I just picked up my first cast iron pan at a garage sale for $10...It's a nice old griswold. First thing I did with it was get it a little too hot and my eggs stuck to it...
It's a little different than using the teflon/aluminum pans that I am used too, that is for sure.
Anyway, I have been using a light coating of cooking oil on it after each use and storing it in the cupboard. I'll keep trying it and hopefully get some better results!
I also got my hands on some USA made OLD HICKORY knives. I was working on a neighbors 8n that he wanted to sell before moving, and he said I could walk around the barn and make a pile of stuff I was interested in and he would give me a fair price on all of it. I got paid for working on the tractor (he wouldn't trade straight up my time for the goods I found!) and got an old air compressor, two old hickory knives that were in rough shape, one large old toggle style clamp that was made in england, a small c-clamp, a small usa made bench vise, and some other small items.
Anyway, he had used the knives for shop tools and they took some work but they are now back to being sharp enough to dry shave. How do you all store single knives? I want to get enough knives together to fill a knife block and replace the junk knives we have currently...but for now I need a good solution for drawer storage.
Starting on my USA made kitchen collection! One Griswold pan and two Old Hickory Knives down...tons to go!