How can I tell if my cast iron is real?
Examine the surface inside of the pan. If the surface has a shiny, silver Teflon-like or non-stick coating, it isnt cast iron. Real cast iron has either an imperfect surface thats dark silver, dull and slightly rough, or a layer of slick, black seasoning.
What do the numbers on cast iron skillets mean?
Ever wonder what that number on the handle of your cast-iron skillet means? Its not, as you might think, the size of the pan. The number actually refers to the diameter of the pan in inches across the bottom of the pan, not across its flared top, which is the industry standard way to measure skillet size.
What are the different brands of cast iron?
Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet.Lodge Classic Cast Iron Skillet.Staub 5.5 qt Round Cocotte Dutch Oven.Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven.Smithey No. 12 Cast Iron Skillet.Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle.Chainmail Scrubber.Lodge Cast Iron Wok.More items •26 Oct 2020
How do I know if my cornbread is moldy cast iron?
The most notable identification mark for a BS&R cornbread skillet is the solid center of the pan. On the underside of the pan, there is an indentation to match the center of the pan.
How can you tell if cast iron is nickel plated?
Some antique cast iron was plated from the late 1800s up to the 1940s. Depending on the time frame, some were done in Nickel and some in Chrome. Typically Nickel will have a more silver look, while chrome will have a high shine.
Can you remove nickel plating from cast iron?
Re: Nickel plating removal Probably not unless it has been damaged to the point its barely hanging on. Nickel plated pieces were not typically polished smooth all over like those that were chrome plated, so if you remove nickel, you should have the same as an originally bare iron pan.
How do you clean nickel plated cast iron?
The Shine Returns After using the Easy Off, you can polish it up a little more by wetting the cast iron and rubbing it with Bar Keepers Friend and a sponge. After about a minute of scrubbing, wash and dry the skillet off. The Nickel or Chrome should look a lot better now!