Iron Age Cookware In The Modern World

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the safety, happiness or welfare of ignorant or stupid people, millennials , snowflakes or buttercups.
Weak whinny snowflakes and buttercups should avoid Iron Age cookware. Being unprepared for life in the ‘real’ world , they maybe baffled on how to use cookware not plugged in to a wall socket or controlled by their smartphone.
Iron Cookware handles get hot during use people that don’t understand how that works should restrict there cooking activities to restaurant takeout orders.

Iron Age cookware, Cast Iron is every bit as good as those 300 or 400 dollar skillets and dutch ovens being pushed upon unsuspecting often uneducated consumers.

Cast Iron is the original non-stick cookware and still out performs almost any cookware in the market place. It’s weight lends it’s self to cook food evenly, No Hot Spots. Cast iron is oven safe and will standup to temperatures well above any heat range that may be produced by old or new stove tops and ovens.
Cast Iron cookware can be set directly on camp fires or outdoor grills with out fear of damage.
Use Caution and Common Sense Handles of Cast Iron cookware will become hot and can cause burns. Always use good quality pot holders when handling hot Cast Iron cookware.

For cooks not thrilled looking at and using common black Cast Iron you can now purchase colored enamel coated Cast Iron products. Carefully follow all instruction on how to use, clean and store your enameled cookware.

Avoid Cast Iron cookware that is marked as light weight. Quality Cast Iron cookware will not be light weight. Light weight Cast Iron products is a sure sign of an inferior low quality product.

Many manufactures market common cook pots/pans as ‘Dutch Ovens’. True Dutch ovens come in two styles, with and without legs. Those with legs are designed to be used on camp fires and large kitchen fire places where the Dutch oven is set directly on the fire. The the top (lid) is covered with hot coals from the fire pit or fire place.
The second type is designed to be suspended above the fire covering it’s top (lid) with hot coals from the fire pit or fire.

Take notice that the Dutch Oven lid has a deep recessed top that is used to keep the hot coals on the lid. Thus allowing food to cook more evenly from both top and bottom. Coals on the lid should be replaced as need during the cooking process. Also notice the lifting ring in the center of the lid to allow the lid to be lifted with a T-handled J-hook.
In modern society there is little call for Dutch Ovens outside of a camping vacation or backyard cookout.

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15 responses to “Iron Age Cookware In The Modern World

  1. Cast ironware + wood cook stove = the greatest way to cook!


  2. My grandma used her cast iron skillet every day. My mom had a cast iron skillet for years. Not sure which sibling got it, but now she uses “non-stick” pans. Mom, how could you?!? I bought a larger “Lodge” brand skillet at a nearby kitchen shop that has an array of styles, as well as some of the ceramic-coated colored pans. They cost quite a bit more. I acquired a smaller cast iron skillet somewhere, used, but it mostly sits down in the cupboard. Like my grandma, I use mine pretty much daily. Question: there is a debate about whether detergent should be used to clean cast iron. Some say that it messes with the seasoning of the pan. I usually wash mine in dish water that has already washed the rest of the dishes, so the detergent strength is pretty washed out at that point. It hasn’t seemed to have affected the seasoning of the pan. Your thoughts?

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  3. My set of pans is old..if I can convince the kids to use them, they could easily last another five or six generation’s

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  4. re-blogged this to – mainly cos I love your first paragraph – smile

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  5. Reblogged this on julz crafts and commented:
    So after the snow, how about some heat!
    I’m re-blogging this post because 1) its so rude about people who have never used cast iron pots that its funny, and 2) because I never knew that you could put coats on top of Dutch Ovens

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  6. Love my cast Iron cookware~ Much of it from my Grandmother. Use it every day. Nice post

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  7. And don’t forget BarBQ cook-offs and the like. You can see all sorts of Dutch kettles/ovens and a wide array of set-ups for managing this great cookware in various wood/coal cooking settings.

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  8. Have all of my grandmothers cast iron, several Dutch ovens, and griddles, also a few cast iron muffin tins. My pride and joy is a Griswold #11….a giant. All of my cast iron will get passed on to my kids someday in the (far) future, they grew up using it and surely understand ( and appreciate) the integrity and value of cast iron cookware!

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  9. Always fancied having ago at cooking outdoors like that, my son wants to build a fire pit and is already thinking about a stone oven for the garden

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  10. Love my cast iron frying pans and Dutch oven. Used for both outdoor and indoor cooking. They are a most natural part of my kitchen equipment.

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  11. We have done artisan bread in a dutch oven like that .

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