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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2019, 07:03:57 PM »
Thank you Russell!
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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2019, 09:41:46 AM »
Here's a recipe booklet from Wright for these pans.  The recipes are lettered.  If you look at the pan, you see they recommend A, C and E for this pan.

I like the Scotch or Chocolate Shortbread.  You want a stiff, heavy dough, kind of like modeling clay.  I refrigerate it to make it stiffen it up.  Press hard into the mold.  I then take a bread knife and cut off the dough sticking up above the mold to make a flat surface.  Kind of like screeding concrete.

Use a good coating of PAM or something similar.  Make sure to get in all the nooks and crannies.  Follow the directions, let the cookies sit in the pan for at least 10 minutes after baking.

The cookies can be a little tough to get out intact, but be patient.  I take the tip of a paring knife and lift carefully around each cookie until it starts to free up.  It's not that hard and makes for a fun puzzle and tasty cookie.  Start with the bear or hippopotamus, they are easy.  The goat and elephant are the toughest.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2019, 09:48:08 AM »
Russell mentioned it, but the pan has a non-stick coating.  You can see from mine that it will season up eventually just like any other pan.  The design is so deep and detailed though, you will always need non-stick spray.

Just soak it in hot, soapy water to clean.  A nylon bristle brush should get the little corners.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2019, 04:38:37 PM »
Thank you Tom and Russell  so much, these pans have gotten my wife interested in cast iron.
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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2019, 08:40:04 PM »
Just wanted to post this closed auction selling bid on a JW pan. The 2003 Jack-o-Lantern muffin pan is tough to come by. This is only the second I have seen posted for bidding. Even though only 5 bids were placed, the price went up very quickly. The pan sold for $202.50 + $16.45 shipping.You can see from the photos posted, this pan even had some troublesome rust spots on it. About the only other JW pan you'll see this kind of selling price on is their remake of the Lodge Acorn stick pan.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2019, 01:04:16 AM »
I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for one of those!
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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2019, 10:09:52 AM »
I thought this thread would be an appropriate place to post this information:

I wrote to the John Wright foundry recently asking a bakeware question. Here is their response:

Thank you for your input. Unfortunately we have moved on from bakeware. We have several pieces that we continue to sell. Once they are sold out we will not carry any bakeware in the future.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #67 on: October 24, 2019, 12:29:56 PM »
Well, that explains why they are not selling the Pumpkin Pan for Halloween.  Based on it not being available for several years, I think the bakeware decision was made some time ago.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2019, 02:59:53 PM »
Figures, finally found something Deb was interested in collecting amd they stop making them.
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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2019, 12:38:27 PM »
The attachment here is an insert for the John Wright "Balloons" pan that I gleaned from an internet photo. Each of the cups is numbered on the card, so there is probably a description on the other side of the insert. Just wondering if anyone here has this card or can post both sides of it?

Thanks.

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John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #70 on: January 07, 2020, 08:35:14 AM »
I picked up a nice little John Wright All American Gingerbread pan this weekend, It is still in the original box and looks to have never been used, The Box has the John Wright Co on it but also it has Donsco Inc and a copyright date of 1984.
It also has a Strawbridge And Clothier price tag on if for $2.99.

I looked up Donsco and they are in Wrightsville Pa and do cast iron foundry work as well as machined cast iron, their website states they have been in business for over 100 years.

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Re: John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #71 on: January 07, 2020, 08:36:33 AM »
More pics
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Re: John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #72 on: January 07, 2020, 08:37:04 AM »
One last pic

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Re: John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #73 on: January 07, 2020, 09:21:58 AM »
That's a great find.
Too bad they won't be making any more bakeware @ JW.

Here's a photo from the whole wheat muffin book I published late last year using the all American Gingerbread Man Pan.

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Re: John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #74 on: January 07, 2020, 11:43:19 AM »
Is your pan bare iron with seasoning or did it have the non stick finish, this pan appears to be bare iron , It had a little surface rust that cleaned right off an I seasoned it with 1 coat of coconut oil to keep it from rusting.

I won't be keeping this one as I already have an unmarked (knock off?) pan that has a nicer casting
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Re: John Wright Donsco Inc. Gingerbread pan
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2020, 12:47:23 PM »
My pan is not plain iron. All of these pans have the Iron Stone non-stick coating. The problem with JW bakeware is never seasoning them. If left unseasoned (or storing them without a coat of mineral oil), the pans inevitably start to rust. Rust causes the spray coating to flake and peel away. Keep in mind that abrasive scrubbing of these pans should be avoided. It will only result in removal of additional coating material. Due to this coating, seasoning of these pans should be at 350F, not any higher.

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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2020, 11:32:34 PM »
Looked up the Trademark for IronClad.  It was issued 11/11/1986, #1416693.  Said it was first used in commerce on 1/6/1986.

So that would mean to me that pans with dates of 1985 and earlier should exist both as black iron and IronClad.  Maybe even some 1986.

The trademark was just cancelled, 3/20/2020.

Just looking at a 1988 price list.  Seems that they offered black iron and IronClad versions.  In example, the Fruit Top Bundt Pan is #73-324, $20.00.  Also listed as #73-024, $16.00.  Looks like coated, non-coated.  A dozen pans are listed this way.


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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2020, 06:56:52 AM »
Hi Tom,
Thanks for that information, I had always suspected that JW did make some pans that were bare iron, Over the years I have had a number of pans and some although they looked brand new did not show any signs of having a  coating on them, The Gingerbread man in the box a few comments up was one of them and a few others, I had a couple with the white ceramic Gourmet insert that def did not appear to be coated.


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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2020, 08:31:23 AM »
Wife and I ventured off into gingerbread land last weekend and baked a batch. Have had a knock off copy of the JW issue laying around for years. "Maybe" it will get a test run this weekend [smiley=scratchchin.gif] [smiley=1076.gif]
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Re: John Wright Muffin Pans - Examples
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2020, 09:49:37 AM »
The ones I see listed in 1988 are:  Heart, Animal Puzzle, Harvest, Teddy Bear, Gingerbread Men, Corn Husker, Bundt, Kittens, Alphabet, Toy Soldier, Gingerbread House, and Sleigh Full of Toys.

Pretty sure the 4 Seasons pan was both versions too.