Griswold Cookware

Collectors and collections, History and Stories

Griswold, Lodge, Wagner, Favorite, Wapak, and More!

Griswold Cookware

Collectors and Collections,
History and Stories

Griswold, Lodge, Wagner, Favorite, Wapak, and More!

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Litters of Pups

LITTERS OF PUPS by Doris Mosier Pup collecting began for me in 1989 with a $30 green no-name purchased on the route 5 NY trail of antique store hopping.  Since then, I’ve seen that these little 1-5/8 inch guys command more than a second look among iron miniature collectors. Made as advertising paperweights, probably by…

Cleaning Iron – Quick Fixes

CLEANING IRON—QUICK FIXES By Doris Mosier PROBLEM:     BUILT UP CRUD & GREASE SOLUTION:  LYE For one piece: You will need a plastic bag & easy off oven cleaner. Don’t get the unscented Easy off as it won’t work well.  Get the original Easy Off Oven Cleaner.  Put your crud-covered iron in the plastic bag. Spray…

Doris’ List of Some of the Reproductions & Fantasy Pieces that have been Made

REPRODUCTIONS, COUNTERFEITS, FANTASY PIECES By Doris Mosier These items have been reproduced, so let the buyer beware of counterfeits! GRISWOLD SKILLETS #0 skillet—iron, chrome, & aluminum #1 skillet, aluminum #2 skillet (iron & aluminum) #3 skillet smooth bottom EPU #3 square skillet #4 block heat ring skillet #5 ERIE 3348 skillet #6 square skillet #13…

How to Make Griswold Cakes in a Vintage Cast Iron Mold

from  “AUNT  ELLEN’S COOKBOOK” insert for GRISWOLD cake molds. By Doris Mosier  LAMB OR  RABBIT CAKES ½ CUP SHORTENING                                                      2 ½ CUPS FLOUR 1 ½ CUPS SUGAR                                                            4 TSPS. BAKING POWDER 3 EGGS                                                                               ½ TSP. SALT 1 CUP MILK                                                                       1 TSP. VANILLA Cream shortening, add sugar gradually. Cream well. Add…

Spotting Griswold Reproductions

SPOTTING A GRISWOLD REPRODUCTION By Doris Mosier I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector. Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what…