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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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  1. 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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    1. re: kseiverd

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

    2. Have a look at these two sites:

      http://blackirondude.blogspot.ca/2008...

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

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      1. re: VitalForce

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