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Dutch oven ID

by gbischoff3 6 days ago

I need help identifying this piece....no heat ring, no other identifying info besides an 8 on the bottom.

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gbischoff3 commented 6 days ago

Strange Black Ash from Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot

by lisaleira 23 days ago

Hello! I was excited to start doing some meat cooking in a cast iron dutch oven. I bought a Lodge cast iron dutch ...

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lisaleira commented 9 days ago

Seasoning with rancid flaxseed oil

by balikian 4 months ago

So I have a number of cast iron pieces. A friend just reseasoned his with flaxseed oil, so I thought I would give it...

ninrn commented 14 days ago

Highest oven temp that's safe for cast iron skillet?

by ipsedixit 8 years ago

What's the highest oven temp that a cast iron skillet can be used at without damage? I read somewhere that the max...

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zackly commented 16 days ago

Cast iron dutch oven spots!

by taryn_09 26 days ago

I just bought a brand new dutch oven. I properly washed, dried instantly, and seasoned it with crisco. Used it one ti...

rasputina commented 21 days ago

E. Dehillerin---what to buy?

by Pirendeus 1 month ago

I'm taking a trip to Paris (possibly once in a life time) and plan to visit E. Dehillerin. Any suggestions on somethi...

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AGM_Cape_Cod commented 25 days ago

Carbon steel seasoning keeps coming off

by avenka 1 year ago

My carbon steel pan seasoning keeps coming off like cheap paint. I've tried the method at the Vollrath video at this ...

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MucousMembrane commented 28 days ago

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

by krystinamarie 3 years ago

Hey there, Hoping that one of you lovely people can help me out! I have a 7.25 quart enameled Le Creuset Dutch oven....

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jounipesonen commented 29 days ago

Seasoning Cast Iron Skillet without an oven?

by Andy P. 14 years ago

Hey y'all, Sorry to post another cast-iron question, but I've got myself a bonafide dilemma: I was gifted two bra...

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GH1618 commented 1 month ago

Oil-seasoning copper cookware

by Computta 1 month ago

Has anyone ever tried coating the outside of a copper (tin lined) pot with some kind of oil to prevent it form formin...

kaleokahu commented 1 month ago

tramontina enameled cast iron?

by Hungry Celeste 10 years ago

On the shelves of my local WalMart: nifty-looking dark green enameled cast iron skillets, buffet casseroles, etc. T...

Thymus commented 1 month ago

Baking Bread with Minimal Cookware for a Small Living Space

by weldlove 1 month ago

Hi everyone! I live in a very small apartment and I'm not able to have a ton of cookware if I want some organization ...

DuffyH commented 1 month ago

Getting rid of (most) cast iron

by athanasius 7 years ago

As a longtime user of cast iron, I recently found myself storing most of it away in the basement. I still occasional...

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nelsonjw commented 1 month ago

What is the best way to clean cast iron?

by GeorgiaBloom 2 months ago

I recently purchased a couple of cast iron skillets and have read that cleaning cast iron requires no soap and water....

rasputina commented 1 month ago

Achilles heel of frying pans made in different materials - name them here

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

What do you feel is the achilles heel of the different materials frying pans are made of these days ? My take. ...

chickentender commented 2 months ago

Blu Skillet Ironware?

by eight_inch_pestle 3 years ago

Anyone tried this line yet? Saw them at the farmers' market the other day. Beautiful stuff, but don't see many review...

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wabi commented 2 months ago

Cleaning/caring for cast iron WITHOUT using paper towels?

by happy_c 8 years ago

Sorry for starting yet another cast iron thread, but my search didn't turn up an answer to my particular question. I'...

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tiffystation commented 2 months ago

How old is my cast iron skillet?

by FScarrie 6 years ago

Got this 10 inch skillet at an antique store in Leavenworth, KS about 5 years ago. It was pretty rusty when I got it,...

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goldhuntermike commented 2 months ago

Seasoning Cast Iron in May 2011

by cowboyardee 6 years ago

I usually look for previous posts on a topic and then only make a new thread if there aren't any answering my questio...

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jsp73 commented 2 months ago

Griddle Temperature for Cooking Pancakes

by jljohn 4 years ago

I use a cast iron griddle for making pancakes on the weekends, and I have been heating it slowly over two burners for...

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KansasBartender commented 2 months ago