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Cast Iron Catastrophe

Cast Iron Catastrophe

About 20 years ago, at an antique mall in Redlands CA, I spied a nice looking, not restored but in really great shape, #8 cast iron skillet. It was flat as a pancake and perfect, with no pitting or rust, just an honest layer of seasoning from a lifetime of proper use! “Black gold”! I flipped it over to find the small Griswold logo. I looked at the tag and it was only 15 bucks. Even though I already had a Griswold #8 at home, this one was in much better shape and I knew it would cook well. There was simply no way to pass it up. I brought it up to the checkout stand and the woman at the register asked where I found it. I said in “section G”. She said, I’ll give you 20 for it. I said “No, I really want it.” She said, I’ll give you 50 for it, I said, “Sorry.” She then said, “I can’t believe I missed this one, you’re stealing it.” Flash forward to last year while packing up the camper for an adventure. I asked, “Honey, where are my 2 Griswold #8’s?” She replied with “Those crusty old black things? I threw them out.” (Insert loud needle on vinyl scratch here!) I just about cried. For my birthday the little lady bought me a new set of Smithy’s. I’m all about vintage everything but I have to say, these are damn fine skillets. Better than vintage in two ways: They retain heat better, due to the extra weight and the ultra-smooth finishes enable them to cook like well-seasoned pans right out of the box. Now a year in, they are simply sublime cooking machines! Some custom Jebster recipes and cast iron cooking tips are coming soon!hero 8 diving case  טכניקה להעלת משקל בדחיקת חזה  אוזניות בלוטות של אפל  örhänge tatueringstudio  drone autonomie  παπαγιαννοπουλοσ ταινία ο αχόρταγοσ  pantalon chino homme skinny  sandale adilette aqua  bluedio u2  idee cassettiera fai da te  חזן צוקרמן שמלות כלה מחירים  modifica per giochi 3ds  fansbrands bluze  מתי אפשר לעשות טיפולי לייזר  billie eilish merch bershka hoodie 

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