This set would make the perfect Christmas or wedding gift; this truly is the gift that will last a lifetime! All skillets have been stripped down to bare iron and then expertly reseasoned, so they will arrive at your door ready to use or display. Condition for each individual skillet. #3 - very slight rock front to back (one sheet of paper to correct); no pitting, no utensil marks. #4 - no rock, no pitting, no utensil marks.
#5 - very slight rock side to side (one sheet of paper to correct); very light cooking surface pitting, no utensil marks. #6 - no rock, no pitting, no utensil marks.#7 - very slight rock side to side (one sheet of paper to correct); small pitting next to Griswold logo, no utensil marks. #8 - no rock, no pitting, a few random utensil marks. #9 - rocks side to side, front to back, no bow present, however; no pitting, no utensil marks. #10 - rocks side to side, front to back, slight downward bow, will spin on flat surface; no pitting, no utensil marks. This piece was stripped using a proven two step lye bath/electrolysis tank process.
It was then seasoned three times using PAM (canola oil) at 500 degrees. This piece will arrive ready to display or use.
I photograph my cast iron in very bright lighting so it's easy to spot any defects or issues with the piece. Generally, you can expect the piece to be quite a bit darker when it arrives at your door step. No drill brushes, surface grinders, or sand/media blasting equipment is ever used in my restorations.One thing I get asked on a regular basis is why does vintage cast iron command such a higher price than modern Lodge or off brand cast iron? There are many reasons, but to me, it's important to keep in mind that 95% of the cast iron pieces I sell are pre-1950, which means they were painstakingly poured/polished/milled by hand.
This means no machines or automated processes were used in making these pans. An American worker used a pattern to create a sand mold (by hand), then poured the molten iron (by hand), then broke away the sand and removed the cast iron piece (by hand), used a grinder to remove the sprue, and then polished (sometimes milled) the iron to whatever specifications were in place.
Making cast iron back in the good old days was a very time and labor intense process. For these reasons, the cast iron of yesterday is much thinner cast (not as heavy), and of much higher quality (much more smooth and non-stick). The other great thing about vintage cast iron is it maintains or increases it's value over the life of the piece!
All my iron is carefully packed in custom sized boxes to ensure that it arrives to you in the same condition it left me. Please keep this in mind while you are leaving feedback, as I'm sure. You'd rather pay a few extra dollars for a better box and packing materials than have a broken piece of vintage cast iron arrive at your door step!
If you have any questions, or would like to see more pictures, please don't hesitate to let me know. The item "Griswold Cast Iron Large Block Logo Skillet Set Smooth Bottom 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10" is in sale since Sunday, November 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron".The seller is "mr_baseball_08" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.