Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Re #13: My wife lost her eye doctor when his wife's girlfriend knocked out the bottom of a 12" cast iron frying pan up through the rim. Other than that, it really is the only way to cook fresh caught brook trout.
"His wife's girlfriend." Didn't see that coming! The world's getting too strange for me, lately.
#17: Everything tastes better made in one..............
All are true. They are remarkable and have been used FOREVER and as taminator013 reports, food tastes better when cooked in one.
Ain’t no better way to make a pone of bread.
#18 --- And, doubles as a toe-minator when dropped on one's foot early in the morning...
They have been entered in last will and testaments as honest to god heirloom pieces.