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Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Richard R. from Collierville, Tennessee wrote to me via the contact form and said: Hello. I have attached two pictures of a three pour spout skillet I found at an estate sale. One picture is as found and the other after cleaning in lye tank. […]

Ask Mary: Can you identify the maker of this large gem pan?

Ask Mary: Can you identify the maker of this large gem pan?

Short answer: No, I can’t. Readers, can you? Update September 2, 2019: Facebook reader Michael Cumminskey identified your pan, Steve. It is a “Takoyaki” pan. Do a little google search and you’ll learn all about it. Steve Z. of Newell New Jersey wrote to me […]

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Jody M. of Whittier, North Carolina wrote to me and asked: Can you tell me how rare a Griswold 2011 Cast Aluminum Skillet Slant Erie with wooden handle is? I responded to Jody and asked her to please send me photos of the pan. Here […]

Ask Mary: Value of cast iron collection – Where to start?

Ask Mary: Value of cast iron collection – Where to start?

What reference materials to use when trying to determine the value of a cast iron cookware collection.

Ask Mary: What Kind of Cooking Spray Can I Use?

Ask Mary: What Kind of Cooking Spray Can I Use?

Sandra K, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wrote to me via the contact form, and said: I’m out of Pam, but I found a can of cold pressed Olive Oil non-stick cooking spray. I cannot find my Pam, just moved and it must have been left […]


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