cast iron fry pan myths

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  1. WeldrDave

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    After deep digging, this pan is the 6th series of the ERIE series, circa (1905-1907) the only years these were produced with no "quote" marks! Not a bad trash find! :cool:
     
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    Looks great Dave, I'm really amazed at that find!!! I always forget what series my Erie is, either 3rd or 4th. Mine looks brand new, and the iron they used back then was so smooth and perfect. Definitely a different feel even from the Griswold pans.
     
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    That pan has to be one of the nicest grabs I've seen. A pan like that would be the centerpiece of my collection.
     
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    I gotta get it 100% clean. It sat in the tank all night. Going to pull it out here shortly and rinse it.
     
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    Your (Red) lead+positive goes to the Anode in the tank and the (Black)- Negative goes to the pan or what ever it is you want to clean. Current runs from negative to positive.
     
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    A battery Charger.
     
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    So is that just a jumper wire from one side to the other?
     
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    I just looked back through the thread and see that it is a jumper/connection wire. Not sure if my small charger is sufficient, I'll have to see what the selection options are..
     
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    Yes, I have an anode at each end, they are +. and used the - on the pan. It's not necessary but seems to be more efficient.
     
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    I only use a 10 amp. Don't need any more.
     
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    Make sure your charger has (Manual) setting or is a manual charger. An automatic charger will just shut down thinking the battery is fully charged.
     
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    WeldrDave, in the pic of your last pan clean, I noticed the handle isn't completely submerged. Is there a specific reason for this, or is it just due your setup? I realize the end of the handle may not need the treatment like the "meat" of the pan.... Can whatever you have the CI pan hooked to (the "S" hook in your pic) touch/be submerged in the solution as long as the charger lead isn't touching the liquid?
     
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    I used to Wrap a couple turns on the handle in a heavy copper wire, like a grounding wire, 8 or 10 gauge but the Stainless (S) hook works just as well. There is no rhyme or reason and you can have the handle fully submerged, my plastic container just wasn't deep enough to let it hang in the water. When I first put it in, the handle was under water. It cleaned up quick, (lack of crud there).
     
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    Eckie , there's a hundred different ways to design your set up, here's just one and youtube has got many. I did mine several years back and been using just some junk iron I had laying around. I clean/wire it bare before I start.
     
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    Here's another...,
     
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    Well fishingpol, here it is! Right out of the tub again. I had to put it in for another day but it helped and I had some real hard crud I had to scrape inside. It is absolutely beautiful and flat! It's a one in a million find! :cool::) The last pic, I just oiled it and it's going on the grill for seasoning.
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    Wow, I am quite impressed. That is a awesome looking pan WeldrDave.

    Unbelievable curbside find. Thanks for the update!
     
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    Thank you, just lucky. I got that flat #8 Wagner skillet in the tub now.