I have been contemplating a new cast iron pan for awhile. Yes, I have many pieces of enameled cast iron and I love using them, but I wanted a real old fashioned cast iron skillet! I was so intimidated though. Would I be able to keep it from rusting? Would it be too much trouble?
While away for the 4th of July holiday this weekend we were browsing at a yard sale; We came upon a stack of cast iron skillets. Some cheap, thin ones from Taiwan and a couple of nice old pieces from Wagner. I am not an expert, but I know that Wagner is a good name to look for when looking for older cast iron. (Griswold being another brand.)
I found a 9 inch Wagner skillet, and as expected, it was rusted, but I figured now is as good a time as any to finally dig in and experience true cast iron.