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DaveBell
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# Posted: 12 Mar 2016 15:34
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Quoting: CottonPicker
Today people take IRON PILLS!! Yesteryear we got our iron fron the iron cookware we used daily.


Cooking with Iron will transfer Iron to your food and to you. Iron helps metabolize proteins, plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells and the eradication of different causes of fatigue.

So cooking with Iron is good for you.

What about Teflon?
Tests conducted in 2003 showed that in just two to five minutes on a conventional stove top, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces could exceed temperatures at which the coating breaks apart and emits toxic particles and gases.

Stick with Iron.

turkeyhunter
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# Posted: 12 Mar 2016 20:18 - Edited by: turkeyhunter
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All these today....for a grand total of $16 ~~included in the price is dozen kitchen steak knives and a soup ladle all VINTAGE... as well
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Jebediah
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# Posted: 13 Mar 2016 07:39 - Edited by: Jebediah
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Quoting: turkeyhunter
All these today....for a grand total of $16


That's a steal even in Canadian currency I was shopping around for some skillets online and I came across this one, 36 lbs. of iron. The business name is FINEX- USA.
36 lbs. of iron.
36 lbs. of iron.


SE Ohio
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# Posted: 13 Mar 2016 10:15
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"All these today....for a grand total of $16 ~~included in the price is dozen kitchen steak knives and a soup ladle all VINTAGE... as well"

An overnight vinegar soak will remove most or all of that rust. Saves elbow grease!

neb
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# Posted: 13 Mar 2016 10:24
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Great find and I like old things instead of new.

brooksm29
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2016 21:22
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My collection of cast iron. Wish I had started waaaaay earlier due to my garage sale obsession. My pride and joy is the 100 yr old Griswold in the pics. I have mostly Wagners and one Chicago Foundry? I love the gate marks on the old 10in frying pan and the griddle. Dutch overn is just a Taiwan knock off but it works great. Love cooking with this stuff and cant wait to get it hanging in the cabin, next to the stove.
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turkeyhunter
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2016 07:31
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Quoting: SE Ohio
An overnight vinegar soak will remove most or all of that rust. Saves elbow grease!


have used that in the past works great!!

Quoting: brooksm29
I love the gate marks


the kettle on the right has a gate mark

SE Ohio
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# Posted: 15 Jun 2016 19:33
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Latest acquisition- Wagner waffle iron, patented 1910. $6 at a yard sale, they didn't charge extra for the antique crud on it...

Soaked in white vinegar several days, took off a lot of the rust. Will now brass-brush it before seasoning.

Looking forward to some antique waffles!
Waffle iron opened
Waffle iron opened
Base partially cleaned
Base partially cleaned
Assembly
Assembly


toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 16 Jun 2016 08:51
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Quoting: SE Ohio
An overnight vinegar soak will remove most or all of that rust. Saves elbow grease!



No way, leave it just as it is and hang it behind the woodstove.

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 18 Jun 2016 20:57
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Quoting: toyota_mdt_tech
No way, leave it just as it is and hang it behind the woodstove.


LOL, t_m_t, that would be me with anything cast iron! It's too heavy for these arthritic hands and wrists to use.

I love the concept, though -- especially cabi's non-electric wafflemaker!!! I think I'm going to have to go the Nordicware route.

SE Ohio
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2016 10:32
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We had a cast-iron Thanksgiving. Couldn't find a small-enough turkey to fit our 12 inch oven, so went with a good-sized chicken (a turkey breast would have fit, but kids wanted drum sticks, etc) . Added can chicken broth, peeled diced potatoes, carrots and spices. Cooked for an hour then added mushrooms, peppers, onions and other soft veggies for last 45 minutes. The kids devoured it!

We had minimal chicken left, but we used it to spur two more meals. Added the leftover chicken bits to some spaghetti sauce for the evening meal, and made Pillsbury French loaf in oven to compliment it.

The next day, we used the leftover chicken broth and French loaf along (broken into small pieces) with Italian sausages and mixed veggies (green peppers and onions) for yet another dutch oven meal. Another success! We used the still-hot oven to make apple cobbler. Dessert is always popular...
Dutch oven and coal supply
Dutch oven and coal supply
Thumbs up!
Thumbs up!
Chicken nicely browned
Chicken nicely browned
Table ready for outdoor meal
Table ready for outdoor meal


countrygirl
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2016 12:06 - Edited by: countrygirl
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Quoting: DaveBell
What about Teflon? Tests conducted in 2003 showed that in just two to five minutes on a conventional stove top, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces could exceed temperatures at which the coating breaks apart and emits toxic particles and gases.


yes this is way I started only cooking with cast-iron, I have 2 pet parrots Toby & Rosie the odorless gas that comes off Teflon when its over heated the number one killer of pet parrots!
It's crazy that there are no warning on Teflon pans, this can't be good for us.

and yes my parrots come out to the cabin with me every weekend.

I only cook with cast-iron for the last 10 years. Turkey, stuff for Christmas, on an open fire in winter, to blueberry cobbler in summer, or loaf of bread. Lasagna, cake, cinnamon buns...
cast-iron love to cook it.
before
before
puting on dumplings
puting on dumplings
dumplings for beef stew
dumplings for beef stew
Toby & Rosie with at the cabin
Toby & Rosie with at the cabin


Kudzu
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2016 14:07
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Lots of good cast iron cooking videos on Youtube.

bldginsp
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2016 21:24
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Ran out of breakfast food so threw the skillet on the wood stove, plopped a dollop of bacon fat on there (from the beans can) and threw slices of bread on there to make toast. Not quite as good as butter but works in a pinch. Don't tell my cardiologist.

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