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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Three old rare cast iron pieces

These are three old rare cast iron pieces that I could find almost no information on.

So instead of writing three separate articles, I decided to combine them into one.

The one on the left is a pancake griddle, shaped like a clover leaf.

I assume for making clover shaped pancakes for St Patrick's day.

The one on the right is a Lodge bacon and egg griddle.

Very similar to the common square bacon and egg skillet, but it's shaped differently.

The one in the middle is the Griswold utility skillet, which is 9 1/2 inches square.

Griswold made an identical pan called the square fry skillet; The one labeled "utility skillet" is much harder to find.

Some prefer the handle on the corner because it stays out of the way when the pan is sitting square on the stove.

I rather like handles within my reach, personally-- it gives me more control over the pan.

The closest thing available today, to the utility skillet, is a square skillet; One comes with the Lodge cornbread kit.

I would definitely call that a utility skillet-- it can be used for a lot more than cornbread!

1 comment:

  1. I have the Lodge bacon and egg griddle just like the one in the picture. Do you have any idea what it is worth?