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xylephone Jul 10, 2013 09:14 AM

I ecently purchased a WAGNER cast iron griddle and am reseasoning it now. I can't seem to find any sites to identify it's age. The griddle is marked as follows, in double upside down commas WAGNER then double commas, under that SIDNEY with a 0 below it. O

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    VitalForce Jul 10, 2013 04:10 PM

    Have a look at these two sites:

    http://blackirondude.blogspot.ca/2008/11/wagner-and-wagner-ware.html

    http://www.castironcollector.com/trad...

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      xylephone Jul 11, 2013 09:56 AM

      Thank you very much for the links. These will really help with my collecting of cast iron.

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      kseiverd Jul 10, 2013 12:58 PM

      Only got reunited with CI over past 4-5 years, after finding 3 CRUSTY skillets at a yard sale for $1 each... a Lodge, a Griswold, and a Wagner. Thought probably HERESY, I cleaned them up with oven cleaner... quick & DIRTY.

      CI collection is ever growing... overflow goes to my sister, who I KNOW will actually use it.

      EVery piece came from a yard sale, thrift store or flea market. Wiinter finds clean up really well after running thru oven self-clean cycle.

      IMO, best cast iron is the OLD, cruddy stuff... that people have NO idea how great it can be! Have a round W griddle that's slick as GLASS. Think key is... once you get into CI... USE IT!! My grandmother always added a dab of bacon grease to HOT pan after "washing"... scrub (if needed) with cheap salt and then back on flame.

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        xylephone Jul 10, 2013 02:46 PM

        Yeah Cast is the way to go. Grandma was a wise old bird.

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