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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.


7 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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...

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  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. :-)

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

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

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