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Seven Costanza
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My First Cast Iron Pot


I am looking to purchase my first cast iron pot. Do y'all have any suggestions on where to get it from, brand, and size?
I won't be cooking for large groups of people yet, so I don't need a giant one. The biggest thing I would probably make at this moment is around a 1.75 gallon gumbo.

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Croacka
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Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot


Get a lodge from amazon


I have a 4 qt and a 6qt


Not the best, but good quality and good price






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Cosmo
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Just get a $30 Lodge from walmart. Will last forever.





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Tigertown in ATL
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I bought a Lodge cast iron skillet through amazon. No regrets. I do have a plus membership or whatever it's called so there was no shipping. Great deal.





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Croacka
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot


I also bought a lodge enamel one and I probably use that one more than the seasoned ones





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Cosmo
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Just got an enameled on. Looking forward to making an etouffee with it this weekend.





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HoustonChick86
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quote:

Just got an enameled on

I ordered one the other day as a Christmas gift, kinda want to keep it for myself though.






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Cosmo
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The blue one is $40 on amazon. For some reason all the other colors are $60





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Seven Costanza
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Hahahaha well this is the most unanimous decision I have ever seen.





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tigerdup07
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i have one suggestion: go to a pawn shop and purchase one that is already burnt.

get a number 10 and a number 12









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HoustonChick86
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The blue one is $40 on amazon. For some reason all the other colors are $60

I noticed that the different colors were different prices too. I wonder why.






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OTIS2
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NoLA
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A No. 12 is a great size pot for decent sized gumbos and jambalayas.





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Croacka
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I bought one from farmandfleet.com


They have the enamels much cheaper than amazon for some reason






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Seven Costanza
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot


quote:

i have one suggestion: go to a pawn shop and purchase one that is already burnt.

get a number 10 and a number 12


Interesting suggestion
I will look into that. This might be a dumb question. Does a number 10 and 12 mean 10" and 12"?






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SaDaTayMoses
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quote:

Does a number 10 and 12 mean 10" and 12"?


I think it's 10qt and 12qt......or pint






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OTIS2
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It refers to the number of quarts the pot holds, I think.





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OTIS2
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I don't type fast...or well.





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couv1217
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2007
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What's the cleaning and storing method you use? Soap and water to clean....no dish washer right? Do you oil it after a use or just let it dry and put it up?





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Pork Que
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Check out antique shops/second-hand markets. Find an old Griswold or Wagner.





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SaDaTayMoses
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HOT water if no food is sticking...then dry it on burner, then put balled up newspaper in it to absorb the rest of the moisture (if any) and to absorb the food smell (if any) and put in cabinet for later use. If the pot sits for a long time, lightly rub EVOO in it, then newspapers, then cabinet.





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