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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:08 pm

:whistle: :angel: :whistle: As the Great Mad One is apt to say, "the cat's away..." :lol:

Ok so where is all the iron? I am going out to my sisters just to give you guys iron envy. :R
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:11 pm

Aunti M,
What the hey... let's try it.
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Postby Kevin A » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:14 pm

Cool, here's the first pic of iron. :twisted: 8)
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:23 pm

I gotta tell you Keven I really love those. My neighbor, in Norway had a bunch of different designs. The lady's would get together for Tea and "cake" usually with Strawberries or blue berries. Yummmm.
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Postby pgwilli » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:24 pm

Those are way cool irons Kev!
Are those the reallllly expensive ones someone mentioned in another thread?
I might have to try and find something like that for Norma.
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Postby Kevin A » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:33 pm

Miriam C. wrote:I gotta tell you Keven I really love those. My neighbor, in Norway had a bunch of different designs. The lady's would get together for Tea and "cake" usually with Strawberries or blue berries. Yummmm.



pgwilli wrote:Those are way cool irons Kev!
Are those the reallllly expensive ones someone mentioned in another thread?
I might have to try and find something like that for Norma.


Well, I gotta be truthful, I was sitting here one saturday morning when the phone rang. Someone called me to give me the heads up on this e-bay auction that was set to end in 2 minutes, so I quickly booted up ebay and located the iron and placed a bid with just seconds to go. Fortunately I wound up winning it. Thanks Dean, :thumbsup: :applause:
The Alfred Andresen irons can bring a pretty good price on ebay, I was fortunate to get this one for $36.00. The tall base models do tend to go for more than the short ones. I also snagged this one on e-bay last week.
It's not a waffle iron but it is an Alfred Andresen. :thinking:
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:55 pm

Kev,
That's awesome!!!
Does your book have a recipe for the wafer iron???
Guess who I'm gonna ask to make cones the next time my kids make DO ice cream? :lol:

I think my sister has my dad's tapered cone thing he used when doing Norwegian cookies at Christmas in a similar iron... The wafer gets wrapped around it before it cools and hardens. I got in big trouble when I was a kid, 'cause I chucked it up in a drill motor and slipped my fly rod blanks onto it to sand down my cork handles...

Paul,
Here's a few of my tall base irons...

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Left: Wagner Square - Center: Griswold Heart Star - Right: Wagner #8

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Paid $26 for the Wagner Square and I've seen those go for over $130...
Paid $31 for the Wagner #8 and I've seen those go for over $80...
Unfortunately, I didn't get no bargain basement steal on the Griswold...
Let's just say I've seen 'em go for over $330, but I paid nowhere near that, Uh-Huh... :R
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Postby dmb90260 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:40 am

There are a couple up now that are listed at $100 and $119!!
Zounds, I am waiting for a smaller deal. Or shorter.
Very impressive looking collection but which one do you use for the prime rib? :lol:
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Postby cccamper » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:16 am

gee i finally got to see what kind of irons you all (y'all as many in MO say) are talking about. almost every picture is missing. but all other images are fine.. ?

whats with the norwegian thing? first there are lots of missourians here, now norwegians.. or at least those who know of them???? this is toooo coooollll!

do you make lefse? ever had lutefisk? do you tell ole and lena jokes?

i want to go to norway. :cry: my grandparents were born in norway. well, there was a rogue swede in there and one greatgrandparent was a swede. ;)

but.. what does this have to do with irons. oh.... i'm always wandering around in the wrong place. we can't teardrop to norway. i'd go in the wheelwell of a 767 if i thot it would be ok! :)
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btw, my parents had one of those irons but i don't know who has it now. mom just died may 4. i'll have to go look. it would be great for it to have a home where it was appreciated fully. not that i don't care, i just try to unattach from things these days.

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Postby dmb90260 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:16 am

Does lutefisk water make a good cleaning solution for badly messed up iron?
is it necessary to boil the iron or will it clean with no extra help? :lol:
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:42 am

Elizabeth,
Two things I didn't like eating when I went to visit my grandmother...
Lutefisk and blodpolse. The smell of the blodpolse (blood suasage) when she was making it stunk her house up something fierce...
She always insisted that I have my own bowl of lutefisk. (dried fish)
I loved to stop by when she was making chowders and breads though...
Can't remember the Norwegian names of the good things, just the yucky ones. :lol:
Sharing lena jokes is one thing I picked up from my dad...
Especially about how we tend to overbuild stuff. :lol:

Sorry, I don't know what lefse is...

Dennis,
Try it on that one dutch oven you have that's got the huge missing patch of seasoning in it. Just don't let it go too long...
Might dissolve the oven. :lol:
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Postby pgwilli » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:58 am

Norma ususally makes Lefse for Thanksgiving and Christmas....if I'm lucky I get some :lol:
She has an aluminum iron for making the cones - Krumkaka (sounds kinda nasty, but they're good).
Her dad still invites me to hit all the Lutefisk dinners at the Son of Norway halls around Seattle...running out of excuses on that one... :thinking:
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:18 am

Hmmm... The Sons of Norway Hall.
Too bad there isn't any photographic evidence around that shows us kids dressed up in the traditional clothing. :lol:

So Paul... Is Lefse a type of bread???
My dad and my grandmother both made lots of breads...
Some were real flat like the Christmas cookies, but not wound up on the cone and others were loafy.
Or was it more like a Norwegian cookie???
My dad used to role out a very sweet dough real thin and would cut out little rectangles with a squiggly wheel cutter, then make an incision down the middle and pull one end through the incision, then deep fry 'em.
They mighta been called buckles, but I don't know...
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Postby doug hodder » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:23 am

Is there a cast iron Pizelle (sp?) maker? :thinking: Is that what you're thinking of Dean? Doug
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Postby pgwilli » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:00 am

Lefsa is a flat bread thats rolled super thin and cooked on a flat steel iron.
Potato lefsa is the most common, but Norma's family recipe uses scalded milk and flour. Its eaten buttered & rolled up - sometimes with sugar and cinnamon...pretty tasty.
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