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Friday, July 30, 2010

Cracker Barrel cast iron

I love Cracker Barrel. It's been one of my favorite chain restaurants for over 15 years.

I don't know if they cook their food in cast iron or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did*.

*No, the FDA prohibits restaurants from cooking food in cast iron, unless it's nickel plated, although they can SERVE on cast iron. That's a shame!

I do know they SELL cast iron cookware in their stores. I always have to go look at the cast iron, and promise not to buy any.

Their cookware is by Lodge, with a Cracker Barrel logo on the bottom. The only picture I could find is the special guitar shaped pan.

Besides bearing the Cracker Barrel logo, it's exactly the same as the regular Lodge cookware.

I saw a listing on ebay for a "cracker barrel chicken frying pan". The item description was for a 6 inch skillet. You can't fry chicken in a 6 inch skillet!

Unless you're a collector, I'd go with regular Lodge, since it's exactly the same, and cheaper.


  1. I haven't been to a Cracker Barrel in years. I should go soon. I know my brother and his wife love going often. Good food!

  2. We went today, and I was looking at the cast iron. Jeff said "Seriously?" I said I was just looking, not buying...

  3. Yes, looking is always fun! Hey, he should be glad you're not window shopping for expensive jewelry or clothes. :)

  4. Yeah, I don't have very expensive taste. But is there really a point where you have too much cast iron? I may be approaching that point, I'm afraid...

  5. Too much cast iron? I'm thinking not. Granted, you might have to store it somewhere other than the kitchen, but when you need a certain cast iron pan, you need it. :-)

  6. I've got some in my living room closet, and one big roaster at the foot of my stairs!

  7. can anyone tell me what year they sold the cast iron tea kettle at cracker barrel with cracker barrel on the lid