Why You Should Be Using Vintage Cast Iron Pans Only!
You can look for them in thrift stores among the old toasters and cut-glass candy dishes—or in flea markets next to stacks of Fiestaware and grandmothers’ discarded doilies. At estate sales you’ll find them among the decorative gelatin molds and specialty pans—if you can find them at all.
A decade ago, before the whole country realized how valuable they were, vintage cast-iron pans were easy to find, purchased by only those who already prioritized slow cooking over speed and convenience. Now hunting down an old cast-iron pan can feel like looking for an uncut diamond. But if you keep an eye out and are patient, you can still find a great one.