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Rooskie
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Cast Iron Question
I have 3 old Griswold pans I have used for years at home. My son is buying a house and would like to have some cast iron pans. I was thinking of getting him some for Christmas. I don't really want to get him Lodge brand, something nicer. Has anyone had experience with The Field Company? They are nice looking, but probably aren't sold around here. I don't want the enamel crap they sell as cast iron in stores.

Field Co.


Panny Crickets
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re: Cast Iron Question
Can't speak to the quality of Field Products, but they've got some great deals going on their website that you linked.


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Degas
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re: Cast Iron Question
I've never had issues with my Lodge cast iron pans.


Rouge
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re: Cast Iron Question
Field is a good skillet


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Rooskie
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re: Cast Iron Question
I bought one 12" Lodge pan for my mother one year and sanded it down and re-cured it. It was too heavy for her and she ended up trading me for one of my large Griswolds I had. I will get that back someday, but I am wondering if my son's wife wouldn't like the weight of the Lodge pans and not use them very often.


lionward2014
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re: Cast Iron Question
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I don't really want to get him Lodge brand,


I've used the crap out of my Lodges and they are awesome, what's your beef with them?

ETA: Saw your prior post. That makes sense, it is a heavier pan, but I would assume most cast iron would be somewhat weighty.
This post was edited on 12/2 at 2:11 pm


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cajuns td
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I have a Field and a Lodge that I've sanded down. No complaints with either one. The Field is very well made and was well seasoned out of the box.

ETA: The Field is noticably lighter and thinner than the Lodge.
This post was edited on 12/2 at 2:47 pm


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LSUBoo
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re: Cast Iron Question
I have a Field that lives on my stove... nothing wrong with it.


That said, there's really nothing wrong with Lodge either if he's going to take care of it.


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Degas
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re: Cast Iron Question
Toss in a gift certificate to the Butcher & The Boar


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hungryone
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re: Cast Iron Question
Buy him a couple of enameled cast iron skillets. Same thermal properties, a heckuva lot easier to maintain. Throw in a shaker can of Barkeeper's Friend.


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Degas
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I can honestly say that I use my enameled skillets more than others. Would make a nicer "gift" item also imo.


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Cast Iron Question
I have a Field pan. It's high quality, and as someone mentioned was seasoned well out of the box.


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DoctorTechnical
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re: Cast Iron Question
Lodge must be feeling the heat*

I was dinking around on the Lodge site this weekend and notice they have a new lightweight "premium" line.

Lodge Blacklock

*Thank you, I'll let myself out.



Rooskie
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re: Cast Iron Question
It sure does look like they are trying! Half price of the Field, but looks like it will still need some work before ready. It's not very smooth.


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Treacherous Cretin
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re: Cast Iron Question
If I had a choice between two cast iron pans, I'd pick the heavier one.


Rooskie
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re: Cast Iron Question
Me too, but the women may have an issue with them. I doubt any of them will wear out in my lifetime. I have some aluminum stock pots from my Grandma that I won't wear out, nor will my kids.


tigeryat
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re: Cast Iron Question
Nothing bad to say about Fields. I bought one several years ago when they were doing Kickstarter. It's my go to skillet and I have several cast iron, SS, and enamel skillets to choose from. I grilled two ribeyes in mine yesterday. A Field skillet makes a great gift.

The new Lodge have a bottom rougher than I like, and I don't want to sand/grind it. I've actually given my newer Lodge pieces away because I prefer the vintage pots/skillets I have.


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Rouge
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quote:

have 3 old Griswold pans I have used for years at home
of you don't like your son that much, I will take those griswolds off your hands


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DocHolliday1964
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re: Cast Iron Question
Why not get him some Griswolds?


Rooskie
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re: Cast Iron Question
Good answer. I prefer to buy him some at auctions, as I don't have any to spare right now.


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