Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas and rolling into the new years, I wanted to share with you some of my stocking stuffers. Just recently I managed to burn, beyond salvation, one of my cast iron skillet handle protectors.
Well, Santa was good to me and I received some new ones. I’ve never seen this type before, they are from Duncan Manufacturing, they’re cookware lid-handle grips and they’re totally cool!
These things are to grab hot lids with and with a Dutch oven, you know the last thing you want to grab is the lid, that’s why we have lid lifters. These are actually grips and they’re tested to 500 degrees, are water repellant and stain resistant. They are the same material that you would use to remove a stuck jar lid with and they are very very nice.
I also received some neoprene handle holders, you know, when you grab your cast-iron pan and you don’t have something to protect the handles with you tend to have the handle imprinted on your hand – that is a very serious burn.
I also received a Lodge perch pan. That is a cast-iron pan where you pour your corn bread mix into and it comes out the shape of perches. Pre-seasoned of course!
The next biggest surprise that I received was from my mother-in-law. We went over their house for Christmas breakfast and it could’ve been around 10 minutes and she whispered to me “Come on outside”. We went into her garage which has been, as a tradition, stuffed to the rafters with stuff (and that’s a polite term). She showed me a box-full of cast-iron goodies that I just about had a heart attack over.
What I found as I dug through these is a chicken fryer size 10, there’s no name on this but it is probably 30 or 40 years old if not older.
I received a much rusted, very dirty, 12 and 7/16” skillet. It’s a #10 made in USA with no name on it.
I also received a kitchen oven, Dutch oven if you will. This one does not have the legs for traditional outside and this is a 10 ¼” #8 Dutch oven with no name on it.
Included in this little goodie box is an aebleskiver pan, it holds 6 little aebleskivers which is a Scandinavian dish, I believe. This is a #1 pan.
Also a corn bread pan shaped into little corns, this, unfortunately is not made in USA, it’s an off-brand and it’s made in Taiwan so I might not even go into the trouble of saving that.
There was also a biscuit cast-iron pan with no identification marks on it whatsoever and looking at the solidity of this and how it was made, I’m thinking it’s not a USA-made item either. But, some very cool finds, it’s going to take a tremendous amount of effort to get this cleaned up and I’ll be sharing that with you.
I hope Santa hid something really cool under your Christmas tree and I hope your new year is as blessed as mine is going to be and I’ll be sharing with you my enormous task of cleaning these up and cooking with them as the future rolls out! Thanks again for visiting cooking outdoors!