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AlmaDawg
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Slow Hell
Member since Sep 2012
2959 posts

re: Cleaning some cast iron

Nice collection! I love the divided cornbread pan in your first pic! Give you $5 for it...



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Joshjrn
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
7038 posts

re: Cleaning some cast iron
I understand why old pans are better. What I don't understand is why they are better. It's not like we forgot something about metal working between then and now. Why can't you find something like that new? There's apparently a market for it.
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AlmaDawg
Georgia Fan
Slow Hell
Member since Sep 2012
2959 posts

re: Cleaning some cast iron
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What I don't understand is why they are better. It's not like we forgot something about metal working between then and now.


WE don't make them anymore for the most part. Your freindly Chinaman does. And they dilute the metal down, stretching it out further.

Cheaper metal warps a lot faster, is not as smooth on the surface, rusts faster, and it does not last as long with minimal care.


ADLSUNSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
3368 posts

re: Cleaning some cast iron
what he said and a little about the casting process that the older folks used. Wagner bought Griswold back in the 30s or 40s i think

For some reason something was lost.

I am with you though, you would think that someone could figure out how to do it right again.



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