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Cast iron skillet for lbge

cul-de-sac-ercul-de-sac-er Posts: 178
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Good afternoon all,
What size lodge cast iron skillet (small side handles) do you recommend for LBGE?


  • FockerFocker Posts: 2,172
    edited June 2012

    You could go with just about any size if you use a hacksaw and cut the handle off.

    What do you mean by "small side handles"?  The bigger skillets have a smaller, helper handle adjacent from the standard handle for carrying.

    Some Le Creuset casserole dishes have two smaller handles?

    Quad Cities

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,195

    I took a 12" frying pan  like this and cut the handle leaving about 3".


    A hacksaw makes quick work of it, took me less then 5 minutes.

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,195
    This is what I did to my 12" Lodge.
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,325
    my 12" cast iron lodge with handle fits in the large egg just fine.  I did cornbread the other day and turned out great.  Sauted the corn/jalapenos in bacon fat (in egg) then poured batter right over top.  Do you have a small or medium egg, or are you just looking to add more space by cutting off the handle on your large?
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,195
    edited June 2012
    Honestly I never even tried to fit it with the handle still on. But I  would have cut it for the sole purpose of keeping the footprint down even if it did fit.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited June 2012
    tried to find one with a removable handle. they are out there.  in fact, the first google hit is for a post from the old forum. 

    but can't find one on eBay or at Target... [moderate google effort only]
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Thanks I think I will cut the handle off and save some$$$$$
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