Cookin' With Coal

Sunny Boy
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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 5:28 am

Matt, I think you mean Lodge ?

Lodger is the guy renting a room that always wanting to borrow your Lodge pan. :D

It's well made, strong stuff, but cast iron purists don't care for the textured surface, said by Lodge to help make it non-stick.

I have a Lodge pan and other well-seasoned traditional smooth cast iron pans. I agree with those that say it's not as non-stick as the smooth pans. Even with adding grease each time, I find that frying eggs in the "lumpy Lodge", it's more likely to stick.

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 5:44 am

DePippo79 wrote:Hey guys. Think this question is in the right spot. Last week family and I visited a country store. In the store they had a good selection of cast iron cookware. The company is called Lodger. There label says they've been around since the 1890's. Any opinions/reviews from the regulars? Looking to surprise the wife. Thanks. Matt

PS: Chris nice looking stove.
I see lots of heirloom (old) cast iron cookware at the bigger flea markets and at ebay...some are carefully cleaned and all freshly seasoned and ready to go.

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 6:38 am

Yes, there's plenty of good, old cast iron pans to be had. Often, much cheaper than the new cast iron pans.

Paul

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 6:46 am

Matt, if you go back to around pages 32 through 37 in this thread, there's quite a bit that's been posted about cast iron cookware. I think there's more about Lodge in there too.

Paul

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 8:07 am

Another thing I am not too crazy about Lodge pans is they come pre-seasoned. I feel this seasoning does not last a well as going through the manual seasoning process.

Randy

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 2:49 pm

Thanks guys. Yes I was wrong. It is Lodge. Just finished watching a half hour You Tube video about cast iron cookware. I can't believe it. Just like us coal burners there's another whole following of cast iron cookware users out there. Looks like I need to do some homework. I need to find out what happened to all of my grandmothers cast iron. Everyone have a good weekend. Matt

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Post Sat. Jun. 14, 2014 3:56 pm

I will say this about Lodge, the quality is much better than the crap coming out of China. At least Lodge is made right here in the US, (Tennessee). I have been to their factory outlet store...bought a lot of cast iron that day!

Randy

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 7:01 am

Photog200 wrote:I will say this about Lodge, the quality is much better than the crap coming out of China. At least Lodge is made right here in the US, (Tennessee). I have been to their factory outlet store...bought a lot of cast iron that day!

Randy
I have a couple of cheaply made cast iron pans, left here when the ex wife became the ex-wife. The Lodge is noticeably thicker and heavier for the same size pan. Even a bit thicker than my old Sydney O Wagner Wear, and my one and only Griswold pan.

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 7:13 am

Well, since it got cold and damp I fired up the Range again. See the post, ucp.php?mode=logout

Of course that makes Melissa happy. Growing up with coal stoves and learning to cook on a coal range she prefers to cook on the range over any modern kitchen stove.

So, she got right to cookin' while the range was taking the damp chill off the house.

She made a pot of stew and a pot that reminded me to thank all our Maine members for,... well .... having Maine waters to grow lobsters in ! :D

I would have posted pictures of the finished pot of stew, but it smelled sooooo good, and I was sooooo hungry, that I forgot to get pictures. :oops:

Anyway, here's the beginnings of making the stew where she's searing the meat. She sure loves using her new cast iron Dutch oven on the range.

Plus an extra surprise boiling in a pot for Fathers Day.

Have a great Father's Day all.

Enjoy,

Paul
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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 7:39 am

Paul,
You had better hurry up and marry Melissa before someone tries to steal her from you! YUM, YUM, dinner looks great.

Randy

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 8:06 am

Photog200 wrote:Paul,
You had better hurry up and marry Melissa before someone tries to steal her from you! YUM, YUM, dinner looks great.

Randy
:D We're working on it.

In the meantime, anyone who wants to steal her heart had better have a good coal-fired kitchen range and know how to operate it well. ! :D

Paul

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 8:19 am

Sunny Boy wrote:
Photog200 wrote:Paul,
You had better hurry up and marry Melissa before someone tries to steal her from you! YUM, YUM, dinner looks great.

Randy
:D We're working on it.

In the meantime, anyone who wants to steal her heart had better have a good coal-fired kitchen range and know how to operate it well. ! :D

Paul
I am sure you don't have anything to worry about! :bop:

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 8:46 am

Been posted before--but what the heck :)
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Sunny Boy
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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 2:37 pm

Photog200 wrote:
I am sure you don't have anything to worry about! :bop:
Yeah, that's about right ! :D
She didn't like the marble rolling pin I have - said it's too heavy. We got a lighter wooden one - it gives her much better swing speed ! :D

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Post Sun. Jun. 15, 2014 2:40 pm

freetown fred wrote:Been posted before--but what the heck :)
You know somebody with chickens Fred ? I see I'm not the only one saves egg cartons. :D

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