Up for sale is a Griswold #7 large block logo cast iron dutch oven. Guaranteed to arrive before Christmas! The piece has a slight rock on a flat surface. It is not warped and does not spin. It has no chips, some utensil marks on the cooking surface, and one hairline crack, as pictured. This dutch oven would serve you well in the kitchen or would look great sitting on your shelf!! It has already been stripped, cleaned, and seasoned, so it will arrive ready to use. I will combine shipping on multiple items to save you some $$$! I'm also selling the matching trivet, so if you'd like the complete set, please check out my other auctions!
This piece was stripped using a proven two step lye bath/electrolysis tank process. It was then seasoned three times using PAM (canola oil) at 500 degrees. This piece will arrive ready to display or use. I photograph my cast iron in very bright lighting so it's easy to see what you are getting. I photograph all defects and problems with all of my pieces. Please check my feedback. The majority of my buyers say my skillets look better in person than what the pictures show. I want you to see exactly what you are getting! I do not oil, mask defects, or otherwise make my skillets extra shiny in pictures just to make them look better. Generally, you can expect the piece to be quite a bit darker when it arrives at your door step.
I am a proud member of the Wagner and Griswold Society (WAGS) as well as the Griswold Cast Iron Cookware Association (GCICA) and restore my iron using only safe and acceptable practices for cleaning/seasoning vintage cast iron. No drill brushes, surface grinders, or sand/media blasting equipment is ever used in my restorations. Be wary of iron that appears extremely shiny as these pieces could have a problem holding a seasoning in the future.
All my iron is carefully packed in custom sized boxes to ensure that it arrives to you in the same condition it left me. Please keep this in mind while you are leaving feedback, as I'm sure you'd rather pay a few extra dollars for a better box and packing materials than have a broken piece of vintage cast iron arrive at your door step! I do charge a $3 fee to split the cost of boxes and packing materials. If you buy multiple pieces, you will pay the $3 once and I will do my best to save you $$ by packing skillets together (as long as I believe the skillets will be safe in transit). I do not "upcharge" for shipping.
My shipping rates come directly from USPS (or Fedex for oversized pieces), based on the size and weight of the box. All of my iron is insured for 100% of the final auction price. I eat these costs for both my own and your protection. If a piece is a damaged en route, I will do my best to have you a replacement or I will let you know when I do find another.
If you have any questions, or would like to see more pictures, please don't hesitate to let me know.