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Huge griddle

Postby Woodbutcher » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:12 pm

Found this at an Estate Sale this weekend, I have never seen one this big before. It measures 15" across and has a 14B and 2 gate marks on the back. It is pretty flat and thin for it's size. Anyone know anything about this thing? My guess is an old Lodge piece, but not sure. Also was it maybe for cooking over an open fire? It seems to big for a stove burner to get even heat.

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Re: Huge griddle

Postby Catherine+twins » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:43 pm

Okay, I have seen one hanging in the kitchen at Bent's Old Fort in eastern Colorado. Check the first picture in this thread:

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Re: Huge griddle

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:57 pm

I'm pretty sure my mom has a smaller one to hang off of the crane on their hearth, too. Little antique 1700's center chimney house that they have "restored".
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Re: Huge griddle

Postby Woodbutcher » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:00 pm

I thought it might be for an open fire. I have several 10-12" ones but this thing was huge!
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Re: Huge griddle

Postby Vedette » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:21 am

Guess who is making the pancakes at the next Gathering? :thinking:
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Re: Huge griddle

Postby GerryS » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:58 am

Wow, that's a great web site! The bread forum just knocked my off my diet :)
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Re: Huge griddle

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:42 am

I have one that came from my grandfolks. Grandma used to make hoecakes on it. I cooked pancakes on it also. However, the last use it had.....now don't judge me as we have so MUCH cast iron in our collection....was in my classroom.

I'd put in on a hot plate, heat it up, and the kids would melt crayons on it. Then you press paper on top for the most beautiful abstract designs ever. But, don't tell on me. :MLAS

I'm sure you want to cook on it, Woodbutcher.
It hangs great and you can pour off grease really easily with a slight tip.

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Re: Huge griddle

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:46 pm

The Teardrop Nanny wrote:I have one that came from my grandfolks. Grandma used to make hoecakes on it. I cooked pancakes on it also. However, the last use it had.....now don't judge me as we have so MUCH cast iron in our collection....was in my classroom.

I'd put in on a hot plate, heat it up, and the kids would melt crayons on it. Then you press paper on top for the most beautiful abstract designs ever. But, don't tell on me. :MLAS

I'm sure you want to cook on it, Woodbutcher.
It hangs great and you can pour off grease really easily with a slight tip.

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Very Interesting! Maybe at our next gathering we can try the melting crayon craft project. Not sure if I still have a hot plate! Don't worry though, I will give you full credit for the idea. :lol:

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