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Cast Iron - Buyer's Remorse

Chuck222Chuck222 Posts: 67
edited 8:02PM in EggHead Forum
Bought a cast iron pan to make some peach cobbler in the Egg (See below). One problem. I didn't measure the pan before I bought it and turns out, it's a smidge too big for my large Egg (for the lid to close). I'm thinking maybe I could use the Sawzall or a grinder and trim a little off the handle and this baby would fit fine. Any thoughts or suggestions besides buying an XL Egg to go with the skillet?



Chuck L


  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Cut off the handle like everyone else.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    A couple of minutes work with a sawsall and you are good to go :) :cheer:
  • Hell, I cut mine off with a plain ol' hacksaw. Didn't take but a minute.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,815
    been there done that!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Chuck222Chuck222 Posts: 67
    Thanks for the suggestions. Nice handles. Could turn 'em into a trivet... ;)
  • WingRiderWingRider Posts: 326
    don't know....sounds like a good excuse for an XL..... :evil:
  • Chuck222Chuck222 Posts: 67
    I think a Lodge 8-Quart Dutch Oven might be easier to justify than XL Egg, but maybe I'm looking at this all wrong.


  • BigjohnBigjohn Posts: 144
    Hey Chuck, what size CI did you buy? I've been looking at the 12 inch skillet and believe it will just fit my large. If it won't, I'll get a larger one and cut the handle.
  • Chuck222Chuck222 Posts: 67
    Measure from handle to handle. Mine had a C-shape handle on one side and a long, traditional handle on the opposing side. If yours is less than 18-3/4" across you should be fine using it on a Large Egg.


    Chuck L.
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,959
    trivet - I had to look it up! :laugh:
    Southlake, TX, Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
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