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Ask The Pan Handler: Cleaning Wire Bail Handle in Lye Bath

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Fred M. from Massachusetts wrote Ask The Pan Handler and said:

“Hello:

Before I put a wire bailed Griswold pancake pan into a bath, would you have any experience with anything bad happening to the bail? I’ve done dozens of regular iron pans, but never one with a bail before.

Thanks!”

Fred, I love it that you call your pan a “pancake pan.” I bet you are a master at making pancakes!

For those readers who are not familiar with a wire “bail handle,” here is a photo of a griddle with a wire bail handle:

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Fred, I have cleaned many, many wire-bailed pieces in lye bath with no ill effects, so in my opinion it should not pose a problem.  Good luck with cleaning that pancake pan!