Dating cast iron cornbread stick pans
Cast iron cookware is revered for its excellent heat retention compared to other metals.
Versatility is afforded by its ability to be used either in the oven or on the stovetop, and to be directly transferred from one to the other.
A cast iron skillet can be passed down for many generations. Perhaps it’s part of my frugal nature, but give me something that is destined to last for years over something trendy or disposable any day.One of my oldest treasures is my cast iron skillet.“Vintage” cast iron cookware from the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries enjoyed a higher standard of material and workmanship than nearly all such products made anywhere else in the last 50 years.Typically thinner and lighter than today’s products, vintage iron ware was cast from the high grade ore once mined in areas such as Erie, Pennsylvania and Sidney, Ohio, to name two of the most prominent.