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Cast iron skillet for MED BGE?

SawbonesSawbones Posts: 31
edited 2:38AM in EggHead Forum
Where can I find a cast iron skillet to fit on a Medium BGE?

Has anyone made one of these by cutting off a handle? IF so what size is best?

thanks

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  • mo eggmo egg Posts: 143
    i had a 10in. and cut off handle, saw a 12in. at walmart on sale and bought and cut handle off. works fine. used both depends on how much im cooking.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    An 8" CI skillet will fit on the Medium Egg without cutting off the handle. Also consider getting a Dutch Oven. It is basically a high sided skillet with a lid. a 7qt(12") D.O. would fit on the Medium.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    Skillets come in all sizes and as you have noticed, the handle takes up a lot of valuable space on an Egg. The handle can be cut off with a hacksaw or a grinder, but this makes removing a little tougher. Many folks will leave a 1" nub to have something to hold onto.... with welding gloves of course.

    Depending on what you want to use the skillet for, you might opt for a griddle with a bail, (most of mine are way old, but they can be purchased on e-bay) or check out Lodge griddles (which are square, see the last picture). The lodge ones are reversable, smooth on one side and ribbed on the other. BTW, the old ones are easily restored, and the quality of 60+ year old cast iron is better than it is today.

    The picture of the griddle with the steak is a 12" diameter one and will fit in my small Egg. I also use it as a heat shield for indirect cooks.

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    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    thirdeye, I love the wire bail handled griddle. I'm going to search ebay now. Thanks!
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    I've done that with both n 8 in. and a 10 in. lodge cast iron skillet. Both will work on the Medium, but I usually use the 8 in. Very easy to do with a hacksaw, then polish a little with a dremel or something. Put a little oil on the new surface and cook away. Here's a photo of one of them in action.

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    The two most popular names to search for would be Griswold and Wagner.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    The 8" would have fit the Med without removing the handle.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I hope I'm not to late with this reply, Been out of town.
    Lodge makes a 5qt "Double Dutch Oven and Cassarole Skillet." The lid has two small handles that match up with the bottom. The inside of the skillett measures 91/2 in. and the outside to the edge of the handles is 12 3/4in.

    I love mine. :)

    Capt Frank,
    Homosassa, FL
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    Yes it would, but actually I think I got 10 and 12 inchers??? Anyway, it was fun cutting off the handles :laugh:
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