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new vs old cast iron on a glass cooktop?

jpayne80 | Aug 20, 2012 12:40 PM

I'm a cast iron cooking virgin. This past weekend my project was to strip my 10" Wagner, 2 - 8" Wagners, and 6.5" unbranded skillets to prepare them for lard seasoning. However, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that for a glass cooktop newer CI may be better? Something to do with the ring around the bottom of older CI, I'm thinking...? Aesthetics are a concern as my husband tries to keep our 1.5 year old Kenmore looking new. So I could probably easily eBay my Wagners, buy Lodge, and still come out ahead. I have read this thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/762368) and this thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/417089) but I didn't see anything mentioning that newer may be better. Thoughts? TIA! :)

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