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Cast Iron Skillet

4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
I ordered the Lodge 17" CI skillet and was stoked when it arrived. My enthusiasm was met with reality when I placed it on my large Egg. Dang thing was too big. No worries, I thought, I'll order the 15" version. Crap! They apparently do not make a 15" version. Anyway, I'm having a terrible time finding 15" CI skillet with just the side " handles"....not the version with the 1 long handle. Any help out there?
Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 195
    I found the 14" size at Walmart. Have you tried there?
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,111
    That's too bad the 17 inch wouldn't fit!  How close was it? 

    I think you may have to consider getting a smaller piece like a 12 inch, or cutting the handle off a 14 inch if you want a skillet. 

    They do have this one- more like a griddle:


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 160
    4Runner said:
    I ordered the Lodge 17" CI skillet and [it] was too big.
    I've never tried it, but I'm sure I read a post of somebody who took a hacksaw and just cut off the handle on a skillet. If you can do that, you'll have to pick it up with two (gloved) hands, but you've still got the nice big skillet and it'll fit.
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
    jccbone62 said:
    I found the 14" size at Walmart. Have you tried there?

    I see a 12" at Walmart but not the 14".
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
    That's too bad the 17 inch wouldn't fit!  How close was it? 

    I think you may have to consider getting a smaller piece like a 12 inch, or cutting the handle off a 14 inch if you want a skillet. 

    They do have this one- more like a griddle:

    Pretty close. Without the handles it would have fit. Still too big though for practical purposes. I believe 15 is the perfect size for me. I'm going to look into cutting off the handle and leaving a nub. I believe that is my solution. Thanks.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    Theophan said:
    4Runner said:
    I ordered the Lodge 17" CI skillet and [it] was too big.
    I've never tried it, but I'm sure I read a post of somebody who took a hacksaw and just cut off the handle on a skillet. If you can do that, you'll have to pick it up with two (gloved) hands, but you've still got the nice big skillet and it'll fit.

    This is what I use and works fine. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
    Still begs the question to Lodge.....why don't you offer a 15" to compliment the 17" skillet? Strange.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 195
    4Runner said:


    jccbone62 said:

    I found the 14" size at Walmart. Have you tried there?




    I see a 12" at Walmart but not the 14".

    I just double checked myself and you are correct. I have the 12" not a 15".

    XL owner in Wichita, KS
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    @4Runner... what do you want to do with the skillet? You could probably use this for anything you'd do with the skillet (from the Lodge web-site)

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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,076
    Before you buy hit tj maxx.... I'm finding lots of lodge CI.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • skellis614skellis614 Posts: 63
    Take a look at bayou classic skillet and griddle. Both come in 14 inch and fit on large with handles cut off. I almost exclusively use the griddle for cooing and blackening. Fits in the CGS spider and fire ring level.
    LBGE, Burgeoning Accessories
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
    Thanks for all the replies. I was just going to sear meat with it...maybe blakcken some seafood.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Searing meat and blackening seafood cooks very fast, so even a smaller Skillet works fine for most meals.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    4Runner said:
    Thanks for all the replies. I was just going to sear meat with it...maybe blakcken some seafood.
    I use a flat CI griddle that came with an old Coleman gasser I had. Works great for blackening.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    lodge makes a 12 inch that fits in the large no problem even with the grid on top of the fire ring 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,287
    get a sawzall (reciprocating ) saw and cut the handle off then pick it up with 2 pairs of pliers 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,677
    @4Runner - the Lodge page show they have what you might want:
    @henapple posted about TJMax - the y have some Lodge CI, saw a 15" skillet there for $15 last Friday. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629
    I wend ahead and ordered the 15" CI.  I plan on using a hacksaw to reduce the handle length.  Thanks for all the input.  
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,219
    Buy an XL Egg.
    :ar!
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,629

    @YEMTrey - that floating helmet of yours looks awfully familiar....when was the last time I saw a Michigan helmet flying through the air.....hummm :o) Seriously, I kind of wish I had gone with the XL but oh well. I'm doing just fine with the L<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    I easily cut the handle off and it works great. I think I will add a smaller CI skillet to my arsenal later. Thanks again.

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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