Oblong "Cast iron" Plate!!

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Monique

Oblong "Cast iron" Plate!!

This plate as I call it, is not a bake-stone for the oven.It sits on top of my range cooker & we presume it is cast-iron as it is very heavy.
I would simply use it for pancakes,scones etc on one side & the other side is like a griddle where you could cook steaks!I am scared to subject it to heat after reading it has to be put into the oven for a time first! Anyway this one will not go into my oven,it is far too big. I would also use it like a trivet & have pans simmering on it above the gas flame! Now I have no instruction book about how to start, cause you see, I bought it in T.K.Max!!!!!!!! Thought it was agreat price!!!!! Please help!! M

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Nausea Bagwash

cast iron griddle

"This plate as I call it, is not a bake-stone for the oven.It sits on top of my range cooker & we presume it is cast-iron as it is very heavy.
I would simply use it for pancakes,scones etc on one side & the other side is like a griddle where you could cook steaks!I am scared to subject it to heat after reading it has to be put into the oven for a time first! Anyway this one will not go into my oven,it is far too big. I would also use it like a trivet & have pans simmering on it above the gas flame! Now I have no instruction book about how to start, cause you see, I bought it in T.K.Max!!!!!!!! Thought it was agreat price!!!!! Please help!! M
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No such instructions with the griddle that came with my range cooker. Can you contact the manufacturers?

I love mine. Pancakes, Staffordshire oatcakes, breakfast for large numbers on the flat side and steak, chops, veg on the grill side.

Your trivet idea sounds a good one. I use a diffuser mat and have never thought of using my griddle for that.

I can't remember having to season it.

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Monique

Oblong "Cast iron" Plate!!

Thankyou for your help Nausea Bagwash I was worried about using it for a start. I would think you would remember if you'd heated it first to "season" it. I have been confusing the "Plate" with a Bakestone which has to be seasoned in the oven. Anyway it is far too big to go into my oven so that's out!!!I'll warn OH to stay clear while I heat it on top of the hob!!! Hopefully there won't be an explosion. M

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Fish Wife

Oblong cast iron plate

I got one of these with my rangemaster cooker. I must admit, have never read the instructions and just heated it up on the large wok hob - no seasoning, no warming in oven or anything. It's been totally fine. I still tend to use my le creuset griddle pan more because it's easier to wash up (darned heavy but still smaller than the "plate") but I have used the plate with success when I've wanted to griddle large quantities.
FW

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Monique

Thankyou to Fish Wife

Oh Yes many, many thanks I am reassured by your reply also. I will go ahead & use it normally. I am so hoping when I use it as a trivet that it will allow me to "simmer". I find the gas very fierce. M

 
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