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Old 01-18-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Saw some cast iron for sale. Frying pans, pots etc. One Lodge and the rest they say made in China. They have xx with k over the top on them. Any opinions.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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IMO, that's probably why they're on sale... I, myself, am hesitant to buy any cookware or food supplies from China.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #3
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buy the lodge , scrap the chinese cast iron, ha, no telling what is in it that may leach out.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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I would let that go byyyy.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:19 PM   #5
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I gotta say, their recent track record considered, I would not use Chinese cast iron anymore. They have a long history of excellent cast iron work, but, at least in recent times, their manufacturing and safety practices appear to be pretty bad.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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Buy the Lodge and forget the rest. Besides the safety factor as already mentioned, it will probably have problems from uneven heating. I buy nothing but lodge cast iron for those reasons.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:32 PM   #7
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I agree, go with the Lodge, forget the rest....
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by darthtrader View Post
IMO, that's probably why they're on sale... I, myself, am hesitant to buy any cookware or food supplies from China.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #9
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I love all my old, and not so old, Lodge cast iron. I have numerous skillets and dutch ovens of various sizes. Beware though, there new enameled cast iron dutch ovens are made in china. I am assuming their regular cast iron is still made in TN, but who knows.
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