skillet and the 10-1/2" griddle. One or more of them see daily use depending on what I'm making. The 3.2 qt Combo Cooker and 5 qt Double DO are the next most used. I usually use them on the weekend to cook (then freeze) dinners for the week.
     
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    IMG_4709.JPG The in the house stuff that we use every day. Also have all my Dutch ovens and camp cooking stuff out in the garage.
     
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    Is that stove rated to have that much weight on it? What about your floor joists? ;)

    That's a lot of CI. Sweet!
     
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    Double post...sorry
     
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    Nice @Skab! Really like that storage rack!

    Only the pieces I use daily stay on the stove. :dblthumb:
     
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    There was a long thread started by @Shnick but it was severely compromised by the Photo-phuckit fiasco. I'll have to dig through my pics. But here's a couple for now...

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    -John
     
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    Very nice @slysir! Cast iron in use should definitely be encouraged in this thread. That looks good! Here are a few meals made with mine. Biscuits and gravy using a skillet close to 90 years old (yes I cheated this time and used premade biscuit dough), pancakes and eggs and shredded, taco seasoned deer meat.


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    I figured someone must have done a thread on this at some point. The issues with photobucket make sense though. Look forward to seeing more of your pics!
     
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    A couple more...

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    Check out the Le Creuset enamel coated cast iron on the back burner. I have three of the coated ones...they are the best soup, chili and stew pots I own!!

    -John
     
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    Most of my shots are more of the food than the CI. I'll see if I can get some better shots of the pans today.
    In the meantime...
    My Griswold No8 skillet in use (I have two, one is heavier). No idea about the numbering system, as it's a normal 10" or so skillet.
    Frying up some eggplant parm
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    Coq au Vin, which starts on the stove and finishes in the oven.
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    Country Fried Steak
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    I also use it for small prime rib roasts. While the roast is resting I make the au jus in the pan.
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    What happened with Photobucket?
     
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    Double post again...WTF
     
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    They are holding everyone's pics for ransom. You now have to pay big bucks for third party hosting. Your thread was epic!! 13pages. One of my favorites, but now a lot of pics don't appear...disgusting!!

    -John
     
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    Well now...
    I been looking for an excuse to move all my pics...
    I'll take a look tonight and see what's affected.
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Its too bad that photobuckets new policies have removed pics from so many great threads. Don't mean to step on any toes since I was made aware that you already have a cast iron pics thread @Shnick! I'd like to see pics of your cast iron if you don't mind reposting them.
     
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    Nice! My griddle is one of my favorite pieces.

    Wow! Great looking meals on some classic cast iron!
     
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    Gotta be more cast iron family pics out there! Here's a little inspiration to take some pics. Its Leroy Troy covering the Uncle Dave Macon classic Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy.

     
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    Newly adopted.

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    She cleaned up real nice.

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    Here's my Griswold.
    A couple No 8's
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    A couple No3's. I don't use these much...yet.
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    Before there was Teflon there was nickel plating.
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    I didn't know I had this until a couple weeks ago. It was stashed in my basement with one of the No3's. I've got a Lodge the same size that I just used a couple nights ago. I don't think this piece has ever been used.
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    Lodge griddle for good measure. I don't cook breakfast on it much anymore, but it's my go-to when making a Vortex Grill double coronary burger :)
    Where else can you fry eggs, bacon, onions, a half lb burger and two toasted cheese sandwiches on the same thing?
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    Damn!! Do you want fries with that?? :eek::D:p

    -John
     
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    lol, yeah, no sides needed.
    I haven't finished one yet, but they're fun to make.
     
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    That did clean up nice @kamagong!

    Nice pieces @PAcanis! That burger looks good!

    I added a Lodge 10-1/4" skillet to the family today.
     
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    I just realized I have a Cast Iron problem. A piece here a piece there. Mostly older used stuff that needs cleaning up. Most of my cooking so far has been limited to the woodstove in the shop, getting a feel for the heat.
     
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    My first 2 cast iron skillets 8” and 10”. :)
    Brand new. Vogue brand and made in China.
    I already have a south-african style ‘potjie’ dutch oven, also chinese remake.
    Real old iron is hard to find here in the Netherlands :(

    Edit:
    I found a much larger ‘show your cast iron’ thread. Maybe I should have posted it there...
     
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    I ran into some nice CI the other day.
    Unfortunately it was in an antique shop and had antique pricing on it.
     
