Rummaging around back home, found a skillet! Is it any good?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    So back home I was rummaging around the closet and found this skillet.



    My mom said it was around the house before she got here in the 80's, but that she never used it so I could take it. So she washed it out and took the rust off, but now what? Anyone have any idea on where it was from and if it is any good?

    How old do people think it is?
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Looks like a cast iron, and the inside looks pretty good. Look up season cast iron, and you can get some ideas on how to care for it, but it already looks seasoned IMO. Good find I love making cornbread in my cast iron, it tastes so much better.
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    What a nice find [​IMG] they never go bad..we use cast iron for nearly everything stove top to oven..can't beat it.
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Definately look up how to care for it so it doesn't re-rust! Nothing beats cast iron for cooking.
  5. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2009
    Athens, al
    It is a very good skillet, great for cooking. It is actually a antique cast iron skillet.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    What a nasty skillet!! [​IMG]

    Best send it to me so you won't be contaminated by that yucky thing.

  7. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    season it and you're good to go
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:It's too nasty to send anywhere but here! It can join my Iron skillet collection and be very happy.

    Actually, that's a very nice skillet and I have one similar- yours is special in the thumb depression, and it makes it that much easier to handle.

    There's an old Iron Skillet thread around here somewhere...

    [rummaging in the search engine...]

    There ya go!

    That's a whole lot of cast iron love some of us show!!
  9. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    I LOVED my cast iron skillets.....but they cannot be used on the new glass topped stoves. [​IMG] Cast Iron Skillets need to be seasoned to keep from rusting and should not be put in a dishwasher. NPR once had a guest on that wrote a cook book just for cast iron skillets...the food sounded wonderful! Simply the best for grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes, corn bread, fajitas, black beans, baked macaroni and cheese..........That's it! I'm getting rid of my new stove and going back to burners with elements just so I can use my beloved skillets! Happy cooking! [​IMG]
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Wagner Ware is an old line.


    Don't know why the link only shows the pix. Here's the text. Came from the wagner ware site

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010

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