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A rather plain, no-name, but cute!

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/webefree/IMG_5052_z...

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/webefree/IMG_5051_z...

And better yet, only $2, no shipping, as I found it at the local flea market yesterday!

Only markings I see, besides the Made in USA, are a 3 on the top, and an H on the bottom of the handle..

weco
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It looks like it could be one the no name Wagner skillets that were made, mostly to sell in stores like Montgomery Ward, Sears and similar at reduced prices, while continuing to differentiate their branded ironware, so they could sell them at a higher price. It seems to compare pretty closely with this Unmarked Wagner No. 10 Cast Iron MADE IN USA 11-3/4 Inch Skillet:

http://thepan-handler.com/shop/unmarked-wagner-no-10-cast-ir...

Hard to tell for sure though as there were a myriad of cast iron manufacturers, a number of which sold some unbranded iron at reduced prices. Many of these pieces were excellent "users", just didn't have a great deal of collector value.

Bob
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Yup, just a simple handy pan for a couple eggs or whatever fits. I tried it this AM, naturally the eggs stuck, so a little seasoning time or maybe a quick seasoning with some flax oil may tune it up. It cleaned up easy, so it's close to right already.. Just a little cutie!
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It looks like it could be one the no name Wagner skillets that were made, mostly to sell in stores like Montgomery Ward, Sears and similar at reduced prices, while continuing to differentiate their branded ironware, so they could sell them at a higher price. It seems to compare pretty closely with this Unmarked Wagner No. 10 Cast Iron MADE IN USA 11-3/4 Inch Skillet:

http://thepan-handler.com/shop/unmarked-wagner-no-10-cast-ir......


I received the 3 skillets 3 days ago. Perhaps oddly enough, the best of the 3 was the no-name Wagner Ware skillet. It sits perfectly flat and the inside cooking surface is very smooth. It's also a #8 size, so I can cook a decent amount of food in it. The vintage, branded, Wagner Ware skillet that came with it has the most wobble, but it has a heat ring, so I might be able to correct that, some.

The other #6 Wagner Ware skillet has some wobble, but it should work well enough for baking cornbread, either in my oven or camping.

Bob
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I was in OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) the other day, they actually had a dedicated Lodge rack, from Dutch ovens to a variety of Cast pans, even the scrapers, handle covers.. Surprised me! No little ones, but the ones they had were decent'y priced, no shipping!!
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The main thing I don't care about modern Lodge cast iron cookware is the pebbly cooking surface, especially in their skillets. It's not as significant a characteristic in, say a Dutch oven, in which you generally use some liquid, which helps to keep food from sticking.

I have an enameled cast iron oval-shaped Dutch oven/roaster and casserole baking pot, made by Cuisinart. It wasn't overly expensive and it works well for baking casseroles and roasts and making soups, and I like the quality better than Lodge's enameled cast iron. It's not Le Crueset, but the quality of the baked-on enamel coating is very decent and it's less work to clean and maintain than seasoned black cast iron. You do need/should use non-stick cooking utensils (I prefer wood over rubber-coated) and you need to be careful not to scratch or chip the enamel in washing and handling.

This is one of the Cuisinart enameled cast iron pieces I like - 5-Star rated in 86 reviews and free shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CI755-30CR-Enameled-Casserol...

I don't care for their enameled cast iron skillets that much. Wagner Ware and Griswold cast iron are my favorites in skillets, though I do have a decent covered stainless steel skillet - I think it's Cuisinart, w/o looking, and I haven't, yet, gotten around to seasoning the inexpensive carbon steel skillets that I bought, but I look forward to doing so.

I also need to finish cleaning, and season, a carbon steel WOK an Asian couple who own a restaurant on Scott AFB gave me. I have a portable propane jet burner to use with it, which also works well in cooking crab boils or steaming lobsters with a tall 36-qt stainless steel pot with basket and lifter - and also works well as a deep fryer - Pretty much like this one, except that I don't see the lifter that also serves to keep the basket off of the bottom of the pot that the one that I have features: http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-1136-Stainless-Steamer/d...

Bob
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I was in OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) the other day, they actually had a dedicated Lodge rack, from Dutch ovens to a variety of Cast pans...

A Bass Pro store opened here a year or two ago and they had a large variety of Lodge products.

Bill
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Bass Pro had a good price on a CI starter set a few years ago when I was looking for my kid.
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