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  • Lodge Cast Iron

    Tim's picture of his various cast iron pans (and the recipes that work best with cast iron) inspired me to contact Lodge -- and Forno Bravo can become a Lodge dealer. It's that merchant gene again.

    I was thinking of carrying a large grill pan/griddle, a standard size cast iron pan, and a dutch oven.

    Does anyone have any favorites, or recommendations here? What do you use the most?

    I looked at some of the less expensive products, but I think using the real thing in a brick oven is a good idea. Let me know what you think.
    James
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    Re: Lodge Cast Iron

    James,

    Just uploaded a pic of one of my favorite cast iron pots. Have a look. I like it because of the size, weight and the cast-in handles. It was given to me as a gift, so I know very little about it, other than it was purchased in Germany about ten years ago.

    Jim
    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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    • #3
      Re: Lodge Cast Iron

      I love all the cast iron pans but find I use the largest cast frying pans I can find.

      Always season well with oil after cleaning (even baked it on in the oven!)

      I was just thinking about trying an upside down cake in a cast fry pan...anyone done that with your wood oven?
      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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      • #4
        Re: Lodge Cast Iron

        XJ,

        Never tried an upside down cake, but I've made my grandmother's Irish pan bread in a fry pan lots of times. Basically, it's just soda bread, but you can make fine corn bread the same way. Works a charm, as our down under members would say.

        Jim
        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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        • #5
          Re: Lodge Cast Iron

          James, I have a Lodge pot with lid and stainless handle (2 quart? - it's about 9 inches diameter.) I also have a round Lodge pan that is about 18" with low sides. Like a frying pan without a handle.

          I love the stuff. It comes preseasoned or not, I guess you would want to suss out which is the better method, no reason to inventory both.
          - JC

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          • #6
            Re: Lodge Cast Iron

            As a traditional little Southern girl I wouldn't buy pre-seasoned - cast iron is best when you season it yourself (or even better - when your Grandmother seasoned it for you! ).

            Now I gotta go find my corn pone pans...
            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

            "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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            • #7
              Re: Lodge Cast Iron

              We did it. We've added two skillets, a dutch oven and a two-sided griddle to the FB Store -- and I went for the big guys. They still fit through your oven opening, but they will hold a lot of food (and a lot of heat). Sorry Archena, my grandmother didn't have time to season each one, so we went of the line called Lodge Logic -- pre seasoned in huge gas-fired ovens. :-)

              I know it's too modern, but they convinced me it's better -- and that it eliminates the problem of pans that aren't seasoned correctly.

              It's in the FB Store here.

              http://www.fornobravo.com/store/Cook...p-1-c-250.html

              Enjoy,
              James
              Last edited by james; 05-12-2007, 05:05 AM.
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              • #8
                Re: Lodge Cast Iron

                That's okay - not much I need in the cast iron department anyway. My Grandmother did a great job on the stuff she left to me!


                May eventually try a grill, though.
                "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                • #9
                  Re: Lodge Cast Iron

                  James,

                  I believe there is a "typo" in the description of the dutch oven listed in the FB store. Isn't the diameter 12", not 20"?

                  RT

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lodge Cast Iron

                    Got it.
                    Thanks.
                    James
                    Pizza Ovens
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