The No. 3 skillet is a very versatile piece to have in your collection! You can fry an egg or two in it, make individual skillet cakes or skillet cookies, or serve mac ‘n cheese in them. We’ve included some examples of what these pans can do below.
This particular No. 3 was most likely made by the Chicago Hardware Foundry in the first half of the 1900’s. The logo is not on the piece, but the underside has “83 D” in writing consistent with other CHF hammered pieces.
This pan is 10-3/4″ long, including the handle, an 7-3/4″ wide at the pouring spouts. It has noticeable movement due to a flaw on the underside of the pan, and is therefore only suitable for raised cooktops such as gas burners.
The interior has a lovely glossy finish. There is some superficial color variation, but this is not unusual with vintage pans and will even out with additional use and seasoning. This pan will only get better with use!
This pan has been thoroughly cleaned and seasoned with one coat of Crisco. It is ready for immediate use!