Dating griswold skillets
You’re not going to get any flaking from cast iron.If you’ve properly seasoned cast iron, you’re using oils that are edible, so even if something were to flake loose (which, I say again, isn’t going to happen), it’s not going to hurt you (and is even less likely to cause cancer).
In the “old days”, families would hand down their cast iron cookware from generation to generation.
(Spoiler alert – the cast iron is bound to be cheaper!
) Different studies will tell you different things about Teflon coating on pans. I won’t venture a guess as to whether it is actually a carcinogen or not, but for my family, cast iron is a far better option than Teflon.
Some families still do this (ours is one of them), and will continue to do it generation after generation.
For this reason, there is a distinct connection to the old world.
The term “cast iron” is used to describe anything made of iron that has been melted and poured into a mold — a process called “casting”.