Cast iron skillett

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by ichabod » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:24 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:
ichabod wrote:Not sure if it was mentioned but some folks tell of a health benefit to using iron cookware, in terms of iron being absorbed into the food as it's cooked.
You might also want to research Bantu beer before going too far down that road.

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:53 am

Well I have had plenty of bantu beer, in fact maybe more than i should admit too and have never had any dire consequences from it.....or thats what id like to think anyway!!! And as far as becks goes......i cant imagine how far off the deep end you would have to be to want to put a becks in a skillet and warm it up.........they used to draw and quarter persons for lesser offences HAHAHAHAAHA

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by GA Russell » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:37 pm

Squire wrote:Russ that's got to be the juiciest post yet.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by GA Russell » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:04 pm

I see that today Amazon has the Lodge LCS3 Pre-seasoned Chef's 10-inch Cast-Iron Skillet on sale for $14.97, 44% off.

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-LCS3-Pre-Se ... B00008GKDJ
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:46 pm

I seasoned a stainless steel sauté pan today. Usual method: hot pan, put in coconut oil, heat until smoking and make sure it spreads everywhere, then let it cool and wipe out with kitchen paper. Just like decently treated cast iron, it will remain non-stick as long as don't use detergent.

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by Sam » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:54 pm

Macys had it on backorder and who knows when so went to Amazon and got the 12 inch with silicon handle even cheaper

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G2XGC88/ref ... 10_TE_item

was thinking I needed the grill pan but other than the nice lines, I think its the same

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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:01 pm

That'll last many lifetimes Sam. It was money well spent.
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Post by Squire » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:10 pm

Good move Sam.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by Sam » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:23 pm

Ok, went to call Macys and they shipped it yesterday and it will be here Wednesday. Imagine that. So If i cancel it, I lose out on $10 in shipping charges. Amazon had the handle For $5.00 and it still was cheaper than at Macys and free Prime Shipping. Oh well, no biggie, I cancelled Amazons and can always go buy a silicon glove or something or just use a pot holder.

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Or you could just use a kitchen towel which you probably already own. No big deal.

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by GA Russell » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:05 pm

I wonder what difference the various sizes make to most people.

And Chris, I've never heard of anyone seasoning something other than a wok or a cast-iron pan.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by CMur12 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:00 pm

Russ, Chris is right about seasoning stainless steel. I saw a demonstration of exactly what Chris described on YouTube. In the demonstration they didn't use the word "season;" rather they said that they were making it non-stick.

Carbon steel skillets also require seasoning.

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by brothers » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:39 pm

That's good info to know. Thx.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by GA Russell » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:37 am

Murray, thirty years ago I got a genuine, hand-hammered, made in China wok (Sold by the guy Wally on TV! - I met him at the department store!) which had to be seasoned.

He mentioned that the build-up was pure carbon, but I don't recall the material of the wok.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by Squire » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:56 am

Hand hammered would be carbon steel which is good stuff.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by GA Russell » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:59 am

I was very pleased with mine. I used it a lot. But then I moved, and I had an electric range, which won't work with a wok, so I gave it away.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by Sam » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:06 pm

GA Russell wrote:I was very pleased with mine. I used it a lot. But then I moved, and I had an electric range, which won't work with a wok, so I gave it away.

I guess I have a glass top range. no burners
will work with cast iron, right?

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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:26 pm

It should Sam. Just don't smash it onto it. Induction will work with CI also.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by Squire » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:34 pm

Russ I used a wok for years on an electric range, heat is heat.
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Re: Cast iron skillett

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:07 am

Needs a flat bottom to work though!

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