December 1, 2020

Where Do You Find Vintage Cast Iron?

Posted By: Maggie Stamper December 1, 2020
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Cast iron is very popular to cook with and a treasured item in any one's kitchen. One of the most popular pieces in today's kitchen is vintage cast iron cookware. More people are drawn to the smoothed surface and lighter in weight cast iron skillet.

In my collection, I'm very partial to vintage cast iron cookware as well. Anytime I'm out looking for vintage cast iron cookware, I always hit the local estate sales around my area. One of the sites I like to visit is Estate sales are the absolute best place to find vintage cast iron cookware. Antique malls are another good option, but they are very over priced.

In the last couple of years, I've found more cast iron located at estates in the country and small town cities, not the marvelous mansion you'll find in the bigger cities. These are the target areas that you will need to zero in scavenging for vintage cast iron.

Most often I can find cast iron at estate sales for ten dollars or less. However, be prepared in finding very cruddy looking cast iron. You're not going to find cast iron in marvelous condition. Knowing how to properly restore cast iron is key to your cast iron collection! You can visit here, to learn how to use lye to properly clean your cast iron.

At estate sales, I've found some very gross cast iron for just a couple of dollars. When you find these pans, you will need to make sure that you want to spend the amount of time it takes to properly restore the pan. Some pans may surprise you and you'll end up with a hellish nightmare of a restoration job! I've been in that situation before, and it isn't fun!

Also, the best time to look for cast iron pans at estate sales are on Saturdays. Most sales cut their prices in half on their last day. I've walked out of an estate sale with cast iron for two dollars a piece!

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Maggie Stamper, Old Time Cast Iron Restoration
Hey, ya'll! I'm Maggie Stamper founder and blogger of Old Time Cast Iron. Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share some of my favorite memories, recipes, and finds with you.

I'm a wife and mother to three children. Born and raised as a farm girl in the small town of Greenbrier, Tennessee, I loved spending time with Mammie (grandmother). That's where my love for cooking started, right at her farm table which launched into cast iron skillet cooking later as a young adult.

Today, I love to blog, restore, cook, and treasure hunt for cast iron skillets. Be sure to check back in often because you'll always find something new to enjoy!

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