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Cast Iron cookware in Denver

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Location: Denver, 6a / BSk, rental house dweller, going back to Wheaton Labs soon
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Hey friends, are any of you near Denver looking for cast iron cookware?

Just this weekend, I bought some nice cast iron from a nice older fellow located in Westminster, named Francis.  Here's his craigslist ad: https://denver.craigslist.org/atq/d/cast-iron-cookware/6308959217.html

I'm writing because he has a literal shed full of cast iron; dozens of pieces, many with mirror-smooth interior surfaces. Some are the names Paul has mentioned, some not; all I saw appear to be 'like they used to make.'

I can't say whether or not the prices are fair; I got a Griswold #6 in great condition for $30, and a Wagner dutch oven in moderate condition for the same. I would have had to pay the same $60 to buy and ship a Griswold skillet 1,500 miles from ebay; so this seemed like a no-brainer for me.

Happy seasoning!

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I have collected cast iron for decades and now buy very little.
It use to be much easier to get good deals on cast iron before Ebay. Now many thrift stores have their own Ebay account.
I was in a thrift store lately that did not have a Ebay account and watched people comb through stuff to sell on Ebay.
I new buy mostly what I need unless I get the rare good deal on something I could actually use.
I find it know better to buy some of it new and modify if needed with polishing.
I would recommend that you think about how you cook and how much space you have and make a plan for obtaining cast iron.
I picked up one dutch oven that sat for 20 year before I used it because I had others I always used.
Depending on your cooking style you only really need certain pieces in certain size ranges.
Like I now stick to six quart dutch ovens because of weight.
Cast iron, metal woks both India and China styles, CHAMBA COMAL, etc. there are many great ways to cooks and cooking tools to match.
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