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Griswold cast iron question

UnConundrum Oct 19, 2006 02:21 AM

I was wondering if anyone knew of a conversion chart that went from number to inches. IOW, I believe a #10 pan is about 11.75 inches. Is there a chart that will tell me what size a #2 is, or a #20?

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    Procrastibaker Oct 19, 2006 02:57 AM

    Well, I don't know about a chart, but my 8 seems to be 9". Are you measuring the edge of the pan or the bottom? Perhaps you could answer another Griswold question-- why is it so much lighter than my other cast iron? Thanks!

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    1. re: Procrastibaker
      Will Owen Oct 19, 2006 03:21 AM

      Because it's much better iron. That's the secret of OLD cast iron, the Griswolds and the Wagner Ware - it's a grade of iron that makes the Lodge pans, worthy though they are, feel downright clunky, and because it's of higher tensile strength it could be made much thinner. A good old pan will ring like a bell if you give it a sharp tap with your knuckles.

      As for size, some measurements are in inches across the bottom - a #10 is ten inches of cooking surface. Some of the other old sizes that seem not to relate to anything just make me crazy - or would if I worried about it.

      1. re: Will Owen
        Procrastibaker Oct 19, 2006 01:23 PM

        Thanks Will! I do love the G-wold.

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      kys Aug 13, 2009 08:22 PM

      Here is a great Size & Capacity Chart for Griswold and Wagner:


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        KKNP Feb 5, 2013 05:24 AM

        I'm asking the same QUESTION.Is there someone who will Help me with that Question.Espesially will Cast Iron anything.Now I've tried to order a couple Pots.I'm told these aren't what I want.I tell them I want to cook a 1/2 bushel of Blue Crabs,Oh this is what you want.

        Kurt Smith.

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