Characteristics of Cast Iron Ware
It will be noticed that a very large number of the articles which are made
of cast iron are those which are obliged to stand a high degree of temperature
without melting. Frying kettles are universally of cast iron. The highest cooking
temperature is reached in frying and it is essential that the utensil be able
to withstand this temperature. There is the same requirement in the case of
griddles and waffle irons.
The wearing qualities of iron are very great. A
muffin pan is often handed down from generation to generation, and as it grows
old becomes smoother and finer.
Many of the uses to which cast iron is put depend upon the great weight of
the article. For instance, it is essential that grinders, squeezers, scales,
etc., be solid and substantial.