VINTAGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON GRIDDLE GRISWOLD ERIE 743 16 WIRE BAIL HANDLE 16 INCH
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON GRIDDLE GRISWOLD ERIE 743 16 WIRE BAIL HANDLE 16 INCH Picture(s) and Description:
LARGE 16 INCH CAST IRON GRIDDLE GRISWOLD ERIE 16 743 This griddle is clean - seasoned - ready to use Many pancakes have been made to perfection on this well seasoned cast iron griddle. For twenty years I cooked with a wood burning stove and daily used this griddle so when I tell you that this griddle is great I am telling you that from personal experience and use. Nothing like everyone eating at the same time Start with your first pancake in the center by the time you have the last spoonful of batter on the griddle it is time to flip the first one. Every pancake is golden brown and picture perfect because the heat is uniform and consistent throughout the total griddle surface. Makes great quesadillas, french toast, grilled cheese, ham, eggs, chicken breasts, pork chops .... you can use this cast iron pan in the oven too. Anything you can cook in a pan can be cooked on this griddle. Measures 16" across. Note in the pictures that one side of the wire bail / handle has a hook on the end and the flat spot that is on that edge. This is to keep the griddle from flipping when you are moving it using the bail. This griddle also has a heat ring which contributes to it's great cooking performance (see info at end of listing about this) The spots that you see on the surface are stains from many hours of cooking and heat - they do not affect the performance . Keep in mind that this griddle is probably close to 100 years old and has had a great part in preparing many meals. This pan is NOT warped it has a little rock / wobble this is because the rings and buttons that attach the wire handle / bail to the griddle protrude just a little bit beyond the bottom edge. Set it on a surface where these two areas overhang the edge and it is straight and true. A little info about Griswold cast iron What are the different Griswold TMs and/or a heat/smoke ring? The heat ring is the small rim around the outside of the bottom of many (usually earlier) skillets and some other pieces. Its purpose is to raise the pan's bottom slightly from the old wood range cooktop so as to equalize heat. Sometimes incorrectly called Smoke Ring, Fire Ring, or another name, none are correct since the heat ring has nothing to do with smoke or fire. Griswold called what we collectors have named "heat ring" just "rim" or "rimmed bottom" in their early catalogs. Patterns, Molds, and Pattern Numbers/Letters As far as collectors are concerned, nothing is special about the letters that sometimes are cast with the pattern number on Griswold pieces and a few other makes. Cast iron pieces are made in a sand MOLD and that mold is made by packing special casting sand around a PATTERN. Each piece of iron has to have its own mold as the mold is a one-time-use thing which is destroyed in order to remove the piece cast in it. BID WITH CONFIDENCE I PACK WITH MUCH CONSIDERATION AND WITH GREAT CONCERN FOR SAFE ARRIVAL My pictures are up close and personal what you see is what you get. I do combine shipping This is original - NOT a reproduction. Comes from a smoke free home.. SORRY .... I NO LONGER ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL BIDS.... SHIPPING HAS BECOME TOO MUCH OF A HASSLE this is a seven day auction Sorry - I DO NOT sell out for offers and will not end the auction early. Put this item on your watch list so you don't forget to place your bid. Thank you for stopping to take a look at my auction and good luck bidding. Take a moment to check out my other items. I accept PayPal, cashiers checks, and personal checks. I also accept time payments. Please do NOT send cash All transactions / sales are final. Items are as shown in pictures and descriptions No refunds or exchanges.