History, manufacturers, identification, stories, use & care, collectors and collections.

Author: Doris Mosier

Cleaning Iron – Quick Fixes

Cleaning Iron – Quick Fixes

CLEANING IRON—QUICK FIXES By Doris Mosier PROBLEM:     BUILT UP CRUD & GREASE SOLUTION:  LYE For one piece: You well need a plastic bag & easy off oven cleaner. Don’t get the unscented Easy off as it won’t work well.  Get the original Easy Off Oven […]

Understanding Griswold

Understanding Griswold

*Note from Mary: You can learn even more about your cast iron cookware here.  UNDERSTANDING LOGOS AND OTHER CAST IRON COOKWARE TERMS FREQUENTLY USED By Doris Mosier Hopefully, this will take the mystery out of the confusion of  Griswold’s many logos frequently referred to by […]

Griswold Cake Recipes

Griswold Cake Recipes

GRISWOLD CAKES (from  AUNT  ELLEN’S COOKBOOK” insert for GRISWOLD cake molds) By Doris Mosier  LAMB OR  RABBIT CAKES ½ CUP SHORTENING                                                      2 ½ CUPS FLOUR 1 ½ CUPS SUGAR                                                            4 TSPS. BAKING POWDER 3 EGGS                                                                               ½ TSP. SALT 1 CUP MILK                                                   […]

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 […]


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