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Oct 20th, 2006 at 12:45am
 
Can anyone advise on a good 'user' chef skillet?  The only ones I run accross are the later Griswold/Wagner marked ones and they seem, well,  the lesser quality like the rest of the double marked pieces.  What should I be looking for?  Thanks, Mike
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Reply #1 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 1:59am
 
Hi Mike,

I really like my Wagner and Wagner/Griswold marked 9" chef skillets.  If you are just looking for a good user, I would sure recommend these skillets.  Once they get a good seasoning on them, they are great.  Griswold made a chef skillet also, but I don't own one, so I can't compare them for you.  I believe it is p/n# 43.  You see them on ebay occasionaly, but I've never won one of them.  I did finally win a 10" Wagner chef skillet, so now I guess the only one left to find is the 11" Wagner.  Like I said though, the 9" chef skillets are great users.

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Reply #2 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 3:51am
 
Mike, the older Wagner marked chefs skillets in the 9" size seem pretty plentiful to me so that's what I'd look for.  The much older ones with a regular skillet type handle are very hard to find but I like them best.  Lodge I think makes a new chefs type skillet.

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Reply #3 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 3:59am
 
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the older Wagner marked chefs skillets in the 9" size seem pretty plentiful to me so that's what I'd look for.

Steve, Are those the ones with the thumbprint handles?  I see a lot of those but I never see the earlier ones with the regular skillet type handles.  I'd love to have a set of those... me and everyone else I'm sure.
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Reply #4 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 4:31am
 
Yes, the ones I said were somewhat plentiful are the thumbprint handle ones marked WAGNER and Sidney -0-.  They may not be as common as the unmarked similiar ones that are later but I see them around several + per year.

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Reply #5 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 12:50pm
 
Wagner  made 3 sizes with the thumb rest handle and stylized logo 9,10,11,that are good,and get all 3 for a set. I use the older 1384, 1386, 1389, that are unmarked, thay are 7.5'', 9.5'', 11.25'' a little lighter and as smouth as glass. Still trying to get a marked set of this 1930 chef sk. page 22 of the red book.There are outhers that are hard to find and that is Griswold 2708,2705,2703 with the bake like handle that are not in the books (check this out Steve)I believe that thay were made in the Wagner ware factory. Has anybody got a chef sk. with a gate mark on the bottom? I am looking fo a gate marked chef sk.
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Reply #6 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 5:08pm
 
Clark Rader wrote on Oct 20th, 2006 at 12:50pm:
There are outhers that are hard to find and that is Griswold 2708,2705,2703 with the bake like handle that are not in the books (check this out Steve)I believe that thay were made in the Wagner ware factory. Has anybody got a chef sk. with a gate mark on the bottom? I am looking fo a gate marked chef sk.
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Clark, those Griswold bakelite handled pans were made in Erie at the end of production.  Nice pans.  I took a box of the original bakelite handles (with permission) from the old foundry in 1984 and had the set.  The trademark is the late, large TM like is on some No.3 grooved handle skillets, the square skillets with handle on the side and many casserole dishes.  That's all very late Erie production and genuine Griswold.  I think my set of the bakelite handle pans is in the first L-W Griswold book.

I have two bottom gated skillets that are very close to a chef's type pan, neither marked and maker unknown.  One was porcelainized on the inside and the other is somewhere in my stack of pans so I don't remember exactly what it looks like.

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Reply #7 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 9:01pm
 
Thanks Steve, I have here two photos, photo #1 Griswold 2703 chef sk.and a aluminum that reads Magnalite Sidney, Ohio Chef Skillet 8 inch 4507. there is a 4509 also. Made by Randle ? or GHC ? at the Wagner factory. The handles are very different and bake like.
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Reply #8 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 9:05pm
 
Close up of handles.
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Reply #9 - Oct 21st, 2006 at 2:41am
 
Thanks to all!!  I haven't paid much attention to chefs skillets, so glad to see the discussions and pictures!  Clark- thanks for the pictures.  Post more pics of your chef skillet collection if you have time.  Thanks, Mike
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Reply #10 - Oct 21st, 2006 at 3:27am
 
Clark,
I have not seen that Magnalite chefs skillet and no knothing about it.

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Reply #11 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 1:23am
 
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I have not seen that Magnalite chefs skillet and no knothing about it.

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Steve, that has to be the first thing you ever admitted to not knowin nuthin about.  Grin
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Reply #12 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 2:01am
 
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Steve, that has to be the first thing you ever admitted to not knowin nuthin about.  Grin

Perri, sooner or later something had to come along that would stump me.  I can't believe it took 62 years to appear.

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Reply #13 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 2:37am
 
Thank you Steve & Perry, I injoyed that very much. clark  Smiley
P.S. would that be bake lite handle?
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Reply #14 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 2:54am
 
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Steve, that has to be the first thing you ever admitted to not knowin nuthin about.  Grin

Perri, sooner or later something had to come along that would stump me.  I can't believe it took 62 years to appear.

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It didn't.  Grin
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