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It was a nice surprise to see that our vintage cookware is featured on Grub Street as one of 18 things that celebrated American chefs want as a gift this holiday season.

Of course we know how wonderful our old pans are and how well they cook…we are very happy to see that chefs appreciate them just as much as we do!

You can find the Grub Street gift guide here.

Link to Guide:

Here is our handy-dandy interactive holiday gift guide. We have been working around the clock to get our inventory cleaned and listed. Right now we have over 600 pieces listed; almost all of our inventory!  

As every piece is unique, act fast. Once a piece is sold, it’s gone!

To access the 13-page gift guide, view below or click HERE.

Click on the small box within the preview to enlarge to “full-page” view. Once you are within the guide, you can click on the text of any product to be taken directly to its page.

Happy hunting!


Yay! We recently acquired 70+ gorgeous pieces of Griswold cast iron cookware. Anna, Linda, and I are working pretty much ’round the clock to get the pieces cleaned, seasoned, photographed, and listed so that the inventory is available well in advance of the 2016 holiday gift-giving season. I know you don’t even want to think about the holiday season yet, but as a retailer, we start planning months in advance.

Although we never know until the pieces are cleaned and seasoned, I believe that many if not most of the pieces will be near-mint or better. That belief has been borne out by the ~10 pans from the lot that we have cleaned and seasoned so far.

We will be putting the pieces up as they are completed.  A few from this lot have already been posted and more will be posted this weekend (in fact, in the past week we have posted 31 new listings..but who’s counting?) We hope to have many if not most of these beautiful pieces on the site before November 1.

Watch the site for the new inventory in the coming weeks. In addition to other sizes and types, we have many Griswold large block and slant logo number 8 and 9 skillets, a few number 12s, and loads of (my favorite!) Iron Mountain (by Griswold) pans, including some wonderful chicken pans.  As you know, every piece is one of a kind. Our minty and near-mint Griswold pans typically sell almost as soon as they are listed. If you see one you like, you’re well-advised to snap it up!

Happy shopping, Griswold hunters!


Sarah Lamb of S. Lamb Photography is a hardworking young photographer who is also interested in vintage cast iron. Sarah travelled at her own expense with us to Tacoma Washington to visit Marg and Larry O’Neil and take photographs of their cast iron collection. Sarah’s photos are featured in our blog post about the O’Neil collection (and in the forthcoming Fall 2016 issue of Southern Cast Iron magazine).

Sarah’s photography work with vintage cast iron has also been featured in Taste of the South magazine (Jan/Feb 2015 issue), Southern Cast Iron magazine (Fall 2015 Premiere issue), and Playboy – yes, Playboy – magazine (Jan 2015 60th Anniversary issue). When we are overloaded with work, we have paid Sarah to photograph some of our product for listing. Sarah has also photographed – gratis – many events for The Pan Handler LLC, including our cast iron cooking extravaganza and our first cast iron cooking competition. The beautiful background photograph for the header of our website was also taken by Sarah.

Sarah has created a gorgeous 2017 vintage cast iron calendar with photos taken primarily from the O’Neil collection. If you enjoy vintage cast iron and you would like to help support a hardworking young entrepreneur working to build her business (not to mention help to pay for some of Sarah’s travel expenses incurred for the article about the O’Neil collection), you may view and purchase the calendar by following this link to the shop on our website or at Sarah’s website, Here is the link to purchase at Sarah’s website. Another way you can help and support Sarah’s small business is to like and share her business Facebook page, which you can find here.

Photos (all taken on rustic wood background) include:

January: Assortment of Antique Gem and French Roll Pans February: Griswold no. 100 and no. 50 Heart Star Pans March: Assortment of Toy Waffle Irons April: Assortment of Griswold and Lodge Enameled Skillets May: Griswold no. 8 Skillet w Milled Bottom and Three Inset Rings June: Assortment of Birmingham Stove & Range Skillets July: Griswold Cast Iron Sundials August: Assortment of Cast Iron Donut and Bun Molds September: Assortment of Martin Skillets, Martin Griddle, Wooden Tamper October: Two “ERIE” (by Griswold) no. 8 Spider Skillets November: Assortment of Bundt Pans December: Assortment of Griswold cake molds: Santa, Rabbit, Lamb

All profits from the sale of the 2017 vintage cast iron calendar will go directly to Sarah, whether purchased via or via Sarah’s website.

I will forward orders to Sarah for mailing. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


Corny, I know. But isn’t this a beautiful picture? I love it.

In keeping with the “heart” theme, we do have Griswold heart patty molds, the Griswold heart and star gem pan, and several heart waffle irons. Any of them would sure be a sweet gift for your sweetie!

In addition to the “traditional” use of fried patty shells, try shaping and then baking puff pastry over the heart patty molds, and fill the heart bowls with berries and cream – or whatever your tastebuds desire – for a tasty treat! I have more heart patty molds available than you see on the site – feel free to email me to inquire.

Griswold heart patty molds

Nick’s Panna Cotta in Griswold heart patty molds.

Griswold heart and star waffle iron, Griswold heart patty molds, and Griswold heart and star gem pan.