Question: How can you tell how old a cast iron pan is?

Is Cast Iron collectable?

Used for generations for their durability, cast-iron pans are back in style, this time as collectibles. The Saturday Early Shows Collectibles Expert Tony Hyman says some collectors will pay a heavy price for your old pans. One of the most surprising valuables around your home may be cast-iron cookware.

Are skillets measured from top or bottom?

Quiz time: When a recipe calls for an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch slope-sided skillet and you dont know what size your skillet is, do you measure the pan across its top or its bottom? Answer: The cookware industry standard is to measure the skillet across its top.

Will vinegar remove rust from cast-iron?

Mix basic white vinegar with water in equal parts and submerge your pan in it. Use a bucket or plug the sink for really big pans; the entire skillet should be covered with the vinegar mixture. The vinegar will dissolve the rust, but once thats gone, the vinegar will go to town on the original cast surface of the pan.

Where can I find antique cast-iron?

Youll find vintage cast iron pretty much anywhere you would look for other antique items. Check out flea markets, garage, and estate sales, antique stores, thrift stores, eBay, even Craigslist. As long as you know what to look for, you should be able to find a great vintage piece for a steal.

Is it safe to use antique cast iron?

Cast iron pans can leach a sizeable amount of iron into your food, exceeding dietary intake in some cases. Acidic foods will contribute to much more leaching while an old, heavily-seasoned pan will leach much less iron than a newer one.

Where can I find antique cast iron?

Youll find vintage cast iron pretty much anywhere you would look for other antique items. Check out flea markets, garage, and estate sales, antique stores, thrift stores, eBay, even Craigslist. As long as you know what to look for, you should be able to find a great vintage piece for a steal.

How do you date cast iron?

5:3528:47Identifying Old Cast Iron Pans - YouTubeYouTube

How can you tell the difference between cast iron and cast steel?

The specimen can be grinded using an abrasive wheel and looking at the spark pattern and spark color, an experienced person can inform if the material is Cast iron or cast steel. Steel will most often give off bright yellow sparks, whereas iron produces more of red or orange sparks.

What size is a number 8 cast iron skillet?

No.Top Diameter in inchesBottom Diameter in inches79 1/48810 1/89911 1/49 2/41012 1/410 3/44 more rows

Does Coke remove rust from cast iron?

Coke has phosphoric acid, which is a compound that can remove rust. Just pour coke into a container and let the cast iron sit there for a few minutes.

What is the best antique cast iron?

Top Vintage Cast Iron PansThe Pan Handler.eBay.Grannys Vital Vittles eBay Link.Wrinkled Willy Collector.The Cast Iron Collector – Just a lot of good info here.Feb 3, 2015

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