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3/18/12 8:53 A

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I used my cast iron for the first time yesterday. It's a vintage Griswold #8 that my husband got me for Christmas. I made bacon, and then eggs. The eggs were a royal mess but the bacon was delicious.

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3/18/12 3:07 A

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She said up front that cast iron is too heavy for her so why are we all talking about it?

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3/17/12 7:01 P

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The cheapest source for cast iron that I found is the local hardware store in the camping section. I bought additions to my grandmothers at ACE Hardaware for 1/2 the cost of department store or cooking store.

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3/17/12 2:51 P

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They may be expensive but they last more than your life time and get handed down over generations.

You can find them at kitchen specialty stores and even at Sears.

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3/17/12 12:52 A

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One thing to remember about using cast iron. Never use soap on it. The soap gets into the cast iron. Always use hot water and salt to clean cast iron and it will last a lifetime or 3. Yes I have my grandmother's cast iron pans.

If you go camping take your cast iron and put it in the campfire coals and it will be like new! Just be sure to wait until the fire goes cold to retreive the pans!

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3/11/12 5:35 P

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thanks for sharing. i think those things are expensive. where do you buy them?

good day today. went to a scrabble board meet up and had fun.

also enjoyed the weather 65 degrees and sunny. hubby is back on the deck enjoying the sunshine.

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3/11/12 11:18 A

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If you are worried that it will scratch, you can buy enamelled cast iron fry pans and dutch ovens. The dutch ovens are enamel inside and out, and the pan enamel on the outside only. Those definitely won't scratch

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3/6/12 11:39 P

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The best thing would be to read the instructions that came with your stove top. Mine warned me that it would scratch it. Now that the stove top is 15 yrs old, I might get the cast iron frying pan out of the camper and take my chances.



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3/5/12 10:18 P

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i also have a glass top stove. and we just replaced our skillet with cast iron. other than being too heavy to lift, i really like how it cooks.

i never heard that you were not suppose to use cast iron on a glass top. even if i does scratch, someone else can replace the oven.
i had a oven from Sears that i had to get rid of because of how the new one would work. i got a GE stove.

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3/4/12 11:26 A

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I am surprised by the comment about ceramic cooktops. I have one and have no problems with the cast iron. It obviously heats well and the bottoms are smooth so there are no worries with scratching.

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2/26/12 4:24 P

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I love cast iron too, but they are not recommended for glass top stoves. Unfortunately that's what I have.

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2/26/12 12:29 P

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I agree, the cast iron is the best pans you can have in any kitchen. They stand up to abuse and are very forgiving. All I have to do is rinse them out and dry them and they are ready for another use. I've had mine so long, almost 40 years and they are better now than they were years ago. Wouldn't replace them with any of this new stuff on the market today. They are to wishie washy about safety on the new stuff of any kind. You've never heard anything about cast iron, and what little iron your food may absorb your body needs. Keep the cast iron and through all the other stuff out.

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2/25/12 5:46 P

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The original non-stick pan and durable: seasoned cast iron. At most you need a quick sprtiz of Pam and it is completely stove top and oven safe with zero safety concenrs about surface breakdown. Last a lifetime.

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2/22/12 4:50 P

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I have 2 orgreenic skillets. They are great pans. As for their super non stick claim, I still have to use oil or spray to keep my food from sticking. Probably because they need to be reseasoned. Also I am tough to pans because they are not supposed to be put in the dishwasher and I do after every use, but I dont use a scouring pad on them. I have used them in the oven and they are oven safe...well so far. The still look and function like new. I also have calphalon pans and i dont think they hold up to my abuse like the orgreenic. I will probably by the set. I hope this info helps!!

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2/20/12 11:15 A

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Hi,
I ordered the set BUT then cancelled it due to the 2 month back order... I was looking forward to trying it.... I did get the stonedine set and I will let you know how I like as soon as I get it :) If anyone does have the Orgeenic I also would like to know how they like it

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2/19/12 4:20 P

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Has anyone used this orgreenics cookware before?
Is it really as safe as they say?
I'm looking for new cookware but cast iron is too heavy for me to use.
Any help would be appreciated.
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