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Numbers and Letters on Cast Iron and What They Mean

This is an interesting article from Cast Iron Collector website on an explanation  of the meanings of the  letters and number on the bottom of cast iron pans.

Numbers and Letters on Cast Iron and What They Mean

I never knew what they meant but was always curious. I did know that it was not the diameter of the skillet but after reading this article I am delighted with this bit of neat trivia.

For everyone that wishes  Griswold was still making iron skillets, and I am one of those folks because Griswold iron skillets are the best ever made. However I did just run across the web site of Smithey Ironware and it  looks like they may be making iron skillets as good as Griswold. They are expensive but as the saying goes “You get what you pay for”  I am lucky enough to own a couple of Griswold’s that I love or I would be saving up to by these. Iron skillets become a family heirloom. They last forever and I just love mine.

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If your cast iron pan has dimples on the outside it is hammered finish.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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