Pre-heat your pan slowly - uneven heating can warp cast iron pans. #14 Pans I recommend pre-heating in the oven. Please see all excellent photos (don't be fooled by poor photography or "soft focus"). This pan has been professionally restored using a proprietary 8 step process.100 % free of any and all contaminants. Re-seasoned several times, properly, and expertly, with 100% natural organic flax seed oil. Flax oil is a drying oil that hardens to a tough, solid film after a period of exposure to air. The oil hardens through a chemical reaction in which the components cross-link (and hence, polymerize) by the action of oxygen (not through the evaporation of water or other solvents). Flax oil seasoning is extremely durable and is a very good start to the years of seasoning to come. My pans are far better than just cleaned and slapped with coat of oil.
My process is time consuming and labor intensive, and worth every penny. You will not find a better pre-seasoned pan - period.This pan is perfectly dry - not sticky, not slimy, not oily - no black stuff wipes off. Ready again, for a lifetime of use.
The interior surface is excellent. The exterior surface is excellent - minor casting imperfection on backside of handle.
Measures 15 1/4 inches in diameter, 21 3/8 inches long and 2 1/2 inches tall. About 13 1/4 inch cooking surface. Own a superior, beautiful, collectible, and useful piece of American history - easy. Please see below for use and care tips and Q&A. Thanks so much for looking.
Use and care tips: First... I love my vintage cast iron frying pans.
I have quite a collection of Griswold pans, that I use everyday. I know what I'm doing. Tips: These "new" pans will require a bit of time to build up great seasoning.If you need a screaming red hot pan to sear your tuna steak... Maybe pick a different pan.
But don't overheat it - else the seasoning will burn off. I have one pan that I burn the heck out of if need be , but a treasured Griswold to fry my eggs. Clean your pans with care... And they will care for you. My pans, that are seasoned well, I rarely wash.
I wipe them clean and dry with a paper towel, and hang them back up. If there is some stuck stuff, try coarse salt as an abrasive while wiping them clean. Sometimes there is more stubborn crust to remove...
Put a little water in the pan and heat on high on your stove top. Use a flat bottom wood spatula to gently remove the "stuff". Wipe dry with a paper towel, and apply a very light coat of vegetable oil. Avoid scrubbing with brillo type scrubbers at all cost. Sometimes you have to, but try to avoid dish soap...
Use extra hot water instead. Do not let your pan soak in water, or allow water to soak in it for a long period of time. Immediately dry your pan thoroughly after washing. Water is the enemy - keep your pan lightly oiled. I always reheat wipe a tiny bit of vegetable oil on the interior of my pans before hanging them back up.Do not apply further flax seed oil. A lifetime of natural low-stick cooking awaits you if you do it right. Please don't cook for your family in a pan that has been used for...
Years of seasoning should be... Some of my Griswold skillet feedback. Super nice Griswold #5 skillet!
Excellent cond; just as described. Love it when the plan comes together! The Griswold-Ironspoon collect's complete!
Will make great Christmas presents to daughter-in-laws'. As always - well packed! Always the best & highest quality. Fantastic pan, the condition is excellent. Package was at my door lightning fast in great condition!
Pleasant to do business with. Item was just as described.Five stars all the way! Beautifully cleaned and seasoned -- like new! Arrived fast and great communication too!
And A Very Nice Pan!!! 3rd item I bought and can't be happier!! Quick shipper, expertly packed, excellent condition, very pleased! Perfectly restored will be treasured by another generation Thanks! Great addition to the bunkhouse kitchen collection.Amazing condition, item arrived packaged wonderfully. I know I'll enjoy using this. Beautiful Griswold described accurately and reconditioned excellently.
Restored to like new condition! My order came very quickly. It was just like it was described.This is a real dream pan. I love this authentic C. Restored to almost like new. Excellent piece for my collection.
Nice item as what is shown in photos. The pan is beautiful and in great condition. Jay sells the real deal. You can count on it.
Great fast shipper, well packed, item, much better than expexted, very pleased. Beautiful pan which I'm sure will supply years of service.Well packaged and wife is delighted... Item was delivered quickly and professionally packaged. He lives up to his reputation! Love the skillet, thanks so much!
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Great surface for everyday use! Pkd beautifully arrived on time GREAT!!!! The best restored griswold there is. What more can I say? Need help lifting this wonderful , gigantic, gorgeous pan.
So excited about my AWESOME skillets! Beautiful pan, in excellent condition! Smooth as a baby's butt. People who say otherwise jealous haters! All I can say is WOW.Best seasoned skillet I ve ever seen. A+++ Well packed, timely arrival. Wow what a restore, on stove now, great on pkging above expectations. Great pan in excellent condition. Helpful, prompt mailing, careful packaging, outstanding item just as described.
Ironspoon is the source for cast iron. I knew it would be big, but WOW! Sets the benchmark for other sellers of vintage cast iron- 100% satisfied thx. DO I need to season the pan before I use it (I think you said you had seasoned it, but I'm not sure). I have seasoned this pan 4 times with flax seed oil.It is my experience that this is enough pre-seasoning. Do I need to cook something special in the pan the first few times(maybe fry bacon a few times before I try anything else). Feel free to wash the pan with soap first, no problem, flax oil will not wash off.
When I use the pan, just use water, no soap? Water and maybe a plastic scraper if needed, then dry very well, maybe put the pan on a burner.
To be sure it is dry. Then rub some flax seed oil or Crisco oil or some kind of oil on it, just a little bit of oil?No doubt, depending on what you cook, there will be some stuck on stuff. I use a flat bottom wood spatula to gently remove the stuck on stuff, with hot water, I'm sure plastic is ok...
You can put it back on the stovetop for really baked on stuff. Never let the pan soak for a long period of time in water. Sometimes I put my pans back on the burner to dry them thoroughly, then rub a few drops of any type of vegetable oil on the interior. Do not use flax seed oil.
Once a pan has been used, flax oil is no longer appropriate. Never use high heat on this stove when cooking, burner should be a medium at the highest? The flax seed oil seasoning is very durable, and can take a good deal of heat. When preheating the pan, when it starts to smoke, that's about as hot as you want to get it. If you overheat it the seasoning will burn off.So, I'd say Medium High is a pretty good rule. Now when I makes eggs or hamburgers or fry ham, do I need to put some oil in the pan before I use it? When I fry my eggs, I always put some oil in the pan (I use olive oil almost exclusively), but I always put a small amount of butter in the pan as well... For some reason, butter seems to be key to stick free fried eggs... I'm not sure why?
Probably margarine would work as well. If I just use oil, my eggs are more likely to stick. Never make tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce or chili) in the cast iron skillet it will ruin the seasoning, correct? I never use my cast iron to cook acidic food... Of course that is a rule I had before I started using flax seed oil for seasoning.I have a feeling the flax seed oil seasoned pan would do much better with acid than one that was not seasoned with flax oil... So, If you want you could try it, I don't think it would hurt the pan. But I don't do it. Is there anything else I should know before I use my new pan? Also, do you have any idea about how old this pan is?
Is it from 1920 era or maybe 1940's? Or maybe you have no idea, just asking. If you follow my cleaning hints, and don't overheat the pan, you will love it for the rest of your life! The Large Block Logo pans, without a heat ring, were made in the 1930's.The item "Vintage GRISWOLD Cast Iron SKILLET Frying Pan # 14 LARGE BLOCK LOGO Ironspoon" is in sale since Saturday, November 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "ironspoon" and is located in East Haddam, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.