CRISP, CLEAR, & VISIBLE GRISWOLD LARGE BLOCK LOGO TM IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS!! Markings read from Top-to-Bottom backside of the Griddle. 8 8 also on front side of the Griddle on the handle.
Before where the handle connects to the Griddle. GRISWOLD LARGE BLOCK LOGO TM. Refer to photo(s) 1,2,4, & 9.Has GRISWOLD factory produced MILLED/POLISHED (SWIRLS) COOK SURFACE! & GRISWOLD factory produced UPPER OUTSIDE LIP/RIM MILLED/GRIND MARKING! Refer to photo(s) #11, the Left-side photo is of the. Griddles Cooking Surface BEFORE SEASONED on. Its Bare & Cleaned Patina metal surface. HEXAGON WOODEN-HANDLE is in EXCELLENT CONDITION & Screws ON and OFF like it should with no problems whatsoever. Also as the Original METAL INTERLOCKING PIECE'S BTW the WOODEN HANDLE and the GRIDDLE!
Refer to photo(s) #1, 2, 3, 9, & 10. NO "SPIN" on Flat, Level, & Even Glass Surface!
ABSOLUTELY NO DOWNWARD or UPPERWARD WARPING! VERY FLAT BACKSIDE & COOKING SURFACES!!EXTREMELY Very Little Side " Wobble " detected on the upper right side corner, from roughly the 1 o'clock-to-3 o'clock position. Cooking surface facing up and handle pointing towards you in the 6 O'Clock position. Corrected by 1-2 sheets of computer paper (if that even). Detected wobble is not significant enough to even really mention here in the skillets description let alone affect cooking use and/or effect present or future investment value in anyway, shape, or form. But I always do my best to include every detail about my iron as physically as possible - big or small - for my customers and future customers. I DO deem APPROPRIATE/SAFE & RECOMMEND for use on Flat Glass or Ceramic Stove Top Surfaces as well as Safe for use on Standard Gas or Electric Burner Stove Tops and all other stove top and oven types. NO PITTING / Sulfur Burn, or Heat Burn of any kind!! The Griddle does have one small GRISWOLD FACTORY PRODUCED CASTING FLAW or impression on the backside of the Griddle (middle Left-side of GRISWOLD circle logo) Hardy noticeable, and is not significant enough to affect cooking usage or effect present or future investment value.
Beautiful condition and for collectors looking for that "staple" piece for your collection your going to have a very hard time finding one in better condition than this one guaranteed. I SEND MY CUST OMERS A PICTURE AS WELL OF THE ACT UAL MAILING RECEIPT. Pack each one with care and to make it to your doorstep.If you have any questions or requests please message. Check out my other items for sale. Watch for more to be posted for sale soon! Disclosure on Overall Condit ion. Please understand that "Old/New" Stock or "Stickered" items (however you refer to it), Griswold skillets that were never used have been documented being casted with "wobble" before usage. "Wobble" in large part is more of a "collector's" term and rightfully so - trying to achieve the most "Blemish Free" Cast Iron Ware item of any particular model they are after. "Wobble" can also happen through both usage & environmental worn and/or misuse and/or non or improper maintenance over the years (conditionally).
I "measure", "test" or "eye" out for condition of these items to the best of my ability as possible. However please keep in mind I don't deem myself an expert on all cast iron by any means at this stage in my life.SELF-TESTIMONIAL TO MY CUS TOMERS. Eating from mostly antique and vintage cast iron ware. I've always been fascinated by them. How well they cook food and the taste of the food cooked in them. Ater on in life I began to be once again fascinated in the nutritional values, the history, and all the different styles, types and variations of cast iron ware out there in the world. About 9+ years ago I started restoring(or reconditioning) cast iron ware. (I use no metal objects or anything else that would jeopardize the overall condition of cast iron once its in my possession). About 5 years into it I start constructing my seasoning process. I studied in-depth the science and chemisty behind seasoning these pieces by emailing(and probably annoying) multiple food chemist. The Seasoned finish you see in my pict ures is TOT ALLY DRY! This is it's true shin e.
I'm now comfortable using about 18 to 25 different fatty oils, in which I use anywhere from 2 to 6 of those fatty oils (3-4 on average) on any given piece based on. I have developed a 2 to 6 stage seasoning process. Each layer of seasoning is applied in a thin layer and let to set(cooled) before the next layer is applied.Is important so there's not "canals or air pockets"(which leads to weakness and breaking down of seasoning with use or environmental conditions that allow oxygen and moisture to break through and reach the patina and/or surface metal of the cast iron which leads to easier higher heats to react the metal and rusting). Thin layers also hide NO "blemishes" (pitting, sand shifts, casting flaws, cracks, or repairs) or overall condition of the cast iron if it has "spin"(downward warping), wobble(how flat it sits), how level the cooking surface is (upward or downward warping). Each layer is also applied on Low-Heatanywhere from 200 degrees to 450 degrees F max. On average about 250 to 350. This prevents warping or further warping. The cast iron is constantly being monitored having seasoning applied, excess being wiped off, turned and flipped from one side to another.
This allows the seasoning layers to be more evenly level and to be heated appropriately on all surfaces. Also allows the seasoning layers to be (more acceptable to the next seasoning layer applied). I don't always get it right(mostly in terms of "looks" wise to my satisfaction). This I hard for me because I'm pretty particular but I have to remind myself that "less is more" with cast iron of this age and that I've done my part in providing protection, an easily adaptable cooking surface to each of my customers individual tastes or "cooking styles" and easy maintenance. But for the most part I've been very more and more constant with my seasoning process thus far.
With failure comes success and when I have success its nice but it also means I have to continue to "push the limits". I believe the ONLY way to evolve antique and vintage cast iron is through one's seasoning process. Which means with success I need to always continue to evolve my seasoning process(testing new seasonings "trial and error" "adding and subtracting" with what works, what protects and holds). I put alot of time AND effort into each piece I restore regardless of what it is.I do my best to post the best pictures I can take and measure out to the best of my ability each piece's overall condition so that you know and understand what's reaching your door step before you receive the item. ^^^^This IS IMPORTANT TO ME! I truly love cast iron ware and every. One I restore has a special place in my heart. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware".
The seller is "the-cast-iron-kid" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.