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by gastro gnome
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Yeah, I would only make cornbread again in the 12 inch for a crowd. It's large. Jeffry, I had been considering going to Anson Mills for my last cornmeal and grits order but their prices got me looking around a bit. Had recommendation for McEwen & Sons out of Alabama. Family run, stone ground, and or...
by gastro gnome
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

It was Field skillet cornbread weekend on CKTG. I made the first one in the new Field for the New Orleans style dinner mentioned above. It came out OK (i.e. it released just fine out of the pan), but didn't get the crisp bottom crust I am used to for cast iron-cooked cornbread. There were a lot of ...
by gastro gnome
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

It was Field skillet cornbread weekend on CKTG. I made the first one in the new Field for the New Orleans style dinner mentioned above. It came out OK (i.e. it released just fine out of the pan), but didn't get the crisp bottom crust I am used to for cast iron-cooked cornbread. There were a lot of v...
by gastro gnome
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

I'm excited for nakneker to taste the cast iron made cornbread. You won't go back!

I usually make "plain" cornbread but I think for this dinner, I will make a jalapeno-cheese version.
by gastro gnome
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Jeffry, our Lodge's look very similar. Actually, I could probably do a pretty dead-on side-by-side. The worn in Lodge is fairly smooth, but the pictures can't hide that there is texture there. The smoothness of the Field is as evident when you touch as it is in your photos. I cooked with it for the...
by gastro gnome
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Jeffry, our Lodge's look very similar. Actually, I could probably do a pretty dead-on side-by-side. The worn in Lodge is fairly smooth, but the pictures can't hide that there is texture there. The smoothness of the Field is as evident when you touch as it is in your photos. I cooked with it for the ...
by gastro gnome
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

I bought a Crisbee stick and have been using it for the last month or so. The listed ingredients are Soybean Oil, Beeswax, Palm Oil. It does smell a wee bit like beeswax. I'm guessing it is a small amount. My hoemade board butter is (I think) 4:1 oil to beeswax and smells more strongly of beeswax. I...
by gastro gnome
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

In case anyone is interested in another for-sure use of cast iron skillets: dolsot bibbimbop. I don't own a stone bowl, but a decent-sized cast iron makes a pretty good substitute (and I can clear room and fry my eggs at the end as well).
by gastro gnome
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Jeffry, I'd have a hard time imagining that the scrubbed-down Lodges are smoother than the Field - unless you used a power tool like was mentioned upthread. I am happy to be proven wrong and I do look forward to hearing your thoughts. My 10 or so years-old Lodge is likely smoother than an off the sh...
by gastro gnome
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

I wonder whether a 40-year-old Lodge noticeably different than the ones you can buy today. It probably depends on when they changed the manufacturing process. None of this is to diss Lodge. They make a good product at a remarkably affordable price for a domestic manufacturer. Their pans are usable o...
by gastro gnome
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

I haven't cooked in the pan yet. Just put a couple extra coats of seasoning on last night. So I can't really say if it is markedly better or not. I do have a smaller, vintage Wagner pan and I have a hard time believing the Field will best it, but I don't have a vintage pan in this size so its real c...
by gastro gnome
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Thanks for posting this. I picked up a #10 (only a smidge smaller than the Lodge 12" skillet) and it arrived today. I'd be hard-pressed to find a flaw. It seems very smooth on the inside and is noticeably lighter than my Lodge. Looking forward to giving it a workout. Score! My #8 came in and it’s t...
by gastro gnome
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 2431

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Thanks for posting this. I picked up a #10 (only a smidge smaller than the Lodge 12" skillet) and it arrived today. I'd be hard-pressed to find a flaw. It seems very smooth on the inside and is noticeably lighter than my Lodge. Looking forward to giving it a workout.
by gastro gnome
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

For you chainmail users for carbon and cast iron, are they pretty much all the same or are some really better than others? I see them range from $7-8 to over $20 for what looks like pretty much the same thing. I know it needs to be a good stainless like 304 or 316 but is there anything else to look...
by gastro gnome
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

I've had a good experience with my Darto pan thus far. Seems more nonstick than my small Matfer in its current state (although that pan has not given me a many problems). The scratch on the cooking surface that I discovered upon arrival has not impacted performance. Darto had a liquidation sale for ...
by gastro gnome
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Dutch Oven/Braiser
Replies: 34
Views: 1404

Re: Dutch Oven/Braiser

I owned the 6 qt Lodge and it is a good size for most recipes. There were two things I didn't like: 1) the enamel began chipping off this dutch oven faster than the Le Creuset I owned and 2) the actual cooking surface area is small for its size which means you might have to do things in batches when...
by gastro gnome
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

Said it before but I'll say it again: chain mail scrubby thing gets off most gunk (including excess oil buildup) but doesn't raze your seasoning like steel wool. I've used salt and this workscs well if not better for hard to remove stuff.
by gastro gnome
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

I had a bad fried egg experience in my little Matfer for the first time in a long time. Probably an aberration. I ordered a Darto pan out of Argentina since I've been curious about them. We'll see what it's like! I received my Darto pan. It arrived naked in a cardboard box with no packing material ...
by gastro gnome
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help me choose a cutting board!
Replies: 29
Views: 985

Re: Please help me choose a cutting board!

This guy makes some exception end grain boards for a reasonable price. He occasionally has sales making them even more affordable. I've had one in the kitchen for over 3 years, used daily and looks as good as new. I have another 2 I use as amplifier stands, but thats a different story. Just treat w...
by gastro gnome
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 623
Views: 16611

Re: Carbon Skillets

As stated above, I highly recommend Spanish tortillas in your seasoned pan. It works as one of the first cooking tasks after you've got your initial seasoning too (due to all the oil). https://i.imgur.com/iAnnIYDl.jpg I mostly used this recipe . The bonus is some really deliciously flavored extra oi...