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    Default Re: Cooking with cast iron


    Ive got one of these, but not big enough for something with a bone....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusT View Post
    Sorry for the off topic. My grandad used to work for Yskor back in the day and he found a giant square manhole cover about 1x1.2mx19mm somewhere. He took it to the machine shop at work to mill off the diamond treadplate on the top but retain the raised edge to keep the fat from runnig over the sides. He built a frame with gas burners for it and it was the best stir fry grill ever. Also great for family reunion breakfast fry ups.
    We had a similar good score from my father who was in Pantzer corp.
    He managed to bring home one of the Ratel's armour plates.
    He soldered on handles and around the edges soldered on a steel rod, also for the oil. It is fantastic. It does not slow down when you put a steak on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meteor View Post
    We had a similar good score from my father who was in Pantzer corp.
    He managed to bring home one of the Ratel's armour plates.
    He soldered on handles and around the edges soldered on a steel rod, also for the oil. It is fantastic. It does not slow down when you put a steak on.
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    Hi meteor, soldered or brazed? I am sure you mean brazed, solder would not handle the temps with out melting.
    I too have cooked on some military metal, from what, I do not know, but a lot of the hunting farms have some old boys from "the days" and all I can say is seems there was a lot of stuff "thrown out" which was re-utilized on farms.
    Many a 10/12 mm sheet cut to size making wonderful cooking range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman View Post
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    Many a 10/12 mm sheet cut to size making wonderful cooking range.
    I literally have a couple of tons of 12mm Mildsteel sheet laying in our profiling shop, but I want cast Iron, I wonder what the biggest diameter Cast Iron bar available would be, then I wonder if the supplier will cut me a piece +- 50 mm thick


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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman View Post
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    Hi meteor, soldered or brazed? I am sure you mean brazed, solder would not handle the temps with out melting.
    Technically brazing is a type of soldering...

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    How does cast iron compare to say the stainless steel cookware like AMC?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBT View Post
    Don't laugh, but I've got a broken one that's about 10mm or thicker. Was gonna take it to the scrap yard.
    I can always pass it on to one of you guys to fiddle with
    Pm sent.

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    We have several cast iron pots and my favourite is a flat one that is enamel coated on the inside & outside to give it a smooth finish. Had it for years, I don't recall it being particularly expensive. Works very well and is easy to clean. Make is Best Duty & it's a no 12. Pot & coating both black.

    My wife is a big fan of Le Creuset, which are essentially cast iron (or something similar) coated with a smooth colourful enamel. Google them. They're expensive but I have to admit they work well and are easy to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven001 View Post
    I literally have a couple of tons of 12mm Mildsteel sheet laying in our profiling shop, but I want cast Iron, I wonder what the biggest diameter Cast Iron bar available would be, then I wonder if the supplier will cut me a piece +- 50 mm thick


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    This should well too. Season with oil and enjoy

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