cast iron fry pan myths

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  1. JackHammer

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    Do you guys know how to get a bend out of the bottom of a pan? I have a pan that i assume someone put cold water in while it was hot. The pan is usable but it doesn't sit flat. It is an old griswold with a heat ring. I was thinking maybe a rubber mallet or maybe set up some clamps(it would probably take a lot). I got the pan hot and put cold water on the bottom/underside of the pan, it didn't do anything or perhaps the pan wasn't hot enough.
     
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    *NOTE*. Leave it alone!!! I destroyed a Wagner #8 and it's posted on these pages trying to do JUST THAT! It has been over heated and it'll never be right. You could try a "Rosebud" welding Torch and heat it up, place a heavy 1/2 plate on it upside down and hope for the best, let it air cool. "I" would leave it alone!!! Just my opinion here... :whistle:
     
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  3. JackHammer

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    Good to know! ...and sorry about your pan.
     
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    It happens! :( I was thinking just as you were. :heidi: Didn't work! :eek:
     
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    Here's what it looked like going into the electrolysis tank, then when it came out today.
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    Wow, quite the difference!
     
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    It's in the seasoning stage now, on the grill at 400ยบ
     
  8. fishingpol

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    Nice pan. That style is my go to krumkake/pancake pan. Mine has a slightly shorter handle.

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  9. Chaz

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    X2 ^^^

    Definitely a huge difference.
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    Seasoned last night, strange picture... Cooked on this morning! :flipeggs: Notice a double yolk'r! :drool:
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    Gotsta have my eggs every morning and there's no better way than a well seasoned cast iron Skillet or Griddle...

    I've been gonna make an electrolysis tank for a couple years now, but just haven't got to it yet. Mainly for sawmill blades, but TONS of other uses and the old rusty cast iron that I come across at garage sales can become culinary treasures. We have several already that we use and they work GREAT on induction stovetops.

    I'm glad to see others that enjoy recovering / restoring awesome stuff from the past to it's intended use and condition. So many in today's throw-away society just don't realize what great cookware these are.

    Double yolker twins are always a bonus...

    :dex: :flipeggs:
     
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    Best thing we did for a couple rounded out cast iron....ditch the glass top stove for an analog gas stove. They all fit perfectly now.

    We're also able to use a round cast geiddle my grandparents had in the 50's or earlier, (posted on this thread I think). Now we have gas, we can use it there and the wood stove.

    Sca
     
  14. savemoney

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    I love my gas stove and oven. I feel I have much more control with the heat. Also those glass top stoves are horrid to keep clean. I have better things to do than clean the stove top.
     
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    I stepped up from an electric stove with those stupid exposed elements and tin catch trays to a glass top electric stove. So far, i like it way better. And it's easy to clean. (It's not black)
    I still want to try a gas (propane) range. Mostly because i could use it during a power outage...
     
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    My home here Tim was all electric and I didn't have a choice. in 2016 they ran a gas line down the street and I was the second house to get hooked up to gas. I IMMEDIATELY ripped out my old electric range, ran the new piping and put in a gas stove/range. I wouldn't trade it for nothing !!! It's so much better than electric and instant heat with much better control. I'll have to do Propane in NH when we get up there, I'm NOT doing electric.
     
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    This one came with a griddle 20210629_071546.jpg
     
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    This is my redneck set up 20210629_071856.jpg
     
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    I did the same thing. :cool:Ripped out the old electric cooktop and dropped in a 5 burner gas cooktop. Mrs PMM loves it.:thumbs:
     
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    Fun note: all gas ranges produced now, have no pilot light. All have electric starters for range and oven. When the power goes out, most stovetops will work with a match, but the ovens cannot be lit (or would be PITA to light).

    Analog gas stoves have a battery for the whole thing. No 120v, but no lights, no clocks, timers, geegaws. Power goes out and you're still 100% functional.

    Reading reviews of stoves, it seems the chief complaint is that the silly computers conk out while the rest of the unit is operational. (And after 10 years, finding the computer part, and having it installed is equal to the cost of a new unit).
    Sca
     
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