Hi. Welcome to my brand-new website! I built the site as a means to sell beautiful vintage cast iron cookware. In addition to this site, I sell on eBay and Etsy. On those sites I’m also known as seller tarapup (after my beloved Wheaten Terrier, Tara). Here and on Facebook I’m known as The Pan Handler.
The cast iron bug bit me hard in 2011. It began innocently enough, when I found a cool old cast iron muffin pan and began doing a little research to learn about it. That little muffin pan led to a lot of research and self-education, and a LOT of cast iron hunting and buying. I learned about the various manufacturers, the different kinds of pieces and markings, and how to clean and care for cast iron. I joined several forums and groups that focus on vintage cast iron kitchenware.
One thing I’ve learned is that I’ve got a lot to learn. I’m constantly gathering information and knowledge from the web, reference materials, and from other cast iron aficionados and collectors. Many long-time vintage cast iron collectors have been a great resource for me, and I am very thankful for their help and assistance.
My work with vintage cast iron cookware is a labor of love. It gives me great pleasure to take a sorely neglected or crusted rusted piece and restore it to its original beauty. My pans are painstakingly cleaned and carefully seasoned. They are ready for use or display. With proper care, they will provide a lifetime of use. When you buy a piece from me, you’re buying a piece of history.
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your business, and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a wonderful piece that you will enjoy and put to good use for many years to come.