crazy for cast iron!
Was reunited with cast iron a few years ago when I found 3 different size "name" skillets for almost nothing at a yard sale. Totally grungy with someone elses "season". Tooke several applications of oven cleaner to clean them up & then well reseasoned. Once nice and black, I think CI is even better than non-stick for many foods.
Have been adding to my collection ever since. 2 burner grill/griddle, Dutch oven, large round griddle, etc. Found a Le Crueset grill pan for $5 in a thrift store... blue enamel exterior in perfect condition and needed only minor clean-up before using... cost about $100 new.
Now have to restrain myself and only consider stuff I don't already have. Found a neat little diamond shaped Lodge skillet, marked "one egg" on the bottom. Couldn't pass on cornbread sticks pan. Latest acquisition was an Aebleskiver pan... $2.99 at GW but tag color made it HALF price!
Would love to find a BIG DEEP skillet... for shallow frying. WOuld also like to find pop-over/muffin/loaf pan(s).
Think there are MANY people who are missing out on great cookware just cuz it's heavy and does get really hot. But it's pretty much indestructible and versatile.
This is only my second post so wanna ask a slightly OT question. Other than the obvious, are there ceertain words/phrases that are totally no no?