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What can I use this for? (cast iron)

LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
My dad should be on American Pickers. He's great about finding me stuff when I express interest. I told him I wanted to start getting some cast iron pieces and he brings me 2 skillets, 1 small and 1 med (10?) a few weeks back. Tonight he shows up w/ this piece... It's 2 inches deep and 17 inches long. Looks good, just not sure what to use it for. There is no lid (tin foil if need be). Any suggestions??Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  • OutcastOutcast Posts: 112
    Corn bread!
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    looks to big to fit in a large egg would fit in a XL am sure or over two burners on the hot box in the kitchen or oven . personally i'd use it like any other cast iron pan stove, oven or grill . nice piece tho once its all re-seasoned  
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    Your right bigphil. I got so excited that I never questioned the size. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    Nevermind now. I wanted cast iron for the Egg. I guess I can save it until an XL appears one day. B-)
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    @Lowflyer just so happens a XL is appearing here in two weeks am sure it wouldn't mind keeping that piece safe for you till one arrives there for you  B-)
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    @bigphil trying to slide a small in at the moment, the XL will be in a few when the 2nd child arrives in a few.
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,169
     I don't know  the value of that piece but if you want use on the egg you could always cut the handles off with a hacksaw. Cast iron cuts easy.


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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    Cool piece. I'm sure few things can use for. Like hungry joe said can cut handle. Pretty good idea if piece holds no monetary value.
    Boom
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    @Lowflyer i'd save the piece wouldn't cut the handles any thing on the underside theres a Griswold on Ebay complete at 300.00 right now yours is different than that one but worth looking into to see what you have 
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  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489
    bigphil said:
    @Lowflyer i'd save the piece wouldn't cut the handles any thing on the underside theres a Griswold on Ebay complete at 300.00 right now yours is different than that one but worth looking into to see what you have 
    Failing that, take an angle grinder to the puppy.  You could do sooooo much with it!
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  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    edited August 2012
    I think it would make a fantastic drip pad for the Mad Max Thanksgiving Turkey.    Make the gravy right in it
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,962
    You can, if you have the right equipment (or take it to someone who does), cut the handles off and weld them back on straight up.  Might not be worth the cost, but if you got a buddy....?
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    Great ideas from all. My neighbor has all the tools to do these things. My pop said he picked it up about 5 yrs ago at a garage sale for $10. Some cutting might be in the near future cos an XL isn't.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    edited August 2012
    You can, if you have the right equipment (or take it to someone who does), cut the handles off and weld them back on straight up.  Might not be worth the cost, but if you got a buddy....?
    +1 at least you still have handles or the offer of cast iron sitting till the XL comes along is still open  B-) =))
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Would offer $45 if your willing to part with it. Send me a message.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    Can the handles be heated up and bent upwards or do they have to be cut and rewelded??
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    boatbum said:

    Would offer $45 if your willing to part with it. Send me a message.

    I'll keep that in mind. It's only 5hrs old to me. I'll let you know.
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,799
    That could be a mean fajita grill. :-?
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    That could be a mean fajita grill. :-?
    For sure, I like what you have and don't even think to ditch it for 45 dollars. KEEP IT! Sorry, boatbum. I would offer you 50 for it, ha. Seriously, KEEP IT because it is an awesome and unique item to have.
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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    I couldn't sell it. My pop goes out of his way to find me stuff. He's cool like that. I'll figure something out and cook him and moms something on it. Paella??
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    Lowflyer said:
    I couldn't sell it. My pop goes out of his way to find me stuff. He's cool like that. I'll figure something out and cook him and moms something on it. Paella??
    It would work somehow, but I think it would be awesome for the breakfast skillet if you plan to have a brunch.

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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    Damn!! What drives the price up on that??
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    The crispness and how effective it is with the stability is what impressed me about the griswold iron cast pan. Iron cast is not a complicated cookware, but griswold just makes it above every brand in my opinion with its effective in how it cooks the foods especially with the frying. Lodge is good brand, but it is like Pepsi to the Coke. I'm biased based on my grandmother's cooking on the griswold, I guess. 
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  • Fish
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    Oh yeah! perfect size for a fish!

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,962
    Cooked the same, the same food might taste different if cooked on a Lodge versus Griswold.  But that difference will be influenced more by what was previously cooked and infused in the seasoning than the composition of the metal or shape of the pan.

    Same reason we prefer anything - we like it more.  Doesn't mean it's better.  A '57 Chevy does nothing better than a 2012 Chevy except empty your wallet faster.  But just about anyone will chose the vintage over the new. 

    With CI, they're much more the same than the Chevys.  So no brainer.
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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 466
    Perfect for a fish frying pan. The heat retention of cast iron is great for frying. That's what I'd use it for.
    Athens, GA
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    Cooked the same, the same food might taste different if cooked on a Lodge versus Griswold.  But that difference will be influenced more by what was previously cooked and infused in the seasoning than the composition of the metal or shape of the pan.

    Same reason we prefer anything - we like it more.  Doesn't mean it's better.  A '57 Chevy does nothing better than a 2012 Chevy except empty your wallet faster.  But just about anyone will chose the vintage over the new. 

    With CI, they're much more the same than the Chevys.  So no brainer.
    You do have the good point, it drives like it cooks. It works, but the difference is how it perform because what I have experienced. Like I said, I can be biased. Just cook on lodge if you believe it is best purchase you can invest in. In the end, all foods would be good while the opinion is always the issue. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,962
    I must have sold a half dozen Griswolds in garage sales when I was younger when I didn't know what they were (got family hand-me-downs, garage sale pans, etc.).  They didn't cook so well that I decided to keep them over they're heavy and I have too much crap in my kitchen.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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