Cold handle/ Bromwell Pans in Action

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  1. JosephDurham

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    Alright, you guys know I’m a sucker for the cooking gear. Well, I’ve been seasoning up some of my Bromwells that have been sitting in the cabinet, one gets used nearly everyday.

    But, I think we should have a thread for our little pans. We have one for coffee, knives and coffee, HC, friction fire, et cetera. Our little pans deserve the same attention lol.

    So how bout it folks. Let’s see your little pans in action!!

    Here is one I had just finished seasoning and my daughter asked for sausage....

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    Here you go...


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    Nice looking pan
     
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    Just recently got one myself, christened it with some bacon at the house and then gave it it's true maiden voyage with some sausage at camp a couple weekends ago
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    DSC_0219.JPG My cold handle 8"
     
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    Very nice! I can’t find an eight inch one for less then $65.
     
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    I know its smaller, but the 7in on ebay is less than $20
     
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    Very nice! I can’t find an eight inch one for less then $65
    Yeah, ive bought all my bromwells from him. Great deal!
     
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    This morning Danica wanted us to have eggs, sausage, and biscuits. Dad wanted coffee!!!! Lol

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    Pretty sure I can find one for half that price if you want one. Just reimburse me when I find it, I'll cover shipping.

    Here's my little 6" cooking up some bannock. I like it a lot, but I've since bought an 8" because it is easier to cook backcountry trout in the larger skillet.
     
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    Thankfully I’m not cooking the entire lb of bacon ;)

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    Good post on a fine little pan. As I type this I am re seasoning my 2 pans for future outings.
     
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    Danica wanted bacon, and I decided to fry me a hamburger for lunch today. Can’t wait to eat now lol.

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    Cool idea for a thread @JosephDurham . I'll drop a few of my favorite older shots now, but will post more here as the sizzle happens.

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    As always, love your pics!!! @NWPrimate
    I had talked Danica into going outside this morning to cook,I have been wanting to use the bromwells over coals, but we awoke to it pouring down rain.
     
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    Been tired of the uneven patina so I did a little research. It didn’t seem to matter what I cooked, it wasn’t getting any darker or evening out.

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    So, I came across a video on YouTube about someone throwing it into the oven and putting it on broil a few times.

    So this morning I decided it was worth a shot. Low and behold.....

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    Succes!!

    I don’t know how many times I pulled it out, wiped it with oil, and stuck it back in, but it sure did a great job! It’s evened out a great deal and is as black and smooth as silk. I love it. When I got done I fried some bacon and then an egg. Nice!!!!

    I have two more new ones to do, but for reference, if you’ve never seen one...

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    What was the name of the YouTube video?
     
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    Here it is: . Within a few minutes he talks about how he did another pan like this using the broil setting. That’s where I got the idea to try it.
     
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    Just picked up one at an antique shop for $4. Rusted a little bit and took a whole lot of steel wool scrubbing. Was wonder how to season it. Thanks for the post. @JosephDurham
     
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    I put mine in my wood stove on a nice bed of coals , took about 30 seconds per session, then about 5 minutes to cool between each. Did it 8 times and it came out wonderfully. Super nonstick now in its current state. And all the stink goes right out the flue, win win. I did the oven method first which worked well also.
     
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    Picked up a pair from Ebay , I can see why everyone likes them.

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    Today I took a brand new one and decided to do it all in the oven. I took pics along the way for everyone.

    All the manufacturers oil and label off and cleaned with dish soap and hot water, elbow grease of course.
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    Rubbed a little oil all around and into the oven, first round.
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    Light oil all around, 3rd round.
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    A number of times rubbing oil all over, and the finished project....

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    I now have three, highly seasoned,
    Non stick Bromwell Pans ready to go. Absolutely love these things.

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    Thanks for taking the time to look.
     
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    Nice.
    Love my bromwell 7".

    Joseph,
    What oil did you use for coats and what temp on the broiler?
    Thanks, C
     
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    Thank you. Vegetable oil and the broiler was on the high setting which gave an output of 550 degrees.
     
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    IMG_3304.JPG Cooking up some breakfast sausage this morning.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Spam in the shop doorway today as my wife had other plans for me and could not hit the woods. Done over an alcohol stove and a small Skab grill. Yum!!!

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    This is my 7" Jacob Bromwell pan sauteing up some chorizo onions and garlic to be mixed with some spanish rice cooking over in the Imusa pot.

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    Here's my 9" Cold Handle discount eBay find
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    Cooking bacon and sausage for me and the pup.

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    Easy cleanup too

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    Gotta get me a couple of these to try out, never used one before.
     
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    Great shot @camp43 !
     
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    Is that the svante freden reflector oven?
     
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    Thanks @NWPrimate

    @JosephDurham yes...it's the Svante Freden Reflector Oven. The 9" fits in the oven perfectly.
     
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    Miss Danica asked for bacon and pancakes......
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    Bacon and pancakes with sprinkles is what she’ll get!!! Lol
     
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    These are super cool looking! Have never seen them and was just thinking I need a frying pan. My old 'frying pan lid' from a pot/pan set has seen better days.

    I'm no ultra-lighter, but how weight prohibitive are these?
     
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    The 6” pan weighs 6.75 oz/ 191 g.
     
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    Tuesday morning......

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    Just got a 7" for $19.99 shipped!
     
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    checking non-stick-ness after about 10 coats of crisco seasoning in the fireplace.... I didn't' see anything odd about it but my wife took the picture and sent to my daughter - who just groaned one of those 'ohhhh ddaaaaadddd........' with a big sigh. (And nope - no sticking at all, but was very careful to pay attention to heat.)
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    I had three going this morning. Fixed bacon and a pancake for Danica, then I decided to pat out a hamburger for me for dinner tonight.
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    NWPrimate: is that a 7" pan you are using for that pork chop? I think that, couple eggs, potatoes and some cowboy coffee will be my next breakfast.
    -C
     
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    I think that's right. If I remember correctly, I think I bought a 6" and 7" at the same time, and the larger of the two is much more useful.
     
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    Good Friday mornin’
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    dude..you eat a lot of bacon :)
     
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    i need another pan i like i need a knife..which are both like my hole in the head need.

    i dont. :) neat pan tho..but i wouldnt use one.
     

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