We are offering an ANTIQUE, Sidney Cast Iron Skillet #8, Script "Sidney". This skillet is well over 100 Years old and still a very fine cooking utensil.Because of its rarity, this skillet may be considered a Display Only- Collector Piece! This Skillet measures 11" Lip to Lip, 15" Edge to Handle End, 10 3/8" Diameter, 2 1/8" Deep and 8 3/4 Diameter Bottom Inside. Our Research Did Not find another. They may be out there, but we did not find it. We only found documentation to establish the age, late 1800's to early 1900's.
There is a wobble and it is front to back on the fire ring approximately. The Skillet has been cleaned, No Chemicals or Sand Blasting. I do it the way my Granny taught me as a child, a "Hot Bed of Hardwood Coals". Right or Wrong, it works. I have been using this method for approximately 50 years.I have read this may affect the Iron integrity, however this is the way Granny taught our family which goes back a long way in the Hills of W. I also use a gas grill if coals are not available to me, but I prefer coals. The Seasoning process is similar to most. After removing the Skillet from the coals (or grill) I let the skillet cool down. I wash the iron thoroughly, hot water only and maybe coarse salt for stubborn spots. Dry with a towel, place it on the stove to heat it up and drive out any moisture. After it cools enough to handle, I rub in oil (vegetable or olive) over the entire skillet and let it set bottom up overnight. Wipe off all the excess oil, apply fresh oil, place in oven (bottom up) at 325 degrees for an hour, turn off oven, leave in oven till cool enough to handle, wipe off any excess. Now, this is only "The Beginning" the rest is up to you. Sure it will work as demonstrated in the photos, but the seasoning will only get better with use. In the demonstrations, I let the skillet heat up, add the oil, spread out the oil, drop in the egg, lift the edge of the egg as its cooking, flip the egg, remove the egg "BAM" your done. Rinsed out the skillet with hot water, wipe with paper towel, apply oil and store until next time. There is still a technique to be a good cook with cast iron. Cast Iron is amazing and it will last "Forever" I personally have cast iron pieces that are over 100 years old. (That was someone's "Forever"). And I have no doubt in my mind my cast iron will outlive me. By contacting us we can resolve the issue amicably. If you have any questions, please ask. The item "ANTIQUE, RARE, Sidney No. Script Sidney" is in sale since Monday, June 15, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "dillon-designs-etc" and is located in Zanesville, Ohio.
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