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Aug 4, 2006 07:57 PM

Great Deal on Cast Iron Skillets!

I went to the Ross Store near me today and they had really nice cast iron skillets in three sizes $4.99-6.99. Really great deal!

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  1. The ross store located where?

    1. My location is on Van Nuys Blvd between Roscoe and Saticoy in Van Nuys, CA. But they're all over the place and inevitably I find a lot of the same items at several locations in Southern California.

      1. I've had good luck with Ross for kitchen stuff. When I moved into my apartment pretty much starting from scratch, I picked up an 8-piece Farberware Pro Forged knife set at Ross for $25, and the knives have served me well for a year now and should continue to do so for quite a while. The dishes and silverware I'm using also came from Ross (although I did get a broken plate in the box, and will probably need to replace the set at some point.) The selection is, of course, hit or miss (and expect the majority of the inventory at any given time to be off-brand stuff, although KitchenAid and OXO brand items seem to be fairly common.) All in all, I find Ross to be worth stopping in every once in a while to see what you might be able to find. I'd expect to walk out empty handed most of the time, but you'd be surprised what you can come up with...

        1. Thanks for the suggestion. I went to the Ross on Riverside at Woodman and bought an 11 1/2" cast iron skillet for $8.99. I screwed up on my first attempt at seasoning though. I used canola oil and it's kinda sticky now...

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          1. re: kiwi

            Did you do it in the oven and turn it up-side-down?

            1. re: yayadave

              I rubbed the whole skillet (bottom and handle included) with canola oil and put it in a preheated 300 degree oven for an hour. Then I took it out. When it was cool enough, I wiped it out with a paper towel. Was I supposed to turn it upside down? I guess I have to buy some lard to redo it. Should I scrub it out before redoing it? Thanks for the help, we'll probably get bumped or split...

              1. re: kiwi

                I'd just scrub out the sticky oil and do it again with lard. Do it up side down with a pan or piece of foil on the shelf below. It will keep the oil from pooling. I'm not the expert. There are some threads about this.

          2. davinagr, I just wanted to thank you again for letting us know about the cast iron sale. I never thought I'd LOVE a pan, but I do!