We visited the rocky coast of Maine the other day and stopped in at the Kittery Trading Post.
Lo and behold, I discovered a cast iron griddle made by a company in Tennessee to replace the one that disappeared from my cook top.
Although it would probably work better on a stove with perpendicular burners, the first batch of pancakes turned out pretty tasty.
From the Lodge Manufacturing Company:
100 Years and Still Cooking…
Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains is the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first foundry. Originally named The Blacklock Foundry after Joseph Lodge’s friend and minister, the company gained success until May of 1910 when it burned down. Just three months later and a few blocks south, the company was reborn as Lodge Manufacturing Company.
Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Both our CEO and President are Joseph Lodge’s great-grandsons who continue to evolve our product line and improve manufacturing methods. While many worthy competitors have fallen by the wayside, Lodge’s dedication to quality, technology, and employees have helped it not only survive but flourish.