This lovely pan with heat ring was made by the Griswold Manufacturing Co in Erie, Pennsylvania in the 1940’s under their Iron Mountain range of cookware. Iron Mountain is one of Pan Handler founder Mary’s favorites!
This skillet doesn’t have the Griswold logo, but it has the number 3 on the underside, as well as the pattern number 1031, all in the iconic slanted Iron Mountain font. The writing is crisp and clear.
The pan is 10-1/2″ long, including the handle, and 7-1/8″ wide at the pouring spouts. It is suitable for all cooking surfaces!
Although a smaller pan, the No. 3 is one of the more versatile sizes! It can be used for skillet cookies or skillet cakes, brownies, one or two fried eggs, or individual servings of mac ‘n cheese. I have included some photos of things I’ve cooked in other No. 3 pans!
The cooking surface only has light signs of use. There are a couple of pinpricks, likely from air bubbles during the casting process and some very mild color variation, which will even out with additional use. The underside has some very small indentations, about the size of a pen nib. These are superficial only, and won’t impact this pan from being a wonderful cooker!
I have thoroughly cleaned this lovely skillet, and it has been heat-seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use or display!