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    Here is a pic I took a while back. At the time I had 4 pieces. I since picked up a DO and a griddle. I also just found out when my siblings were helping my mom clean out the garage they found another bunch of pieces that they left for me. I think my sister said like 10 pieces but she wasnt sure. Here pops was hording CI in the garage and nobody knew it. I have no idea what is there but in the 4 I initially got, 1 was a WagnareWare - warped, and 2 were Grizzwolds. All pieces are older than 1960. I will post up the new pile when I get them. You can see the heat damage warped pan in the upper right.

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    Made my first cornbread today :)
     
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    That looks great! Super smooth looking
     
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    I came across this 3.5" Lodge skillet today. I have no use for it but I had to pick it up. :D

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    Use it to melt butter when the recipe calls for some to be incorporated or drizzled over the top of whatever else you're making, like popcorn or certain cakes, etc.

    Marlene
     
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    The little 3.5" makes a great cigar or pipe ashtray...if you're so inclined. As I may be!! :rolleyes:

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    -John
     
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    I’ll have to get all of them together for a “family” pic, but for now I’ll show one side of the family.
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    Eggs and some sweet potato hash breakfast this morning.
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    Mine aren't old or antique but I sure do like them. A 10" Lodge.

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    A 12" Lodge for next to nothing at a garage sale.

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    4 quart Lodge Dutch oven. One of my most often used and versatile favorites.

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    My newest piece, a #2/6 quart Potjie from S. Africa. A Canadian freind convinced me to get one of these. This weekend will be its maiden run. ;)
     
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    Cornish Hen and a couple of chicken legs on a bed of rice. :rolleyes:

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    -John
     
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    I really need to get a potjie!
     
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    Hmmm, I've been in a number of CI discussion threads here but it never dawned on me to look for an old thread for posting collections, nice bump...

    Sorry for recycling a pic I've already posted elsewhere, but here's my current meager collection. Nearly all are vintage ranging from the late 1800s through the 1970s. Missing from this pic is a recently acquired #3 potjie.

    The seed was a few inherited pieces that originated from my grandmother and the rest I built from there.

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    Here's a recent action shot of the potjie...

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    @kronin323 How do you like the potjie? I’ve been contemplating picking one up.
     
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    Glad to see her out on the coals nice collection too. @kronin323
     
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    I have to say I like it. I've used it three times so far - once to cook at potjiekos over a gas stovetop, once as a deep fryer over a gas stovetop, and that pictured batch of chicken and dumplings over coals.

    Compared to my Western camp DO and spider skillet seen to the far right of my collection pic, the lid isn't quite as friendly holding coals but it still works fine. The shape is different, rounded bottom with that slight constriction at the neck, and taller in ratio to its width compared to Western DOs. Whether or not you like that difference in shape will likely be personal preference - the constriction at the neck helps contain splatter when the lid's off but also makes it a little harder to clean. The rounded bottom gave it more of a wok feel while browning / sautéing meats / vegetables prior to adding liquid.

    One thing I do really like is the longer legs. Combined with the rounded bottom, it allows more airflow to your coals beneath the pot. With a Western DO, some of these campsites get enough use that there's a lot of ash in the firepit and it sometimes can be difficult keeping your coals from suffocating under the DO with shorter legs.

    I'm glad I got mine, don't regret it. Just make sure you season it sufficiently before use.
     
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    20190209_112431.jpg I like buying them rusty, bringing them back to life, then selling them. Obviously, that last step is hardest!
     
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    This is about half of mine....the rest are in storage after a tornado forced me to move and I no longer have room to display it. WP_20150115_003.jpg WP_20150115_005.jpg
     
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    I started out with just the 8" Lodge on top of the stack, lower left, quite a few years ago. ( cornbread skillet ) Dug the 10" under it up in my yard laying in a water line. (Also Lodge) The more times fire and food combined the bigger the collection seems to get....ignore those 2 mean carbon steel Lodge step children upper right, don't know how they managed to sneak into the photo. ;)
     
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    I just added this $5 thrift store find. I'm not sure who made it. Probably imported but smoother than most imports I've seen. About 15"x9" and reversible.
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    Not really a family, but a new addition!
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    Do it! I have 2 now, lots of fun to cook in. ( I was thinking about getting a really big one....like a # 8 size/5 gallon. Not that I need it but it would be fun to see the neighbors faces if I was outside drinking beer and stirring a "witches caldron ". :D
     
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