Manufacturers, history, education, identification, use, stories, collectors and collections.

Month: May 2018

Smart Buying

Smart Buying

Smart Buying, by Doris Mosier The urge to buy everything at the first opportunity can be costly to the beginning buyer of cast iron (aluminum) cookware.  You need to ask yourself some serious questions and do a lot of reading of reference books to familiarize […]

History of Griswold

History of Griswold

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GRISWOLD MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF ERIE, PA, AS IT PERTAINS TO COLLECTORS OF CAST IRON COOKWARE by Doris Mosier In 1865, two Erie families associated by marriage, joined in a modest venture to manufacture door hinges. The Selden and Griswold union […]

Litters of Pups

Litters of Pups

*Note from Mary 11/3/18: this article was written by Doris some years back for her website (which was the original domain for this site – griswoldcookware.com). In addition to Doris’ article, you can find a wealth of updated information about cast iron pups on the […]

Spotting Griswold Reproductions

Spotting Griswold Reproductions

SPOTTING A GRISWOLD REPRODUCTION By Doris Mosier   I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased  reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.   Now […]

List of Some of the Griswold Reproductions & Fantasy Pieces

List of Some of the Griswold Reproductions & Fantasy Pieces

REPRODUCTIONS, COUNTERFEITS, FANTASY PIECES By Doris Mosier   The Reproduction Committee is accepting reproductions for educational purposes within the club.  If you have any to contribute or to sell inexpensively, contact any member of the committee to see if there is a need of your […]

Packaging Vintage Cast Iron

Packaging Vintage Cast Iron

DON’T DO THIS AT YOUR HOUSE by Doris Mosier After finalizing the deal to buy a 13 Griswold Dutch oven in “ready to use” condition, I sent out the check to the individual who had contacted us.  We did not know him.  Then began the […]

Tips for the Griswold Cast Iron Cookware Collector

Tips for the Griswold Cast Iron Cookware Collector

TIPS FOR THE COLLECTOR By Doris Mosier   All items manufactured by Griswold are not marked Griswold.Many items Griswold made are marked Erie, “Erie”, Victor, Best Made, Good Health, Puritan, American, etc.  Some items only have a pattern number and others totally unmarked.  Some are […]

My Version of Alton Brown’s Shepherd’s Pie, Made in My Trusty Griswold Iron Mountain Chicken Pan

My Version of Alton Brown’s Shepherd’s Pie, Made in My Trusty Griswold Iron Mountain Chicken Pan

I recently spent a lovely Spring weekend at my friend Mary’s lake home on Madeline Island. I love going to Mary’s place – it is on Lake Superior and I always feel such a sense of calm when I am there. Maisie and I love […]


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